The publication presents information on the design of the Sectoral Qualifications Framework for Trade (SQFT), such as: the development context of the SQFT, how the work was conducted and the methodology used, the structure of the framework, recommendations for using the SQFT in Poland, as well as a glossary of key terms. The annex contains the SQFT level descriptors − the set of general descriptions characterising the knowledge, skills and social competences required of qualifications at a given level.
The SQFT may be used in many ways:
- to develop educational programmes in the trade sector, both in formal and non-formal
- to verify and validate the individual competences that actually exist in trade relating
to specific work tasks or job positions;
- to enable HR departments to clearly define the requirements to be met for job positions
within a company;
- to support self-learning by employees and trade adepts.