The paper discusses the opportunities to use sectoral qualifications frameworks in the development of study programmes in higher education. Sectoral qualifications frameworks are extensions of National Qualifications Frameworks, that are prepared in a cooperation with sectoral stakeholders in order to make them more suitable to the needs of a given sector.
Such tool has several potential advantages from a point of view of quality assurance policies at the universities: use of language that will be understandable by a huge variety of stakeholders, in particular employers, a better match with labour market needs, better comparability between universities and departments and better permeability between study programmes or institutions. Examples of use from four Polish universities and various sectors are to be presented in this paper.
This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.