Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

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IBAT College Dublin, in conjunction with our learning partners, offers a wide range of full-time and part-time programmes from short skills-based programmes to full-time honours degree and postgraduate courses. Many of the courses offered in IBAT College Dublin are on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The NFQ provides a structure to compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications in Ireland. This helps you to make informed decisions about your qualification choices, and progression routes available to you. All of your learning achievements can be measured and related to each other using the NFQ, and you can explain to others, nationally and internationally, which standard of education you currently hold or are studying towards. This becomes very important when you are considering further learning or when applying for a job, in Ireland or abroad.

In order to ensure the highest possible standard of education is provided, IBAT College conduct a number of internal and external reviews and have a Quality Assurance Handbook and Associated Policies.


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QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. It was established in 2012 by the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012

QQI has a wide brief which includes the following responsibilities;

  • Develops awards and standards;
  • Validates programmes of education and training;
  • Ensures Protection for Enrolled Learners (PEL) are in palce;
  • Regulates and reviews education and training providers;
  • Maintains the National Framework of Qualifications;
  • Authorises the use of the Interantional Education Mark (IEM);
  • Develops and approves the Quality Assurance policies & practices of providers it regulates;
  • Facilities qualification recognition;
  • Collaborates internationally with other quality assurance international bodies, associations &/or networks.

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) / IBAT College Dublin Strategic Partnership


A strategic partnership between IBAT College Dublin and Atlantic Technological University (ATU) was officially established on July 20, 2023, following formal approval at the ATU Academic Council meeting in June 2023.
Courses are delivered within the ATU Quality Assurance and Enhancement framework and awarded by ATU. IBAT is primarily responsible for day-to-day operations, under ATU’s Quality Assurance oversight, additionally including applicant queries/processing, student support, and finance related queries. It is important to note that ATU strictly authorises entry on to the programme based on the defined entry requirements.
Applicants who register on ATU programmes under the auspices of this strategic partnership hold the status of being a student at both institutions. Tuition and provision of student services take place from IBAT Dublin Campus.
Website: www.atu.ie 


uwtsd The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was formed on 18 November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828. On the 1 August 2013, Swansea Metropolitan University became part of UWTSD. The University’s Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 2011 HRH the Prince of Wales became its Royal Patron. The MBA at IBAT College Dublin is awarded by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and is equivalent to a level 9, Masters Level qualification .on the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.

Website: www.uwtsd.ac.uk 


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The English School at IBAT College Dublin is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching (ELT). ACELS is currently the national body responsible for the development and management of an inspection/recognition scheme for English Language Teaching organisations (ELTOs) nationally.

Website www.acels.ie

Quality Assurance Reviews

QAA logoThe Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
 is the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education. The QAA act in the public interest, for the benefit of students and are dedicated to checking that the students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education experience they are entitled to expect. As IBAT College Dublin offer an MBA programme accredited by University of Wales Trinity Saint David they are subject to QAA review on transnational programme provision. Read their country report on the Republic of Ireland.