External Quality AssuranceAbout ICD

Department of Education and Skills, Ireland

ICD Business School proudly follows the rules and regulations set down by the Department of Education and Skills.


All of ICD’s programmes are validated by QQI.QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national agency responsible for qualifications and quality assurance in higher education in Ireland.

Standards Verification and External Examination

A key external quality assurance mechanism, external examiners provide independent and impartial advice – and informed comment – on academic standards, assessment, and learner achievement. In addition to verifying marks and objectively judging student attainment against intended learning outcomes, external examiners also assist ICD by evaluating and critiquing its programmes and assessment strategies more generally. External examiners are independent experts working in other higher education institutions with disciplinary specialisations that are appropriate to ICD’s course offerings.


The BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance has exemption accreditation from Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) for the following examination papers:

  • Accountant in Business (AB)
  • Management Accountant (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
  • Corporate and Business Law (LW)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Taxation (TX)
  • Financial Reporting (FR)
  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Financial Management (FM)

For more information, please take a look at our student handbook: See Student Handbook