Monitoring is an external quality assurance (QA) process of evaluation and analysis of providers' QA activities, which supports public confidence in education and training. It is an external QA process that involves both routine and once-off evaluations, analyses, observations and recording of provider activities.
The QQI Policy on Monitoring was approved in December 2014 and outlines the overarching organisational approach that QQI will take to monitoring the qualifications and QA landscape.
Providers are ultimately responsible for the quality of their provision, the implementation and evaluation of their own QA procedures and on-going enhancement. To find out more about our approach to monitoring please click here.
Annual Institutional Quality Report
The Annual Institutional Quality Report (AIQR) is an annual report about internal quality assurance currently provided to QQI by public higher education institutions. The AIQR template has been developed with reference to the ENQA (the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) European Standards and Guidelines, upon which QQI’s Core Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines are based. Further details on the purpose and structure of the AIQR can be accessed here.
As part of the external quality assurance framework in Ireland, QQI engages in dialogue meetings with individual Designated Awarding Bodies, Institutes of Technology and Education and Training Boards. These meetings provide an opportunity for both parties to consider a range of issues relating to the development of the QA infrastructure within the provider’s specific operating context that will clarify and define its relationship with QQI.
Information on the latest series of dialogue meetings is available below:
• Dialogue meetings with public Higher Education Institutions
• Dialogue meetings with Education and Training Boards