The Polish Qualifications Framework
Since 2016 there has been a Polish Qualifications Framework, the Polska Rama Kwalificacji (PRK). The PRK has 8 levels, just like the European and Dutch qualifications framework.
The newer diplomas always have a logo with the PRK level:
- The Roman numbers stand for full qualifications (diplomas). For example: PRK-VI is a bachelor (qualification level 6).
- The Arabic numbers stand for partial qualifications, such as certificates of postgraduate courses or company courses. For example PRK-6.
The website of the Polish Ministry also offers information about the Qualifications Framework in English, please see: Polish Qualifications Framework (PQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
The Integrated Qualifications System
There is also a register of all the diplomas and vocational qualifications that can be obtained in Polish education. This Polish Integrated Qualifications System is called Zintegrowany System Kwalifikacji (ZSK).
- You can find more information on the Zintegrowany System Kwalifikacji website (in Polish only).
- English information about the Integrated Qualification System is available on the Ministry's website: Integrated Qualification System (IAS).