QA Procedures


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you as an interested party to the operations and management of Open College for Direct Learning Limited (‘The Open College’).

The Open College is one of Ireland’s leading private online training providers and we are accredited by QQI, Quality and Qualifications Ireland. The Open College was originally established in 2004 to meet the training needs of people across a number of sectors in Ireland.  Since that time, The Open College’s operations have expanded to include a wide range of online training and education activities in the Further Education sector.

The Open College is fully committed to excellence in flexible online education and we seek to ensure that all our learners receive the highest quality training and support in Ireland while utilising the latest technological innovations.

We have a culture of continuous improvement within the college and we continue to invest in our people and online systems to make sure that our activities and processes keep pace with the changing requirements of education globally. As part of our quality improvement efforts, we are also committed to benchmarking ourselves against national and international standards of practice in order to continuously evaluate and improve our learning experiences and outcomes.

The QQI Quality Assurance System is designed to document and explain the Quality Assurance System in place for all QQI programmes delivered by The Open College. This QQI Quality Assurance System uses a framework based on the 11 core sections of QQI’s Core Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines.