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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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.
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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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– Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding, use and simple analysis.
– Uses knowledge and theoretical understanding in wide-ranging complex activities.
– Able to obtain and evaluate information independently.
– Uses wide-ranging knowledge and skills for the solution of well-formulated, but unknown and unforeseeable problems.
– Has detailed, theoretical knowledge and understanding corresponding to the professional qualification.
– Has wide-ranging skills and proficiency essential for the profession corresponding to the professional qualification.
– Able to perform the work of executor independently, including the planning and supervision of the work to be performed.
– Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
– Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies in professional activity.
– Latvian language proficiency developed and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
– Knows and understands links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
– Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills in professional work.
– Able to apply knowledge about the facts and laws of natural sciences in professional activity.
– Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society and comprehend them in their system and development.
– Understands the principle of coherence of ecological space and observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
– Understands the basic principles of market economy.
– Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and able to operate therein.
– Understands the economic relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
– Has a conception of the political structure of the European Union, as well as of the principles of single economic area and the mobility of the labour force.
– Evaluates their abilities adequately.
– Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
– Plans time in accordance with task.
– Able to make justified choice and make a decision independently in familiar and less familiar circumstances.
– Able to answer for the quantitative and qualitative result of their professional activities, assumes partial responsibility for the work performed by others.
– Is determined, systematic and rational when working.
– Is careful and accurate.
– Able to assume initiative.

Electronics engineering technician

  • Knowledge

    1. KNOWLEDGE as having the concept of:
    1.1. CAD/CAM software.
    1.2. Company’s structural units and their basic functions.
    1.3. Fundamentals of communication.
    2. KNOWLEDGE as having understanding of:
    2.1. Symbols of the electrical circuit components.
    2.2. Fundamentals of technical drawing.
    2.3. Materials and electronic components.
    2.4. Electronics manufacturing technologies.
    2.5. Influence of external factors on the functions of electronic devices.
    2.6. Regulatory enactments regarding electronics industry.
    2.7. Professional terms in the official language and English.
    3. KNOWLEDGE as being proficient in:
    3.1. Computer application software and information technologies.
    3.2. Official language.
    3.3. English.
    3.4. Main parameters and use of electronics components.
    3.5. Mechanic and electric tools and devices, their operating principles and parameters.
    3.6. IPC 610 standards.
    3.7. Operating principles and the main parameters of measuring devices.
    3.8. Fundamentals of electrical and radio frequency measurements.
    3.9. Cable and plug types, their main parameters, connection technologies and network design principles.
    3.10. Occupational safety, including fire and electrical safety regulations.
    3.11. Environmental protection.
    3.12. Labour relations.
    3.13. Emergency first aid.
    3.14. Work culture and ethics.

  • Skills

    1. To work with a computer.
    2. To use up-to-date technologies during the production of electronic devices.
    3. To read the technical documentation (technical drawings, material specifications, electrical circuits).
    4. To have knowledge of electronic components and be able to find their description in different information sources.
    5. To have knowledge of materials to be used.
    6. To select materials, devices and tools necessary for completing the particular work task.
    7. To use mechanic and electric tools, equipment and measuring devices.
    8. To be able to process materials to be used.
    9. To perform soldering, mounting and mechanical works.
    10. To mount the printed circuits by applying surface and hole mount technology.
    11. To run diagnostics of manufacturing defects.
    12. To make electrical and radio frequency measurements.
    13. To analyze the results obtained from the measurements.
    14. To work on a team and be able to communicate with the colleagues and specialists involved in the work process.
    15. To comply with the principles of work ethics.
    16. To be proficient in the official language.
    17. To be proficient in English at communication level.
    18. To use the professional terms in the official language and English.
    19. To comply with the regulatory enactments regarding occupational, fire and electrical safety.
    20. To provide an emergency first aid.
    21. To comply with the regulatory enactments regarding environmental protection.
    22. To comply with the regulations of labour relations.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. To read and understand technical drawings, electrical circuits and material specifications in order to prepare himself/herself for the fulfilment of his/ her work task.
    2. To prepare materials and group the basic electronic components necessary for preparation of electronic devices.
    3. To select tools and devices conforming with the particular work task.
    4. To use up-to-date technologies and equipment during the production of electronic devices.
    5. To adjust and test electronic devices by adhering to the main parameters and basic operating principles of such test and adjustment devices.
    6. To read and understand the technical documentation in order to eliminate errors detected while producing and testing electronic devices.
    7. To install and mount devices and their connections by using mechanic and electric tools and measuring devices.
    8. To install cable connections and connect plugs.
    9. To select and use the appropriate materials and tools for the maintenance and repair of electronic devices.
    10. To communicate with and hear out other persons and substantiate his/her opinion when solving the work tasks.
    11. To communicate in the official language and English.
    12. To ensure compliance with the regulatory enactments regarding occupational and fire safety and environmental protection.
    13. To ensure compliance with the regulations of labour relations.

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).
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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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1,5 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Professional basic and secondary education institution

- Ogre Technical 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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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.


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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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Engineering and engineering trades (071)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Electronics and automation (0714)

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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Vocational

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Last changes: 05.06.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016