Comparability of qualification levels Compatible with the EQF (8 levels) - three levels of the NQF will correspond to three cycles in higher education and the fifth level is managed by vocational education - professional & general competences as well as sociocultural skills - The main differentiation applies to level 5 which in Lithuania is a transitional level between vocational and higher education.
Use of learning outcomes in HE & CE LOs are obligatory. But NQF descriptors define competences demanded by autonomous, complex and changing activities
National legislation on EQF levels 5-8 planned
Level of implementation of NQF The NQF model is being developed upon comparison of experience of different countries, thus lagging behind - the referencing process will be completed by the end of 2013
Recognition of prior learning yes
e-Learning implementation today only the non-university higher education sector (colleges) is more or less ready, the university sector is rather reluctant towards the competence-based approach, 6 EDEN members
Openness to virtual mobility WHO minimal usage, no data and barriers reported