National Qualifications System

The National Qualifications System (SNQ) was established by the Decreto-Lei (Decree-Law), n.º 396/2007, de 31 de dezembro, which set the legal framework and defined the governing structures for its operation:

  • National Qualifications Framework (QNQ)
  • National Qualifications Catalogue (CNQ)
  • Individual competences booklet

The NQF was established in compliance with the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and aimed at promoting the ‘raising the basic education of the labour force through education and professional development’.

Main legislation and links (only in Portuguese):