Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries

We work closely with the Qualifications Frameworks across the UK, and the Republic of Ireland to annually update the popular leaflet, Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries, showing the relationship of each Framework to the EQF. 


Skills for Europe Website

The Qualifications Frameworks across the UK have worked collaboratively to develop the Skills for Europe website, designed to help careers advisers, recruiters, university and college staff, learners and workers understand how skills and qualifications are recognised across Europe.

European Vocational Education and Training VET initiatives

The UK Qualifications Frameworks have also worked together to produce a summary report on the current European Vocational Education and Training VET initiatives (ECVET, EQAVET, ESCO, EQF & Europass) and how these are being taken forward in the UK.


The European Qualifications Framework

The European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning is an overarching qualifications framework which links different countries’ qualifications frameworks together. Acting as a translation device to make qualifications easier to understand across different countries and systems in Europe, its main aim is to help people moving from one country to another for work, or to continue their education or training.

Further information on the EQF is available at the Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe Portal. This is a joint European Union Portal on learning opportunities and qualifications.  It provides information on the EQF, NQFs and how they compare as well as information on qualifications in Europe with the facility to search by subject field, level of education or country.


The European Inventory

The European Inventory is a regularly updated overview of validation practices across Europe. This inventory, compiled in cooperation with the European Commission, provides an overview of validation arrangements in European countries. In cooperation with the European Commission and Member States, CEDEFOP helps to develop validation systems by updating and hosting the inventory and further developing European guidelines on validation.

The European Inventory includes separate reports on the validation arrangements for England and Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Access the most recent country reports (2014)


Funded Projects and Consultancy

The SCQF Partnership has an established European and International reputation and profile working closely with a number of member states on key projects funded by the European Commission and on bespoke pieces of consultancy for a range of other countries.


Current projects are:

NQF-IN: Developing organisational and financial models for including non-formal sector qualifications in National Qualifications Frameworks financed by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus+ funds.


D’Ahoy:  DecisionShip Ahoy! Developing teaching and research in the field of decision making in HE & VET financed by the European Union within the framework of the Erasmus+ funds.