SLQF will be useful to all stakeholders of higher education including students, parents, employers, as well as education and training providers.
For learners the SLQF will be useful to recognize and evaluate prior learning and identify the pathways of acquiring higher qualifications. This will enable learners to develop their full potential and thereby contribute to social and economic development of the country at large.
The level descriptors given in the SLQF will be useful for employers in identifying the levels of competencies of qualification holders. It will also help in comparing the qualifications so that the supply and demand for knowledge, skills and competencies could be properly matched. Further, SLQF will be useful in comparing the qualifications offered by different institutions. This will help the employers to find the appropriate qualification holders for their business needs.
The SLQF describes the credit requirements for each qualification level as well as intended learning outcomes. Therefore, for higher education providers, both in the state and private sectors, the SLQF will be useful in designing their academic programmes.
SLQF enables all stakeholders of post-secondary education to identify the full range of qualifications offered in the higher education system in Sri Lanka and comparable levels of vocational education and training. This helps to understand how qualifications are related to each other and how they contribute to the enhancement of knowledge and improvement of skills.
SLQF will also be useful to the general public to have access to appropriate lifelong education and training, which helps them to fulfill their personal as well as social and economic potential.
The SLQF will be useful to programme approving agencies to identify the appropriate levels of qualifications offered by different higher education institutions. Further, it helps in evaluating different qualifications offered by higher education institutions, both local and foreign, which will be useful in taking decisions in recruitment and promotion in the academic, technical and professional sectors.