In the context of EQF, knowledge is described as theoretical and/or factual.
- highly specialised knowledge, some of which is at the forefront of knowledge in a field of work or study, as the basis for original thinking and/or research
- critical awareness of knowledge issues in a field and at the interface between different fields
In the context of EQF, skills are described as cognitive (involving the use of logical, intuitive and creative thinking) and practical (involving manual dexterity and the use of methods, materials, tools and instruments).
- specialised problem-solving skills required in research and/or innovation in order to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields
In the context of EQF, competence is described in termsof responsibility and autonomy.<
- manage and transform work or study contexts that are complex, unpredictable and require new strategic approaches
- take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice and/or for reviewing the strategic performance of teams