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
Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification. It facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 2 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field and also facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. Duration of training: 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. They also facilitate the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route.Vocational preparation schemes are f ...
Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised vocational school