Our team of professional trainers have years of experience in QQI Authentication, writing, & development

QQI Authentication

A Mac Training Solutions provides independent confirmation of fair and consistent assessment of learners in accordance with national standards

It establishes the credibility of a provider’s assessment processes and ensures that assessment evidence has been marked in a valid and reliable way and are compliant with the requirements for Level 1 to 5 awards. A MAC Training is included on the new National External Authentificator Directory (QQI Awards) for ETBI, activated in early 2020. 

Our team of professional trainers have years of experience in QQI Authentication, writing, & development

How We Do It

We undertake External Authentication using the following criteria:

  • Visit to the Centre and meet with appropriate staff
  • Moderate assessment results in accordance with the standards outlined in the award specification or validated programme (post 2017)
  • Apply the sampling strategy to select the portfolios to moderate assessment results consistent with QQI requirements
  • Review internal verification (IV) report(s);
  • Authenticate the findings/outcomes; and note cited evidence of IV process
  • Confirm the fair and consistent assessment of learners consistent with the provider’s procedures and with QQI policy on quality assuring assessment (including checking that the correct assessment instrument was used)
  • Follow up on recommendations of previous External Authentication reports if appropriate
  • Conduct a closing meeting with the relevant staff (if necessary, this may be completed by telephone)
  • Complete a full and comprehensive External Authentication Report and submit to the relevant persons within the agreed timeline
  • Adhere to provider data protection procedures
  • Participate in the results approval process as per the provider’s agreed procedures
  • Identify any issues/irregularities in relation to the assessment process
  • Recommend results for approval
  • Attend the Results Approval Panel (RAP) meeting, if requested
  • Produce an External Authentication Report
  • Any other duties appropriate to the needs of the provider as may be assigned for the effective and efficient management of resources

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