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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. Leisure Studies, Minor

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall demonstrate the knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.2 The student knows the development and framework of recreational work and has gained knowledge and understanding of the above.1.3 The student has an overview of the main trends and currents in recreation at the international level, with particular emphasis on EU institutions.1.4 The student has knowledge and a critical understanding of recreational institutions in society.1.5 The student has adopted a critical perspective and can debate the status and demonstrate the value of recreation studies in modern society.1.6 The student has acquired basic knowledge of the theoretical and professional assumptions of recreational studies, as well as knowledge of the upbringing and development of children and adolescents, and the basic theories of social sciences.1.7 The student is familiar with the modus operandi and methodologies of a recreational counselor. 2. Practical Skills and Practices2.1 The student demonstrates independent practices and can express him-/herself verbally and in writing about his/her subjects of study.2.2 The student can utilize critique of his/her work and reasonably process criticism.2.3 The student has mastered the professional preparation of written work.2.4 The student can gather information related to his/her subjects and process such data. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student knows the basics of critiquing so ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Teacher education, Minor

    Upon completion of the programme the following criteria shall have been met. Students shall: have a general understanding of theories, premises, concepts and methods related to the primary school and primary schooling teaching, be familiar with the history of primary schooling, the main ideas that have shaped primary school activities, the societal role of the school and the social status of children, have gained an overview of the maturity and development of children and teenagers, and be familiar with the main theories of developmental psychology that shed light on these processes, have insight into the teaching of one age group within primary schools and can put this group in context with their own teaching subject. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Accounting and Auditing, M.Acc.

    The M.Acc programme (Master of Accounting and Auditing) assumes that, already at the commencement of their studies, students will manifest independent work procedures, plan their own work and comply with the timing requirements laid down in the programme. Prerequisites comprise a first class average grade from a basic university programme in business studies with special emphasis on accounting. In the event that this path of study had a different area of emphasis, the student in question will have to attend a preparatory course. New recruits must have completed approximately nine BS courses, with a first class average grade, in order to be able to embark on the Master’s  programme. Objectives from the European Union, on which the programme is based, specify the knowledge required of a chartered accountant; consequently there is little or no flexibility in the choice of courses.The learning outcomes reflect the information outlined above and define the knowledge, skills and competence students gain through their course of study and are expected to have mastered upon its completion. Knowledge outcomes define the academic knowledge attained by the students during their studies, and skills outline the standards used to assess the students’ proficiency in  applying their knowledge. Finally, competence illustrates the students’ professional ability after completing their studies. 1. Knowledge  1.1 The student possesses an understanding of the purpose and aim of financial reporting and auditing, both with regard to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Food Science, BS

    Type of knowledge The student possesses comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific background of the subjects of food science. The knowledge is based on the latest developments in the field. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out practical exercises and small projects in the field of food science. Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the bachelor degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student knows and understands the basic principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering, processing and quality assurance that are of relevance to food science.1.2. The student knows the structure and properties of food components, including water, carbohydrates, protein, lipids, other nutrients and food additives. The student knows the chemistry of changes occurring during processing, storage and utilization as well as principles, methods, and techniques of qualitative and quantitative physical, chemical, and biological analyses of food and food ingredients.1.3. The student knows pathogenic, spoilage and beneficial microorganisms. The student understands the influence of the food system on the growth and survival of microorganisms. The student know how to control micro- organisms in food systems and how to carry out cleaning and sanitation.1.4. The student knows the characteristics of raw food material. Principles of food preservation including low and high temperatures, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. French Studies, BA

    Knowledge and understanding 1.    Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art.2.    Students have a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of French as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession.4.    Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. Type of knowledge 1.    Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics). 2.    Students have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of French-speaking nations. 3.    Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. Practical skills 1.    Students are able to read and understand demanding and complicated texts of a variety of types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 2.    Students are able to express themselves fluently and without hindrance (without having to search for terms or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning, even in complex contexts.3.    Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes an ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. International Studies in Education, MA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student should have comprehensive and systematic understanding of theories and perspectives in education studies in a global context. - The student should have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies (see specialisations). - The student should should have comprehensive knowledge of problems and issues in educational studies in an international context. - The student should have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions. Skills - The student should have ability to develop projects and contextualize them wit respect to theories and knowledge in education studies. - The student should be able to understand and deal with complex issues in a professional context. - The student should have ability to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific evidence and data. - The student should be able to understand and tackle copmlex issues in a professional context. - The student should be able to analyze and commnicate information, both numerically and in written language. Competence - The student should be able to use his or her knowledge and understanding in professional work and be able to support solutions to problems with arguments appropriate to the field. - The student should be able to evaluate when different methods of analyses are approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Theology, Doctorate

    Theology and Religious Studies: 180 credit doctorate programme The programme is a three year long research programme at the Faculty of Theology, University of Iceland. Admission requirements are a MA degree or a mag. theol. degree (Provisionally: or a cand. theol. degree) On completion of a Doctorate degree, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within the field of Theology. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at previous levels of study. Students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Students are familiar with the systems used for funding research and research evaluation. They understand the practical purpose of research for academic, cultural and social purpose.   Type of knowledge Students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on individual basis. Students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the fields of Theology or religious studies.   Practical skills Students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects. Students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Applied Health Promotion, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge. The student will:  Know and understand the main concepts, theories, and research in the field of health promotion. Recognise the different situations of groups in society and the diversity of the student body. Know the fundamentals of health and well-being in the national curriculum and be able to use them in a variety of ways at school. Know the theories connected to societal health promotion and methods of promoting health. Know the research methods in the field and be aware of the ethical issues around research and fieldwork with people.  Skills. The student will:  Respect the different needs and various circumstances of a diverse group of students. Be able to use their new, theoretical knowledge in the field while working with students and colleagues. Be able to plan teaching and health promotion projects based on the theories of pedagogy and health promotions. Be able to express him- or herself in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing at various levels about the challenges in the field. Have developed discipline, initiative, critical thinking, and independent working methods that he or she can use in further study, research, or field work.  Competences. The student will: Be able to use theories, concepts, research results, and critical thinking to support professional resolutions. Be able to address current issues in health promotion. Show originality in developing ideas around the area of health promotion. Be able to initiate research or development projects in his or her field of study ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Foreign Language Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Foreign Language Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of English and Danish. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The concepts, theories, models, and research on curriculum development, assessments, and school evaluations. The primary ideas and theories on language classes and teaching languages. The nature of different teaching methods in teaching languages. The rationale behind word classes, assembling sentences, grammar, and grammatical concepts with the goal of being able to apply them in teaching. Various methods for analysing texts in foreign languages. The structure and content of his or her specialized field of study or subjects and learning and teaching methods. The teaching material used in his or he ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Media and Communication Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge The student has general understanding of main theories and concepts applied in media and communication studies. The student has a general understanding of selected fields within media and communication studies. The student can analyse and evaluate the main characteristics of the Icelandic media and communication systems. Skills The student can gather academic information, assess and analyze it in professional context. The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them. The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects in the field media and communications studies. The student can present academic problems clearly and decisively, verbally and in writing. Competence The student has a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of media and communication studies. The student has developed the necessary learning skills and practices to pursue further studies at the second level. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland