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 practical and independent work skills in responsible use, retrieval, processing and development of information.
– Is able to use different methods and technologies for solving problems and performing tasks.
– Is able to work independently and in a team.
– Is able to participate in various forms of communication, solving problem situations, formulating judgments and giving reasons.
– Is able to build a career in the science fields of interest according to their abilities, interests and society development trends.
– Is able to use acquired knowledge and skills in various scientific fields daily, in standard and non-standard situations.
– Has a co-responsible attitude towards ensuring sustainable development of society.
– Has an understanding of the role of civil participation in society and state building, the role of rule of law in relations between countries and individuals.
– Is able to build their own life and relationships in society in a responsible and respectful way of ethical values.
– Is able to use the Latvian literary language in communication, lifelong learning and intercultural dialogue.
– Is able to use foreign language knowledge and skills in the context of social cultures to obtain, select and pass on information.
– Understands historical processes of Latvia, Europe and the world.
– Is able to participate in cultural processes of Latvia and the world.
– Understands the value of a healthy lifestyle.
– Is motivated to respect the principles of emotional, mental and physical well-being.
– Is able to self-improve and continue learning.
– Is able to carefully plan work, solutions and results according to abilities and situation.
– Is able to implement the planned.
– Is able to supervise work and actions of others, assuming responsibility for quality and quantity of the results.

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Certificate of general basic 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).
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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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3 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Vocational education institution:

- Balvi Vocational and General Secondary School

Professional basic and secondary education institution

General education institution:

- Ventspils 2. vidusskola

- Ventspils Secondary School No 3

- Ventspils Secondary School No 4

- Ventspils Secondary School No 6

- Ugale Secondary School

- Rezekne Secondary School No 2

- Rezekne Secondary School No 3

- Rezekne Secondary School No 5

- Aloja Secondary School of Auseklis

- Salacgriva Secondary School

- Vilani Secondary School

- Suntazi Secondary School

- Laudona Secondary School named after Andrejs Eglītis

- Lubana Secondary School

- Ergli Secondary School

- Cesvaine Secondary School

- Jelgava State Gymnasium

- Jelgava Secondary School No 4

- Jelgava Secondary School No 5

- Jelgava Secondary School No 6

- Jelgava Evening (Shift) Secondary School

- Rezekne Secondary School No 6

- Rezekne State Polish Gymnasium

- Vilaka State Gymnasium

- Jekabpils Secondary School No 2

- Jekabpils Secondary School No 3

- Sala Secondary School

- Viesite Secondary School

- Zasa Secondary School

- Jekabpils Evening Secondary School

- Madliena Secondary School

- Ogre Secondary School No 1

- Ikskile Secondary School

- Kegums Secondary School of Commercial Direction

- Kandava Secondary School named after Kārlis Mīlenbahs

- Jaunpils Secondary School

- Tukums Secondary School No 2

- Engure Secondary School

- Zemgale Secondary School (Tukums County)

- Akniste Secondary School

- Atasiene Secondary School named after Brothers Skrindi

- Jekabpils State Gymnasium

- Private School "Latreia"

- Kandava Regional Secondary School

- Rauna Secondary School

- Nitaure Secondary School

- Priekuli Secondary School

- Ligatne County Secondary School

- Jaunpiebalga Secondary School

- Vecpiebalga Secondary School

- Friendly Invitation Cesis State Gymnasium

- Berzpils Secondary School

- Rekava Secondary School

- Rugaji County Secondary School

- Tilza Secondary School

- Baltinava Secondary School

- Livani Secondary School No 1

- Livani County Evening (Shift) Secondary School

- Varkava Secondary School

- Rudzati Secondary School

- Riebini Secondary School

- Aglona Secondary School

- Preili State Gymnasium named after Jānis Eglītis

- Private Secondary School Free Valdorf School of Adazi

- Preili Secondary School No 2

- Livani Secondary School No 2

- Aglona Catholic Gymnasium

- Saldus County Municipality Secondary School of Druva

- Nigrande Parish Secondary School of Kalni

- Balvi State Gymnasium

- Piltene Secondary School

- Saliena Secondary School

- Spogi Secondary School

- Zemgale Secondary School (Daugavpils County)

- Svente Secondary School

- Ludza City Gymnasium

- Cibla Secondary School

- Ludza Secondary School No 2

- Zilupe Secondary School

- Riga Secondary School No 65

- Ezernieki Secondary School

- Dagda Secondary School

- Kraslava Rainbow Secondary School

- Kraslava State Gymnasium

- Valdemarpils Secondary School

- Talsu Secondary School No 2

- Roja Secondary School

- Dundaga Secondary School

- Mersrags Secondary School

- Valmiera Secondary School named after Viesturs

- Riga Secondary School No 15

- Riga Secondary School No 25

- Riga Secondary School No 92

- Riga Secondary School of Kengarags

- Riga Secondary School No 75

- Riga Secondary School No 86

- Riga Secondary School No 6

- Riga Secondary School No 51

- Riga Secondary School No 60

- Riga Secondary School of Teika

- Riga Secondary School of Purvciems

- Riga Secondary School No 21

- Riga Secondary School No 49

- Riga Secondary School No 89

- Riga Secondary School No 80

- Riga Secondary School No 63

- Riga Secondary School No 64

- Riga Secondary School No 74

- Riga Secondary School No 54

- Riga Secondary School No 34

- Riga Secondary School No 41

- Ilguciems Secondary School

- Humanities Private Gymnasium

- Riga English Gymnasium

- Nordic Gymnasium

- Riga Secondary School of Music

- Agenskalns State Gymnasium

- Daugavpils Secondary School No. 10

- Riga Gymnasium of Zolitude

- Riga Secondary School No 53

- Riga Secondary School No 61

- Riga Secondary School No 95

- Riga Secondary School No 47

- Riga Secondary School No 84

- Riga Classical Gymnasium

- Riga Secondary School No 85

- Riga French Lyceum

- Riga Secondary School of Hanza

- Riga Secondary School No 45

- Riga Secondary School named after Sergejs Žoltoks

- Riga Secondary School No 93

- Riga Secondary School No 72

- Riga Secondary School No 88

- Ozolnieki Secondary School

- Kalnciems Secondary School

- Eleja Secondary School

- Vircava Secondary School

- Riga Secondary School No 19

- Riga Secondary School No 71

- Riga Secondary School of Imanta

- Riga Secondary School No 69

- Riga Secondary School named after Ostvalds

- Riga Secondary School No 96

- Riga Ukrainian Seconday School

- Riga Polish Secondary School named after Ita Kozakēviča

- Riga State Gymnasium No 1

- Riga Secondary School No 40

- Riga Secondary School No 22

- Riga Secondary School No 13

- Riga Secondary School of Rinuzi

- Riga Secondary School named after Jānis Poruks

- Lyceum named after Pushkin

- Riga Secondary School No 28

- Riga Secondary School No 10

- Riga Secondary School No 31

- Riga Secondary School No 46

- Riga Secondary School No 29

- Riga Secondary School No 33

- Dobele State Gymnasium

- Dobele Secondary School No 1

- Strenci County Secondary School

- Lizums Secondary School

- Gulbene Secondary School No 2

- Gulbene County State Gymnasium

- Gulbene Evening (Shift) Secondary School

- Nereta Secondary School named after Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš

- Plavinas County Gymnasium

- Dāvis Ozoliņš Ape Secondary School

- Liepaja Secondary School No 15 named after Oskars Kalpaks

- Friendly Invitation Liepaja City Secondary School No 5

- Liepaja Secondary School No 7

- Liepaja Evening (Shift) Secondary School

- Bene Secondary School

- Auce Secondary School

- Broceni Secondary School

- Valmiera Secondary School No 2

- Murjani Sports Gymnasium

- Pavilosta Secondary School

- Nica Secondary School

- Vainode Secondary School

- Priekule Secondary School

- Salaspils County Municipality Institution "Salaspils Secondary School No 1"

- Jaunjelgava Secondary School

- Aizpute Secondary School

- Kaunata Secondary School

- Lūcija Rancāne's Makasani Secondary School of Crafts

- Kekava Secondary School

- ISMA Secondary School “PREMJERS”

- Valmiera Secondary School No 5

- Valmiera State Gymnasium

- Vabole Secondary School

- Jurmala City Secondary School of Mezmala

- Pumpuri Secondary School

- Daugavpils Secondary School No 9

- Skaistkalne Secondary School

- Iecava Secondary School

- Jurmala City Secondary School of Jaundubulti

- Jurmala State Gymnasium

- Riga Secondary School of Daugavgriva

- Misa Secondary School

- Daugavpils Polish State Gymansium named after J. Pilsudsks

- Bauska Secondary School No. 2

- Private Secondary School "Klasika"

- Adazi Secondary School

- Daugavpils Russian Secondary School - Lyceum

- Kuldiga Centre Secondary School

- Pilsrundale Secondary School

- Alsunga Secondary School

- Varaklani Secondary School

- Riga Lithuanian Secondary School

- Saulkrasti Secondary School

- Vangazi Secondary School

- Ulbroka Secondary School

- Babite Secondary School

- Krimulda Secondary School

- Zvejniekciems Secondary School

- Olaine Secondary School No 1

- Balozi Secondary School

- Sigulda State Gymnasium

- Baldone Secondary School

- Olaine Secondary School No 2

- Jurmala Evening Secondary School

- Daugavpils Secondary School No. 12

- Lejasciems Secondary School

- Jelgava County Extramural Secondary School

- Private Secondary School "Patnis"

- Talsi County Evening and Extramural Secondary School

- Daugavpils Secondary School No 17

- Liepaja Secondary School No 6 named after Rainis

- Ludza Regional Evening Secondary School

- Business and Management Private Secondary School

- Riga General Private Secondary School "Evrika"

- Cesu State Gymnasium

- Ilmārs Gaisis's Secondary School of Koknese

- Jaunogre Secondary School

- Riga Secondary School of Anninmuiza

- Riga Gymnasium "Maksima"

- Riga Secondary School of Jugla

- Lielvarde Secondary School named after Edgars Kauliņš

- Daugavpils Secondary School No 16

- Daugavpils Secondary School No 6 named after J. Rainis

- Daugavpils Secondary School No 3

- Š. Dubnovs's Riga Jewish Secondary School

- Vecumnieki Secondary School

- Aluksne State Gymnasium named after Ernsts Gliks

- Skriveri Secondary School named after Andrejs Upītis

- Limbazi Secondary School No 3

- Aizkraukle Evening (Shift) Secondary School

- Liepaja Secondary School No 8

- Liepaja City Secondary School No 10 named after J. Čakste

- Jurmala City Secondary School of Kauguri

- Talsu Christian Secondary School

- Rezekne Catholic Secondary School

- Habad Jewish Private Secondary School

- Riga Centre Secondary School of Humanities

- Kalnciems Parish Secondary School

- Karsava Secondary School

- Daugavpils State Gymnasium

- Rezekne State Gymnasium No 1

- Riga Catholic Gymnasium

- Daugavpils Secondary School No. 13

- Private Riga Technolinguistic Gymnasium

- Tiskadi Secondary School

- Dricani Secondary School

- Nautreni Secondary School

- Tukums Gymnasium named after Rainis

- Daugavpils Secondary School No 15

- Riga Secondary School of Culture

- Skrunda Secondary School

- Kuldiga Secondary School of Arts and Humanities

- Kuldiga Secondary School No 2

- Cesis Evening (Shift) Secondary School No. 2

- Madona State Gymnasium

- Salaspils County Municipality Institution "Salaspils Secondary School No 2"

- Private Secondary School "Templum"

- Private Secondary School "Norma"

- Private Secondary School "Laisma"

- Private Secondary School "Maxvel"

- Private Secondary School "INNOVA"

- Talsi State Gymnasium

- Liepaja State Gymnasium No 1

- Riga Distance Learning Secondary School

- Riga Secondary School No 1

- Stalgene Secondary School

- Naukseni County Secondary School

- Riga State Gymnasium No 3

- Riga State German Gymnasium

- Ogre State Gymnasium

- Distance Learning Secondary School "Riga School of Commerce"

- Majori Secondary School

- Riga Secondary School named after Natālija Draudziņa

- Sigulda City Secondary School

- Aluksne County Secondary School

- Riga State Gymnasium No 2

- Bauska State Gymnasium

- Limbazi County Gymnasium

- Daugavpils Centre Secondary School

- Jelgava Secondary School of Technologies

- Malpils County Secondary School

- Zalenieki Secondary School of Commerce and Crafts

- European Distance Learning Secondary School

- Riga Distance Learning Secondary School No 1

- Bebrene General and Vocational Secondary School

- Private Distance Learning Secondary School "My Seconday School"

- RTU Secondary School of Engineering

- Augstskalne Secondary School

- Riga Grizinkalns Secondary School named after J. G. Herders

- Malta Secondary School

- Cesu City Secondary School

- Rezekne Secondary School No 4

- Riga East Secondary School

- Rujiena Secondary School

- Technology Secondary School of East Latvia

- Ventspils State Gymnasium No 1

- Private Secondary School "RIMS"

- Saldus Secondary School

- Aizkraukle County Secondary School

- Mazsalaca Secondary School

- Smiltene Secondary School

- Valka Gymnasium named after Jānis Cimze

- Riga Private Distance Learning Secondary School No 1

- Madona City Secondary School

- Ilukste Secondary School named after Rainis

- Kuldiga Secondary School named after V. Plūdonis

- Jelgava State Gymnasim of Spidola

- Private Secondary School "Citruss"

Liquidated/Reorganised/Changed title and\or type:

- Ventspils Evening Secondary School

- Liepupe Secondary School

- Madona Evening and Extramural Learning Secondary School

- Madona City Secondary School No 1

- Tukums Evening and Extramural Secondary School

- Irlava Secondary School

- Tume Secondary School

- Stalbe Secondary School

- Preili County Evening (Shift) and Extramural Secondary School

- Aglona Secondary Boarding School

- Ilukste Secondary School No 1

- Istra Secondary School

- Sabile Secondary School

- Riga Evening Gymnasium

- Riga Secondary School No 94

- Riga Evening (Shift) Secondary School No 14

- Riga City Gymnasium of Plavnieki

- Riga Evening (Shift) Secondary School No 9

- Riga Evening (Shift) Secondary School No 8

- Riga Secondary School No 37

- Riga Evening (Shift) Secondary School No 18

- Smiltene Centre Secondary School

- Gaujiena Secondary School named after Ojārs Vācietis

- Gulbene Secondary School

- Aizkraukle County Gymnasium

- Aizkraukle Secondary School No 1

- Liepna Secondary School

- Liepaja Secondary School No 2 named after A. Puškins

- Saldus County Municipality Secondary School of Ezere

- Mezotne Secondary Boarding School

- Vecumnieki County Council Secondary School of Valle

- Smiltene Gymnasium

- Jurmala City Secondary School of Lielupe

- Kuldiga Gymnasium named after V. Plūdonis

- Ropazi Secondary School

- Ventspils Secondary School No 5

- Islice Secondary School

- Liepaja City Secondary School No 12

- Saldus Secondary School No 2

- Jumprava Secondary School

- Kemeri Secondary School

- Saldus Evening Secondary School

- Aizpute County Extramural Secondary School

- Valmiera Gymnasium of Pargauja

- Madona City Secondary School No 2

- Gulbitis Secondary School

- Uzvara Secondary School

- Riga Centre Russian Private Gymnasium

- Valka Gymnasium

- Marupe Secondary School

- Livberze Secondary School

- Riga Christian Secondary School

- Staicele Secondary School

- Grobina Gymnasium

- Garkalne Arts and General Secondary School

- Ilukste Fellowship Secondary School

- Saldus Secondary School No 1

- Vecbebri Vocational and General Education Secondary Boarding School

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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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Secondary education

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

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Last changes: 31.10.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016