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National Qualifications Framework (NQF) – The six stages of development

The following six stages describe the development of national qualifications frameworks (1): (a) explorative stage; (b) design stage; (c) adoption stage; (d) activating stage; (e) operational stage; (f) review stage. Figure 1.The cyclical character of NQF developments To be able to deliver according to expectations, frameworks continuously need to adapt to changing context and requirements … Continue reading

European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF) – 39 European countries are currently developing 43 NQFs

39 European countries are currently developing 43 national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) which have reached different stages of implementation. Some countries have been or are revising their frameworks. Comprehensive frameworks gaining ground European countries tend to use their frameworks to create comprehensive maps of qualifications in all sectors (VET, higher education, general education, adult learning). Many … Continue reading

National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – The inclusion of non-formal qualifications

National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) are important policy instruments to promote mobility and lifelong learning at the national as well as the European level. The NQF can play a decisive role not only to improve the transparency of a national qualifications system, but also as a policy reform driver … Continue reading

The Finnish National Qualifications Framework (NQF) – A comprehensive and concise description

The Finnish National Framework for Qualifications and Other Competence Modules (FiNQF) was formally adopted on 1 March 2017. On this date, the Law and the Decree governing the FiNQF entered force, which marked a formal culmination of the work towards a national qualifications framework. In fact, much had been done before; the Government committed to … Continue reading

National Qualification Framework in France – A guide

This report is the result of the many drafts produced by the Céreq project team that worked with the NQF-In partnership in order to reach a mutual understanding of the process of incorporating qualifications into National Qualifications Frameworks. As the following chapters will show, France benefits from a firmly established, centralised qualification system governance whose … Continue reading

National Qualifications Framework in Europe – They play a key role in improving transparency and comparability of qualifications nationally and internationally but have limited visibility

  During 2015-16, political commitment and technical advancement in developing and implementing national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) have continued. More frameworks have been formally adopted and have reached operational status, becoming an integrated feature of national qualification systems. This has made it possible for more countries to complete their link to the European qualifications framework (EQF); … Continue reading

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