Financial Services Ireland
Financial Services Ireland (FSI) is the only cross-sectoral financial services industry association in Ireland. FSI is part of the Ibec group that represents IFSC firms. Financial Services Ireland has a membership base of over 120 financial institutions spanning the breadth of the financial services sector.
National College of Ireland
At NCI we have developed innovative teaching and learning technologies that are designed to support students who embark on education at all stages in their life and career. Whether you are embarking on third-level education for the first time or continuing your education, you will find NCI a highly supportive environment in which to learn.
The Apprenticeship Council was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills on 18th November 2014. The establishment of the Apprenticeship Council is a key action in the implementation of recommendations from the recent Irish Apprenticeship review. In particular, the Council is tasked with the expansion of Apprenticeship into new sectors of the economy and mapping out the sectors where new apprenticeships can make a real difference to both employers and employees. The Council is enterprise led and has representatives from business, trade unions, further education bodies and the Department of Education and Skills.
Our mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education Training provision to ensure economic and social wellbeing and to play our part in progressing, influencing and supporting the development of a Further Education Training sector that is more responsive to the needs of learners and employers, is innovative, flexible and demand-led.
Department of Education and Skills
The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals, through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland's social, cultural and economic development.
Higher Education Authority
The HEA leads the strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system with the objective of creating a coherent system of diverse institutions with distinct missions, which is responsive to the social, cultural and economic development of Ireland and its people and supports the achievement of national objectives.
Ibec is the group that represents Irish business both domestically and internationally. Ibec and its sectors groups lobby government, policy makers and other key stakeholders nationally and internationally to shape business conditions and drive economic growth. The Ibec team includes experts across all of the major policy areas key to business.
QQI was established in November 2012. Our mission is to promote the enhancement of quality in Ireland’s further and higher education and training; to quality assure providers of education and training; and to support and promote a qualifications system that benefits learners and other stakeholders. We are responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training in Ireland. We validate programmes for certain providers in these sectors and make awards to learners. We are also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the NFQ.