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.

ICPPD is delivering programmes for the Academic Year 2020-2021, in a blended learning environment, integrating classroom face to face learning with online learning. ICPPD is conscious and resolute that the move to blended learning will uphold the college’s core values and that the holistic ethos and learner-centred approach will be maintained.

The QQI-validated BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes at ICPPD 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 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 a job, 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 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 Bachelor of Arts in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes. ICPPD’s policies and procedures are designed to ensure the quality of all programmes (QQI-validated, professionally accredited and self-certified programmes) and services at ICPPD and to be consistent with the policies, standards and requirements of QQI.

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’s QQI approved Quality Assurance Manual is available HERE.