The QQI Podcast

4. The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

October 18, 2017

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the state agency that promotes quality and accountability in education and training in Ireland. It is responsible for promoting, maintaining and developing the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). But what is that and how does it work?

In this episode, you’ll hear John O’Connor, QQI’s Head of Qualifications and Skills Policy, in conversation with our host Paul O’Mahony about the NFQ.

The Quality and Qualifications Ireland podcast is hosted by Paul O’Mahony and produced by Show and Tell Communications on behalf of QQI. Sound recording by Beacon Studios. Sound editing by Mark Cotton. The producers for QQI are Deirdre Miller and Laura Carrigan.

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