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A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across borders.

The Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications frameworks 2017, Volume II: National and regional cases gives an update on the national and regional qualification frameworks of 99 countries around...

Author/Editor:
European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
659

A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across borders.

The Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2017, Volume 1: Thematic chapters comprises eight thematic chapters, charting developments in national and regional qualifications frameworks...

Author/Editor:
European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Year of publication:
2017
No. of pages:
127

‘This Inventory showcases eighty-six countries and investigates how learning outcomes of non-formal and informal learning are being integrated alongside formal qualifications into regional and national qualifications frameworks for lifelong learning,’ said Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

UNESCO HQ, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) launched the 2015 edition of the Global...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO ED/PLS; UIL; ETF; Cedefop
Year of publication:
2016

Available from UIL's Library in English.

‘The Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) is highly significant. It showcases and analyses how countries use learning outcomes-based NQFs as reference points and as sources of quality assurance for recognition and certification processes,’ Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Now available online, the 2015 edition of the Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks Volume II:...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO ED/PLS; UIL; ETF; Cedefop
Year of publication:
2015

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) contributes to the Global Inventory of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) which is prepared by two EU agencies, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) , and two UNESCO units, UNESCO’s section for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-TVET), and UIL.

It has been produced at the request of the...

Author/Editor:
UIL
Year of publication:
2014

Available from UIL's Library in English.

Qualification systems across the globe are generally well equipped to deal with learning acquired in institutional settings. However, one of the greatest challenges is how to recognise learning that occurs outside the formal education sector.

UIL’s new book, Linking Recognition Practices and National Qualifications Frameworks, edited by Madhu Singh and Ruud Duvekot, tackles this challenge. The recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of learning in formal, non-formal, and informal settings is examined within a variety of national and regional contexts.

It...

Author/Editor:
Madhu Singh; Ruud Duvekot (edited)
Year of publication:
2013

Available from UIL's Library in English, Chinese.

Author/Editor:
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation; UNESCO; UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Year of publication:
2013

Available from UIL's Library in English.