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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Deadline for February 2012 certification period is 12 February

The closing date for the February 2012 certification period is 12 February.  All results being submitted must have gone through internal verification, external authentication and results approval before this date. Centres should aim to be externally authenticating before the third week in January.

Interim website for the qualifications and quality assurance authority of Ireland up and running

Have a look at

FETAC FBS Housekeeping

FETAC has recently communicated a range of housekeeping activities on FBS following the most certification periods. You can see details on

Alan has also have created a basic FBS manual which he is happy to share if anyone would like to have it

Revised PfL Arrangments Deadline

Thursday 1 December is ‘D’ Day for FETAC providers who are required to have Protection for Learners (PFL) arrangements in place. The revised arrangements to meet FETAC’s new requirements must be agreed with FETAC by 1 December. According to FETAC, all existing arrangements are null and void after today.

Feedback on FETAC Programmes (L5 and L6)

FETAC is currently inviting feedback on the following  Level 5 and 6 programmes.  They are currently up on the FETAC website for consultation.  If you are involved in training in any of these areas it might be useful to have your say in how the programmes should look.

  • Sports, Recreation and Exercise
  • Forestry
  • Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
  • Education and Training
  • Outdoor Sport and Recreation
  • Drama