Who we are
(QQI) is the independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training in Ireland. The functions of QQI are set out in law and include the provision of advice and information to the Minister for Education and Skills on matters concerning policy and practice with respect to quality assurance and improvement in education and training.
What we do
QQI also has statutory functions in the areas of:
QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision).
QQI validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in the further and higher education and training sectors.
QQI is responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Irish Register of Qualifications
QQI maintains a database of programmes and a register of providers to inform the public about quality assured education and training programmes and qualifications in Ireland.
Foreign Qualifications Recognition
Hosted by QQI, National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) Ireland provides advice on the recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland. QQI also provides advice on the recognition of Irish qualifications abroad.
QQI is proactively engaged in work at both the national and international level to protect academic integrity and address academic fraud and cheating. It also has authority to initiate prosecutions against those who facilitate academic cheating.