CMETB Collaboration with partners, other providers and other awarding bodies

Partnership and collaborating relationships, strengthen the range of provision offered to our learners.

CMETB FET centres and services engage in a wide range of collaborative activities for a variety of reasons and purposes.

Collaboration with Partners

CMETB FET centres and services have a number of co-operation and collaboration agreements in place with partner organisations. Amongst the aims of these agreements are to increase student progression opportunities from these centres/services to the respective partner organisation while supporting the learner to make such a transition. Such agreements currently exist with:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • St James’ Hospital
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • St Angela’s College, Sligo
  • Stranmillis University College, Belfast
  • Sligo Institute of Technology

Collaboration with other FET Providers

Both CMETB FE colleges are members of the North East Further and Higher Education Alliance (NEFHEA) which includes all PLC providers in the North East region together with DKIT. The aim of the alliance is to enable easier access to higher education and to support seamless progression from Further to Higher Education. The CMETB Director of Quality Assurance also sits on the FET2HE Network which aims to develop pathways from FET to HE by a regional cluster of education partners. CMETB FET centres and services are represented on a number of national fora including the ETBI QA Forum, ETBI PLC Principals Forum, Training Centre Managers Forum.

Collaboration with other awarding bodies

CMETB FET centres and services have quality assurance agreements in place presently with a range of awarding bodies including:

  • City and Guilds of London Institute
  • ITEC
  • BTEC/EDEXCEL/Pearson
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • CompTIA
  • IATI
  • Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
  • Department of Education – Junior and Senior Trades (Hairdressing) – SEC
  • Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU)

Where these agreements exist, assessments are undertaken in line with the quality assurance regulations of the certifying body. Details of the assessment related processes can be obtained, by learners, from the relevant CMETB FET centre/service.