The 8 levels of the Hellenic Qualifications Framework


From May 30th 2013 to January 30th 2014 all Types of Qualifications that are presented in the following table have been analyzed by respective expert working groups. These qualifications belong to the formal educational system. The group members were appointed by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, the Secretariat for Lifelong Learning, EOPPEP, OAED, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Shipping & Aegean, the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Presidents of the Technological Education Institutions (TEI) and the Deans of the Universities.

Qualification Types in the HQF


LEVELS OF HELLENIC & EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

GENERAL EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION

1

 

 

LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

 

 

2

 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

 

 

3

 

TRAINING SCHOOL (SEK) CERTIFICATE (POST LOWER SECONDARY LEVEL)

*VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 1, I.E.K.)

 

  

4

 

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (EPA.S)

VOCATIONAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL DEGREE (EPA.L) LEVEL 4 VOCATIONAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (EPA.L)

 

 GENERAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

 

5

 

VOCATIONAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL DEGREE, APPRENTICESHIP CLASS

VOCATIONAL TRAINING DIPLOMA (I.E.K.) (ISSUED TO GRADUATES OF I.E.K. AFTER CERTIFICATION)

(POST SECONDARY AND NOT HIGHER EDUCATIONDIPLOMA/ DEGREE

 

  

6

  

 

BACHELOR DEGREE

 

7

  

 

MASTER’S DEGREE

 

8

  

 

DOCTORATE


 

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