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PROVIDERS OF STATUTORY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

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QA Guidelines for Providers of Statutory
Apprenticeship Programmes
[2016]

 

Topic Specific QA Guidelines
for Providers of Statutory
Apprenticeship Programmes

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The Topic Specific QA Document is separated into its sections
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Foreword

1  Introduction

1.1  Legal and policy context

1.2  Purpose

2  Context, Scope, Assumptions and Principles

2.1  Context

2.2  Apprenticeship stakeholders and partnerships

2.3  Scope and range of these guidelines - to whom do they apply

3  Guidelines: Development Stages

3.1  QQI QA guidelines

3.2  Partners for apprentice formation

3.3  Awards, programmes and curricula

3.4  Occupation approval phase

3.5  Access to QQI validation

3.6  The organisation of the guideline sections

3.7  Guidelines to the pre-validation programme development stage

4  Guidelines: Operational Programme Stage

4.1  Occupational memoranda of agreement and memoranda of understanding

4.2  Programme provision

4.3  Assessment of apprentice achievement

4.4  Managing and maintaining quality in apprenticeship programmes

4.5  Periodic reviews of occupation, the consortium and the programme

5  Supports for Apprentices

5.1  General issues

5.2  Duty of care to young apprentices

5.3  Integration into off-the-job institutions

5.4  Dealing with competing responsibilities

5.5  Special educational and training needs or disabilities

5.6 Complaints

6  Information Provision

6.1  Management information and data

6.2  Public information

7  Appendices

Appendix 1: Guidelines on the drafting of Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding

Appendix 2: Consortium Steering Group Example