Exemptions for QQI Major and Special Purpose Awards

Claiming an exemption is a procedure carried out by a college or centre in Tipperary ETB when entering a learner for certification in a major award or a special purpose award.

An exemption can only be claimed for a learner:

  • who holds an existing component (minor award) which is mapped to one of the QQI common award system (CAS) components
    who holds an award made by another awarding body where the awarding body is nationally recognised in its own country and operating a quality assured awarding process, for example, the State Examinations Commission, ECDL, MOS and so on


  • who is applying for a major award or special purpose award

For information on the arrangements QQI has in place for exemptions for the purpose of a learner achieving certification in a  major or special purpose award from January 2016 please click here.