Quality Assurance Reports
NCI has committed to publishing reports from the following Quality Assurance Events
- New Programme Validations
- Programmatic Review and Revalidation
- Service Quality Reviews
- Institutional Reviews
- Professional Body Reviews
New Programme Validations
New programmes are validated by their relevant awarding body and/or professional body. In most cases, NCI programmes are validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) using its Policies and Criteria for the Validation of Programmes of Education & Training (2016). The independent evaluation reports for NCI programmes validated by QQI are available on QQI's website by clicking on this link.
Programme Review & Revalidation
Each programme conducted within the College is subject to a periodic review, normally on a five yearly cycle. The Programme Review is an opportunity for the Programme Committees to fundamentally and critically re-appraise programmes and to make major modifications where considered appropriate prior to submission to QQI for revalidation.
Reviews undertaken using QQI's Policies and Criteria for the Validation of Programmes of Education & Training (2016) are listed below:
|Reviews Undertaken in 2018/2019
|MSc in Data Science
|Higher Diploma in Business in Finance
During 2019/20 and 2020/2021, a large number of NCI's programmes will be reviewed and submitted for revalidation.
The schedule for review is outlined below
2019-20: All School of Computing programmes
2019-20: Postgraduate programmes School of Business
2019-20: Education programmes, NCI Learning & Teaching
2020-21: Undergraduate programmes School of Business
Service Quality Reviews
NCI has committed to reviewing each of its service and support functions on a periodic basis, normally every five years. These reviews do not substitute for the normal annual feedback processes or process review but they allow each function to undertake a more longitudinal approach to continuous improvement. The reviews that have taken place thus far are
Service reviews currently underway
- International Office (2018/19)
NCI-HETAC report on Quality Assurance Systems - January 2007
This review was an ad-hoc process carried out by HETAC at the request of the National College of Ireland between October 2006 and January 2007. It is not a statutory HETAC review
NCI progress report on Quality Assurance Systems - December 2007
This institutional review took place on 9th-10th February 2010. The reports were adopted by HETAC's Academic Committee on 18th October 2010.
FETAC Monitoring Report - September 2009