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.
- Why metaframework?
- What are principles of descriptors?
- What means knowledge, skills and competence?
- Why only these dimensions?
- Qualification versus competence?
- Qualification and different levels?
- Which column is more important?
- EQF as a ladder?
- Can EQF descriptors be used for NQF?
- Where are other competences?
- Can EQF classify programs and occupations?
- EQF and EHEA relationship?