Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

QQI-AWARD-LOGO (140kb)On 6th November 2012, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established as a new integrated agency (replacing the Further Education and Training Awards Council, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and incorporating the functions of the Irish Universities Quality Board)

QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English Language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors.

Common Awards System

A new national qualification system has been introduced to further education and training in Ireland. Known as CAS or  ‘the commons awards systems’, programmes leading to these awards are increasingly being offered to learners. CAS awards are part of the National commitment to the highest quality experience for you when you enrol in a course or programme. More detailed information is available from the CAS Leaflet. 

QQI for Learners.

Meeting the needs of the learners is central to New Links Training Solutions mission. Successful learners will, through the completion of prescribed assignments and assessments and/or exams, receive a QQI award.

QQI for Employers

It is essential that your employees have the necessary skills to be effective in their current role.  A QQI Award tells you that the accreditation received by your employee is to a high standard and is quality assured. Through New Links Training Solutions, Learners will complete prescribed assignments and assessments and/ or exams in order to receive the relevant QQI Awards.

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