12 Country A Country B EQF Level 8 EQF Level 7 NQF/ NQS EQF Level 6
13 Swedish post-secondary engineering education (Påbygnadsutbildning) = EQF Level 4 = Irish post secondary education at national level 6 (Advanced certificate)EQF
14 Each EQF Reference Level Wider personal and professional competences The Eight EQF LevelsKnowledgeEach EQF Reference LevelSkillsWider personal and professional competences
15 Focus on Learning Outcomes EQFLearning OutcomesNon-Formal LearningInformal LearningFormal Learning
16 Using the EQF ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Table 1: Learning Outcomes Aimed at qualifications authorities, experts: makes translations between systems and frameworks possibleSUPPORTING INFORMATIONTable 2: Supporting Information Needs to be compiled and completed at national or sectoral level
17 Linking qualifications to the EQF: the role of national authorities Commitments to link national qualifications to EQFLong term reform processLearning outcome-based qualifications?Fine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??National Framework of Qualifications?
18 Linking qualifications to the EQF: the role of national authorities Clear link between national qualifications and the EQF levelsSelf-certificationFine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??Transparency of proceduresPublishing of results
19 Linking qualifications to the EQF: the role of sectoral stakeholders Sectors have expressed the need for a common reference pointFocus on an outcomes and competence based approachFine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??Follow up of Maastricht Communique
20 Linking qualifications to the EQF: the role of sectoral stakeholders Invite sectors to link sectoral qualifications to EQFFacilitate sector internal competence developmentsFacilitate link between national and sectoral qualificationsFine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??Ongoing work in the ICT sector exemplifies this approach
21 ConsultationEurope-wide consultation process from July to December 2005:32 countries in ‘Education and Training 2010’Bologna follow-up groupEuropean Social Partner organisationsFine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??Industry & sector organisationsEducation and training NGO’s
22 Consultation — Results Input to drafting of Council and EP Recommendation in Spring 2006Support through the Integrated Lifelong Learning ProgrammeFine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??
23 State of the artThe Commission adopted on 5 September 2006 a proposal for a Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of EQFThe draft recommendation foresees that Member States relate their national qualifications systems to the EQF by 2009Fine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??
24 Summary 8 common reference levels (learning outcomes) Common principles support EQF levels and provide guidelines for cooperationA range of tools and instruments for individualsFine..perhaps a way to give it nicer look…??Commitment from national and sectoral bodies
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