Self-evaluation, monitoring and review processes in Kerry ETB are guided by the policy.
In 2021 Kerry ETB engaged in a self evaluation process and published a Self Evaluation Report and Provider Profile as part of the QQI inaugural review of quality assurance in ETBs. This is part of an on-going process of reflection, self-evaluation and planning for quality assurance in Further Education and Training in Kerry ETB. The recommendations from the QQI Review Report 2021 informed the development of the Kerry ETB Quality Assurance Action Plan 2022 – 2027.
In 2017, Kerry ETB completed an Executive Level Self-evaluation process, which was part of a wider process for re-engagement with QQI. The executive level self-evaluation reported on levels of effectiveness in respect of quality assurance, and identified five priority areas for development and improvement.
Formal Annual Dialogue Meetings with QQI
In 2018, QQI began formal annual dialogue meetings with Kerry ETB. We are required, in accordance with Section 30 of The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012, to request approval of our quality assurance (QA) procedures. The QAP for Kerry ETB Further Education and Training programmes and services were approved by QQI in June 2018. The development of specific policies and procedures is an ongoing process- with different aspects of our QAP directly informed by QQI QA Guidelines:
- Core Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines
- Sector Specific Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for Education and Training Boards
- Topic Specific Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for providers of Statutory Apprenticeship Programmes
The Quality Assurance Governance Board monitors the implementation of annual quality improvement plans and reports on its progress to the Quality Council. it also considers the Follow Up Report to QQI. The Director of Further Education and Training holds the responsibility for the approval for all associated activities and the allocation of resources associated with the implementation of the plan.