QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), a state agency was established in November 2012. The functions of QQI incorporate those previously carried out by FETAC, HETAC, NQAI, and the Irish Universities Quality Board.
QQI is an awarding body with responsibility for maintaining the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). It sets standards and validates education and training in the private sector. Only those providers who are quality assured by QQI can offer component and full awards which lead to a QQI qualification.
The Learning Rooms offer validated programmes leading to QQI awards