CAUTION – This article was written in 2012 and may no longer be accurate
Velopi was recently approved by Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Velopi was awarded FETAC approval on 11 October 2011. This means that Velopi Ltd are approved Training Providers with FETAC and that they have agreed and approved quality assurance systems in place for the design and delivery of training programs. This means that Velopi can offer to learners Project Management Courses which lead to FETAC awards on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a way to compare qualifications, and to ensure that they are quality assured and recognised at home and abroad. Individuals with qualifications recognised through the NFQ have advantages if contemplating moving abroad for further study or for employment. The National Framework of Qualifications places the learner at the centre of the education and training system in Ireland.
In recent years, an increased emphasis has been placed on the importance of qualifications being portable and recognisable, in both a European and an international context. In this respect, the NFQ is a national initiative that is linked in with similar developments that are taking place in other countries and at an overall International level.
The NFQ is significant for learners, providers and employers in this international context. The NFQ has aided the recognition of qualifications, not only for holders of NFQ awards travelling abroad, but also for those travelling to this country with qualifications gained outside the State.
Employers, in Ireland or abroad, can recruit from a larger group of potential employees when their qualifications are understood.
Qualifications recognised through the NFQ are quality assured. This means that the programme leading to the qualification, and the institution providing it, are reviewed regularly. Quality assurance is intended to ensure that all learners have a high quality learning experience regardless of where they study.
FETAC is soon to be amalgamated along with HETAC and the NQAI into the new Qualifications and Quality Assurance authority of Ireland.
The picture below shows Seamus Collins from Velopi receiving the award from at the awards ceremony in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin
Velopi is also a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). This means our quality systems and course content has been approved by the PMI as meeting their expectations. Velopi have expertise in getting people the internationally recognised Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
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To get more information on this or other Velopi courses or services please contact Velopi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021-240-6250