A review of international and national developments in the use of qualifications frameworks

This report by Mike Coles of the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in the UK reviews the most recent international experiences with developing National Qualification Frameworks. His review shows how pervasive the issue has become all over the world. Many countries have realised that they need to do more than just work on the updating of standards of individual programmes or occupational profiles. Only rarely have National Qualification Frameworks been able to realise their potential and the reasons for this situation are many.
This report by Mike Coles of the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in the UK reviews the most recent international experiences with developing National Qualification Frameworks. His review shows how pervasive the issue has become all over the world. Many countries have realised that they need to do more than just work on the updating of standards of individual programmes or occupational profiles. Only rarely have National Qualification Frameworks been able to realise their potential and the reasons for this situation are many.