Quality Assurance at ICPPD

ICPPD strives to provide high-quality, relevant, academically rigorous programmes in a learner-centred environment that emphasises experiential learning in collaboration with partners and associates.

The QQI-validated BA (Hons) in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme (Level 8) at ICPPD is 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 aids potential learners in making informed decisions about their qualification choices, and progression routes available to them and means that learning achievements can be measured and related to each other using the NFQ.

With the NFQ it is clear, nationally and internationally, which standard of education learners currently hold or are studying towards. This becomes very important when considering further learning or when applying for work, in Ireland or abroad.

In order to ensure the highest possible standard of education is provided, ICPPD conducts a number of internal and external reviews and has a Quality Assurance Manual (link) which sets out the policies and procedures adopted by the College and are approved by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

QQI is the academic awarding body for ICPPD’s Bachelor of Arts in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes.

The ICPPD Quality Assurance Manual is developed to provide guidance and information about quality assurance and enhancement to all stakeholders at ICPPD.  The QA Manual includes all college policies and procedures which are designed to ensure the quality of all programmes – QQI-validated, professionally accredited and self-certified programmes – and is consistent with the policies, standards and requirements of QQI.

ICPPD’s QQI approved Quality Assurance Manual is available HERE.

The QA Manual also describes how continual improvement is supported within the College, and defines the key objectives and relevant performance indicators which will be measured within ICPPD. While every effort has been made to ensure that the practices identified and described have been grounded in best practice, it is envisaged that these systems will develop with testing, through practice and ongoing mature reflection within the College.

ICPPD is cognisant of our responsibilities as an education provider under the current Equal Status Act 2000-2018 and will provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate participation  on ICPPD programmes as outlined in the Disability  Policy and Supports for Learners with Additional Needs.