QQI ( Quality and Qualifications Ireland ) is the national awarding body for all further education and training in Ireland . It is a statutory body which ensures recognition of all education and training qualifications on a national and international level .
Quality and Qualifications Ireland ( QQI ) makes awards in further and higher education and training SEC - State Examinations Commission ( Department of Education and Skills ) Institutes of Technology Universities
AWARDS IN THE FRAMEWORK
There are four classes of award in the National Framework of Qualifications :
Major Awards : named in the outer rings , are the principal class of awards made at a level Minor Awards : are for partial completion of the outcomes for a Major Award Supplemental Awards : are for learning that is additional to a Major Award Special Purpose Awards : are for relatively narrow or purpose-specific achievement
At the end of certain learning programmes , students are encouraged to submit proof of their learning in portfolio for assessment . Please see www . qqi . ie for more information .