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 providers falling within a certain category (or intending such providers), 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; to add to the cases in which a provider may be authorised to describe itself as a “university” and, for that purpose, to amend the Universities Act 1997; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 23 Jul 2019

Sponsored by: Minister for Education and Skills

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President.

23 Jul 2019

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

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    7 Feb 2019

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    7 Feb 2019

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    22 May 2019

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    22 May 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    22 May 2019

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    22 May 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    13 Jun 2019

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    13 Jun 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    10 Jul 2019

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    10 Jul 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    10 Jul 2019

    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

    10 Jul 2019

    Completed

  • Enacted

    23 Jul 2019

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    23 Jul 2019

    Completed

 

23 Jul 2019

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Act 2019

10 Jul 2019

As passed by Dáil Éireann

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

22 May 2019

As passed by Seanad Éireann

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

7 Feb 2019

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

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

1 Aug 2018

As Initiated

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

Amendments

11 Jul 2019

Cream List

Cream List [Dáil amendments to Seanad Bill]

1 Jul 2019

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

22 May 2019

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

5 Dec 2018

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

11 Jul 2019

Seanad Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages

10 Jul 2019

Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages

13 Jun 2019

Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee

13 Jun 2019

Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

12 Jun 2019

Dáil Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Amendment Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

11 Jun 2019

Dáil Éireann

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

22 May 2019

Seanad Éireann

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages

7 Feb 2019

Seanad Éireann

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

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