Have your say - opening up the NFQ to other awarding bodies


QQI is creating a new category of 'listed awarding bodies' that may be permitted to have their qualifications included on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).  These can include professional qualifications in areas such as law and accountancy, vocational and technical qualifications issued by UK awarding bodies such as City and Guilds, and qualifications made by international organisations or sectoral bodies often linked to specific industries, technologies or occupations.

We have published a series of white papers relating to the development and implementation of the Listed Awarding Bodies (LABs) scheme. These white papers include two draft policies and criteria: one for the establishment of Listed Awarding Bodies and one for the inclusion of awards in the NFQ. They also include new draft Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for Listed Awarding Bodies.

We welcome feedback from our stakeholders on the documents which can be viewed here.

The closing date for submission is Friday, 29 September 2023.