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