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Estonian Qualifications Framework January 2011


Estonian Education System

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Estonian qualifications • Formal education qualifications: – 4 types of qualifications in higher education – 3 types of qualifications in vocational education – 2 levels in general education – Qualifications in continuing (adult) education??? • Professional qualifications – Sectoral qualifications (sectors of the labour market) – 16 professional councils, over 700 professional standards

• The EstQF does not include any formal education or professional qualifications currently E-UMBRELLA

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Professional Standards and Study Programmes Qualification Authority

Curriculum

Educational Institution

Professional Standard

Professional Council

Professional Sertificate Awarding Body


Professional Qualification Levels NOW V IV III II I

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Estonian Qualifications Framework in 2013? EQF levels = EstQF levels Estonian Qualifications Sectorial HE Framework

Expected learning outcomes

QFs

LABOUR MARKET

VET

GE

LIFELONGLEARNING SYSTEM


General comparison between professional and EstQF levels – a possible model Existing EstQF I II III IV V

New EstQF 1 2, 3 3, 4 4, 5, 6 5, 6, 7 6, 7, 8 E-UMBRELLA

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National Qualification Standards in construction and building business 1) construction carpenter I, II, III; 2) construction finisher I, II, III; 3) mason I, II, III; 4) construction of concrete structures I, II, III; 5) plumber I, II, III; 6) ventilation duct fitter I, II, III; 7) water processing operator I, II; 8) outside duct plumber II; 9) conservator of architecture III; 10) facility servicemen I, II; 11) vehicle driver II, 12) specialist in melioration and hydrotechnician I, II, III. E-UMBRELLA

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Estonian qualification system