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Integrated quality and enhancement review (Northern Ireland) 

Integrated quality and enhancement review, Northern Ireland (IQER NI) is a method to review higher education in further education colleges that began in the 2010-11 academic year.

It was developed by QAA for the Department for Employment and Learning to ensure that the review method is tailored to the needs of Northern Ireland's education system and to ensure that further education colleges in Northern Ireland maintain the academic quality and standards of the higher education awards they deliver on behalf of their awarding bodies and organisations.

There are six further education colleges in Northern Ireland that offer degrees and other higher education qualifications: three started their reviews in 2010-11, and the other three started theirs in 2011-12.

Handbook and supplementary guidance

QAA has developed a handbook which explains how IQER NI works and offers guidance for those involved in the process:

The handbook for Integrated quality and enhancement review, Northern Ireland (PDF)

Online training materials for college staff

Guidance for students

We have published a number of information resources for students, including details of how you can get involved in IQER NI and help to improve the quality of teaching and learning at your college.

Student involvement in Integrated quality and enhancement review, Northern Ireland (PDF)

Mini guide: a brief student guide to Integrated quality and enhancement review, Northern Ireland (PDF)

Other information

Consultation on the Draft operational description for Integrated quality and enhancement review of higher education in colleges of further education in Northern Ireland  

Integrated quality and enhancement review Northern Ireland (IQER NI) Briefing - June 2010 - PowerPoint

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