Standards

Health Service Executive

Prosper Fingal provides personal and social services to adults with an intellectual disability on behalf of the Health Service Executive (HSE). The particulars of service provision are specified in an annual ‘Service Arrangement’ between Prosper Fingal and the HSE. The HSE agrees to give funding to Prosper Fingal subject to Prosper Fingal meeting the terms and conditions outlined in the Service Arrangement. Therefore, it is essential that Prosper Fingal meets its obligations set out in the Service Arrangement, which specifies, how the service operates.

HIQA

As a provider of residential services to people with disabilities Prosper Fingal has to adhere to the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities developed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). The standards have been developed for the registration and inspection of residential services for people with disabilities. There are thirty standards grouped into eight themes used to determine whether a residential service is a person-centred quality service.

QQI

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland.  Prosper Fingal is a QQI registered provider.  This means that our quality assurance policies and procedures have been agreed with QQI. We are therefore accredited to deliver a programme of training. Upon completion of “Developing Basic Social Roles”, the learner will achieve a Certificate in General Learning (P2GLO).  This is a Major Award at Level 2 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

There are no prior learning requirements for this programme.  Each applicant will be assessed in accordance with Prosper Fingal’s Admission Criteria.

Developing Basic Social Roles will prepare learners for future options that may include further education, further training and /or other adult support services.

VEC

Vocational Educational Committees (VEC) are statutory education authorities which have responsibility for vocational educational training, youth work and a range of other statutory functions. County Dublin VEC works in partnership with Prosper Fingal to provide educational opportunities to the people who avail of our services.