National Qualifications Framework
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) sets out the level at which a qualification can be recognised in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The framework groups together qualifications that place similar demands on you as a learner. However, within any one level, qualifications can cover a wide mix of subjects, and take different amounts of time to complete.
The NQF can also help you see how one type of qualification can lead on to other, higher levels of qualifications.
Only qualifications that have been accredited by the three regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland can be included in the NQF. This ensures that all qualifications within the framework are of high quality, and meet the needs of learners and employers.
'Qualifications and levels explained' will direct you to the information on the Post 16 website. This is relevant for the College of FE and Grammar School Sixth Form.new qual frame.doc07 explains all qualification levels.