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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All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. We facilitate the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of the United Nations Statistical Commission as the apex entity of the global statistical system. To enable the assembly, compilation and analysis of cross-nationally comparable data on educational attainment levels of individuals.

Programmes typically designed to provide students with fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics and to establish a solid foundation for learning. 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.

At the category level codes x7 and x8 are not used. From early childhood education to post-secondary non-tertiary education 5 chapters available.

Designed to complete basic education, usually on a more subject-oriented pattern. Fields of education and training. First stage of tertiary education: Lower secondary education or second stage of basic education. It covered primarily two cross-classification variables: ISCED is the second major revision of this classification initially developed in the s and first revised in It also includes country examples of programmes and qualifications that have been classified to ISCED Related materials from the European Centre for the Development ieced Vocational Training and also Eurostat provide further information and statistical guidance for the classification of sub-fields of education as a companion to ISCED.


Primary education or first stage of basic education. Tertiary programmes leading to the award of an advanced research qualification, e. Usually with an increased range of subject options and streams. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, iscef standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

Programmes designed for children from age 3 to the start of primary education. Programmes designed primarily to lead to an advanced research qualification, usually concluding with iisced submission and defense of a substantive dissertation of publishable quality based on original research. Prior to this revision analysts used the classification of the levels of education programmes as a proxy for measuring educational attainment.

Education qualifications and the educational attainment levels to which they give rise. Tertiary programmes having an educational content more advanced than those offered at ISCED levels 3 and 4.

International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)

These programmes are therefore devoted to advanced study and original research and are not based on course-work only. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Education at a Glance Interim Report. First stage of secondary education building on primary education, typically with a more subject-oriented curriculum.

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Initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment and to develop their cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills. 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 isced_x 3 years.


Classification, reporting and analysis of data on educational attainment. For a broader coverage of this topic, see Educational stage.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Website Education at a Glance The structure of education systems varies widely between countries. At the sub-category isfed codes xx1, xx5, xx6, xx7 and xx8 are not used.

Designed for children from age 3 to the start of primary education. ISCED levels 0 to 4: All degrees and qualifications are cross-classified by type of iaced, position in national degree or qualification structures and cumulative duration at tertiary.

This manual will be useful for national statisticians collecting and reporting data on education to international organisations, as well as for policymakers and researchers interested in better understanding of these data.

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ISCED level 4 programmes, considering their content, cannot be regarded as tertiary programmes. ISCED levels 5 to 8: These programmes may also provide a pathway to other tertiary programmes. It is a member of the international family of economic and social classifications of the United Nations.

In order to produce internationally comparable education statistics and indicators, it is necessary to have a framework to iscfd and report data on education programmes with a similar level of educational content.