Validating bodies

QQI is also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges.

On 6 November 2012, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established as a new integrated agency (replacing the Further Education and Training Awards Council, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and incorporating the functions of the Irish Universities Quality Board).

QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors.

If you’ve worked on a test-driven Following the four-phase test pattern, the test above executes a request to the current user endpoint and makes some assertions about the structure and content of the expected response.

While this approach has the benefit of ensuring the response object includes the expected values for the specified properties, it is also verbose and cumbersome to maintain.

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