Accreditation and Quality Assurance Toolkit: Northern Ireland

When launching new programmes or reviewing or making changes to existing ones, you’ll need to go through your own institution’s internal validation process (your Registry or similar function will be able to advise on this), as well as considering the Quality Assurance Agency’s subject benchmarks. You’ll also need to consider whether you wish to have the programme accredited by the appropriate professional institution.

Integrated quality and enhancement review, Northern Ireland (IQER NI) is a method to review higher education in further education colleges that began in the 2010/11 academic year.  It was developed by QAA for the Department for Employment and Learning to ensure that the review method is tailored to the needs of Northern Ireland’s education system and to ensure that further education colleges in Northern Ireland maintain the academic quality and standards of the higher education awards they deliver on behalf of their awarding bodies and organisations.

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