The National Catalogue of Qualifications is a dynamic instrument for the strategic management of non-higher national qualifications, the regulation of the double certification training offer and the promotion of the effectiveness of public financing, which integrates unique qualification references for double certification training and for processes of recognition, validation and certification of competences (RVCC).

The objectives of the National Catalogue of Qualifications are:

  • To promote the production of critical competences for the competitiveness and modernisation of the economy and of organisations;
  • To facilitate the construction of learning paths that ensure school and professional progression;
  • To enable the recognition of qualifications irrespective of the manner in which they are acquired;
  • To contribute towards the development of a legible and flexible framework that favours the comparability of qualifications on both a national and international level.

The National Catalogue of Qualifications includes a large number of qualifications for 39 education and training areas and presents the associated Professional Profile and Training References for each qualification.

Further more is an instrument developed in close with the European Qualification Framework for lifelong learning ( see Recommendation of the European Parliament and Council of the 23th April 2008 ) and with the National Qualification Framewok.