DQF Digital Credentials

DQF Digital Credentials are digital statements issued by an organisation operating within the Skillman umbrella to a learner, documenting their learning. They include diplomas, transcripts of records and a wide variety of other kinds of certificates of learning achievements. They are portable digital documents that use open standards and that are fully aligned with familiar EU frameworks and instruments such as the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF), the European Classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO), diploma supplement and more. DQF Digital Credentials fully respect privacy. They can be awarded for formal education, training, online courses, non-formal learning, volunteering experiences and more.

They can describe and certify:

  • qualifications (e.g. professional certificates, university or VET diplomas and other learning achievements),

  • activities (e.g. participation in classes and non-formal learning events),

  • assessments (e.g. transcripts of records), and

  • entitlements (e.g. right to enroll in learning opportunities, or to undertake an occupation)


DQF Digital Credentials are typically applied in formal, non-formal and informal learnings, in vocational education and training, university, industry, labour market and more.