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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
Slovenia
Country
National Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI)

The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI) was appointed the National Coordination Point (NCP) for the European Qualifications Framework in Slovenia. Its activities are meaningfully combined with the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (NAKVIS).

The task of the National Coordination Point is to provide access to relevant information, to elaborate materials and to coordinate the work of all the stakeholders with the view to place national qualifications within the system of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

NQF/NQS NCP: National Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI)
Information
Referencing Report
SQF Level 10

Knowledge:
Advanced knowledge serving as the basis for autonomous, original research/artistic work or the development of the discipline at the highest level, which is connected with scholarly, professional or artistic recognition both nationally and internationally.

Skills:
Planning, managing and carrying out works of the highest complexity, including participation in research projects/artistic projects, and resolution of the most complex theoretical and practical problems. Capacity for critical reflection, advanced abstract thinking and synthesising new and complex ideas.

Competences:
Capacity for highly autonomous work/creative work of the highest standard, interpretation and the ability to find answers to abstract questions and questions of the greatest complexity in a professional, academic or artistic field. Ability to transfer knowledge via critical dialogue between a professional discipline and an academic discipline, and a capacity for responsible evaluation of the consequences of the application of new knowledge in different contexts.

  • Diploma tretje stopnje (Doctorate)
    Diploma tretje stopnje (Doctorate)http://www.nok.si/register/doctorate/
SQF Level 9

Knowledge:
Advanced theoretical, methodological and analytical knowledge serving as the basis for original research/artistic work leading to the creation of new knowledge/works.

Skills:
Planning, managing and carrying out works of the highest complexity, including participation in research projects/artistic projects of the highest standard and resolving theoretical and practical problems in special work situations. Capacity for complex original thinking/work and critical reflection.

Competences:
Ability to carry out tasks autonomously in atypical settings and broader or multidisciplinar contexts in connection with basic and/or applied research/artistic work. Ability to take responsibility for own professional development and the development of the discipline. Ability to independently, professionally and ethically orient own learning and learning of others in different contexts.

  • Diploma o magisteriju znanosti (Pre-Bologna research master's degree)
    Diploma o magisteriju znanosti (Pre-Bologna research master's degree)http://www.nok.si/register/diploma-o-magisteriju-znanosti/
EQF Level 8
SQF Level 8

Knowledge:
Advanced theoretical, methodological and analytical knowledge with elements of research serving as a basis for highly complex professional work.

Skills:
Mastery of highly demanding and complex work processes and methodological tools in specialised fields. Planning and managing the work process on the basis of creative resolution of problems related to the field of education and  training.Capacity for original thinking/work and critical reflection.

Competences:
Ability to carry out tasks independently and autonomously in mainly atypical settings in broader or multidisciplinary contexts. Ability to take responsibility for own professional development  and instruct others. Taking responsibility for decisions relating to activities, processes and management of complex and heterogeneous groups.

  • Diploma druge stopnje (Master's degree)
    Diploma druge stopnje (Master's degree)http://www.nok.si/register/diploma-druge-stopnje/
EQF Level 7
SQF Level 7

Knowledge:
Advanced technical/theoretical and practical knowledge in a given field, supported by a broad theoretical and methodological basis.

Skills:
Ability to carry out complex operational/technical tasks,including the use of methodological tools. Mastery of demanding and complex work processes through autonomous application of knowledge in new work situations. Ability to diagnose and resolve problems in various specific work settings linked to the  education and training domain.A basis for original thinking/work and critical reflection.

Competences:
Ability to operate in different settings and functions and articulate new knowledge. Taking responsibility for defining and achieving own work results and/or work results of a heterogeneous group in defined fields of work. Ability to devise and sustain arguments within specific work settings related to the field of education and training. Identification of own learning needs, ability to take the initiative for own learning, ability to transfer knowledge within a group.

  • Diploma prve stopnje (VS) (Professional Bachelor's degree)
    Diploma prve stopnje (VS) (Professional Bachelor's degree)http://www.nok.si/register/diploma-prve-stopnje-vs/
  • Diploma prve stopnje (UN) (Academic Bachelor's degree)
    Diploma prve stopnje (UN) (Academic Bachelor's degree)http://www.nok.si/register/diploma-prve-stopnje-un/
EQF Level 6
SQF Level 6

Knowledge:
Technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific field and practical knowledge for the resolution of concrete tasks. Knowledge enables the resolution of more complex tasks in specific fields of the discipline.

Skills:
Ability to carry out more complex operational/technical tasks linked to the preparation of works  and control and management of work processes. Ability to carry out complex and usually specialised tasks in relation to the area of operation, including abstract thought and the use of appropriate tools,methods, different technological procedures, materials and theories.

Competences:
Ability to operate in different and specific settings with elements of creativity. Autonomous activity  characterised by taking responsibility for the work of individuals and groups, material sources and information. Ability to make basic connections and place issues in a general social context is also important. Identification of own learning needs and attention to knowledge transfer in a work setting.

  • Diploma o višji strokovni izobrazbi (Short cycle higher vocational education)
    Diploma o višji strokovni izobrazbi (Short cycle higher vocational education)http://www.nok.si/register/diploma-o-visji-strokovni-izobrazbi/
  • National vocational qualification certificate, SQF level 6
    Example, Computer systems and networks specialisthttp://www.nok.si/register/national-vocational-qualification-certificate-4/
EQF Level 5
SQF Level 5

Knowledge:
General and/or specialised knowledge acquired through knowledge of different academic and/or professional fields and theoretical principles. Represents a basis for further learning and slightly more advanced understanding of the discipline. Learning primarily takes place through analytical thinking.

Skills:
Wide-ranging skills in relation to the area of operation, may also be specialised, including the use of appropriate tools, methods, different technological procedures, materials and theories. Evaluation and use of information to formulate decisions and solutions to various problems or atypical situations.Formulation of solutions in connection with well-defined abstract problems. Ability to carry out various, frequently non-standardised tasks.

Competences:
Ability to operate in diverse and specific settings. Taking responsibility for the characteristics and quality of the work process and results, showing autonomy and a certain degree of initiative. Taking responsibility and initiative for the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. This level is characterised by an entrepreneurial orientation and the ability to organise and work in complex and heterogeneous teams.

  • Vocational matura certificate
    Vocational matura certificatehttp://www.nok.si/register/page-7/
  • General matura certificate
    General matura certificatehttp://www.nok.si/register/page-8/
SQF Level 4

Knowledge:
Predominantly vocational knowledge supplemented by knowledge of theoretical principles, particularly those from the relevant discipline. The study of examples and the integration and application of knowledge take precedence over the principles of systematic scientific organisation.

Skills:
Application of knowledge to resolve various tasks and problems, including less typical situations. Wide-ranging and specialised skills in relation to the area of operation, including the use of appropriate tools, methods, different technological procedures and materials. Ability to carry out relatively transparent, less standardised tasks.

Competences:
Ability to operate in a familiar and less familiar setting with a greater degree of responsibility and autonomy. Taking responsibility for characteristics and quality of products/services connected with work tasks or processes. Taking responsibility for own learning. Acquisition of new knowledge and skills in a supervised environment. This level is characterised by a certain entrepreneurial orientation and the ability to organise and work in teams.

  • Final examination certificate
    Final examination certificatehttp://www.nok.si/register/page-2/
  • National vocational qualification certificate, SQF level 4
    Example, Software technicianhttp://www.nok.si/register/national-vocational-qualification-certificate-2/
EQF Level 4
SQF Level 3

Knowledge:
Predominantly practical, life- and vocationally relevant knowledge with some theoretical basis, acquired primarily through the study of examples, imitation and practice in the context of a specific discipline.

Skills:
Basic literacy and practical skills on a limited scale including the use of appropriate tools, methods and materials. Application of known solutions to resolve predictable problems on a limited scale. Ability to carry out transparent and standardised tasks.

Competences:
Ability to acquire new knowledge and skills in a structured context with appropriate guidance. Ability to operate with limited autonomy in a predictable and structured context on the basis of simple verbal or written instructions. Taking a limited degree of responsibility.

  • Final examination certificate
    Final examination certificatehttp://www.nok.si/register/page-0/
  • National vocational qualification certificate, SQF level 3
    Example, Assistant cookhttp://www.nok.si/register/national-vocational-qualification-certificate/
EQF Level 3
SQF Level 2

Knowledge:
Basic general and applied knowledge covering under-standing of the main social and natural concepts, processes and laws; serves as the basis for further learning and social participation.

Skills:
Basic literacy and practical skills including the use of basic tools, methods and materials. Ability to carry out simple, repetitive tasks consisting of a small number of operations.

Competences:
Ability to operate with limited autonomy on the basis of verbal or written instructions and to acquire new knowledge and skills in a predictable and structured setting. Taking a limited degree of responsibility.

  • Basic school leaving certificate
    Basic school leaving certificatehttp://www.nok.si/register/basic-school-leaving-certificate/
  • National vocational qualification certificate, SQF level 2
    Example, Assistant cleanerhttp://www.nok.si/register/certifikat-o-nacionalni-poklicni-kvalifikaciji/
EQF Level 2
SQF Level 1

Knowledge:
Elementary general knowledge enabling further systematic learning.

Skills:
Basic literacy and the ability to learn information and concepts.Practical skills required to carry out simple, repetitive tasks or a short sequence of simple tasks.

Competences:
Ability to operate in a specifically defined and highly structured setting.

  • Basic school leaving certificate
    Basic school leaving certificatehttp://www.nok.si/register/en/
  • Certificate of completing grade 7 or 8 of basic school
    Certificate of completing grade 7 or 8 of basic schoolhttp://www.nok.si/register/certificate-of-completing-grade-7-or-8-of-basic-school/
EQF Level 1