QQI Support Documents

General Information on QQI

The QA Forum

Tipperary ETB’s agreed quality assurance documentation, including appeals information

Tipperary ETB’s validated programmes

Exemptions: Information on QQI’s process for a learner claiming exemptions

On 6 November 2012, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established as a new integrated agency replacing the Further Education and Training Awards Council, i.e. FETAC, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, i.e. HETAC, and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. It also incorporates 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). – See more here .

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A QA Forum has been established as the coherent and co-ordinating structure through which ETBI, the 16 ETBs and QQI can work collaboratively on a range of operational, developmental and strategic matters. It provides a framework and mechanisms through which representatives from these bodies can work together and share information.

The QA Forum is chaired by John Fitzgibbons, Director of FET in CETB, ETBI is represented by Marie Gould. QQI is represented by members of QQI’s Provider Relations, Quality Assurance and Qualifications Services departments. Members of the Further Education Support Service (FESS) also provide ongoing support to the work of the QA Forum.

Each of the ETBs has a representative on the forum. For Tipperary ETB, the representative is Carol O’ Donovan, QA Officer TETB.

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Tipperary ETB has three quality assurance agreements from its former existence as 2 VECs. As Tipperary ETB works to merge the three legacy quality assurance agreements of North Tipperary VEC and South Tipperary VEC into one new TETB quality assurance agreement, documentation will be posted here for access by those involved in FET provision within the ETB.

A TETB QA working group has been established to work on the development of a new QA system and to deal with other related issues. Membership of this working group is as follows:

As documentation for use across the ETB is agreed, it will be posted here. Currently the following QA related documents have been approved for use in TETB:

General Documentation
TETB Sample Assessment Plan Template – uploaded April 2017
TETB FE Summary Results Sheet (use optional) – updated June 2017
TETB Marking Guidelines
TETB Plagiarism Code Of Practice
TETB Sampling Strategy
TETB List of Signatures Required on Assessment, Authentication and Results Approval Panel Documentation – updated Feb 2017
Internal Verification
TETB Preparation for Internal Verification for the Assessor (use optional) – updated Nov 2016
Internal Verification Report Template – updated July2017
IV Report with Guidance Notes – updated July 2017
External Authentication
TETB Checklist For External Authentication and RAP  (use optional) – updated June 2017
TETB EA Contract And Guidelines – updated June 2017
TETB External Authenticator Sign-In/Out Record – uploaded Nov 2016
TETB External Authenticator Report Template - updated Nov 2016
TETB List of Trained External Authenticators – updated Dec 2016
TETB Starter Form – uploaded May 2017
EA Claim Form Payroll – updated July 2017
EA Travel and Subsistence Claim Form – uploaded June 2017
TETB EA Cessation Form – uploaded May 2017
PRD10 Form (Pension Related Deduction Employment Declaration) – uploaded April 2017
Payment Procedures for External Authenticators – uploaded June 2017
Results Approval Process
TETB Checklist For External Authenticaiton and RAP  (use optional) – updated June 2017
TETB Results Approval Panel Report Template
TETB Results Approval Panel Reports
Appeals
TETB Summary Chart of Appeals Process – uploaded May 2017
Appeals Process Step-By-Step Guide – updated July 2017
TETB Learner Appeals Application Form – updated May 2017
TETB N10 Learner Appeals Application Form For Completion by Centre – updated Nov 2016
TETB Sample Letter for a Successful Appeal
TETB Sample Letter for an Unsuccessful Appeal

For other QA related documentation, please revert to your VEC specific information/templates etc.

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