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Comparability of qualifications

Last update : 22.02.2024


Degree of similarity of qualifications (purpose, level, learning outcomes, quality assurance, etc.) issued at sectoral, regional, national or international levels.


  • Comparability of qualifications improves individuals’ employability and mobility, one of the objectives of the European qualifications framework;
  • this term is close to, but not synonymous with: equivalence of qualifications.

Source: Cedefop (2023) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of key terms"