Certification and Accreditation
CMIT provides courses which are approved by or lead to certification by the following Educational Bodies, Professional Bodies and Organisations.
College of Management and IT (CMIT) is authorised to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in 2012 incorporating FETAC, HETAC, NQAI, and the Irish Universities Quality Board. QQI functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).
In the area of qualifications, QQI are responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). QQI are also an awarding body and set standards for awards they make in the NFQ. QQI validate education and training programmes and make extensive awards in the Further Education and Training sector including in the Education and Training Boards. QQI also make awards in Higher Education mainly to learners in private providers. The universities and institutes of technology largely make their own awards. QQI also provide advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland and on the recognition of Irish qualifications abroad. As a new function of QQI, they will publish a directory of providers and awards in the NFQ.In the area of quality assurance, QQI are responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of quality assurance in further and higher education providers in Ireland. This includes the universities, institutes of technology, Education and Training Boards and providers in the private further and higher education and training sectors (availing of QQI awards). QQI publish the outcomes of these external reviews on this website.
CMIT is an ILM-approved training centre and is authorised to provide ILM programmes which lead to ILM awards, certificates and diplomas. ILM is Europe’s largest leadership and management awarding body, approving more leadership and management development programmes than any other organisation and is the chosen leadership and management awarding body for over 350 higher and further education colleges in the UK and Ireland.
CMIT is an approved BTEC centre and is authorised to provide BTEC programmes which lead to Awards, Certificates and Diplomas. BTEC is part of Edexcel, and is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic qualifications to colleges in the UK, Ireland and internationally. BTEC is recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2009/10 over 1.1 million learners were BTEC registered.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers
Courses have been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
Courses themselves have been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found http://ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/
Website: ABC Awards
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in England, the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland, and the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
CMIT is a registered and approved CIW Training Partner. CIW is a worldwide leader in IT certification. With over 80,000 CIW certifications it is recognised as the standard Internet certification by academic institutions and companies. Students can earn CIW certificates in various Information Technology (IT) job roles, from the foundational CIW Associate certification, continuing to CIW Professional and specialization certifications, and up to advanced-level Master CIW certifications.
CompTIA is the Computing Technology Industry Association with over 20,000 members worldwide. The CompTIA A+ certification is the world standard entry-level qualification for computer technicians and engineers, recognised by employers everywhere. It validates IT hardware and software technical skills and confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and networking.
The Oracle Certification Program is a professional certification program offered by the Oracle Corporation. Oracle certifications are tangible, industry-recognised credentials that can help you succeed in your IT career and provide measurable benefits to your employer. Today there are over 440,000 Oracle Certified Professionals worldwide.
The widely respected IT certification programs available through Cisco Career Certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to network professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) validates knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes.