QA Services

QQI’s Launches Stakeholder Snapshot Series

Stakeholders are being invited to brief QQI staff on their work as part of a new initiative to maintain and develop QQI’s understanding of current challenges in the education and training sector. The ‘Stakeholder Snapshot Series’ involves CEO Dr Padraig Walsh, the Management Team and staff of QQI meeting a wide range of organisations. The series kicked off with a very successful event in November when a team from LCETB (Limerick Clare Education and Training Board) met QQI staff. A detailed insight into the work of the ETB’s Further Education and Training Development Team in rural and urban settings was provided. The Series continues on Wednesday 17 December with a briefing from a Community and Voluntary Sector Quality Assurance Network of Providers.

Tenders for Trainers

  • Waterford Chamber Skillnet – Panel for Provision of Training Services 2015
  • Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO) – tenders to deliver training and development programmes for 2015 and 2016

Build eLearning Capacity on a Shoestring Workshop

Build eLearning Capacity …………on a Shoestring

Workshop for trainers

Blackrock Education Centre, Mon 1 Dec. 5 places left.

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Tenders for Trainers

  • ICOS Skillnet- Tender for the Provision of Training Services to ICOS Skillnet 2015
  • Galway Executive Skillnet – Panel of Trainers for 2015

QQI Programmes and Awards Executive Committee (PAEC) MeetingTo-day

Applications at ‘awaiting policy committee decision’ on or before 29 October will be presented to to-day’s QQI PAEC meeting. Following this meeting, the status of programme applications will be updated on QBS by Thursday 26 November.

QQI has Published Text for Providers using the new QQI Award Brand

QQI has published text for providers using the new QQI Award brand on their website and in their literature and marketing materials. The terms of use for the new QQI Award logo require that authorised providers use appropriate wording for describing programmes leading to QQI awards. For stakeholders who do not deliver programmes leading to QQI awards but refer to QQI awards in their course of business, the same wording applies. See for details

IEM Consultation for ELTO’s

Consultation events on QQI’s policy documents on the IEM (International Education Mark) and the QA guidelines for ELTOs (Providers of English Language Education and Training) will be held on Tuesday 11 November in Dublin. These events are for providers of education and training whose provision is solely ELT.

Programme Validation – Programmes and Awards Executive Committee (PAEC) meeting

Applications at ‘awaiting policy committee decision’ today 29 October will be brought to the next PAEC meeting which is scheduled to be held on 19 November. The status of programme applications will be updated on QBS by Thursday 26 November.

QQI Introduces New Website on Video

QQI has published released a video introducing the new QQI Award brand, NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) logo and giving an overview of the new QQI website which features an online help desk and a database of over 20,000 documents.

QQI Publishes new IT Awards Standards

QQI has recently adopted the following major awards specifications

  •  Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks
  • Level 5 Certificate in Software Development
  • Advanced Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks
  • Advanced Certificate in Software Development

All existing IT awards will be deactivated at the end of 2015.

QQI is currently working on the development of a Level 5 major award in Office Informatics.

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