The EQF is a common European reference system, which will link different countries’ national qualifications systems and frameworks together.
All our courses have a level (1-8) assigned to them using the EQF (European Qualification Framework) reference system.
The eight levels of EQF cover the entire span of qualifications from those achieved at the end of compulsory education to those awarded at the highest level of academic and professional or vocational education and training. Each level should in principle be attainable by way of a variety of education and career paths.
The EQF dose not award qualifications or awards.
The EQF uses 8 reference levels based on learning outcomes (defined in terms of Knowledge, skills, and competences). The EQF shifts the focus from input (lengths of a learning experience, type of institution) to what a person holding a particular qualification actually knows and is able to do. The world education systems are so diverse that comparisons based on inputs, say length of study, are impracticable, we found the EQF to be most suitable and adaptable referencing system suitable for our global membership.
Descriptors defining levels in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), Each of the 8 levels is defined by a set of descriptors indicating the learning outcomes relevant to qualifications at that level in any system of qualifications.
Cognitive (involving the use of logical, intuitive and creative thinking)
Practical (involving manual dexterity and the use of methods, materials, tools and instruments)
- Knowledge: In the context of EQF, knowledge is described as theoretical and/or factual.
- Competence: In the context of EQF, competence is described in terms of responsibility and autonomy.
- Skills: In the context of EQF, skills are described as cognitive and practical abilities.