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:

- Tārgales pamatskola

- Ventspils 2. pamatskola

- Kalsnava Basic School

- Lubana Secondary School

- Jekabpils Secondary School No 2

- Zaubes pamatskola

- More Basic School

- Cesis Basic School No. 2

- Rauna Secondary School

- Salnavas pamatskola

- Merdzene Basic School

- Livani Secondary School No 1

- Tilžas internātpamatskola

- Bikernieki Basic School

- Naujiene Basic School

- Riga Secondary School No 71

- Gulbene Secondary School No 2

- Auce Secondary School

- Rugaji County Basic School of Eglaine

- Suntažu internātpamatskola – rehabilitācijas centrs

- Saulkrastu vidusskola

- Baldone Secondary School

- Ainazi Basic School named after Krišjānis Valdemārs

- Saldus novada pašvaldības Cieceres internātpamatskola

- Limbazi Secondary School No 3

- Šķibes pamatskola

- Vaivaru pamatskola

- Skrundas vidusskola

- Mazsalacas vidusskola

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 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

- 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

- 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

- Rezekne Basic Boarding School of Speech Therapy

- Dzirzciems Basic Boarding School

- Tukums Basic Boarding School

- Baltinava Christian Basic Boarding School

- Sabile Secondary School

- Liepna Basic Boarding School

- Liepaja Special Basic Boarding School

- Saldus County Municipality Basic School of Ruba

- Kaleti Basic School

- Piejura Basic Boarding School

- Dobele Christian Basic School

- Dauguli Basic Boarding School

- Jelgava Basic Boarding School No 1

- 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