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).


Go to the Glossary section
?

3

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).


Go to the Glossary section
?

3

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.
?

2

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.


Go to the Glossary section
?

– Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding and use.
– Uses in-depth knowledge with corresponding theoretical justification in narrow areas of activity.
– Independently interprets available information.
– Performs complex (complicated) activities – mainly in predictable situations.
– Has general knowledge corresponding to professional qualification.
– Has wide-ranging skills and skills essential for the profession coressponding to the professional qualification.
– Able to perform the work of executor independently and achieve results in a limited period of time.
– Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
– Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies.
– Latvian and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
– Is conscious of links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
– Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills.
– Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society.
– Observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
– Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and is able to operate therein.
– Understands the relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
– Has a conception of the principles of the mobility of the labour force of the Member states of the European Union.
– Evaluate their abilities adequately.
– Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
– Performs a specific task in a limited time.
– Able to make a decision – mainly in familiar circumstances.
– Able to assume responsibility for the quality and quantity of the result of professional activity.
– Is systematic and rational when working.
– Is careful and accurate.

Finishing worker

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Certificate of general secondary education
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).
?
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.
?
0
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
?
3 years

Qualification document

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).


Go to the Glossary section
?

3

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).


Go to the Glossary section
?

3

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.


Go to the Glossary section
?

2

Qualification field, stage and type

Thematic field (ISCED 2013)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) developed by UNESCO.
?

Architecture and construction (073)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Building and civil engineering (0732)

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

Secondary education

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

Vocational

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Last changes: 12.06.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016