Publications and Resources

This video describes what the National Framework of Qualifications is and how it used to connect education systems across the globe. It also describes the European Qualifications Framework. English Version

Understanding the National Framework of Qualifications - Interactive Presentation

Qualifications can cross boundaries – a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland

Referencing of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) to the European Qualifications Framework and Self-Certification of Compatibility with the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area - National Report (December 2020)

Compare Qualifications Frameworks - Following extensive national consultations with stakeholders, countries present the results of the referencing of their national qualifications levels to the appropriate levels of the European Qualifications Framework based on a set of criteria agreed at European level.

Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2019 - A biennial review of global developments in national and regional qualifications systems.  The 2019 thematic analysis addresses issues including digitalisation, RPL, learning outcomes and information sources on Qualifications.  Jointly written by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), the European Training Foundation (ETF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), and published by the ETF in 2019.

Making Sense of Qualifications - How Recruitment Professionals in Ireland view QualificationsA recently conducted survey by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) asked almost 100 recruitment organisations across the private and public sector, to give their views on the importance of qualifications in recruitment practice and their use of qualifications frameworks when recruiting staff.

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