Qualifications at level 5 of the EQF. Panteia and 3s Cedefop study Amsterdam 13 February 2014 Simon Broek. Overview presentation. Part A: Introduction, aim, research questions Part B: Importance, roles and functions Part C: Learning outcomes and structure of programmes
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Qualifications at level 5 of the EQF
Amsterdam 13 February 2014
DemarcationThe fifteen countries which are included in this study are those countries that presented their EQF referencing reports to the EQF Advisory Group by June 2012. They are:
In-depth analysis in 6 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands.
Subsystems in which level 5 is offered
Difference learning contexts:
Distinction between formalised systems and non-formalised systems; i.e. the systems which are state-regulated and systems which are not.
On the basis of this qualitative assessment the following clusters of countries are identified:
In Lithuania, there are no qualifications linked to EQF level 5.
Routes related to EQF level 5 qualifications
With regards to the education progression route, illustrative examples can be found in the UK and France.
Qualifications can be used to increase the level of operation in current occupation (promotion) via accreditation of prior experiences. An example of where the EQF level qualification is used for this purpose is in Estonia. The Occupational Qualification in Estonia confirms occupational competence and/or licence to practise. The qualification is obtained via work-based learning.
Level 5 qualifications types play an important role for a number of reasons.
Report will be available soon at the Cedefop website: