Level refers to the formally designated location of a programme in the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area. (e.g. first cycle or Bachelor's level.) They represent a series of sequential steps (a developmental continuum), expressed in terms of a range of generic outcomes, against which typical qualifications can be positioned.
- Bologna Follow-Up Group. (2005) Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area. Kopenhagen. p. 30