Qualifications Framework level

EQF level

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).


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LQF level

Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).

LQF covers stages of education starting from the basic education (level 1 – special basic education) to the highest education (level 8 – doctoral studies).


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Level of professional qualification
Latvia has a system of five professional qualifications levels (PQL, 1 – the lowest, 5 – the highest).

PQL system covers only professional qualifications (basic education, secondary and higher education stages).

PQL reflects readiness of a person to perform work of certain stage of complexity and responsibility.
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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are knowledge, skills and competences acquired during a certain period of learning.

In Latvia, learning outcomes are stipulated by state education standards and occupational standards (for the professional qualifications).

Learning outcomes of higher education are defined by higher education institutions.


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– Has a diverse learning/teaching experience.
– Is able to learn independently by finding solutions for practical problems.
– Is able to plan and organise learning process independently.
– Is able to use different types of information, consult and find help in the learning/teaching process.
– Is able to see the interconnections between science achievements, technologies and individual.
– Is able to use the acquired knowledge and skills in practical work.
– Has an understanding of the structure and development of society.
– Has an independent, logical, uncontradicted, motivated, critical and productive thinking.
– Is able to express their thoughts creatively in text and speech.
– Is able to speak publicly, formulate and justify their opinion.
– Is able to listen to and respect different opinions.
– Has an understanding of culture of language and communication, and their importance in forming an intercultural dialogue.
– Is able to make a decision and assume responsibility for its implementation.
– Has an understanding of human rights for equality.
– Is able to cooperate with others and work in a team.
– Is able to act responsibly in conflict and extreme situations.
– Is able to take care of their own and other people’s safety, look for help if needed.
– Is able to use modern information and communication technologies responsibly for obtaining, processing and analysing information that can be used in different life situations and acquiring study subjects.
– Is able to interpret past and present events in society and in the world independently, creatively and reasonably.
– Feels the need to take responsible care to preserve and improve the quality of the environment, their own and health of others.
– Understands and is aware of the environmental impact of technologies.
– Feels personal responsibility for the culture of their language and the preservation of their national identity.
– Is able to participate in a democratic society in a civic way by contributing to the sustainable development of society.
– Is able to handle everyday situations according to moral values.

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Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Without previous education or qualification restriction
Ways to acquire 
Qualifications can be acquired in the framework of education programs or in the evaluation and recognition of non-formal knowledge, skills and competences acquired (in vocational education LKI Levels 2-4).
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Formal (through education programmes)
ECTS credit points 
The unit of the volume of Latvian higher education studies - 1 credit point corresponds to one week of study work in full-time studies (40 credit points per study year).

1 The credit point of Latvia corresponds to 1,5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credit point.
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Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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1-3 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Vocational basic and secondary education institution

- Jurmala Vocational Secondary School of Social Integration State Agency

- Jelgava Secondary School of Crafts

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Qualifications Framework level

EQF level

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).


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LQF level

Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) has 8 levels (1 – the lowest, 8 – the highest).

Levels reflect the complexity level of acquired knowledge, skills and competences (learning outcomes).

LQF covers stages of education starting from the basic education (level 1 – special basic education) to the highest education (level 8 – doctoral studies).


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Level of professional qualification

Latvia has a system of five professional qualifications levels (PQL, 1 – the lowest, 5 – the highest).

PQL system covers only professional qualifications (basic education, secondary and higher education stages).

PQL reflects readiness of a person to perform work of certain stage of complexity and responsibility.


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Qualification field, stage and type

Thematic field (ISCED 2013)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) developed by UNESCO.
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Engineering and engineering trades (071)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Mechanics and metal trades (0715)

Education
Stages of Latvian education system included in the LQF:
- basic education
- secondary education
- higher education
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Basic education

Qualification type
ITypes of Latvian education:
-General education
-Professional education
-Academic education
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Vocational

Full or partial

Full qualification

Sector Qualifications Structure: Metalworking, mechanical engineering and mechanical sciences sector (including mechanics)


Link to the descriptions of the Sector Qualifications Structure levels

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Last changes: 15.07.2020

Posted: 07.05.2016