Programme Development Overview
QQI has responsibility for developing awards previously developed by FETAC at Levels 1 to 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The awards are a statement of the standards to be achieved by the learner. QQI awards at levels 1 - 6 are developed under the Common Awards System and are available for download on www.qqi.ie.
Providers who wish to offer a programme leading to a QQI award(s) in the Common Awards System must have the programme validated by QQI, prior to offering the programme to learners. A programme is a learning package offered by a Provider which has the capacity to enable the learner to reach the standards of knowledge, skill and competence of the award(s). The following links will provide additional information about programme development.