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 school degree acquiring the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate. Attendance at full-time vocational school for the purpose of acquiring the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate combines cross-occupational and occupationally related competences within the respective specialism and leads to the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate. Attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of two years enables young people to acquire initial occupationally related skills and competences within the respective occupational field, in which experience and learning situations to support their individual learning process are opened up. Such a full-time school-based course of training imparts basic knowledge and skills which impart occupational competence. Acquisition of the competences of company-based training takes place in workshops, laboratories or learning offices. Alongside professional competence, the main focus is on fostering the personal competences which are of particular significance within the respective occupational field. Those completing the qualification acquire basic occupationally related skills and competences from the first year of training (basic vocational training) and cross-occupational competences which are aligned to the educational standards of the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate. They are in possession of competences for the autonomous fulfilment of professional requirements within ...
Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised vocational school
Type of qualification This qualification is a general education school leaving certificate obtained on completion of grade 10 at a secondary school (Realschule) or, under certain circumstances, at other lower secondary level school types. It can also be obtained at a later stage during vocational training at upper secondary level. In some Länder called Realschulabschluss. This type of school usually comprising grades 5-10 provides pupils with a more extensive general education and the opportunity to go on to courses of education at upper secondary level that lead to vocational or higher education entrance qualifications. ...
Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised school