Malta Qualifications Framework

The Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) assists in making the Maltese qualifications system easier to understand and review, and more transparent at a national and international level. The Malta Qualifications Framework is also a referencing tool that helps to describe and compare both national and foreign qualifications to promote quality, transparency and mobility of qualifications in all types of education.It is mainly referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) as well as to other non-European qualifications frameworks.






  ​ The reference levels make it easier to understand what a learner with a qualification related to the Malta Qualifications Framework knows, understands and is able to do. These levels are neutral reference points to be used for all qualifications irrespective of whether they arise from academic or vocational education; formal, informal and non-formal learning.  These are useful for education and training providers as they describe the knowledge, skills and competences and a set of learning outcomes which indicate to the learner the end of a learning process.​​












Malta established its Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) in 2007 and the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) is the local competent authority to recognise qualifications and accredit courses against the Malta Qualifications Framework. ​​​ ​ ​

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