Kerry ETB is required; in accordance with Section 30 of The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 to request approval of its Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP). The QAP for Kerry ETB Further Education and Training programmes and services were approved in June 2018. The development of specific policies and procedures is an ongoing process. In 2020, we will be integrating established QAP across FET provision in advance of the QQI Inaugural review of Education and Training Boards, and progressing the further development specific QAP. A key area of focus of quality improvement activity in 2020 will be the operation our new assessment procedures and a new procedure for programme approval, development and validation.
The details in the following sections describe Kerry ETB’s overarching approach and quality policy. The development and implementation of our QAP are aligned with the nine goals set out in the Kerry ETB Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 .