There was plenty of reason to celebrate in EMS & Associates, as all the team gathered for a training day and to celebrate their re-engagement with QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). EMS & Associates are Health & Safety, Consultants, Auditors and Trainers, based in Drogheda. They are the only private QQI providers in the health and safety industry, in Louth. They deliver accredited health and safety-related modules at Levels 4 – 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. These modules are designed and suitable for industry, or those with an interest in developing their skills and knowledge in Health and Safety. Niall Edwards, Managing Director, of EMS & Associates, said that “the work in compiling our new Quality Assurance Manual was a worthwhile journey in exploring our approach to teaching and ensuring the learner is at the centre of all training we deliver. We look forward to further expanding the range of courses we offer and are excited about our future training plans”.
EMS & Associates originally got their Quality Assurance agreed with FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) back in October 2007. HETAC, FETAC and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland were dissolved in 2012 through the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 and QQI was born. QQI is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. QQI promote, maintain, and develop the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, a 10-level framework for the development, recognition and awarding of qualifications in Ireland.