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Quality Enhancement

​Promoting Effective Practice

We are always trying to improve quality assurance. We do this through a formal process known as Quality Enhancement, which involves promoting and spreading effective practice in an ever-evolving quality assurance system.


Quality in an Era of Diminishing Resources, 2016
This report, published in March 2016, is an analysis of published quality review reports of public higher education institutions in Ireland in the period 2008-2015. The report focuses specifically on the perceived impact of reduced funding on the quality of teaching and learning. Click here to read a copy of the report.

Review of Reviews, 2014
We published an analysis of key themes emerging from the institutional reviews of legacy bodies to help us identify areas for enhancement in the higher education sector. Click here for the report published in 2014.


Growing your vision for Higher Education, 2016
The 2016 higher education quality enhancement conference will be held on 15 December.  This is the second in our series on sharing smart approaches between institutions. National and international speakers will present their experiences, leadership and institutional perspectives on the theme ‘Using Data for Enhancement Purpose’.  More information about this event will be published shortly.  

Pursuing Excellence in English Language Education, 2016
The inaugural QQI English Language Education Seminar took place on 29 November 2016 at Croke Park.  The event was designed to focus on fostering and supporting improvement and enhancement of quality ELE practice and explore the role of the Common European Framework of REference for Languages (CEFRL) as a core component in striving to achieve this.  Click here to find out more about this event.

Self-Evaluation and Reflective Practice Seminar, 2016
QQI, in association with ETBI, hosted an enhancement seminar for the Education and Traning Boards in April 2016.  For more information about the Self-Evaluation and Reflective Practice Seminar, please click here.


IQAVET (Irish Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training)

IQAVET​ is the Irish National Reference Point for EQAVET, a European wide network to promote quailty assurance in vocational education and training. 

Each member state in the EQAVET network has a central role in supporting the VET quality assurance arrangements in their system.  In 2016, QQI was awarded project funding under Erasmus+ to support the implementation of the tasks assigned to them by the EQAVET Recommendation.  For more information on the work of IQAVET please click here​.


National Student Engagement Programme
The National Student Engagement Programme is a collaborative initiative under development by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). It was launched as a pilot in April 2016. Five higher education institutions are involved in the pilot phase.  For more information, please click here.