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The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a translation tool that helps communication and comparison between qualifications systems in Europe. Its eight common European reference levels are described in terms of learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and competences. This allows any national qualifications systems, national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and qualifications in Europe to relate to the EQF levels. Learners, graduates, providers and employers can use these levels to understand and compare qualifications awarded in different countries and by different education and training systems.

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Qualifications that are part of national qualifications framework are listed on this page. You can scroll down to find all information. Filter by Subject Field, EQF level and Location and you will find more detailed information on qualifications, and a link to the national database. The qualifications are part of national qualifications frameworks that have formally referenced to the EQF


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  1. NLQF

    Dutch Qualifications Framework ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Netherlands
  2. Latvian NCP

    Academic Information Centre - National Coordination Point for refencing NQF to EQF; Latvian representative in the European diploma recognition networks ENIC and NARIC, information point for recognition of professional qualifications in regulated professions; representative in Cedefop's vocational education information network ReferNet; and National Europass Centre. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  3. Ofqual & CCEA

    Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) At Ofqual, we're responsible for maintaining standards, improving confidence and distributing information about qualifications and examinations. We regulate general and vocational qualifications in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. We give formal recognition to bodies and organisations that deliver qualifications and assessments. We also accredit their awards and monitor their activities (including their fees). We're not directly controlled by the government but report to parliament. The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) is a non-departmental public body reporting to the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.  CCEA is a unique educational body in the UK, bringing together the three areas of curriculum, examinations and assessment.  CCEA Advises Government on what should be taught in Northern Ireland’s schools and colleges. CCEA Monitors standards ensuring that the qualifications and examinations offered by awarding bodies in Northern Ireland are of an appropriate quality and standard.  As Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body CCEA offers a diverse range of qualifications, such as GCSEs, including the new GCSE Double Award specifications in vocational subjects, GCE A and AS levels, Entry Level Qualifications, and Graded Objectives in Modern Languages ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, England & Northern Ireland
  4. Malta Qualifications Council

    Set up in December 2005, the overall objective of the Malta Qualifications Council (MQC), as specified in Legal Notice 347/2005, is to steer the development of the National Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (NQF) and to oversee the training and certification leading to qualifications within the Framework and which are not already provided for at compulsory education institutions or degree awarding bodies. MQC is responsible for defining the levels of qualifications and competences within the NQF and for establishing standards related to qualifications within the Framework. Malta's Qualifications Framework is at the forefront of European developments, achieving as it does, the inclusion of qualifications across compulsory, vocational and academic sectors into a single framework. For further information please refer to: http://www.mqc.gov.mt/ ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Malta
  5. The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales

    The Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) was formally adopted by the Welsh Government in 2002. The CQFW is managed through the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and works in close co-operation with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: United Kingdom, Wales
  6. Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre

    The purpose of QVETDC activities is to ensure the development of the Lithuanian qualifications system that would be in line with the needs of the economy as well as with national and international initiatives. The main objectives are to manage the Lithuanian qualifications system; to improve the quality of vocational education and training; to increase attractiveness of vocational education and training; to reinforce cooperation among vocational education and training actors. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Lithuania
  7. 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
  8. Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle

    Set up under the French social modernization law n°2002-73 dated 17 January 2002, the national committee for professional certification is placed under the authority of the French minister in charge of vocational training. The committee is made up of 43 members: representatives of ministers, representatives of the regions, social partners, representatives of the consular chambers, and qualified persons. Its mission is to: List the offer of vocational certifications (national register of vocational certifications), Inform people and companies about the certifications listed in the national register and the certifications recognized in the member states of the European Union, Check the coherence, complementarity and renewal of diplomas and qualification documents, together with their adaptation to evolution in qualifications and work organization, Issue a public notice prior to setting up and creating professional certifications entitled to be listed in the national register, Make public evaluations of the certificates covering professional qualifications, Issue recommendations for the attention of the institutions awarding diplomas, qualification documents for professional purposes or professional qualification certificates, Point out any full or partial correspondences between certifications listed in the national register, or between the latter and other certifications, mainly European certifications, Draw up a new nomenclature covering levels of certification in relation to jobs held. Under the authority of i ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: France
  9. Danish Agency for Higher Education

    The Danish Agency for Higher Education is the official EQF Coordination Point in Denmark. The Coordination Point functions as the information office for questions relating to the EQF and the correlation between the EQF and the Danish Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Ministry of Education is responsible for the development and the implementation of the Danish framework. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Denmark
  10. National Qualifications Authority of Ireland

    The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland is an agency of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation. It was set up in February 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999.  It has responsibility for developing and maintaining the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Ireland