Sweden’s reference framework for qualifications
10 November 2020
Sweden’s reference framework for qualifications, SeQF, presents learning at all levels from primary school to higher education. An interactive figure of the reference framework is now available in English at UHR’s website.
SeQF encompasses formal qualifications – from school leaving certificates in primary school to diplomas in higher vocational education and higher education degrees – and can also be used to describe the level of non-formal qualifications awarded in other areas of society. The purpose is to make it easier to compare qualifications across national borders, when applying for studies or work. But also to increase the visibility of different forms of learning within Sweden. The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (MyH) is responsible for SeQF.
The SeQF interactive figure that has been available since 2019 in Swedish at UHR’s website is now also available in English. In the interactive fields, it is possible to find out more about what knowledge, skills and competencies are required for a certain level, as well as a short information about the different Swedish degrees. It is also possible to compare levels with international reference frameworks.
“The figure provides a good description of Swedish qualifications and framework. People working with the recognition of Swedish qualifications abroad can benefit greatly from it,” said Petra Nord, analyst at UHR’s Department for Qualifications Recognition who worked on producing the interactive figure.
The SeQF figure was produced by UHR in collaboration with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (MyH) and the Swedish National Agency for Education. All qualifications in the figure have been subject to quality review and texts are updated on an annual basis.