Developing Shared Programmes
A group of FETAC Registered Providers can come together to form a consortium to develop a programme for use across a number of FETAC Registered Providers.
There are three options for developing shared programmes:
- The members of the consortium named in the shared programme application can share the programme
- A list of named providers (not necessarily members of the consortium), named in the shared programme application, can share the programme
- Any provider from a list of named provider types (for example all VEC providers), named in the shared programme application, can share the programme
To assist Providers in developing shared programmes, FETAC has published Programme Validation: Shared Programmes Guidelines which is available on www.fetac.ie. Further information on Shared Programmes is available on the FETAC website.
For those Providers who wish to request support from the Further Education Support Service in developing shared programmes and establishing a consortium, the following should be considered before requesting support:
- Providers should be familiar with their own quality assurance agreement, specifically policy B5 Programme Development, Delivery and Review and policy B6 Fair and Consistent Assessment of Learners
- Providers should read the Further Education Support Service document Information on setting up a consortium to develop a shared programme and suggested terms of reference for a consortium
- Providers should familiarise themselves with the FETAC Shared Programme Approval Application Form
- Providers should familiarise themselves with relevant documentation on: