Tipperary ETB’s (TETB’s) Programmes
All information on the programmes TETB is offering can be found on the FETCH (Further Education and Training Courses Hub) Courses website. To access this website, please click here.
Certification and Validated Programmes
Further education programmes validated by QQI for use in TETB are available for download by TETB staff via a password-protected login on Sharepoint. Click here to access all FE Programmes
To make a request to access and deliver a new programme, centres must complete the TETB Programme Development and Delivery Request form. Click here to access the Programme Proposal Form.
TETB also delivers programmes leading to QQI compound and minor awards under the Common Awards System (CAS), as well as delivering programmes leading to non-QQI awards, for example, City and Guilds, CompTIA, CIBTAC, CIDESCO and CISCO.
Information on training programmes is available to the Contracted Training Officer, Assistant Training Services Manager and the QA team in TETB, via the Programme Learner Support System (PLSS). A list of some of the training programmes that are commonly in use in community training and second provision (available for information purposes) can be found here.
Programme Development and Approval
All activities relating to the design, development, review, evaluation and approval of programmes is currently overseen in TETB by the Programme Approval Committee (PAC).
The role of the PAC is as follows:
- Agree to the submission of programme validation applications to QQI
TETB has worked collaboratively with other ETBs to develop and evaluate further education programmes since 2011. As the ETB sector identifies the need for both new programmes and the review of existing programmes, it is the intention of TETB to continue to work collaboratively with the other ETBs to develop shared curricula.
- Consider a request for the addition of a module to a validated programme
In the event that a centre in TETB wishes to request the addition of a new module to an existing programme, the Additional Components Request form should be completed and forwarded by the Centre Manager/Principal/designate to the Process Co-ordinator of the PAC for further education programmes and to the QA Office for training programmes. If the PAC approve the addition, the updated programme descriptor will be uploaded to SharePoint, and QQI informed of the addition.
- Approve the update and/or correction of errors/omissions in a validated programme and/or related modules
In the event that a centre wishes to request modifications to be made to an existing programme, including to related modules, the Centre Manager/Principal/designate should contact the Process Co-ordinator of the PAC for further education programmes and the QA Office for training programmes. Centres should provide recommendations on how the programme may be updated/corrected. If the modification is adopted by the PAC, the updated module will be uploaded to SharePoint.
- Facilitate the development of a new module
Where there is a request by a Centre Manager/Principal/designate to offer certification in a component for which a module was never developed, where appropriate, the PAC will facilitate the development of a new module by working with the centre/college to identify a programme developer(s) with the necessary subject-matter knowledge base and experience, by training the programme developer(s) and by facilitating the evaluation of the module by trained evaluators.
TETB acknowledges the need to update the programme design, development, review, evaluation and approval processes, including reviewing the current governance system that oversees same. This is a task included in TETB’s Quality Improvement Plan. TETB also acknowledges the need to include the management of training programmes in these new processes.