Accreditations

Many of SQT’s programmes have national and international recognition through a range of accreditations which are outlined below. SQT were proud to become a member of HECA (Higher Education Colleges Association) in 2014. HECA is the recognised voice of independent higher level education in Ireland. HECA’s main focus is on representing the independent third level sector by ensuring the highest standards of quality amongst its members.

 

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland
QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. The agency has replaced the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) and incorporates the functions of the Irish Universities Quality Board. SQT programmes which have been validated by FETAC and HETAC are now awarded by QQI. QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors. QQI is also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

NEBOSH - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

NEBOSH - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.

IRCA - International Register of Certificated Auditors

IRCA - International Register of Certificated Auditors
SQT are authorised by the IRCA approved training organisation Antaris (AO17237) to offer the IRCA Certified training courses on their behalf. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the world's original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems. IRCA Accreditation Specific Information

IEMA - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

IEMA - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the professional membership body for promoting best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment for all industry sectors. IEMA Accreditation Specific Information

AEE - Association of Energy Engineers

AEE - Association of Energy Engineers
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), founded in 1977, is a non-profit professional society of over 15,000 members in 84 countries. Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field. It has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals both in the United States and abroad.

ICEB - International Cleanroom Education Board

ICEB - International Cleanroom Education Board
The ICEB promotes the preparation and accreditation of internationally-recognized educational courses for people who design and test and monitor, operate, and work as operators in cleanrooms. The ICEB accredits Cleanroom and Contamination courses that treat subjects according to the relevant ISO standards. Courses are accredited within an ‘Accreditation Guidelines’ set down by the ICEB. People attending courses will be certified by examination and each successful candidate is awarded a certificate with the ICEB logo, and has their name placed on the website.

CIEH - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

CIEH - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a registered charity and the professional voice for environmental health. It sets standards, accredits courses and qualifications for the education of members and other environmental health practitioners.