Important update from Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI)
QQI is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. QQI is following the advice of the public health and education authorities in relation to the crisis and we are putting in place measures to ensure continuity of service to our stakeholders.
QQI is working with partners (including THEA) across the education and training sector to support and provide leadership for FET and HE providers in their efforts to maintain the integrity, quality and standards of the Irish education and training system, at this time of unprecedented challenge.
Key goals are to assure learners that the quality of the qualification they receive in 2020 will be maintained and to provide clarity in relation to guidance concerning alternative arrangements for teaching, learning and especially assessment for the remainder of the academic year 2019/20
Link to THEA Statement of Academic Continuity 24 March 2020
Link to Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
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Link to Ireland’s National Action Plan in response to COVID-19
Advice for International Students
Links to Department of Health guidelines, posters and collateral around Covid-19 and social behaviours
Link to COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Students who have lost employement can also apply:
The Department of Health has developed social distancing graphics to help you maintain distance in your premises
Download them here
Presidents of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology contact up to 250,000 students to reinforce the critical importance of social distancing.
The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have today (Monday March 16th) issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on social distancing to protect themselves from infection and to slow down the spread of Covid 19 in order to protect others.
The Presidents have issued a joint letter which is being emailed to up to 250,000 students today to recognise the seriousness of the public health challenge and to act responsibly in the weeks and months ahead.
Covid-19 updates in Institutes of Technology
For updates from each of the institutes of Technology please visit each institution's Covid-19 update pages:
IT Sligo: https://www.itsligo.ie/covid-19/
IT Tralee: www.ittralee.ie/coronavirus
For updates and advice from the Union of Students in Ireland please visit: