Quality and Qualifications Ireland





QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills.

Their role is to:

  1. Develop Awards and Standard
  2. Validate Programmes of Education Training
  3. Ensure that PEL (Protection for Enrolled Learners) Arrangements are in Place
  4. Review Providers of Education and Training 
  5. Authorise Use of International Education Mark
  6. Develop Quality Assurance
  7. Facilitate Qualifications Recognition
  8. Maintain National Framework of Qualifications

QQI is Ireland's guardian of the NFQ system. They are responsible for the quality assurance of providers of education and training.

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a ten-level system (1–10) giving an academic or vocational value to qualifications obtained in Ireland.  

NFQ levels help indicate how an award can be used for training, education and employment opportunities.

Each level is based on nationally agreed standards of what a learner is expected to know and be able to do after receiving an award.

To learn more about the Irish NFQ please view click here

Dublin City Childcare Committee
Ocean House
Arran Quay
Dublin 7


Tel. 01 8733696
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Mob.:  085 8715097
Fax:    01 873 4488

CRO No.: 358269



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