Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

QQI Programme

Students from Senior 4 – Senior 6 in St Ultan’s School participate in specific programmes of learning, leading to QQI Certification at Level 2 and 3. Below are some of the modules facilitated in St. Ultan’s:

  • Computer Skills
  • Craft
  • Data Handling
  • Design
  • Food Choice and Health
  • Health Related Exercise
  • Life Science: Habitats
  • Life Science: Horticulture
  • Life Science: Life Cycles
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Music
  • Non-Verbal Communications
  • Personal Care
  • Personal Decision Making
  • Personal Safety
  • Quantitive Problem Solving
  • Quantity and Number
  • Reading
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Visual Art
  • Writing

Certification is achieved through continuous assessment and the compilation of portfolios of work in each module/subject. All students’ work is assessed during both internal and external examination processes. QQI programmes of learning have been adopted in this school as they can appropriately accommodate individual programmes of learning that meet each student’s needs, interests and abilities. They also facilitate the development of functional literacy and numeracy skills as well as a broad range of other skills and knowledge that are important to the promotion of life skills to enable independent living and vocational opportunities.

Students may undertake programmes of learning that will lead to:

Minor Award/Component Certificate – awarded on successful achievement of a module or group of modules

Major Award, i.e. General Learning Certificate for achievement of at least five modules including one from each of the following areas: Mathematics, Communications and Personal Effectiveness.

QQI is a national award body and pupils may continue to access additional QQI programmes of learning in a wide range of post-school training and educational settings.