Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012; for that purpose to make fresh provision concerning the means by which an award's status, with reference to the National Framework of Qualifications, may be established and, to that end, to provide for the establishment of a category of awarding bodies, exclusive of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance Authority of Ireland or certain other persons, which shall be known as "listed awarding bodies"; to provide, as a condition precedent for provisions of that Act to be invoked by a relevant provider (or an intending relevant provider), for a requirement that criteria specified in regulations, to be made by the Minister for Education and Skills, must be met, including criteria for the purpose of affording a reasonable assurance to the foregoing Authority that a foregoing provider has the capacity and capability to provide programmes of education and training consistent with the requirements of that Act; to provide for the establishment of a fund which shall be known as "Protection of Enrolled Learners Fund", into which an annual charge by certain providers must be paid and from which moneys may, in cases of default in delivery of certain programmes, be paid so to enable enrolled learners complete the programme concerned or so as to be used for certain other purposes; to make further provision regarding authorisation to use the international education mark; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 10 Oct 2018

Sponsored by: Minister for Education and Skills

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Third Stage

10 Oct 2018

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    1 Aug 2018

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    1 Aug 2018

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    10 Oct 2018

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    10 Oct 2018

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    10 Oct 2018

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    10 Oct 2018

    Current Stage

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    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

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    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Dáil (Also known as Final Stage)

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    The general principles of the Bill are debated

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    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

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    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

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    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

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    The Bill is signed into law by the President

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1 Aug 2018

As Initiated

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Amendments

5 Dec 2018

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

5 Dec 2018

Seanad Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee Stage

10 Oct 2018

Seanad Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage

10 Oct 2018

Seanad Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Order for Second Stage