From 01 July 2018, all centres will be using the Updated QBS System. Very little has changed:
- The process of entering learners, submitting etc. is the same
- The language is the same
What is different is a more straightforward screen layout, less buttons and a couple of specific features that should be useful:
- An ‘easy find’ facility for class groups.
- A direct link to the programmes you have validated by QQI and what you are certifying Is available for centres that manually inputs data to QBS. This does not yet apply to file uploads.
- A capacity to copy in your learner details from an Excel spread sheet to QBS that will avoid direct data entry - 20 at a time. This will increase in the coming months.
- A new tab in Learner Details showing all the components completed within your centre - history of learner further education components.
The Guide to Updated QBS is here. This guide is also on the QBS home page.
Accessing Updated QBS:
There is a new way to access the site known as Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is being introduced. The instructions for set up are here. It is a change from using the token/ fob. Securities will be set up using a mobile or desk phone or by downloading the mobile app. This will increase security and convenience.
QQI will provide support through QHelp.