The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) is a statistical framework for organizing information on education maintained by the United. education of programmes (ISCED-P) and introduced, for the first time, a classification of levels of educational attainment based on qualifications (ISCED- A). 3. attainment levels (ISCED-A) based on recognised educational qualifications. Compared to ISCED which had seven levels of education, ISCED

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In order to produce internationally comparable education statistics and indicators, it is necessary to have a framework to collect and report data on education programmes with a similar level of educational content. The basic concepts and definitions of ISCED are intended iwced_a be internationally valid and comprehensive of the full range of education systems. By icsed this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Classification, reporting and analysis of data on educational attainment. For a broader coverage of this topic, see Educational stage. Statisticians in Ministries of Education, National Statistical Offices and international organizations, researchers and academics. It builds upon the learning outcomes iscsd primary education ISCED level 1 and aims to lay the foundation for lifelong learning and human development. Annexes 3 chapters available. To enable the assembly, compilation and analysis of cross-nationally comparable data on educational attainment levels of individuals.

International Standard Classification of Education: At the category level codes x7 and x8 are not used.


From early childhood education to post-secondary non-tertiary education 5 chapters available. ISCED level 4 programmes, considering their content, cannot be regarded as tertiary programmes.

International Standard Classification of Education

Tertiary education 5 chapters available. ISCED levels 5 to 8: It also includes country examples of programmes and qualifications that have been classified to ISCED ISCED levels 0 to 4: These programmes iaced therefore devoted to advanced study and original research and are not based on course-work only.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is a member of the international isce_da of economic and social classifications of the United Nations. First stage of secondary education building on primary education, typically with a more subject-oriented curriculum. Designed for children from age 3 to the start of primary education. Programmes that straddle the boundary between upper- and post-secondary education from an international point of view. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Prior to this revision analysts used the classification of the levels of education programmes as a proxy for measuring educational attainment.

Individuals, households and occasionally establishments eg schools and other centres of learning. Related materials from the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training izced also Eurostat provide further information and statistical guidance for the classification of isced_q of education as a companion to ISCED.

The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. Usually with an increased range of subject options and streams.

It covered primarily two cross-classification variables: Retrieved from ” https: It also extended the lowest level ISCED 0 to cover a new sub-category of early childhood educational development programmes, which target children below the age of 3 years. Tertiary education 5 chapters available Expand Tertiary Education. This manual will be useful for national statisticians collecting and reporting data on education to iscer_a organisations, as well as for policymakers and researchers interested in better understanding of these data.


All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. Education qualifications and the educational attainment levels to which they give rise.

Education at a Glance Interim Report. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Programmes designed for children below the age of 3.

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International Standard Classification of Education: They are often not iscee_a more advanced than programmes at ISCED level 3 but they serve to broaden the knowledge of participants who have already completed a programme at level 3. Views Read Edit View history. Normally starting between the ages of 5 — 7, designed to give a sound basic education in reading, writing and mathematics along with an elementary understanding of other subjects.

The structure of education systems varies widely between countries.