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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RQF?

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is a framework that ensures a standardized approach to qualifications. Since national education systems are different in terms of structure and curricular content, it isn’t easy to measure the performance across countries. This framework helps us to understand and accurately interpret the levels of qualifications on an international scale. 

All higher education programs are classified as levels, and with this framework, we can compare them based on their size and complexity. For example, Level 4 that you can take at our Online Business Academy is standardized by the RQF, and therefore it will be recognized as Level 4 anywhere in the world.

What is EQF?

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a tool that translates the level of national qualifications from various countries into a single framework recognized and accepted across Europe. Thanks to this framework, we make sure that your previous education, regardless of which education system you are coming from, is recognized to a certain degree. Therefore, you won’t have to repeat your education if you move to a different country.

What RQF and EQF frameworks mean for students?

Let’s say, for example, that an enterprise in France may hesitate to recruit a job applicant from Sweden because they do not understand the level of the qualifications presented by the Swedish candidate. When a candidate shows EQF reference level, the employer will have a better understanding of the qualifications of that candidate and whether or not they meet the criteria for a job. In other words, this means that you can apply to any position anywhere in the world. Your international RQF/EQF qualifications, delivered by EduWW Online Business Academy, will be clear and understood by any employer, and you will have a higher chance of getting the position.

What are EQF/RQF Levels 4, 5, 6, and 7?

Level 4 with a Diploma is equal to the first year of Bachelor studies. After graduating from this course, you can proceed to the second year of Bachelor studies at a college or a university.

Level 5 with a Diploma is equal to the second year of Bachelor studies. This level covers all post-secondary qualifications that teach graduates professional knowledge, skills, and competencies typically in a practice-oriented way, focusing on specific occupations. After finalizing Level 4, you can proceed to the third year of studies at university or college. 

Level 6 corresponds to the third year at University with a Graduation Diploma. Level 6 of the EQF and ISCED classification is the first step into tertiary education. It includes bachelor degrees from universities, universities of applied sciences, and university colleges as well as comparable programs.

Level 7 is equal to the fourth year at university with a postgraduate Diploma. Qualification

Level 7 of the EQF and ISCED classification encompasses master’s degrees from universities, universities of applied sciences, and university colleges as well as comparable programs.

What do Ofqual and the ATHE accreditations mean?

The Ofqual is a non-ministerial government department in charge of regulating qualifications, exams and tests in England and Northern Ireland. The ATHE is a global awarding body regulated by Ofqual and the other UK and international regulators. All our programs and qualifications are accredited and regulated by these two institutions. You can read more about that here.

How can I apply for EduWW Online Business Academy?

The application process is easy and straightforward. You need to fill in the application form on our website and send us documentation – a high school diploma, final education transcripts, a copy of your passport, and a Higher Education Study Contract that you download on an Applications page.

Students from what countries can apply?

We are an international online higher education provider. Therefore, we accept students from all around the world. Moreover, since our programs are regulated under the EQF and RQF, our diploma is valid anywhere in the world. Qualifications that you have achieved by studying at EduWW Online Business Academy are accepted by any institutions of higher education, as well as employers.

How to check eligibility for Online Business Academy programs?

Depending on the program that you apply for, you must have at least 18 years of age, and full secondary education. Some programs require additional conditions. You can check your eligibility for any of our programs on the Application page or on the page with explanations of each particular program.

What can you expect when you finalize your Qualification with Online Business Academy

Education World Wide, Online Business Academy offers RQF / EQF UK Based Qualifications
Recognized by OFQUAL, Accredited by ATHE

Once you complete your qualification with Online Business Academy, we provide clear define progression route.

Online Business Academy
1. Continue Online Business Academy Qualifications 90%
2. Proceed to Employment or Career upgrade 80%
3. Go to University Top Up, Finalize you studies at the Partner University 70%

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