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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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.

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Age 7 years, statement of State/local government pedagogical medical commission
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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9-12 years

Awarding body

General education institution:

- Zūru pamatskola

- Tārgales pamatskola

- Ance Basic School

- Remte Basic School

- Ventspils 2. pamatskola

- Salacgriva Secondary School

- Ozolmuiza Basic School

- Viļānu vidusskola

- Metriena Basic School

- Meirani Basic School named after Kalpaks

- Liezere Basic School

- Lazdona Basic School

- Kalsnava Basic School

- Dzelzava Basic School

- Degumnieki Basic School

- Barkava Basic School

- Cesvaine Secondary School

- Sociālās korekcijas izglītības iestāde "Naukšēni"

- Jekabpils Secondary School No 2

- Viesītes vidusskola

- Abeli Basic School

- Krustpils Basic School

- Ikskile Secondary School

- Ogresgals Basic School

- Kegums Secondary School of Commercial Direction

- Zemītes pamatskola

- Engure Secondary School

- Cere Basic School

- Kandava County Basic School of Zante

- Akniste Secondary School

- Kandava Secondary Boarding School

- Preili Basic School No 1

- Jaunsilava Basic School

- Peleci Basic School

- Sala Basic School

- Straupes pamatskola

- Zaubes pamatskola

- Ramuli Basic School

- More Basic School

- Rauna Secondary School

- Nitaure Secondary School

- Jaunpiebalga Secondary School

- Vecpiebalgas vidusskola

- Mezare Basic School

- Sūnu pamatskola

- Vīpes pamatskola

- Berzpils Secondary School

- Tilžas vidusskola

- Salnavas pamatskola

- Pusmucova Basic School

- Livani Secondary School No 1

- Preili Secondary School No 2

- Blidene Basic School

- Nigrande Parish Secondary School of Kalni

- Stacijas pamatskola

- Viduču pamatskola

- Tilžas internātpamatskola

- Roberznieki Basic School

- Kraslava Basic School

- Šķeltovas pamatskola

- Graveri Basic School named after Metropolitan of Riga and All Latvia Aleksandrs (Kudrjašovs)

- Kalupe Basic School

- Bikernieki Basic School

- Naujiene Basic School

- Špoģu vidusskola

- Cibla Secondary School

- Zilupes vidusskola

- Renceni Basic School

- Ezernieki Secondary School

- Kraslava Rainbow Secondary School

- Lauciene Basic School

- Pastende Basic School

- Stendes pamatskola

- Puni Basic School

- Virbu pamatskola

- Kolka Basic School

- Valdemārpils vidusskola

- Talsu 2. vidusskola

- Mersrags Secondary School

- Ozolnieki Secondary School

- Garoza Basic School

- Biksti Basic School

- Riga Secondary School No 71

- Ranka Basic School

- Tirzas pamatskola

- Gulbene Secondary School No 2

- Nereta Secondary School named after Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš

- Daudzese Basic School

- Dāvis Ozoliņš Ape Secondary School

- Liepna Secondary School

- Maliena Basic School

- Pededze Basic School

- Ziemeru pamatskola

- Liepaja Secondary School No 15 named after Oskars Kalpaks

- Liepaja Basic School No 3

- Gaulgauska Basic School

- Penkule Basic School

- Mezinieki Basic School

- Auce Secondary School

- Pavilosta Secondary School

- Vaiņodes vidusskola

- Kapsede Basic School

- Barta Basic School

- Vecumnieku novada Domes Valles vidusskola

- Evele Basic School

- Kaunata Secondary School

- Vaboles vidusskola

- Skaistkalnes vidusskola

- Rugaji County Basic School of Eglaine

- Suntažu internātpamatskola – rehabilitācijas centrs

- Saldus County Municipality Basic School of Zirni

- Jaunmuiza Basic School

- Ledmane Basic School

- Varakļānu vidusskola

- Allazi Basic School

- Krimulda Secondary School

- Marupe Basic School

- Ergeme Basic School

- Code Basic School

- Prauliena Basic School

- Vecsaules pamatskola

- Vestienas pamatskola

- Ledurga Basic School named after Garlībs Merķelis

- Ainazi Basic School named after Krišjānis Valdemārs

- Lielvarde Secondary School named after Edgars Kauliņš

- Saldus novada pašvaldības Cieceres internātpamatskola

- Skriveri Secondary School named after Andrejs Upītis

- Variņu pamatskola

- Šķibes pamatskola

- Vaivaru pamatskola

- Feimani Basic School

- Tiskādu vidusskola

- Daugavpils Basic School No. 11

- Dricani Secondary School

- Nautreni Secondary School

- Gaigalava Basic School

- Deksari Basic School

- Sakstagals Basic School named after Jānis Klīdzējs

- Cesis Evening (Shift) Secondary School No. 2

- Naukseni County Secondary School

- Audrini Basic School

- Aluksne County Secondary School

- Malpils County Secondary School

- Taurupes pamatskola

- Lazdina Private Basic School "Punktiņš"

- Bebrene General and Vocational Secondary School

- Augstskalne Secondary School

- Malta Secondary School

- Vane Basic School

- Saldus vidusskola

- Aizkraukle County Secondary School

- Mazsalacas vidusskola

- Amata County Basic School of Skujene

- Saldus County Municipality Basic School of Ezere

- Valkas Jāņa Cimzes ģimnāzija

- Sabile Basic School

- Ilukste Secondary School named after Rainis

- Birzi Basic School

- Vecpiebalgas novada pamatskola

Special needs education institution:

- Katvari Basic Boarding School

- Dzelzava Basic Boarding School

- Rudzati Special Basic Boarding School

- Spāres internātpamatskola

- Rauda Basic Boarding School

- Ezersala Basic Boarding School

- Aleksandrova's Basic Boarding School

- Riga Special Basic Boarding School

- Riga Special Basic School No 3

- Lielplatone Basic Boarding School

- Medumu Special Basic School

- Riga Special Basic Boarding School No 4

- Strazdumuižas internātvidusskola - attīstības centrs vājredzīgiem un neredzīgiem bērniem

- Berzupe Special Basic Boarding School

- Palsmane Basic Boarding School

- Gaujiena Basic Boarding School

- Sveķu internātpamatskola

- Jumprava Basic Boarding School

- Koknese Basic Boarding School - Development Centre

- Mezupe Basic School

- Padure Basic School

- Antuzi Special Basic Boarding School

- Zālītes speciālā internātpamatskola

- Pamusa Basic Boarding School

- Upesleju internātpamatskola – rehabilitācijas centrs

- Raiskums Basic Boarding School - Rehabilitation Centre

- Gaisma Basic Boarding School

- Stiklu internātpamatskola

- Daugavpils Special Basic School No. 1

- Jurmala City Basic Boarding School

- Riga Special Basic Boarding School No 2

- Rezekne Municipality Special Basic Boarding School

- Pelci Special Basic Boarding School - Development Centre

- Jelgava Basic Boarding School No 2

- Upesgrīvas internātpamatskola

- Riga Secondary Boarding School for Hearing Impaired Children

- Riga Special Basic Boarding School No 1 - Development Centre

- Riga Basic Boarding School No 5 - Development Centre

- Cesis Basic Boarding School - Development Centre

- Ziemeļvidzemes internātpamatskola

- Rezekne Basic Boarding School-Development Centre

- Jelgava Basic Boarding School No 1 - Development Centre

- Tukuma novada internātpamatskola

- Livupe Basic School - Development Centre

Likvidēta/Reorganizēta

- Cesvaine Basic Boarding School

- Varaklani County Municipality Basic School of Stirniene

- Rezekne Basic Boarding School of Speech Therapy

- Dunava Basic School

- Dzirzciems Basic Boarding School

- Tukums Basic Boarding School

- Skujene Basic School

- Marsneni Basic School

- Rite Basic School

- Saldus County Municipality Basic School of Nigrande

- Briezuciems Basic School

- Baltinava Christian Basic Boarding School

- Asune Basic School

- Subate Basic School

- Sabile Secondary School

- Gulbene Secondary School

- Aizkraukle Secondary School No 1

- Markalne Basic School

- Ilzene Basic School

- Vidaga Siksni Basic School

- Liepna Basic Boarding School

- Liepaja Special Basic Boarding School

- Druviena Basic School

- Saldus County Municipality Secondary School of Ezere

- Saldus County Municipality Basic School of Ruba

- Ozoli Basic School

- Sprogi Basic School

- Gramzda Basic School

- Rude Basic School

- Piejura Basic Boarding School

- Mezotne Basic School

- Birznieki Basic School

- Malpils Basic Boarding School

- Mazirbe Basic Boarding School

- K. Valdemara Basic School

- Saldus Secondary School No 2

- Sausneja Basic School named after Jānis Zālītis

- Vainode Basic Boarding School

- Dobele Christian Basic School

- Inesi Basic School

- Dauguli Basic Boarding School

- Vaidava Basic Boarding School

- Valka Basic School

- Jelgava Basic Boarding School No 1

- Vecbebri Vocational and General Education Secondary Boarding School

- Dzerbene General and Music Basic School

- Valmiera Secondary Boarding School of Hearing Impaired Children - Development Centre

Type of awarding bodies:

- Valmieras Gaujas krasta vidusskola - attīstības centrs

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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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Qualification field, stage and type

Thematic field (ISCED 2013)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) developed by UNESCO.
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Basic Programmes (001)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Basic programmes and qualifications (0011)

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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General (special)

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Last changes: 07.05.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016