New Providers

Any provider applying for REPs Ireland accreditation must initially attend a mandatory briefing session. This briefing session will outline the requirements and criteria necessary to complete the auditing process. It will give providers an opportunity to meet with the REPs Ireland and Auditing teams.

Any queries that arise or clarification on the process will be addressed in this session. Mandatory briefing sessions take place twice annually, providing two windows of opportunity for new providers to apply for accreditation.

Applications for submission for the January 2021 session are now CLOSED.

The next briefing session will take place on the 26th of August 2021. To register your interest for this session please contact our office team by Monday 26th of July : info@repsireland.ie

After attending the briefing session, providers can progress to the 3 staged process below:
  • Stage 1: Application form to be completed outlining organisational structure, staff qualifications, facilities/ equipment available, resources, contingency planning and external awarding organisation affiliation. Evidence of each will be required and reviewed desk-based.
  • Stage 2: Application form to be completed with in-depth detail of management systems, quality assurance/standardisation activities, qualification mapping, assessment practices and public profile materials. Evidence of items under the above headings will be required and reviewed desk-based before a site visit takes place in stage 3. If a provider is successful in completing this, they will progress to the final stage of audit.
  • Stage 3: Final stage, a site visit will take place to conduct the following: observations of facilities/equipment, monotiling of assessment practices, interviews with students / tutors and to follow up on any items outstanding from stage 2 on the audit process.

Once the audit process is complete an education provider will receive approval for a period of 2 years.

Existing Providers

Every 2 years a REPs Ireland approved provider will undergo a re-audit this will take place in the following 2 stage process:

  • Stage 1: Re-audit application form is completed, any changes to the organisation structure, staffing, programme delivery methods, locations etc. must be outlined. Actions in initial audit report must be completed. Review of this information will be conducted desk-based. If satisfactory, a stie visit will be arranged.
  • Stage 2: Site visit will take place to conduct the following: observations of facilities/equipment, monotiling of assessment practices, interviews with students / tutors and to follow up on any items outstanding from stage 1 on the audit process.

Note: If a provider wishes to add an additional category to their accreditation, this can be done in stage 1 of the re-audit, mapping documents, course content, delivery / assessment practices etc. will therefore be required.

Costs

Briefing SessionPre- Audit FeeAudit Fee (Year 1)
New AuditBriefing Session€50.00Pe-Audit Fee€400.00Audit Fee (Year 1)1-3 Categories:
€1,300
4 Categories:
€1,500
5 Categories:
€1,700
Briefing SessionAnnual MembershipRe-Audit Fee (every 2 years)
Re AuditBriefing SessionN/AAnnual Membership€400.00Re-Audit Fee (every 2 years)1-3 Categories:
€800
4 Categories:
€1,000
5 Categories:
€1,200
Possible Additional Fees
TypeFeeDescription
Surveillance Fees€100.00DescriptionStandalone Inspection (Delivery and/or assessment)
Additional Site Visit Fee€150.00DescriptionObservation of Practical Assessments

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