The aim of SLQF is to create an integral national framework for learning achievements by recognizing and accrediting qualifications offered by different institutions engaged in higher education and vocational training.
The SLQF helps in the comparison of different qualifications and provide a comprehensive, nationally consistent, flexible framework for all qualifications in post-secondary education and training. It combines higher education and training into a single framework and brings together the diverse higher education and training systems into a single national system.
The objectives of SLQF are to:
enhance quality of higher education and training in all levels
facilitate access to higher learning and thereby contribute to full personal development of learners and to social and economic development of the country. enhance equity in higher education, training and employment opportunities help employers to understand the levels of knowledge, skills and competencies of qualification holders. facilitate mobility and progression within higher education and career pathways provide guidance in comparing qualifications offered by different institutions. help in developing higher education and vocational training programmes of appropriate levels. recognize prior learning and promote lifelong learning.