On 6 November 2012, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established as a new integrated agency (replacing the Further Education and Training Awards Council, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and incorporating the functions of the Irish Universities Quality Board).  QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors.  QQI is also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).  Since its establishment, QQI has been progressing the development of its qualifications and quality assurance services.  In May 2013, QQI rolled out a Comprehensive Policy Development Programme through a number of large public events and an extensive consultation process.  QQI house both Hetac and Fetac programmes.

QQI - NALA Approved Information Leaflet
QQI new information leaflet ‘QQI – Who we are and what we do’ is now available online here.   The leaflet has been awarded NALA’s plain English mark. This mark is awarded to publications presenting information in a clear and concise way. The leaflet gives an overview of the work that we do and is the first in a series of information leaflets on topics such as quality assurance, qualifications, the NFQ and International Education that will be published in the coming weeks.  

BIFM - British Institute of Facilities Management

BIFM is the professional body representing the interests of Facilities Management. Its function is to promote high standards, to foster professionalism and to emphasise the responsibility of members to society, to their clients and to each other as outlined in their Code of Conduct Founded in 1993, the Institute provides information, education, training and networking services for over 12, 000 members –both individual professionals and organisations.

ITEC - International Therapy Examinations Council

The International Therapy Examining Council was formed in 1973 in response to the need for examination standard recognised throughout the world in beauty & complimentary therapies. ITEC’s mission statement embodies it’s approach to quality assurance, "To provide a world class independent examination system, with universally high standards whose qualifications are recognised world-wide"

London Metropolitan University

London Met is the highest ranked university in the UK founded in or after the year 2000, according to the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings published in 2017.