Provider Quality Assurance
The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 obliges QQI to issue guidelines for providers to inform their development of Quality Assurance procedures.
QQI is currently working with the Department of Education and Skills (DES) funded Providers to finalise these guidelines.
The following resources have been developed by FESS to support this process.
- Comparative Analysis of existing (FETAC) QA guidelines with version 0.1 of QQI draft Quality Assurance Guidlines and Criteria. This document was developed to support the ETB sector.
- Comparative Analysis document highlighting possible resource implications of implementing version 0.1 of QQI draft Quality Assurance Guidlines and Criteria. This document was developed to support the ETB sector.
An FET Forum has also been established to facilitate ETBI and QQI collaborate on operational, developmental and strategic matters. This ETBI QQI Collaborative FET Forum includes representatives from the 16 ETBs, QQI, ETBI and FESS. The Forum provides a framework and mechanisms through which representatives from these bodies can work together and share information. Further information on this initiative can be accessed on the ETBI website.
FESS continues to support DES funded providers in quality assurance related issues and developments.