Values and Priorities
QQI publishes a strategy statement every three years. Our new Statement of Strategy 2019-2021 outlines a new vision, mission and values for our organisation, along with four key priorities.
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 in August 2018 and is expected to be enacted in 2019.
We are committed to working enthusiastically and purposefully towards a vision of Ireland that offers extensive and high-quality education and training opportunities, enabling learners to fulfil their potential through achieving qualifications that are widely valued nationally and internationally.
QQI sustains public confidence in the quality of education and training, promotes trust in the National Framework of Qualifications and drives a culture of continuous improvement by education and training providers.
Our approach to our own work and how we work with our partners is governed by clear values and associated behaviours.
We believe we have a shared responsibility with others to ensure confidence in and continuous improvement of the quality of education and training. We believe that the attainment of our goals and objectives is best pursued collaboratively and constructively with our diverse set of partners and providers. We value collaborative effort for mutual benefit.
We are committed to working with objectivity and transparency. This underpins our decision-making and our policies, procedures and activities. These are evidence-based, informed by national and international good practice, and conducted in a manner which is openly transparent and engenders trust.
We are committed to making a difference to our partners, provides and our people. We value achievement and impact – the successful pursuit of goals and objectives which culminate in impacting positively and substantively on our operating environment.
We are committed to learning and innovation in our organisation to continuously improve our services.
The four key priorities in the Strategy for our organisation include:
1. Integrity of the National Framework of Qualifications
To develop, promote and protect the integrity of the National Framework of Qualifications.
2. Analysis & 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 & 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.
QQI's previous Statements of Strategy are listed below: