apprenticeship programmes leading to awards at NFQ Levels 5-9 will be validated in accordance with Core Policies and Criteria for the Validation by QQI of Programmes of Education and Training (2016).
Information for preparing an application for validation is provided in
unit 5 of Core Policies and Criteria for the Validation by QQI of Programmes of Education and Training (2016) and any applicable specialised validation policy and criteria.
- Programme Validation Manual for Programmes of HET and Apprenticeships (FET and HET)(Edition 3, 2018)- Apprenticeship Fee Cover Note
- FET Apprenticeship Programme Descriptor- Apprenticeship Fee Cover Note
- Core Policies and Criteria for the Validation by QQI of Programmes of Education and Training (2016)- Quality Assurance Guidelines -
Topic-Specific Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for providers of Statutory Apprenticeship Programmes- Policy and Criteria for Making Awards- Policy for Determining Awards Standards- Professional Award-type Descriptors- Assessment and Standards (HET) - Quality Assuring Assessment - Guidelines (FET)-
Policy and criteria for access, transfer and progression-
RPL Principles and Guidelines
See Schedule for Fees for details of current charges
Providers intending to apply for the validation of an apprenticeship programme should contact QQI for guidance before starting to prepare the application.
Validation (FET Programmes)
Validations (HET Programmes)
Validation (Apprenticeship Programmes)
Validation (ELE Programmes)
Initial Access to Programme Validation
Certification of Learners
Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL)
Validation Circulars and FAQs