FETAC Workshop
Preparing you Submission for FETAC

This workshop will assist training providers with preparing their submission to achieve FETAC Registered Provider Status.

Workshop Aim

The aim of the is workshop is to assist in the process of applying for FETAC Registration Status. It will provide you, the training provider, with a FETAC Quality Assurance System i.e., manuals, forms and associated documentation ready for submission to FETAC. Each system will be unique to your training provisions.

Workshop Facilitators

The expertise of the workshop facilitators is that they are Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in a wide range of industries, supported by a combination of practical experience and academic qualifications. The range of experience with regards to FETAC submissions include having developed their own FETAC Quality Assurance Systems, designed and delivered the content for a number of awards across a wide range of industry sectors. They have written, verified, marked and authenticated assessment results and been through the FETAC audit and monitoring process.  In addition, they have logged learner details on the FETAC Web entry system and are also members of the FETAC panel of External Authenticators.

Workshop Target Audience: Training providers who want to offer FETAC Awards relating to their subject matter expertise, to their clients.

Workshop Size: 9 Maximum

Duration: One day per week for 4 weeks

Step 1: FETAC The Organisation – In this step you will learn about FETAC as an organisation and the various stakeholders, including the types of awards that can be achieved by learners, FETAC’s policies, procedures and publications. This step will conclude with an overview of the NFQ, CQAF and requirements involved in achieving Registered Provider Status.

Step 2: Documenting Your FETAC Quality Assurance Manual – In this second step you will address the requirements of the FETAC guidelines (B1 – B9) including the documentation process of your QAM and associated forms.

Step 3: Auditing Process: Step 3 examines the Internal Verification (IV), External Authentication (EA) and FETAC Monitoring process and role of both IV and EA within the context of the current guidelines.

Step 4: You will learn how to register learner estimates and learner results on the FETAC Web Candidate Entry system.

Step 5: This final step will involve completing the FETAC application form and role plays in relation to the external authentication, monitoring etc


Workshop Investment: From €1275

Putting together a FETAC submission and preparing the associated documentation can take a considerable amount of time even for those who have experience in the area of drafting quality systems. How much is your time worth.

Each course will also allow for three observer places.

Once you complete your booking form and pay the workshop fee you will be forwarded the pre-reading and pre-preparation materials.

Cancellation policy or referral policy:

Each participant must bring to the workshop a lap top etc


    How to write assessments, create a marking scheme and grade learners based on the requirements of the module descriptors (General and/or specific)
    How to write course material based on the requirements of the FETAC module descriptors (General and/or specific)
    How to apply different training methods and training styles including using a wide range of visual aids for programme delivery
    How to draw up a training specification in accordance with FAS QA/58/01
    How to complete the FAS/EI Application Form to Register As A Trainer/Training Organisation
    How to set up a company
    FETAC Level 6 Train The Trainer
    How to perform the function of an Internal Verifier
    How the Authentication Process works
    How to log learner information onto the FETAC System
    Completing the FAS Approved Trainer/Training Organisations application form.

Included in the course will be information on how to market your business and you will also be furnished with reference materials and a series of useful links and resources to assist you in your business.


Note: These are also available as a one on one service, should you wish to avail of this service please contact us to discuss your requirements.

It is important to note that while you will be given the templates you need for a FETAC submission you will be required to complete them in your own time. Please ensure you are in a position to set at least five hours per week between each module.

After Care Support: In the event your FETAC Submission is returned for clarification we will review the feedback with you and assist in preparing you for re-submission.

Meet the Facilitators

Workshop Tutors

Seamus Hanley:

Martin Dermody

John McDaid

John has had a distinguished career from which he has retired after forty years as Principal Lecturer in Computing/ICT at Belfast Institute now Belfast Metropolitan External. In addition he was an Examiner/Authenticator from the very beginning of NCVA then FETAC spanning a period of twenty years. John has also acted in the same capacity for Dublin VEC for over 15 years.

John has a solid grounding in Engineering since he graduated in Aeronautical Engineering before becoming a Lecturer at Queen's University. Along with having extensive experience in FETAC systems where he acted as a consultant in matters relating to the role of the External Authentication process.

Support Tutors

Andrea Dermody

Muarry Clark

Joe Kelly

Ciara Byrnre

Nicola Murphy

Payment prior to course

Phone: (096) 49950   |   Fax: (096) 49950   |  E-mail: info@hanleyct.com