A framework for qualifications awarded under the act 179/2006 Sb. was developed in 2005 and approved by the Ministry of Education in January 2010.[1].

The level descriptors of the NSK were developed in close connection with the eight levels of the EQF. They describe the activities required at each level for employment. Despite formal differences – the NSK descriptors are not divided into three categories knowledge, skills and competences, a comparison of the NSK descriptors to those of the EQF shows that the eight qualification levels of the NSK correspond well to those of the EQF.

[1] Memorandum Qualification Levels in the National Qualifications System: Description of the levels and how they relate to the EQF, MŠMT, Executive Committee no. 1, 5 January 2010