EQF level 5 qualifications appeal to learners as they open up prospects on several fronts – immediate employment, career advancement, and further learning.

European qualifications framework (EQF) levels reveal what a learner knows, understands and can do at the end of a learning experience. These learning outcomes can also provide policy-makers with a fine mesh of data about each particular level and every kind of qualification. Nowhere is this mesh more intricate than at level 5, where learning outcomes cut across several subsystems. Moreover, these qualifications serve to test the degree of permeability between subsectors of our education and training systems.