QQI is the state agency responsible for promoting the quality, integrity and reputation of Ireland’s further and higher education system, ensuring that learners achieve qualifications that are valued nationally and internationally. Established in 2005, Chevron College is wholly owned by well known businessman Karl Fitzpatrick and employs over 100 staff in Wexford town.
Since 2014, Chevron College has successfully delivered online degree programmes in partnership with both the University of East London and the University of Sunderland. Due to its growth in this area, the strategic decision was taken in 2020 to seek approval from QQI for Chevron to develop and delivery higher education programmes in its own right.
Speaking about this landmark development, Mr. Fitzpatrick said “Today is a very proud day for my team and I. Chevron is the first privately owned e-learning provider in the South East to secure Higher Education status with QQI, which enables us to deliver University level programmes globally. This approval provides the College with an incredible opportunity for growth and I expect that as a result we will create 50 highly skilled roles in the areas of instructional design, programme development, quality assurance, international sales and marketing over the coming years.”