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Improving Quality : Raising Standards - IQRS

The purpose of this publication is to outline the nature and purpose of the main inspection activities undertaken by the Education and Training Inspectorate (Inspectorate) and to provide some guidance to support organisations’ self-evaluation and improvement planning.

Improving Quality:  Raising Standards (IQ:RS) is the Inspectorate’s quality assurance framework for further education Encompasses all provision in further education up to and including Level 3. and  work-based learning Encompasses Training for Success and ApprenticeshipsNI provision., and is linked to the Department for Employment and Learning’s (the Department) strategy for quality improvement “Success Through Excellence:  A Quality Improvement Strategy for the Further Education and Training System in Northern Ireland”.

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