A qualification is a documented learning outcome and may include degrees, final grades or diplomas. Most qualifications that are regulated under Swedish legislation are included in qualifications frameworks. These provide information about what someone with a qualification at a specific level is expected to know, understand and be able to do.

There are two Swedish Qualifications frameworks: The Swedish National Qualifications Framework (SeQF) and the National Qualifications Framework for higher education. The frameworks comprise levels which are comparable to the levels in the European reference frameworks, the EQF and the QF-EHEA. The aim is to facilitate recognition, comparability and cross-border mobility.

The figure shows how the levels in the Swedish qualifications frameworks relate to the levels of the European reference frameworks. The figure also shows the assigned level for legally regulated Swedish qualifications (not visible on tablet or mobile phone). Click on the figure for more information about qualifications frameworks, levels and qualifications. Not all Swedish qualifications are shown in the figure.

Also qualifications outside the formal education systems can be assigned a SeQF-level. Read more on the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education’s website (information in Swedish).