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As enshrined in our institutional quality statement, the University of Limerick will comply with statutory quality requirements, as enshrined in the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (education and training) 2012 act, and other relevant national acts.  Furthermore, the university will take due regard of relevant guidelines and associated documents published by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI, the statutory body that, amongst its other responsibilities, reviews and monitors the effectiveness of HEIs’ QA procedures).   In order to operationalise this, the Quality Support Unit has developed a Policy & Procedure on Assessment of Compliance.  Assessment of compliance exercises that are complete / underway / planned are listed below.  These relate to relevant guidelines published since our last Institutional Review in 2012.  The findings of that review found UL to be compliant with statutory requirements up to that date.


Assessment of Compliance Exercises

QQI Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines

Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESGs) 2015

Code of Practice for the Provision of Programmes of Education and Training to International Learners

Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for Designated Awarding Bodies

Policy for Collaborative Programmes, Transnational Programmes and Joint Awards

Topic-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for providers of Research Degree Programmes

Topic Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Blended Learning

Topic Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for providers of Statutory Apprenticeship Programmes