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Qualifications can cross boundaries - a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland, July 2011

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These pages contain information about the different types of qualifications which are available in Wales.
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Qualifications are different in different countries. However there are some clear stages people move through in education, training and work that are common to most countries. This makes it possible to draw broad comparisons, rather than direct equivalences, between qualifications and their levels for Wales, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland.
This leaflet is a ready reckoner for employers, learners and other interested parties. It also shows how the UK and Ireland qualifications frameworks relate to qualifications frameworks in Europe.