1. The assessment of a foreign qualification should identify the qualification in the system of the country in which recognition is sought which is most comparable to the foreign qualification, taking into account the purpose for which recognition is sought. In the case of a qualification belonging to a foreign system of education, the assessment should take into account its relative place and function compared to other qualifications in the same system. Where available, the competent recognition authority should also refer to the National Qualifications Framework and European Qualifications Frameworks as part of the assessment process.