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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
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 its chairman, the CNCP relies on the work carried out by a specialized committee, a permanent secretariat and a network of regional correspondents.
It contributes to work at an international level on transparency of qualifications.

NQF/NQS NCP:Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle
Referencing Report
certification de niveau 1 par formation continue - doctorates

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training above that of a master’s degree. As well as confirmed knowledge of the fundamental scientific principles for a vocational activity, a level I qualification requires mastery of design or research processes.

EQF Level 8
certification de niveau 1 - master ( masters)

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training above that of a master’s degree. As well as confirmed knowledge of the fundamental scientific principles for a vocational activity, a level I qualification requires mastery of design or research processes.

  • Master in Management Sciences in the field of Corporate
    Management and Skills Development specialising in Management Professions Job standards ; competencies : Entrepreneurship and SME Management Course: in the context of salaried work, these professionals are versatile administrators who take on supervisory functions within SMEs/SMIs in the following areas of activity: management of agencies, sites, subsidiaries, profit centres, human resources management, commercial development of the company, strategic decision-making, in an environment which is likely to be international. They use three further processes: 1) canvassing new sources of growth; 2) putting the company in contact with other external players in the field of development support (institutional players and private structures); 3) encouraging and sustaining a process of innovation and development in the company. In the context of creating or taking over a company, these professionals develop a business plan and use all the legal, financial and managerial tools inherent in this project. They are major players in developing and managing major projects, integrating the strategic and cultural dimensions of the company or group, as applicable. This leads them to carry out a detailed analysis of the company’s financial health and to prepare investment plans and budgets. They report on objectives and their achievement to the decision-making authorities (board of directors, etc.). They carry out sales and marketing activities and organise the company’s system for monitoring competitive or technological developments. They manage a team. They are also required to interface with other departments in the company. They develop the business plan and manage the project to create or take over a company. Team Management and Skills Development Course These professionals either provide all the functions linked to human resources management in the company, the department or the section to which they are attached directly themselves, or have other people do this under their control. In this framework, they set up and manage the implementation of a coherent human resources policy which is appropriate to the corporate strategy. They apply labour legislation in an international context, and make sure others apply it They establish the various elements of global remuneration They lead a diagnostic process in both organisational and human terms They lead or take part in change by proposing appropriate actions They build up forward management policy for employment and skills by optimising the recruitment process and developing a training and mobility policy for the staff They lead and manage a team They use internal communication and integrate human resources into a quality process Research Course: how are candidates prepared to do research? With a view to a research process, professionals manage projects and carry out studies in the area of administration and management sciences. They gather together the existing documentation and carry out observations in the field. They collect and analyse the available information relating to an issue. They report on their work through various means of dissemination and communication (publication of reports and specialist articles, writing papers, taking part in scientific debates, involvement in the research community). Professionals can also take part in training activities.
EQF Level 7
certification de niveau 2 - licence (bachelor)

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training comparable to that of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. At this level, exercise of a salaried or independent vocational activity involves mastery of the fundamental scientific principles for the profession, generally leading to autonomy in exercising that activity.

  • Licence Professionnelle : Licence Professionnelle Vocational degree, Management of organisations
    Licence Professionnelle : Licence Professionnelle Vocational degree, Management of organisations, Cross-border logistics and management assistant option. Résumé du référentiel d'emploi ou éléments de compétence acquis: This professional conceives and organises the most rational strategies to ensure a product is routed from its place of production to that of distribution, while optimising the quality/service/cost ratio. They organise and supervise the processing of orders and manage physical and information flows. They are responsible for coordinating the different activities within the company. Ultimately, they will fulfil a management role. When not fulfilling a role specifically in a logistics division, they will work in the company’s production, purchasing/procurement, shipment and sales divisions.When this professional is responsible for logistics, they negotiate with carriers and also liaise with customs. They manage and establish supply programmes, and organise and supervise the processing of orders, ensuring that costs and leadtimes are observed. They determine storage requirements on the basis of production and commercial services. As an industrial buyer, they implement the purchase policy and manage the flows upstream of production. They identify and negotiate the optimal services and supplies. They conclude contracts and draw up purchase agreements, subsequently monitoring the performance of these agreements. They seek out and appraise suppliers and sub-contractors. They then draw up the supplier specifications sheet. As a scheduling manager, they are responsible for purchasing and procurement. They are involved in establishing long- and medium-term production programmes (production planning). They contribute to optimising the resources to be implemented, the organisation of work and the manufacturing time. They are also involved in managing the flow of materials. Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat. This professional works in all sectors of industry or services: commerce, hotel trade, hospitals, plastics, food processing, metallurgy etc. This professional can apply for the following positions: Logistics manager; Industrial buyer
EQF Level 6
certifications de niveau 3

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training equivalent to that of a diploma from a University Institute of Technology (DUT) or a technology certificate (BTS) or a certificate corresponding to the end of the first higher education cycle. A level III qualification corresponds to higher levels of knowledge and abilities, but without involving mastery of the fundamental scientific principles for the fields concerned. The knowledge and abilities required enable the person condition to assume, autonomously or independently, responsibilities concerning design and/or supervision and/or management

  • Accommodation Manager (brevet de technicien supérieur)
    Holders of the Common European System of Reference BTS Accommodation Manager manage an establishment's accommodation services in a efficient and effective manner by observing the rules, policies and procedures in place at that establishment. They determine the guidelines of the commercial policy, take part in the organisation of promotional activities and help to set up a quality system. They coordinate billing management operations, ensures the quality of the services provided, support the front desk in promoting the establishment's image and ensure that customer records are monitored in order to develop customer loyalty. These managers are responsible for managing the welcoming of customers from initial contact to departure and ensure that steps are taken, both personally and by other sections within the establishment, to meet customers expectations. For all activities, they organise resources so as to be able to cope with unforeseen problems in liaison with other sections. Common job titles: Accommodation Manager, Officer. This job can be performed in various places: hotels of all sizes, reception centres (elderly, disabled, young people, etc.), cruise ships, outdoor centres, etc.
  • TP : Titre professionnel Bilingual English-French import-export assistant, trilingual English-German-French option. Nouvel intitulé : Assistant(e) import-export
    The bilingual import-export assistant organises and manages all the international administrative and logistic operations, from orders to delivery and payment. He (she) provides the interface with the internal services of the company and the exterior partners, and coordinates their actions. He (she) actively participates in leading the international sales network.The bilingual import-export assistant is operationally fluent in English, and has a good ability to understand various accents and to adapt to extremely different contacts in the function. The bilingual import-export assistant is autonomous in his (her) work. His (her) knowledge of company policy, the market, commercial practices and import-export logistics enables him (her) to make decisions for all common operations and to coordinate all the commercial operation players.The bilingual import-export assistant often manages an administrative team. However, he (she) reports to a hierarchy and strictly observes company policy and internal procedures, of which he (she) guarantees observance. As he (she) is the company contact with partners and customers, he (she) must transmit the image in this role and is often involved in communications targeted at developing customers and ensuring their loyalty.The job is office-based but with frequent movements inside the company. However, the bilingual import-export assistant may be required to participate in shows or commercial operations and to travel abroad occasionally. The telephone, office systems and information and communication technologies are necessary tools and are in continuous use in performing the function. Working hours are generally regular, but constraints related to distance sometimes impose working different hours, or a special organisation.This certificate is granted by the Ministry in charge of EmploymentThe bilingual import-export assistant works within tight time limits, he (she) must be capable of handling several files simultaneously and manage priorities, controlling his (her) level of stress. According to the arrangement of the company and its export zone, knowledge of another language may be an asset for work. In particular, along the France-German border, trilingualism (French-English-German) may be necessary due to the economic importance and cultural influence of Germany in this zone. The trilingual import-export assistant is operationally fluent in German as well as English. monitoring a payment process in compliance with the terms of the import-export purchase or sales contract in French.Handling simple import-export commercial administration disputes, in French and in English. Performing manual filing of import-export commercial administration documents. Adapting or producing model documents and procedures to rationalise the administrative follow-up of import-export operations, in French and in English. Producing day-to-day professional written documents, in French and in English, to coordinate and correctly carry out import-export operations. Coordinating import-export operations by telephone, in French and in English. Updating the support database for import-export administrative operations.
  • Hotel personal assistant (école professionnelle de tourisme et d'hôtellerie)

    Supplément descriptif du certificat Le Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP), Intitulé: Hotel personal assistant, List of activities covered by the diploma, title or certificate: They supervise, coordinate and monitor all staff and the various accommodation-related services (floors, reception, lobby, cleaning, etc.), They determine and supervise kitchen production, they organise and plan the work of kitchen and floor staff, They organise and develop accommodation activity under the supervision of the general management. They draw up the budget forecast, determine and implement the establishment's commercial policy. Attested skills or abilities: ACCOMMODATION:

EQF Level 5
certifications de niveau 4

Personnel holding jobs at a supervisory highly skilled worker level and able to provide proof of a level of training equivalent to that of the vocational certificate (BP), technical certificate (BT), vocational baccalaureate or technological baccalaureate. A level IV qualification involves a higher level of theoretical knowledge than the previous level. This activity concerns mainly technical work that can be executed autonomously and/or involve supervisory and coordination responsibilities

  • Gouvernante: Receptionist housekeeper
    The Besançon Hotel School offers includes the dual qualification: housekeeper/receptionist. Housekeepers: run and control a team of chambermaids and/or valets manage stocks of products and materials check rooms, public places prepare for and welcome customers on arrival Receptionists: welcome customers sell the establishment's services manage customer stays Housekeepers must be able to: - ensure that equipment works correctly understand the composition of products fully understand aspects of linen put in place control procedures manage team work, check tasks allocated to staff and order them to repeat that task interpret customer needs and follow instructions according to customer needs speak English Receptionists must: understand perfectly the functions and services offered by the establishment have an excellent telephone manner take reservations promote the establishment's services have a good command of English record the services used by customers manage billing and payment collection Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat hotels, luxury tourist hotels airline hospital clinic bank retirement home individuals receptionist, head of reception, housekeeping assistant, floor housekeeper, general housekeeper, cashier, concierge, night auditor, personal assistant, concierge, hostess, welcome hostess Codes des fiches ROME les plus proches : G1703 : Réception en hôtellerie G1503 : Management du personnel d'étage
  • TP :titre professionnel Hotel Housekeeper
    Hotel housekeepers supervise, coordinate and monitor the work of staff responsible for cleaning and maintaining premises (rooms and communal areas) and equipment provided to customers in hotels and non-hotel accommodation. They manage stocks of consumables used for these purposes and furthermore ensure that specific room service tasks are performed in response to customer requests.The work that they coordinate and supervise is performed by staff within their establishment or, where appropriate, by external service providers based on specifications. They work alone or in a team depending on the size of the establishment. They receive written or verbal information and instructions from their line managers relating mainly to hygiene, safety and work organisation. Since housekeepers are in frequent contact with customers, they must always ensure that they speak and dress appropriately. Overseas customers should be addressed using a good level of standard, professional English.Working hours are often mainly scheduled for the early part of the day and entail staff rotation, where required at weekends and on public holidays. Employment contracts may be seasonal.1. ORGANISING THE WORK OF ROOM SERVICE STAFF IN A HOTEL OR NON-HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND MONITORING THE QUALITY OF WORKEffective daily monitoring of rooms, communal areas and public spaces in accordance with the applicable standards and norms.Planning and monitoring the work of a room service team based on operations within the establishment. Keeping management updated on stocks of linen, products and supplies and replenishing these when necessary.2. COORDINATING ROOM SERVICE STAFF AND MEETING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS USING APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH WHERE REQUIREDMotivating a room service team based on the establishment’s quantitative and qualitative goals.Providing room service staff with on-the-job training in professional practices based on measures taken by the establishment.Providing a quality service in accordance with safety regulations and customers’ specific requirements.Managing relations in-house and outside the establishment using various media.These duties are performed in the traditional hotel sector in 2 to 4-star establishments and in small or large holiday apartments. They may also be performed in residential homeswhich do not cater for tourists (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes etc).Deputy housekeeper.Assistant housekeeper.Housekeeper.Floor housekeeper.General housekeeper.Codes des fiches ROME les plus proches : G1503 : Management du personnel d'étage
EQF Level 4
certifications de niveau 5

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training equivalent to that of the vocational studies certificate (BEP) or the certificate of vocational ability (CAP), and by assimilation, the level one certificate of vocational training for adults (CFPA). This level corresponds to full qualification for carrying out a specific activity with the ability to use the corresponding instruments and techniques. This activity mainly concerns execution work, which can be autonomous within the limits of the techniques involved.

  • Food services agent
    Food services agents perform various simple tasks in standard category food services, notably to help to prepare dishes in the kitchens and serve customers: preparation of cold dishes, simple cooking of products, distribution of dishes to the different counters of a self service restaurant, collecting payment for meals, (for more detail) washing up. They usually organise their work in a team and apply the instructions of the manager and the technical procedure sheets, observing the rules of hygiene and food safety. The work is done standing up, with a lot of movement and some light handling work. They work during the day and in the evenings, continuously or with breaks, and in some cases they work on Sundays and public holidays. During the day they may be subject to sustained periods of activity (peak periods of activity). Certified skills and description of the certification components: 1. Preparing plates of starters and desserts Preparing the foodstuffs for processing and plating up. Plating up and dressing starters and desserts. 2. Performing on-the-spot grilling and observing the reheating process for dishes cooked in advance (PCA); Performing the reheating process for dishes cooked in advance (PCA). Providing simplified cooking at the grill counter during service; 3. Welcoming customers, and supplying and distributing dishes for a self-service restaurant Setting places in a self-service dining room. Setting up distribution and providing service at the hot and cold counters. Registering (typing) the contents of meals ordered and taking payments. 4. Washing cooking utensils by hand and machine washing plates Clearing trays from a self-service dining room, while observing customer intimacy. Scouring and hand washing cooking utensils. Using a dishwasher. Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat. The work is performed in commercial and social restaurants: cafeterias, company or school restaurants, themed restaurants, traditional light food services, brasseries, retirement homes, hotel residences, fast food restaurants or mobile restaurants (boats and trains). Preparation agent. Multi-skilled team member (fast food). Self service shelf filler. Self-service officer.
EQF Level 3

no EQF level

EQF Level 2

no EQF level

EQF Level 1