Goals and Approaches
QQI publishes a strategy statement every three years. This statement indicates our mission, vision and values for the organisation as well as our strategic goals and approaches.
These goals and approaches are also captured in our medium-term vision through our annual corporate plan.
To help us plan and achieve our short, medium and long-term objectives, we prepare a progress report for the QQI board at the end of each quarter. The report consists of a status update on implementation of the corporate plan. This enables us to see the areas of the plan that are on track, completed, deferred or at risk.
This is QQI's third strategy statement and covers the period 2019 to 2021. The new Strategy encompasses the proposed amendments to QQI’s functions that have been outlined in the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Amendment) Bill which was published this summer and is expected to be enacted in early 2019.
The Strategy outlines four key priorities for the organisation:
1. Integrity of the National Framework of Qualifications - To develop, promote and protect the integrity of the National Framework of Qualifications.
2. Analysis and Impact - To use our unique position as the agency that spans all post-secondary education and training to analyse and demonstrate the impact of measures taken to improve the quality of education and training for the benefit of learners.
3. Collaborate and Engagement - To support a high-quality education and training system through mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.
4. Organisational Capacity - To build internal capacity to sustain, improve and communicate our performance.
We produce a yearly corporate plan. The corporate plan lists the corporate objectives and actions to take place in a given year and aligns them with the relevant goal from our
Strategic Statement. We have published our corporate plan for 2016. The plan sets out a number of objectives that we intend to achieve in 2018. It also details our key activities for the year and indicates the dates by which they will be complete.
At the end of each year, we examine our outputs in relation to our corporate plan. We look at what we did and how it impacted on the performance of the organisation. This analysis is published in our annual report. We also publish annual financial statements.
Section 22 of the Protected Disclosure Act 2014 requires the publication of a report each year relating to the number of protected disclosures made in the preceding year and also for the publication of information with regard to any actions taken in response to protected disclosures made.