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  1. Estonian Qualifications Authority

    The Estonian Qualifications Authority (trademark -Kutsekoda) as a private legal entity (foundation) was established in August 2001 in order to continue developing the occupational qualifications system launched by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1997. Kutsekoda was established by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Estonian Employers' Confederation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonian Employees' Unions' Confederation (TALO) and the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions. In addition to the founders of the Kutsekoda, the Supervisory Board of the Kutsekoda includes a representative of the Ministry of Education and Research. Main functions of Kutsekoda are: to organise and coordinate the activities of sector skills councils; to provide counselling and assistance for awarding bodies; to keep the register of occupational qualifications; to organise consultation and training related to the occupational qualifications system; to introduce the Estonian occupational qualifications system on the national and international level by creating conditions for the mutual comparison of occupational qualifications; to organise the development and updating of occupational qualification standards on the basis of decisions made by sector skills council; to organise the work of Europass Centre; to act as a national reference point for vocational qualifications and as a national coordination point for the EQF implementation. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  2. EstQF level 1

    The owner of EstQF level 1 qualification: Has basic general knowledge; Has basic skills required to carry out simple tasks; Works or studies under direct supervision in a structured content. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  3. EstQF Level 2

    The owner of EstQF level 2 qualification: Has basic factual knowledge of a field of work or study; Has basic cognitive and practical skills required to use relevant information in order to carry out tasks and to solve routine problems; Uses simple rules and tools; Works and studies under supervision with some autonomy ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  4. EstQF Level 3

    The owner of EstQF level 3 qualification:Has knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study;Has a range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information;Takes responsibility for completion of tasks in work or study;Adapts own behaviour to circumstances in solving problems. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  5. EstQF Level 4

    The owner of EstQF level 4 qualification:Has factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study;Has a range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or study;Exercises self- management within the guidelines of work or study contexts that are usually predictable, but are subject to change;Supervises the routine work of others, taking some responsibility for the evaluation and improvement of work or study activities ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  6. EstQF Level 5

    The owner of EstQF level 5 qualification:Has specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within a field of work or study and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge;Has a comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems;Exercises management and supervision in contexts of work or study activities where there is unpredictable change; Reviews and develops performance of self and others. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  7. EstQF Level 6

    The owner of EstQF level 6 qualification:Has advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding of theories and principles;Has advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex and unpredictable problems in a specialised field of work or study;Manages complex technical or professional activities or projects, taking responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work or study contexts;Takes responsibility for managing professional development of individuals and groups. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  8. EstQF Level 7

    The owner of EstQF level 7 qualification:Has highly specialised knowledge; some of which is at the forefront of knowledge in the field of work or study, as the basis for original thinking and/or research;Has 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;Manages and transforms work or study contexts that are complex, unpredictable and require new strategic approaches;Takes responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice and/or for reviewing the strategic performance of teams. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  9. EstQF Level 8

    The owner of EstQF level 8 qualification:Has knowledge at the most advanced frontier in the field of work or study and at the interface between fields;Has 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;Demonstrates 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. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia
  10. NCP: Estonia

    Estonian Qualifications Authority (EstQA) is foundation in private law organising the development of the occupational qualifications system. The task of the EstQA is the organisation and coordination of the activities of Sector Skills Councils (SSC) and Board of Chairmen of Sector Skills Counsils (BCSSC); development and approval of document forms and examples related to standards (OQSs); arranging development of OQSs and occupational qualifications system certificates, technical organisation of the awarding of occupational qualifications certificates, supervision of the activities of Institution awarding occupational qualifications (IAOQ), maintaining register of occupational qualifications, arranging the work of Europass centre, acting as National Support Service for EPALE, acting as the NCP for implementation of the EQF, counselling and training in regard of occupational qualifications system. The EstQA was established in August 2001 by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Estonian Employers' Confederation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonian Employees' Unions' Confederation (TALO) and the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions. In addition to the founders the Supervisory Board of the EstQA includes a representative of the Ministry of Education and Research. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Estonia