Quality Education Guaranteed



QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established in Republic of Ireland by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. Their Our functions include those previously carried out by 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).

Qualifications, Standards, Awards, Recognition

In the area of qualifications, they are responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). 

They are an awarding body and set standards for awards we make in the NFQ.

They validate education and training programmes and make extensive awards in the Further Education and Training sector including in the Education and Training Boards.

They also make awards in Higher Education mainly to learners in private providers. The universities and institutes of technology largely make their own awards.

They also provide advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and on the recognition of Irish qualifications abroad.

CMI Communications & Management Institute is listed as an approved accredited provider by QQI. See here a list of courses approved

Quality Assurance

In the area of quality assurance, they are responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of quality assurance in further and higher education providers in Ireland.

This includes the universities, institutes of technology, Education/Training Boards and Providers in the private further and higher education and training sectors (availing of QQI awards).

The outcomes of these external reviews are published on QQI website.

For further information on QQI courses at CMI, call 01 4927070.