At QQI, we recognise the importance of consulting with our stakeholders. We understand that consultation must be open and meaningful and that our approach impacts on the quality of the relationships we build and develop with our stakeholders. We are guided by our consultation framework as we conduct our formal and informal consultations.
In Ireland and around the world, people use qualifications for many different social, economic and cultural reasons.
Sometimes we take qualifications for granted and we overlook the human and material aspects that support them to ensure qualifications are relevant and trustworthy.
This Green Paper is a discussion paper. It outlines the Irish qualifications system and includes some broad questions on possible opportunities for improvements. There is also a companion Technical Paper which contains more detail.
QQI hopes to use the Green Paper to begin a discussion about Ireland’s qualifications system. We believe this is a very important time to focus on how the system is performing. We would like to discuss this with all the different types of people who use qualifications. They include learners, employers, parents, practitioners, occupational associations and professions, providers and their staff, regulators, trade unions, the international community and others either directly or through representative bodies.