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Delegated Authority

HETAC may delegate authority to make awards to recognised institutions under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act, 1999.

Only recognised institutions can be granted delegated authority to make awards. Recognised institutions are those established by or under section 3 of the Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992, which in effect means the current Institutes of Technology (13). The Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, section 24(2), provides for the designation of other providers as recognised institutions, subject to certain conditions and the issuing of an order by the Minister. Recognised institutions with delegated authority can make awards in their own name. Delegated authority may apply to all the programmes provided by a recognised institution at the time of its evaluation by HETAC. Delegation however may be limited to certain award types.

For example, a recognised institution may provide programmes that lead to awards ranging from Higher Certificate to Doctoral Degree but may only receive delegated authority for its programmes that lead to awards up to and including Honours Degrees.

Athlone Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Cork Institute of Technology
IADT Dun Laoghaire
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Sligo
Institute of Technology Tallaght
Institute of Technology Tralee
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology

** An updated summary of Delegated Authority (February 2010) is now available here


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