European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann

Admission valid until: 2019-07-31 (listed since 2015-06-05)
Based in*: Ireland
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Ireland, Luxembourg
Reports by the agency: http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=reviews#
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.qqi.ie
Address: 26/27 Denzille Lane
Dublin 2
D02 P266
Contact Person: Laura Carrigan
Phone: +353 1 9058249
Email: lcarrigan@qqi.ie

Information on the agency's work

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in November 2012, with the commencement of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act (2012) as the legal successor to the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC),the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).

QQI has responsibility for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training and is custodian of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). We validate programmes and makes awards within the NFQ for further and higher education and training providers without their own awarding powers. We are also the Irish centre for the ENIC / NARIC and Europass.

Links to reports:

  • http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=reviews (for institutional reviews)

  • http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=publications (Use 'Document Type' for Validation Reports)

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Institutional reviews and audits.
  • Programme validation.
  • Accreditation and research field accreditation.
ENQA membership: Full member


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*   This is the country in which the agency has its registered address. Information on the formal status of the agency and its decisions in the country's education system should be obtained from the competent national authorities.
**   List of EHEA countries where the agency has evaluated, accredited or audited higher education institutions or programmes during the past five years. This information is provided by the agency for informational purposes, in order to allow users to identify which agencies have experience with working in a specific higher education system. It does not necessarily imply formal recognition of the agency's results or decisions in those countries.
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