EQF Level descriptors

The European Qualifications Framework level descriptors make it more understandable what a learner with a qualification related to the EQF knows, understands and is able to do on completion of a learning process. This approach also makes it possible to compare qualifications awarded in all types of education, from school education to academic, professional and vocational at each of its levels.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS IN THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (EQF)

EQF LEVELS

KNOWLEDGE

(factual and/or theoretical)

SKILLS

(cognitive and practical)

COMPETENCE

(autonomy and responsability)

LEVEL 1

basic general knowledge basic skills required to carry out simple tasks work or study under direct supervision in a structured context

LEVEL 2

basic factual knowledge basic cognitive and practical skills required to use relevant information to carry out tasks and to solve routine problems using simple rules and tools work or study under supervision with some autonomy

LEVEL 3

knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study a range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information take responsibility for completion of tasks in work or study adapt own behaviour to circumstances in solving problems

LEVEL 4

factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study a range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or study exercise self-management within the guidelines of work or study contexts that are usually predictable, but are subject to change supervise the routine work of others, taking some responsibility for the evaluation and improvement of work or study activities

LEVEL 5

comprehensive, specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within a field of work or study and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge a comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems exercise management and supervision in contexts of work or study activities where there is unpredictable change review and develop performance of self and others

EQF levels 6, 7 and 8 are not described because the target public of IBCVET are people with low qualifications.

The partners in each country

France - Spain - Portugal - Malta

Leader:

ANQEP

www.anqep.gov.pt
Partners:

Magellan

www.magellan-association.org

AIN

www.ain.pt
Partner:

University of Strathclyde

www.strath.ac.uk
Partner:

Aclunaga

www.aclunaga.es
Partner:

Paragon

www.paragoneurope.eu