ECDL & MALTA QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK

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ECDL Malta and the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre have agreed that the following certifications are classified under the eight-level system as detailed in Legal Notice 347/2005 and the level descriptors of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF) and the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF).


ECDL Base Certificate (4 Base Modules) - MQF Level 2

The National Commission for Further & Higher Education deems the ECDL Base Certificate to be at Level 2 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and of the European Qualifications for Framework for Lifelong Learning.


ECDL Standard Certificate (4 Base + 3 Intermediate Modules) - MQF Level 3

The National Commission for Further & Higher Education deems the ECDL Standard Certificate to be at Level 3 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and of the European Qualifications for Framework for Lifelong Learning.


ECDL Expert Certificate (4 Advanced Modules) - MQF Level 4

The National Commission for Further & Higher Education deems the ECDL Expert Certificate to be at Level 4 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and of the European Qualifications for Framework for Lifelong Learning.


Note that:

  • Although the ECDL Certificate is rated at the same level (i.e. Level 3 of the MQF) as a Secondary Education Certificate/Ordinary Level Certificate, this does not mean that the ECDL certificate can be used as replacement for the Secondary Education Certificate/Ordinary Level Certificate.
  • Similarly, although the ECDL Expert Certificate is rated at the same level (i.e. Level 4 of the MQF) as an Advanced Level Certificate, this does not imply that candidates can use this as a replacement for an Advanced Level Certificate.
  • The Malta Qualifications Framework determines the exit points of qualifications. The entry requirements to programmes of study are at the discretion of the education and training providers.


Last updated: 27-Nov-17