Self-evaluation and Monitoring

Monitoring is considered to be:

A continuing function that aims primarily to provide managers and main stakeholders with regular feedback and early indications of progress or lack thereof in the achievement of intended results. Monitoring tracks the actual performance or situation against what was planned or expected according to pre-determined standards. Monitoring generally involves collecting and analysing data on implementation processes, strategies and results, and recommending corrective measures[8].

Self-Evaluation is defined as:

Any process or methodology carried out by a (of a FET provider) FET provider under its own responsibility, to evaluate its performance or position in relation to two dimensions:

  1. an internal dimension (ʻmicro levelʼ) that covers services, internal staff, beneficiaries or clients, policy and/or internal organisation, development plan, etc.; and
  2. an external dimension (ʻmacro levelʼ) that covers analysis of the educational offer of this institution compared to others: relationship with the territorial system of actors (local decision-makers, unions, local governments, type of labour market and needs of VET, information network, type of populations interested in a learning offer and evolution of the needs, main results of work at national and European levels in the VET sector)[9].

CDETB, is committed to the processes of evaluating its own performance and centre lead programme self-evaluation processes are part of legacy centre level procedures. There is also a monitoring and self-evaluative dimension provided for in the procedures for conducting Exam Board and Results Approval Panel meetings, in terms of reviewing how programmes have performed over the previous cycle. These procedures have been extensively reviewed and re-developed to strengthen the processes at College and Centre level. It is the aim of CDETB to strength these processes further.

Centre level QA Procedures

College of Further Education
Training Centres
Adult Education and Education to Prisons


Course, Programme, Centre, Service and Institutional Review Policy, Procedures and Support Docs 2021 Quality Maintenance Enhancement and Assurance; Self-Evaluation, Monitoring and Review Policy and Procedures
For course/programme area/centre/college service sphere and institutional level reviews 


[8] UNDP, Evaluation Office, New York, 2002.

[9] Cedefop(2011). Glossary : Quality in education and training, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

CDETB, conducted an Executive Self –Evaluation on quality assurance at corporate level. The finding of this can be accessed here – ESE Report

Centres are required to monitor courses from the perspective of programme validation, course approval and information to learners. A monitoring and self-evaluation tool was created for this purpose and issued to all centres.