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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– to master the fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, geography and environment science underlying understanding of geology;
– to acquire theoretical courses of geology in all the basic sub-branches of geology;
– mineralogy, petrography, sedimentology, quaternary geology and geomorphology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geology of minerals, palaeontology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics;
– to acquire field and laboratory research methods in main sub-branches of geology;
– to master practical skills of geological research in the field;
– to carry out independent research (not less than 10 full time weeks or 10 credit points) in the selected sub-branch of geology and present the result in the Bachelor’s thesis.

The main aim of the programme is;
– to offer opportunities to gain a systemic knowledge in basics of Geology and related Natural Sciences,
– provide initial specialisation in the fields of the Bedrock geology, Applied geology, Quaternary geology and geomorphology,
– develop expertise and practical skills relevant to the labour market needs and continuation for studies in master’s level.

The main tasks of the programme are as follows:
– to provide knowledge of theoretical concepts of Geology and related Natural and Earth sciences, and develop skills to use it working in Geology;
– to acquire research and practical work skills gaining competitiveness in the labour market;
– to develop critical thinking abilities;
– to acquire skills to formulate and solve problems typical for geology.

 

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational 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).
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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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180
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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3-4 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Higher education institution:

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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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Physical sciences (053)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Earth sciences (0532)

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

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

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Period for issuing qualification: 2013-2023

Last changes: 02.12.2019

Posted: 09.05.2016