The college is a recognised examination centre for the following examination bodies:
*State Examinations Commission (SEC)
The State Examinations Commission is the body this is responsible for organising all second level state examinations. Each year, towards the end of the second term, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) publishes a Candidate Information Booklet on the Leaving Certificate examination for that year. These booklets are made available to all students and can be obtained from the Porters’ desk, the General Office or from the tutors. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the contents, including the rules and regulations for running the examinations. For further information see www.examinations.ie.
*QQI – Quality assurance
QQI validates programmes and satisfies itself of the college’s capacity to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of the programmes and services offered to learners. QQI in partnership with the CDETB, ensures that Pearse College has in place a system of quality assurance policies and procedures to assure the continuous evaluation, updating and improvement of the college’s services.
*QQI – It’s importance
To achieve a full QQI Level 5 Major Award a student must pass at least eight (15 credits) minor components. In general, each of the subjects corresponds to a minor component. For each major award there are mandatory minor components.
National Framework Of Qualifications
*City of Dublin Education and Training Board (www.cdetb.ie)
The CDETB, formerly the VEC system, was established under the Vocational Education Act of 1930. CDETB is responsible for 23 schools and colleges in the city and for Youthreach Centres, Adult Education Centres, CDETB Psychological Service, CDETB Creches, Travellers’ Training Centres and Centres of Education in Prisons.