Centres wishing to develop a programme or module may make a proposal to the Programme Validation, Monitoring and Evaluation Group where consideration is given as to whether the development is in line with identified organisational goals. Once the proposal for development has been approved as per the Terms of Reference for the team, development may proceed, with appropriate training for the writers and evaluators involved in the development process. Once complete, the programme/ module is evaluated against a range of criteria. The QA Oversight Group reviews the recommendations of the evaluators, and decide whether or not to approve the programme for validation. The QA Officer submits the application for validation to QQI.
Processes for developing quality assured, centrally-devised assessments are currently being developed, and will be published when available.