Definition: National Framework of Qualification

Education

The National Framework of Qualification (NFQ) is defined as "the single, nationally and internationally accepted entity (The entity can take the form of an organisation/body, or regulatory document. It stipulates the qualifications and the bodies that provide or deliver the qualification (awarding bodies) that are part of the National Framework of Qualifications), through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way and which define the relationship between all education and training awards".
Source:
Eurostat, "Classification of learning activities - Manual", Luxembourg, 2006
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