In 2009, the Skills and Employability Department launched a research programme on the implementation of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) and their use and impact. The research produced empirical evidence and analysis of countries' experiences as a basis for advising countries on whether and, if so, then how to introduce a qualifications framework as part of a strategy to achieve their wider skills development and employment goals. In partnership with the European Training Foundation, a dozen country studies examined the extent to which qualifications frameworks are achieving policy objectives and which types of qualifications frameworks may be appropriate in which contexts. The final research report will be available early November 2010.
- From old to new: The Australian Qualifications Framework
- Background case study on Bangladesh
- Background case study on Botswana
- Background case study on Chile
- Background case study on Lithuania
- Background case study on Malaysia
- Background case study on Mauritius
- Background case study on Mexico
- The implementation and impact of the New Zealand National Qualifications Framework
- The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework: A case study of a very "early starter"
- The changing faces of the South African National Qualifications Framework
- Background case study on Sri Lanka
- National Vocational Qualifications in the United Kingdom: Their origins and legacy
- The implementation and impact of National Qualifications Frameworks: Report of a study in 16 countries