QQI Awards standards

As an awarding body, QQI makes awards to learners who have demonstrated through assessment that they have reached or exceeded the standard for an award. This makes standards an essential part of the awarding system.

The awards standards we determine apply to our own QQI Awards and those made by providers to whom we have delegated authority.

The lifecycle of an award standard consists of four stages:

  1. Development
  2. Consultation
  3. Review
  4. Deactivation.

At present, QQI is working with key sector stakeholders to develop a suite of broad standards spanning NFQ levels 1-4.