Policies and Standards Committee

The Policy and Standards Committee considers draft QQI policies and makes recommendations to the QQI Board regarding their consistency with our overall strategy.

It also considers and may act on recommendations to:

  • Determine standards of knowledge, skill and competence for education and training awards, and
  • Endorse subject guidelines concerning the knowledge, skills and competence that are expected for higher education awards

  • Dr Anne Walsh, Adjunct Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway (Chair)
  • Achim Hopbach, Higher Education Consultant
  • Dr Jim Murray, Director of Development , QQI
  • Dr Bryan Maguire, Director of Quality Assurance, QQI
  • Prof Hannah McGee, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Dr Niamh O’Reilly, CEO, AONTAS (the Irish National Adult Learning Organisation)
  • Damien Owens, Registrar, Engineers Ireland
  • Aileen Ponton, CEO, Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership
  • Alan Power, Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
  • Peter Rigney, Former Industrial Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions