Qualifications

Qualification is officially recognised competence which involves certain rights and obligations.

Qualifications are divided as follows:

  • formal education qualifications –
    general education (basic and upper secondary education), vocational education, higher education;
  • professional qualifications, i.e. professions.

The part of a qualification subject to independent description and assessment is partial qualification. Partial qualifications are, for example, foreign language skills, a course in a subject, final paper, or partial profession. Partial qualifications are often obtained upon completing adult education courses.

 

Formal education qualifications

Level

Basic education certificate based on simplified curriculum;

1

Basic education certificate;

VET certificate  level 2 (without basic education requirement)

2

VET certificate level 3

3

Upper secondary general education certificate;

VET certificate level 4 (upper secondary VET)

4

VET certificate level 5 (based on upper secondary education certificate)

5

Bachelor's degree, Professional higher education certificate

6

Master's degree

7

Doctoral degree

8

 

Last updated: 6 July 2015