Why only these dimensions?

In national, regional or sectoral qualifications frameworks, descriptors can be adapted to their respective aims and objectives (e.g. country-specific or sector-specific needs). That’s why there is no general or only one valid way to use descriptors; different ways are possible.

The EQF was designed to have the fewest and simplest possible differentiations (see question 3). The EQF can be seen as focussing on the most essential and substantial aspects. The interpretation of the EQF descriptors is made simpler because they take account of very similar descriptors in existing qualifications frameworks and because they enable comparability and allocation/relation.