In May, 2014, Quality and Qualifications Ireland published Award Standards for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland. The publication followed a two-year process of consultation and development. The PTF was represented on the Development Group.
These Award Standards “stipulate the award standards for programmes of higher education and study in educational programmes in counselling and in psychotherapy at Level 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the NFQ” (National Framework of Qualifications) in Ireland.
The PTF and its members responded individually and collectively to the award standards.
These award standards now form the basis of the educational standards to be met by programmes leading to qualifications from Levels 6 – 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. The publication of these award standards is welcomed by all members of the PTF.