NVQF Registry

Summary of NVQF Level Descriptors

Level Knowledge  and Understanding Skills Responsibility Qualification Type
Level 1 Elementary knowledge Limited practical skills

SEMI SKILLED

under direct supervision with limited autonomy NVQF Certificate Level 1
Level 2 Basic knowledge Basic practical skills

SKILLED

under indirect supervision with some autonomy NVQF Certificate Level 2
Level 3 Broad theoretical knowledge Broad range of well-developed mental and practical skills

HIGHLY SKILLED

Plan and manage own work and/or (limited) supervise the routine work of others NVQF Certificate Level 3
Level 4 Comprehensive theoretical knowledge Comprehensive range of mental, technical and practical skills

PROFESSIONAL WORKER

full responsibility for management and supervision NVQF Certificate Level 4
Level 5 Advanced theoretical knowledge Specialist level of mental, technical and practical skills

SPECIALIST WORKER

planning and development of action with complete accountability NVQF Certificate Level 5