The key objective of this study is to contribute to better understanding of the comparability of qualifications from initial vocational education and training (IVET), assigned to levels 3 and 4 of the European qualifications framework (EQF) through the respective national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). It will map the qualifications linked to the EQF levels, collect and analyse evidence on how learning outcomes approaches have been used for assigning initial vocational qualifications to NQF/EQF levels. The analysis will not only focus on technical evidence, but also take into account broader social and economic contexts in which qualifications are embedded.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2016/S 135-242323 of 15/07/2016.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 08/09/2016 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 30/08/2016.

The answers to such requests, if any, will be published under this banner, therefore please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Contract Award Notice

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Clarification (1) - Questions & Answers

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Procurement Dossier_EQF levels 3 & 4

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