Organisational structure

QQI employs more than 80 staff 

  • Awards directorate
  • Corporate services directorate
  • Development directorate
  • Integration directorate
  • Partnerships division
Padraig Walsh, QQI, CEO

Chief Executive Officer - Dr Padraig Walsh

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Areas of responsibility

  • Qualification standards
  • Initial access to validation
  • Re-engagement
  • Programme validation
  • Programme monitoring
  • Certification
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Corporate services

Areas of responsibility

  • Provider Governance and Risk
  • Finance and Procurement
  • Human and Physical Resources
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Programme Management
  • Internal Audit
  • Governance
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Areas of responsibility

  • International education
  • Research and innovation
  • International mobility - NARIC Ireland
  • Recognition of prior learning
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Areas of responsibility

  • Tertiary education monitoring and review
  • National Framework of Qualifications
  • Access, transfer and progression
  • Qualifax
  • Irish Register of Qualifications
  • Listing of awarding bodies

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Areas of responsibility

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Communications
  • Academic integrity