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Quality Assurance Reports

NCI has committed to publishing reports from the following Quality Assurance Events

  • Programme Validations
  • Programmatic Review
  • Service Quality Reviews
  • Institutional Reviews

Programme Validations

Programmes are validated by relevant awarding body and/or professional body. In most cases, NCI programmes are validated by QQI. These validation process may be undertaken under devolution of validation sub-processes



MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Mobile Technologies
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing with specialisms in Mobile Gaming, Cloud Computing, Mobile Application Development
Certificate in Debt Management, Special Purpose Award, 10ECTS

Programmatic Review

Each programme conducted within the College is subject to a periodic review, normally on a five yearly cycle as part of a Programmatic Review of a School. The Programmatic Review is an opportunity for the Programme Committees to fundamentally and critically re-appraise programmes and to make major modifications where considered appropriate.


All Programmes in the Schools of Business and Computing, with the exception of those validated in 2013 and 2014 are currently in the process of review. The review events will take place in November 2014, January  2015 and March 2015. The amendments made to programmes will affect all students commencing programmes on or after September 2015.


A full review of programmes recognised for CIPD associate and graduate membership was undertaken by the CIPD in February 2013.  Report.


All programmes in the Schools of Business and Computing were reviewed in 2009 and 2010. The reports from the expert panels are available on request.

Service Quality Reviews

NCI has committed to reviewing each of its service and support functions on a periodic basis, normally every five years. These reviews do not substitute for the normal annual feedback processes or process review but they allow each function to undertake a more longitudinal approach to continuous improvement. The reviews that have taken place thus far are

  • Library & Information Service (2011/12)
  • Careers and Student Support Services (2012/13)
  • Assessment Process (2013/14)


Institutional Reviews


NCI-HETAC report on Quality Assurance Systems - January 2007

This review was an ad-hoc process carried out by HETAC at the request of the National College of Ireland between October 2006 and January 2007. It is not a statutory HETAC review

NCI progress report on Quality Assurance Systems - December 2007


This institutional review took place on 9th-10th February 2010. The reports were adopted by HETAC's Academic Committee on 18th October 2010.


FETAC Monitoring Report - September 2009

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