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Compare the results of the national referencing process by choosing the national flag. Up to 5 examples of qualifications are provided for each NQF level. National systems may include many other qualifications at those levels.

  • Knowledge at the most advanced frontier of a field of work or study and at the interface between fields
  • The most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, including synthesis and evaluation, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice
  • Demonstrate substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity and sustained commitment to the development of new ideas or processes at the forefront of work or study contexts including research
  • Highly specialised knowledge, some of which is at the forefront of knowledge in a field of work or study, as the basis for original thinking and/or research; critical awareness of knowledge issues in a field and at the interface between different fields
  • Specialised problem-solving skills required in research and/or innovation in order to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields
  • Manage and transform work or study contexts that are complex, unpredictable and require new strategic approaches; take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice and/or for reviewing the strategic performance of teams
  • Advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding of theories and principles
  • Advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex and unpredictable problems in a specialised field of work or study
  • Manage complex technical or professional activities or projects, taking responsibility for decision making in unpredictable work or study contexts; take responsibility for managing professional development of individuals and groups
  • Comprehensive, specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within a field of work or study and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge
  • A comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems
  • Exercise management and supervision in contexts of work or study activities where there is unpredictable change review and develop performance of self and others
  • Factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study
  • A range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or study
  • Exercise self-management within the guidelines of work or study contexts that are usually predictable, but are subject to change; supervise the routine work of others, taking some responsibility for the evaluation and improvement of work or study activities
  • Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study
  • A range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information
  • Take responsibility for completion of tasks in work or study; adapt own behaviour to circumstances in solving problems
  • Basic factual knowledge of a field of work or study
  • Basic cognitive and practical skills required to use relevant information in order to carry out tasks and to solve routine problems using simple rules and tools
  • Work or study under supervision with some autonomy
  • Basic general knowledge
  • Basic skills required to carry out simple tasks
  • Work or study under direct supervision in a structured context
Hungary
Country
EQF National Coordination Point, Educational Authority

Qualifications attainable in secondary education:
CXC. Act of 2011 on the National Public Education;
100/1997. Government Decree on the Rules of Secondary School-leaving Examination

Significant rules and policies concerning higher educational and vocational qualifications: 
CCVI Act of 2011 on National Higher Education; 
18/2016 Ministry of Human Capacities Decree on modifying the 8/2003 Ministry of Human Capacities Decree on the output requirements of Higher Vocational Education and Training, Ba/Bsc, Ma/Msc and Teacher Training Programmes, and the common requirements of Teacher Preparation; 
283/2012 Government Decree on the System of Teacher Training, Specialisations and Register of Teacher Training Programmes; 
87/2015 Government Decree on the implementation of certain elements of the CCVI Act of 2011 on National Higher Education

NQF/NQS EQF National Coordination Point, Educational Authority
Information
Referencing Report
PhD degree

Qualifications of PhD education can be obtained by those who exhibit the following competences:

1) knowledge – Having a research-based knowledge about the given field’s general and specific characteristics, and the necessary methodological background related to the specialised scientific discipline.

2) skills – Being able to analyse the given field creatively, drawing up comprehensive and special relations synthetically from an innovative angle, and conduct adequate evaluative and critical reflection. Being able to apply and further develop specific knowledge transfer and problem-solving techniques of one’s field. Being able to detect unexpected issues of the profession, and to explore the research-based theoretical and practical background that is necessary to overcome those issues.

3) attitude – Exhibiting motivation and learning skills that enable one to explore and overcome unforeseen, unpredictable issues of the research field. Having a strong sense of dedication toward the profession, a firm devotion to explore new directions, accepting the necessity to engage in enduring work procedures.

4) autonomy and responsibility – Building and initiating new domains of knowledge constructively and creatively, initiating new practical solutions. Taking leadership in the formation of theoretical and practical matters in a highly cooperative way. Taking the responsibility for posing and overcoming new field-related ethical issues. 
Pre-conditions for the admission to the training: Applicants holding a MA/Msc degree certificate and at least one state-accredited complex intermediate ‘C’ foreign language exam (or eguivalent). Further conditions can be determined by individual higher education institutions, provided that those apply to all applicants regardless of which institution issued their degree certificate. 
ECTS: at least 240 points
Duration of training: 8 semesters – if the act at hand does not stipulates otherwise. 
Conditions for completion: Fulfilling the prescribed duties of the regulations on doctorate students; testifying (as stated in the regulations on doctorate students) the acquisition of at least two foreign languages relevant to the research field, which could include a sign language certificate on other language too for students with hearing impairment; exhibiting independent scientific work, activities in sport science, articles, studies, etc; exhibiting the results of independent artistic work for the attainment of DLA qualification; fulfilling scientific and artistic tasks related to the field requirements independently; demonstrating dissertation, or production;  defending the results in public. 

 

  • PhD course in Philology
    Having an extensive knowledge in philology, general and theoretical linguistics. More specifically, acquiring more specialised linguistic expertise which highlights skills in the given research topic. Having a detailed expertise in the Hungarian and foreign research literature. Being able to create a deeper understanding of other research areas, methods and results. Knowing about the methodological essentials and the most important research methods in philology. Being able to discuss the emerging research dilemmas in public and to manage the professional scientific discourse.http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=196922.333562
EQF Level 8
Master's degree

Qualifications of MA/Msc education can be obtained by those who have the following competences:

1) knowledge – Having a thorough knowledge about both general and specific characteristics, boundaries of the field’s expertise, its directions for development and links to other related fields of the profession. Having a detailed knowledge about the given field’s connections, theories and the relevant terminology, specific research methods and related regulations and policies.

2) skills – Conducting detailed analysis of different views and professional stands that contribute to the body of knowledge in the given field. Drawing up comprehensive and specific connections and carrying out evaluation. Identifying specific professional issues with a versatile interdisciplinary approach. Applying field-related knowledge transfer techniques, processing publications, having knowledge about the effective research and processing of information at an advanced level.

3) attitude – Situating oneself into the overall and particular set of relations, and professional identity that feeds into the distinct nature, individual and community role of the field. Transmitting the profession’s summative and specified set of issues authentically. Making strategic decisions by carefully considering and respecting legal and ethical standards in situations where new and complex approach is necessary. Exhibiting and representing an advanced professional identity and devotion toward the professional and broader community in society. Striving to channel the latest result of the profession for the benefit of one’s own development.

4) autonomy and responsibility – Considering and elaborating on overall and particular professional matters with significant independence by using available resources. Speaking for one’s own professional views in known decision-making scenarios. Planning and carrying out one’s own activity. Taking responsibility for the environmental and societal impact of one’s decisions in new and complex decision-making settings too. 
Pre-conditions for the admission to the training: Obtaining a certificate testifying one’s BA/Bsc degree and the specialised qualification attained during the first-cycle. Further conditions can be determined by individual higher education institutions, provided that those apply to all applicants regardless of which institution issued their first-cycle certificate. 
ECTS: at least 60, maximum 120 points
Duration of training: at least 2, maximum 4 semesters
Conditions for completion: Passing the final exam, attaining a foreign language exam (if not regulated otherwise) are prerequisites for issuing the degree certificate testifying the completion of higher education studies. For issuing the certificate students are expected to show the document testifying that the required state accredited foreign language exam (or equivalent) during the second cycle.

  • MSc course in Animal Husbandry
    Being aware of the scientific and biological background of stockbreeding. Knowing about the theories and the potential practical implications of breeding, the production, processing and sales of animal commodities. Understanding the quality, food security and environmental regulations of animal commodity production, and having relevant knowledge about human health. Knowing and understanding the basic concepts, connections and procedures of food chain security. Understanding the legal and economic set of regulations for breeding and the production of animal commodities. Being aware of the recent technology of breeding, animal farming, propagation, feeding. Being able to plan, organise and manage procedures in breeding, the production, processing and sales of animal commodities. Being able to explore and elaborate new alternatives for the technology of stockbreeding sectors. Having the capacity to adapt complex technological systems by applying one’s acquired knowledge at an advanced level. Having the ability to carry out independent research in natural and agriculture science. Duration of training: 4 semestersThe number of credits necessary for Master qualification: 120 pointshttp://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=196922.333562
  • MSc course in Mechanical Engineering
    Having knowledge of the general and specific mathematical, natural and social scientific principles, rules, connections, procedures necessary for the management of the technical field. Understanding the essential theories, connections, and the terminology constituting the technical field. Having a detailed knowledge and understanding of the knowledge acquisition and data collecting methods in the technical field including the ethical limitations and problem-solving techniques. Having a comprehensive understanding about the significant characteristics and application areas of the constructional materials in mechanical engineering. Knowing about the leadership tools and methods and the respective occupational regulations and laws. Being aware of the technology and theory of measurement in the mechanical field. Having a knowledge about the field-related information and communication technologies. Knowing about and understanding the tools and methods of computer modelling and simulations used in the field of mechanics. Being able to apply the acquired general and specific natural and social scientific and mathematical principles, regulations, connections and procedures for issues emerging in the field of mechanics. Duration of training: 4 semestersThe number of credits necessary for Master qualification: 120 pointshttp://net.jogtar.hu/jr/gen/hjegy_doc.cgi?docid=A1600018.EMM&timeshift=fffffff4&txtreferer=00000001.TXT 
EQF Level 7
Bachelor's degree

Qualifications of BA/Bsc education can be obtained by those who have the following competences:

1) knowledge – Having a comprehensive knowledge about fundamental facts, directions and limits in the domain of the educational field. Being aware of the most important relations, theories and the underlying terminology of the field at hand. Knowing the cognitive and problem-solving methods of major theories of the field, and the related policies and regulations.

2) skills – Fulfilling jobs related to one’s qualification. Analysing the disciplines of the field at a basic level, drawing up connections synthetically and analysing them adequately. Identifying professional routine problems, exploring and formulating the solution-oriented precept and practical background and solving them by applying standard procedures.

3) attitude – Accepting and genuinely representing the role of the field in the society and its fundamental relations to the world. Being open to the professional, technological developments of the field and mediating them genuinely.

4) autonomy and responsibility – Reflecting on comprehensive, fundamental issues of the profession independently, even in unexpected decision-making scenarios, and elaborating on those issues by using available resources. Taking responsibilities in forming and supporting professional stands and directions. Input-related pre-conditions for the trainings: Passing the secondary school leaving exam. The attainment of a certain level of foreign language certificate, and the fulfilment of health-related, professional, and aptitude tests can be prerequisites. Two years before the admission procedures: the government issues a decree outlining the requirements related to the fulfilment of secondary school leaving exam for BA programmes; and the higher education institutions can determine admission requirements in aptitude tests, oral exams for their programmes in accordance with the regulations of the government decree.
ECTS: at least 180, maximum 240 points.
Duration of training: at least 6, maximum 8 semesters
Conditions for completion: In practice-oriented courses a traineeship/internship has to be organised at a length that is not less than it is stipulated by 85. § (3). Fulfilling the traineeship/internship is a prerequisite for attending the final exam. Passing the final exam and the stipulated foreign language exam, provided that this act does not disposes otherwise, are pre-conditions for issuing the certificate that testifies the fulfilment of higher education studies. Unless the training and output requirements are defined more rigorously, students have to show the document testifying that (s)he has taken an intermediate (level B2) ‘C’ complex, state accredited (or equivalent) foreign language exam during the first cycle degree programme.

 

  • BSc course in Engineering Information Technologist
    The aim of the course is to train engineering information technologists who are able to design and develop software and data systems and services in technical informatics and information infrastructure, and to install and operate them. They are prepared to continue with their master studies (second cycle). They know about the operation of hardware and software components in information systems, the necessary technology for implementation, the methods to complete operational tasks, and the possibilities to connect information and other systems. They have a basic understanding of the simulation and regulations regarding the processing of measured signals, modelling systems and networks, and have an engineering attitude. They are aware of the major programming paradigms, languages, and tools for development. They know about the important methodologies of software development, informatics plans and sign systems in documentation. They demonstrate fundamental knowledge concerning data security. Duration of training: 7 semesters. The number of credits necessary for Bachelor qualification: 120 points.  http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=196922.333562
  • BA course in Sociology
    Knowing the significant components in the terminology of social science, subsystems, the structure, and the stratification of the society, societal norms and values, social action and interaction, and social processes. Understanding the general background to the nexus of social scientific interpretations. Being aware of the most important implications of the structural, economic and political processes in society. Perceiving and understanding the socio-structural and cultural causes behind societal issues. Knowing about basic principles of social research methodology, the most important research methods and essential data analysis procedures, and important social scientific databases, electronic sources necessary for research. Compiling and processing information relevant to sociology, applying recent informatics procedures at a basic level. Managing social scientific databases, conventional and electronic sources of literature. Duration of training: 6 semestersThe number of credits necessary for Bachelor qualification: 180 pointshttp://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=196922.333562
EQF Level 6
vocational qualification built on a certain qualification in higher education

Qualifications of higher vocational education and training can be obtained by those who have the following competences:

1) knowledge - Having general and trade specific, theoretical and practical knowledge that one can systematise. Having solid knowledge in the practical methods and tools necessary to a high-quality extended performance at a given trade. Being aware of the trade-related terminology in one’s mother tongue, and having basic language skills in at least one foreign language.

2) skills - Fulfilling jobs related to one’s qualification. Planning and realising job-related tasks by choosing and applying the necessary methods and tools.

3) attitudes - Being open to new results and innovation of the field, striving for getting to know and applying them. Accepting and mediating genuinely the social role and the values of one’s trade. Being open to professional co-operation with experts in further fields of the trade.

4) autonomy and responsibilities - Working independently with continuous self-reflection. Taking responsibility for the work of one’s own and of the professional group’s that one leads. Pre-conditions for the admission to the training: Admission to higher vocational education and training programmes requires one to pass the secondary school leaving exam. 
The higher education institutions can bind admissions to reasonable requirements and the fulfilment of tests, exams related to health, profession and aptitude; results of secondary studies and the secondary school leaving exam; and the attainment of vocational qualifications, provided that it does not run the risk of discrimination. 
ECTS: at least 120 points
Duration of training: 4 semesters
Conditions for completion: Training and output requirements in higher vocational education and training can set the attainment of a foreign language exam as a prerequisite for issuing the certificate. 

 

vocational qualification built on a certain qualification in higher education

Qualifications of higher vocational education and training can be obtained by those who have the following competences:

1) knowledge - Having general and trade specific, theoretical and practical knowledge that one can systematise. Having solid knowledge in the practical methods and tools necessary to a high-quality extended performance at a given trade. Being aware of the trade-related terminology in one’s mother tongue, and having basic language skills in at least one foreign language.

2) skills - Fulfilling jobs related to one’s qualification. Planning and realising job-related tasks by choosing and applying the necessary methods and tools.

3) attitudes - Being open to new results and innovation of the field, striving for getting to know and applying them. Accepting and mediating genuinely the social role and the values of one’s trade. Being open to professional co-operation with experts in further fields of the trade.

4) autonomy and responsibilities - Working independently with continuous self-reflection. Taking responsibility for the work of one’s own and of the professional group’s that one leads. Pre-conditions for the admission to the training: Admission to higher vocational education and training programmes requires one to pass the secondary school leaving exam. 
The higher education institutions can bind admissions to reasonable requirements and the fulfilment of tests, exams related to health, profession and aptitude; results of secondary studies and the secondary school leaving exam; and the attainment of vocational qualifications, provided that it does not run the risk of discrimination. 
ECTS: at least 120 points
Duration of training: 4 semesters
Conditions for completion: Training and output requirements in higher vocational education and training can set the attainment of a foreign language exam as a prerequisite for issuing the certificate. 

 

higher level vocational qualification add-on

(which is built on a vocational qualification, which may be mainly acquired in the VET within the school system and bound to secondary school leaving examination)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - has a fundamental general and specialized, theoretical and practical knowledge, related to a particular field of study/work. His theoretical and practical knowledge is systematic; his/her sound knowledge regarding the application of methods and tools ensures lasting exercise of the given profession at a high level; knows the specific terminology of the given field (in the mother tongue and in at least one foreign language).
2. Skills - able to solve the tasks related to a given profession: to design and carry them out, to choose the appropriate methods and tools, to apply them in an individual and complex manner; his/her skills to communicate in his mother tongue and in a foreign language enable him/her to carry out a professional cooperation with speakers of other languages; able to improve his/her knowledge, and apply different methods of knowledge acquisition, self-improvement and current information and communication technologies for that purpose; able to make responsible decisions related to employment and entrepreneurship. 
3. Attitudes - open to the new achievements and innovations in his/her field of work/study. Takes efforts to be acquainted with, understand and use them; aims for continuous self-education; committed to high quality professional work; self-critical concerning his/her own work; accepts and genuinely stands for the social role and the values of his/her profession. 
4. Autonomy and responsibility - works autonomously under continuous self-monitoring; takes responsibility for his or her own work as well as for the work, achievements or failures of the team under his/her supervision; in decision making, takes into consideration the ethical and legal rules of his field of work. 

 

EQF Level 5
secondary school-leaving certificate

Duration of training: 4-5 academic years, in secondary schools (secondary grammar school, secondary vocational school, vocational school)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts and concepts related to a given field of work or study, understands key processes and correlations; knows the language and terminology of a given field, preferably in a foreign language as well; knows and understands the conceptual correlations and structure of his field of interest; understands the correlations of complicated, multi-factor phenomena; is familiar with the methods necessary for employing the facts, concepts, correlations and procedures of a given field.
2. Skills - able to apply knowledge related to a field of work or study in an unusual context; able to think systematically, and use certain forms of abstraction; able to gather new information, and process it independently; able to plan and implement his/her learning and problem-solving strategy on his own and make the necessary corrections; able to identify problem situations in his/her field of work or study and articulate adequate proposals for solving them.
3. Attitudes - open to undertaking new tasks; able to assess possibilities; consider risks, alternatives and consequences; is capable of making compromises; follows ethical and legal norms in decision-making situations, understands the correlations between values, behaviour and lifestyle; committed to the profession and to quality work; keen on continuous self-education and applies its proceedings.
4. Autonomy and responsibility – he/she is characterised by independence and self-control in the performance of work, in the solution of problems and in learning as well; takes responsibility for his/her own actions or for the work of a small group or community he/she is in charge of.

 

higher level vocational qualification

(which is bound to secondary school leaving examination, and it may be mainly acquired in the VET provided within the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts and concepts related to a given field of work or study, understands key processes and correlations; knows the language and terminology of a given field, preferably in a foreign language as well; knows and understands the conceptual correlations and structure of his field of interest; understands the correlations of complicated, multi-factor phenomena; is familiar with the methods necessary for employing the facts, concepts, correlations and procedures of a given field.
2. Skills - able to apply knowledge related to a field of work or study in an unusual context; able to think systematically, and use certain forms of abstraction; able to gather new information, and process it independently; able to plan and implement his/her learning and problem-solving strategy on his own and make the necessary corrections; able to identify problem situations in his/her field of work or study and articulate adequate proposals for solving them.
3. Attitudes - open to undertaking new tasks; able to assess possibilities; consider risks, alternatives and consequences; is capable of making compromises; follows ethical and legal norms in decision-making situations, understands the correlations between values, behaviour and lifestyle; committed to the profession and to quality work; keen on continuous self-education and applies its proceedings.
4. Autonomy and responsibility – he/she is characterised by independence and self-control in the performance of work, in the solution of problems and in learning as well; takes responsibility for his/her own actions or for the work of a small group or community he/she is in charge of.

 

upper secondary vocational qualification

(which is bound to secondary school leaving examination and may be mainly acquired in the VET provided outside the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts and concepts related to a given field of work or study, understands key processes and correlations; knows the language and terminology of a given field, preferably in a foreign language as well; knows and understands the conceptual correlations and structure of his field of interest; understands the correlations of complicated, multi-factor phenomena; is familiar with the methods necessary for employing the facts, concepts, correlations and procedures of a given field.
2. Skills - able to apply knowledge related to a field of work or study in an unusual context; able to think systematically, and use certain forms of abstraction; able to gather new information, and process it independently; able to plan and implement his/her learning and problem-solving strategy on his own and make the necessary corrections; able to identify problem situations in his/her field of work or study and articulate adequate proposals for solving them.
3. Attitudes - open to undertaking new tasks; able to assess possibilities; consider risks, alternatives and consequences; is capable of making compromises; follows ethical and legal norms in decision-making situations, understands the correlations between values, behaviour and lifestyle; committed to the profession and to quality work; keen on continuous self-education and applies its proceedings.
4. Autonomy and responsibility – he/she is characterised by independence and self-control in the performance of work, in the solution of problems and in learning as well; takes responsibility for his/her own actions or for the work of a small group or community he/she is in charge of.

 

upper secondary partial vocational qualification

(which is bound to secondary school leaving examination and may be acquired in the VET provided outside the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts and concepts related to a given field of work or study, understands key processes and correlations; knows the language and terminology of a given field, preferably in a foreign language as well; knows and understands the conceptual correlations and structure of his field of interest; understands the correlations of complicated, multi-factor phenomena; is familiar with the methods necessary for employing the facts, concepts, correlations and procedures of a given field.
2. Skills - able to apply knowledge related to a field of work or study in an unusual context; able to think systematically, and use certain forms of abstraction; able to gather new information, and process it independently; able to plan and implement his/her learning and problem-solving strategy on his own and make the necessary corrections; able to identify problem situations in his/her field of work or study and articulate adequate proposals for solving them.
3. Attitudes - open to undertaking new tasks; able to assess possibilities; consider risks, alternatives and consequences; is capable of making compromises; follows ethical and legal norms in decision-making situations, understands the correlations between values, behaviour and lifestyle; committed to the profession and to quality work; keen on continuous self-education and applies its proceedings.
4. Autonomy and responsibility – he/she is characterised by independence and self-control in the performance of work, in the solution of problems and in learning as well; takes responsibility for his/her own actions or for the work of a small group or community he/she is in charge of. 

 

EQF Level 4
secondary vocational qualification add-on

(which is built on a vocational qualification, which requires primary school qualification and may be acquired in the VET provided within the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts, concepts and processes related to a given field of work or study, recognises and understands multi-factor correlations; in addition to being acquainted with tools, methods and procedures for carrying out tasks, he/she also applies basic methods of autonomous knowledge acquisition; possesses a broader inventory of knowledge element s/units in the field of study/work of his/her interest; knows and applies rules, processes of task execution.
2. Skills - able to establish linkage between knowledge and knowledge schemata, and develop a new schema in a well-known context; in addition to the routine performance of simple tasks, he/she is also able to solve new problems with unusual elements creatively; able to select and apply the appropriate tools, materials; able to perceive correlations and think in a systemic context.
3. Attitudes - able to judge and apply in a critical manner information from diverse sources; open to make joint efforts, work in a group, and accepts interdependence; complies with the widely accepted social norms both in professional and private communication; committed to his profession/field of interest. 
4. Autonomy and responsibility - self-control and systematic selfreflection concerning individual learning and work activities becomes common.

 

secondary vocational qualification

(which is built on primary school qualification or on the input competences defined in the vocational and examination requirements, and it may be typically acquired in the VET provided within the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts, concepts and processes related to a given field of work or study, recognises and understands multi-factor correlations; in addition to being acquainted with tools, methods and procedures for carrying out tasks, he/she also applies basic methods of autonomous knowledge acquisition; possesses a broader inventory of knowledge element s/units in the field of study/work of his/her interest; knows and applies rules, processes of task execution.
2. Skills - able to establish linkage between knowledge and knowledge schemata, and develop a new schema in a well-known context; in addition to the routine performance of simple tasks, he/she is also able to solve new problems with unusual elements creatively; able to select and apply the appropriate tools, materials; able to perceive correlations and think in a systemic context.
3. Attitudes - able to judge and apply in a critical manner information from diverse sources; open to make joint efforts, work in a group, and accepts interdependence; complies with the widely accepted social norms both in professional and private communication; committed to his profession/field of interest. 
4. Autonomy and responsibility - self-control and systematic selfreflection concerning individual learning and work activities becomes common.

 

lower secondary qualification add-on

(which is built on a vocational qualification, which requires primary school qualification, and may be acquired in the VET provided outside the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts, concepts and processes related to a given field of work or study, recognises and understands multi-factor correlations; in addition to being acquainted with tools, methods and procedures for carrying out tasks, he/she also applies basic methods of autonomous knowledge acquisition; possesses a broader inventory of knowledge element s/units in the field of study/work of his/her interest; knows and applies rules, processes of task execution.
2. Skills - able to establish linkage between knowledge and knowledge schemata, and develop a new schema in a well-known context; in addition to the routine performance of simple tasks, he/she is also able to solve new problems with unusual elements creatively; able to select and apply the appropriate tools, materials; able to perceive correlations and think in a systemic context.
3. Attitudes - able to judge and apply in a critical manner information from diverse sources; open to make joint efforts, work in a group, and accepts interdependence; complies with the widely accepted social norms both in professional and private communication; committed to his profession/field of interest. 
4. Autonomy and responsibility - self-control and systematic selfreflection concerning individual learning and work activities becomes common.

 

lower secondary vocational qualification

(which is built on primary school qualification or on the input competences defined in the vocational and examination requirements, and it may be acquired in the VET provided outside the school system)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts, concepts and processes related to a given field of work or study, recognises and understands multi-factor correlations; in addition to being acquainted with tools, methods and procedures for carrying out tasks, he/she also applies basic methods of autonomous knowledge acquisition; possesses a broader inventory of knowledge element s/units in the field of study/work of his/her interest; knows and applies rules, processes of task execution.
2. Skills - able to establish linkage between knowledge and knowledge schemata, and develop a new schema in a well-known context; in addition to the routine performance of simple tasks, he/she is also able to solve new problems with unusual elements creatively; able to select and apply the appropriate tools, materials; able to perceive correlations and think in a systemic context.
3. Attitudes - able to judge and apply in a critical manner information from diverse sources; open to make joint efforts, work in a group, and accepts interdependence; complies with the widely accepted social norms both in professional and private communication; committed to his profession/field of interest. 
4. Autonomy and responsibility - self-control and systematic selfreflection concerning individual learning and work activities becomes common.

 

lower secondary partial vocational qualification

(which is built on primary school qualification or on the theoretical and practical knowledge input elements defined in the vocational and examination requirements, and it may be acquired in the VET provided outside the school system, in special vocational school training, or in the BRIDGE II programme).
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows basic facts, concepts and processes related to a given field of work or study, recognises and understands multi-factor correlations; in addition to being acquainted with tools, methods and procedures for carrying out tasks, he/she also applies basic methods of autonomous knowledge acquisition; possesses a broader inventory of knowledge element s/units in the field of study/work of his/her interest; knows and applies rules, processes of task execution.
2. Skills - able to establish linkage between knowledge and knowledge schemata, and develop a new schema in a well-known context; in addition to the routine performance of simple tasks, he/she is also able to solve new problems with unusual elements creatively; able to select and apply the appropriate tools, materials; able to perceive correlations and think in a systemic context.
3. Attitudes - able to judge and apply in a critical manner information from diverse sources; open to make joint efforts, work in a group, and accepts interdependence; complies with the widely accepted social norms both in professional and private communication; committed to his profession/field of interest. 
4. Autonomy and responsibility - self-control and systematic selfreflection concerning individual learning and work activities becomes common.

 

  • Kindergarten teacher assistant
    A typical holder of the certificate is able to cooperate with kindergarten teachers; (s)he is independent in helping children acquiring good habits of personal care and hygiene; prepare food and teach proper eating hygiene; actively assist children in their activities; complies with work safety regulations; provide care to ill children.http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=197376.326850
EQF Level 3
basic partial vocational qualification

(which does not require any completed school qualification, and it may be acquired in the VET provided outside the school system, in special vocational school training or in the BRIDGE II programme)
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows the basic facts, concepts and simple correlations of a given topic (area of learning, speciality); has a general command of the mother tongue/language, mathematical-logical and science-literacy; has the basic-intermediate level theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the exercise of particular tasks connected to occupational profiles.
2. Skills - able to identify uncomplicated correlations of cause and effect; able to carry out identification, distinction and comparison in relation to different topics, upon predetermined specific criteria; able to carry out multi-component tasks/or series of tasks occasionally; able to use basic materials and tools with guidance; able to compose a written and verbal statement in a given field, react to a statement, use basic terminology; possesses basic competencies necessary for cooperation. 
3. Attitudes - in learning situations and tasks he/she is open to activities developing his knowledge; is aware of fundamental moral and collective values, basic civic rights and responsibilities.
4. Autonomy and responsibility - in simple task-situations works independently and with responsibility; in the case of more complex tasks, instructions are sufficient instead of close control; a sense of responsibility is developing, and self-control emerges in the process of the evaluation of the work undertaken.

 

  • Joinery industry fitter
    A typical holder of the certificate is able to comply with occupational safety regulations; check and adjust machinery and tools; prepare basic wood industry structures;interpret fitting documentations; perform pre-fitting jobs; assemble basic joinery industry structures; assemble joinery structures, install windows and doors; assemble products in line with technological orders and assembly instructions; perform on-site assembly work.http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=154038.326057
Primary school-leaving certificate

It is an educational attainment that may be achieved by completing grade 8 of primary education in general school, or by finishing the Bridge II Programme, which is certified by a certificate issued on the successful completion of grade 8 or on the completion of the Bridge II Programme, independent of the school type. It gives a certificate that is required for entering secondary school, and it is an entrance criterion for learning certain trades.
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows the basic facts, concepts and simple correlations of a given topic (area of learning, speciality); has a general command of the mother tongue/language, mathematical-logical and science-literacy; has the basic-intermediate level theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the exercise of particular tasks connected to occupational profiles.
2. Skills - able to identify uncomplicated correlations of cause and effect; able to carry out identification, distinction and comparison in relation to different topics, upon predetermined specific criteria; able to carry out multi-component tasks/or series of tasks occasionally; able to use basic materials and tools with guidance; able to compose a written and verbal statement in a given field, react to a statement, use basic terminology; possesses basic competencies necessary for cooperation. 
3. Attitudes - in learning situations and tasks he/she is open to activities developing his knowledge; is aware of fundamental moral and collective values, basic civic rights and responsibilities.
4. Autonomy and responsibility - in simple task-situations works independently and with responsibility; in the case of more complex tasks, instructions are sufficient instead of close control; a sense of responsibility is developing, and self-control emerges in the process of the evaluation of the work undertaken.

 

EQF Level 2
not leading to an official qualification

(6th grade of Primary School) 
Respective descriptor-content from the HuQF grid: 
1. Knowledge - knows the most important concepts and basic facts of a particular topic; has a basic knowledge of the mother tongue, logical thinking and literacy; knows the distinctive materials and tools necessary for practical activities; understands and complies with rules and procedures of task execution.
2. Skills - has acquired a basic level of the key competences (especially: communication in Hungarian language, mathematical-logical thinking); able to apply the knowledge necessary to solve a certain task/problem, provided that this requires the application of undemanding routines and algorithms.
3. Attitudes - willing to understand tasks, motivated to implement them successfully; demonstrates inquisitiveness and interest in learning and basic work situations; ready to work in a team and to share his/her knowledge with others.
4. Autonomy and responsibility - capable of autonomous task execution in simple, routine job situations; needs guidance and continuous supervision in the case of novel or complex tasks; able to evaluate his/her own work with external guidance. 

 

EQF Level 1