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The Qualification Frameworks set out the different levels of higher education qualifications and the requirements for each of these. There is one framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a separate one for Scotland. Both are combined in one publication.

The Frameworks are currently being updated to bring them in line with the new Quality Code and will be available on this page when completed.



The Frameworks for HE Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies

Publication date: 03 Nov 2014

Annex D: outcome classification descriptions for FHEQ Level 6 and FQHEIS Level 10 degrees

Publication date: 10 Oct 2019

Qualifications can Cross Boundaries offers an at-a-glance look at different qualifications frameworks, helping learners, educators, employers and governments understand how qualifications in difference sectors compare with each other.

It also offers a comparison with European higher education frameworks, helping graduates with UK or Irish qualifications understand how they compare internationally.

​Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries: Guide to Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland

Publication date: 14 Aug 2023