Quality, Good Practice and the Future of the Programme


On 17 May 2022, QQI welcomed representatives of higher education institutions (HEIs) and professional bodies (PSRBs) to address the many aspects of the programme, including practice placement, work-integrated learning and assessment.

In the course of the event, participants were invited to consider questions such as:

  • What does good practice in the quality assurance of programmes currently look like in Irish HE institutions?
  • In light of recent developments in the flexibilisation (e.g. stackable microcredentials) and digitalisation of higher education, how do we expect traditional primary degree programmes to evolve over the next decade?
  • What does the future hold for taught postgraduate programmes?
  • How can we future-proof primary degree qualifications—what kinds of formation really matter?

Prompted by a series of thematic analyses of programme accreditation reports conducted on behalf of Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the event was designed to bring the focus back to the programme and offer participants the chance to consider the challenges and impacts presented by recent developments on the traditional programme.

Watch playlist of presentations below