28.2.2017

The National Framework for Qualifications and Other Competence Modules enters into force in March

In the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), qualifications, syllabi and other extensive competence modules of the Finnish education and qualifications system are classified into eight levels based on requirements. The framework helps describe the knowledge, skills and competencies provided by different qualifications, syllabi and competence modules in a unified manner thus furthering international mobility, cooperation and education export as well as recognition of Finnish qualifications abroad.

Provisions on the framework are laid down in an Act and Government Decree on the National Framework for Qualifications and Other Competence Modules. The provisions enter into force on 1 March 2017.

Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus / Utbildningsstyrelsen) is Finland’s National Co-ordination Point whose tasks include, among others, providing stakeholders with information and guidance in questions related to qualification frameworks.

Further information

The framework helps describe the knowledge, skills and competencies provided by different qualifications, syllabi and competence modules in a unified manner thus furthering international mobility, cooperation and education export as well as recognition of Finnish qualifications abroad. Finnish National Agency for Education is Finland’s National Co-ordination Point whose tasks include, among others, providing stakeholders with information and guidance in questions related to qualification frameworks.