All courses at the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Science are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland. QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with key functions relating to the Quality Assurance of Higher and Further Education in Ireland, with the validation of programmes and the making of awards primarily. QQI is governed by a board of ten members including the Chief Executive. Board members are appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. The Chief Executive is appointed by the Board with the consent of the Minister. QQI is responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). As an Academic Awarding body, it is the only awarding body in Ireland, which makes awards at all levels of the NFQ. It is responsible for standard setting for educational awards at the ten levels of the NFQ which they make.
The undergraduate counselling related programmes at ICHAS are recognised by the Addiction Counsellors Ireland (ACI), the National Association for Pastoral Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP) and the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP).
Blended learning is one of the most important advances in third level education in Ireland. At its core, it is the marriage of e-learning with face-to-face learning. Blended learning at ICAHS allows a student to learn through content and instruction delivered via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. As a student it lets you decide how you want to learn. For many students who have to work, this offers the ideal option for their busy lives.
Yes, all our degree and masters programmes have work placement as part of their overall syllabus. We have a dedicated work placement officer in place for our programmes to support students when seeking their work placement.
Yes, all our undergraduate full-time Counselling & Psychotherapy courses are on the CAO and can be found on the CAO's website.