The Institute's quality processes aim to assure all stakeholders that all SETU Waterford activities are at an appropriate standard and are fit for purpose, and to facilitate their ongoing enhancement and development.
The SETU Waterford Academic Council has formal responsibility for quality assurance. Under the Regional Technical Colleges Acts it is appointed by Governing Body to assist it in the planning, co-ordination, development and overseeing of the educational work of the college and to protect, maintain and develop the academic standards of the courses and the activities of the college.
The Institute's Quality Assurance procedures are agreed with the national regulatory agency - Quality & Qualifications Ireland (formerly HETAC) - and are operated with authority delegated from that agency. The Quality Assurance procedures embed and operationalize the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area ("the ESG") and are directed by those standards. The Institute's Quality Assurance arrangements have received commendation from HETAC and other peer reviewers.
The main academic quality assurance processes at SETU Waterford include: