Levels and learning outcome descriptors

The NQF levels are formulated on the basis of what a person know, can do and is capable of doing as a result of a learning process. The outcomes of the completed learning process are described in the categories “knowledge”, “skills” and “general competences”.

The categories describing learning outcomes include:

Knowledge: Understanding of theories, facts, principles, procedures in subject areas and/or occupations.

Skills: Ability to utilise knowledge to solve problems or tasks (cognitive, practical, creative and communication skills).

General competence: Ability to utilise knowledge and skills in an independent manner in different situations.

Level 1 is not part of the NQF, and is therefore not included in this overview.