The Swiss Qualifications Framework for vocational and professional education and training – making qualifications internationally comparable

Coverbild: BWP 1/2015
Issue/Year (Volume) 1/2015 (44)
Page(s) 54-55

On October 1, 2014 legal provisions for the national qualifications framework for vocational education certificates came into force in Switzerland. They pave the way for the introduction of the National Qualifications Framework for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (NQF-VPET) together with the corresponding certificate supplements and diploma supplements. The new instruments are intended to increase transparency and comparability in vocational and professional education, to position vocational certificates internationally and to promote the mobility of skilled workers. The article outlines these objectives as well as the status of implementation.