Level in the UK National Qualifications Framework. A trainer holding a level 3 training qualification is recognised by ICTI as a competent craft skills trainer. A trainer holding a level 4 training qualification is considered by ICTI competent to train trainers.
Level 3 is roughly equivalent to the English 'A' level examination or a high school diploma.
Level 4 is roughly equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate course of study.
Level 7 equates to a Master's degree (QAA M/4 level)
Level 8 equates to a Doctorate (QAA D/5 level)
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has a similar framework for higher education alone. These levels are identical but use different labels. (eg: NQF level 7 = QAA level 4 or M level).