Listed awarding bodies

Currently, only qualifications issued by certain national awarding bodies can be included within the Framework. These are the Irish universities, technological universities, QQI and the Department of Education and Skills. 

There are, however, many other qualifications offered in Ireland that are widely used to meet the needs of learners. These include qualifications made by professional bodies in the areas of 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.

QQI has been enabled to create a new category of those 'listed awarding bodies' that are interested in voluntary, regulated access to the National Framework of Qualifications.

We will post updates on this process to this page.