In July 2015, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the state agency responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of quality assurance in further and higher education providers in Ireland), published a Code of Practice for the Provision of Programmes of Education and Training to International Learners. The Code of Practice (or ‘the Code’), which both draws upon and informs international effective practice, can be accessed here or from the QQI website ( The Code represents a set of threshold requirements particular to the provision of education and training to international learners. In the introductory text, QQI indicates that compliance with the Code should be integrated into the provider’s quality assurance policies and procedures.

An evidence-based overview of:

(a)    How compliance with the Code is integrated into the University of Limerick’s quality assurance policies and procedures, and
(b)   How the University of Limerick complies with each of the specific criteria included in the Code is available here.