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.

Cosmetician

  • Knowledge

    PROFESSIONAL knowledge:
    At the concept level:
    1. History of piercing.
    At the comprehension level:
    1. Types of textiles and auxiliary materials.
    2. Marking of medical devices.
    3. Types of cosmetic products.
    4. Composition of cosmetic products and their effect.
    5. Basic principles of organic and inorganic chemistry.
    6. Properties of functional groups of organic compounds and classes of substances.
    7. Marking of cosmetic products.
    8. Procedure protocols.
    9. Infectious disease causative agents, routes of transmission, risks, and prevention.
    10. Current laws and regulations regarding beauty care.
    11. Skin hydration.
    12. Skin vascularisation.
    13. Skin ageing and its signs.
    14. Skin photo-types and characteristics. Cell, tissues, their structure, and functions.
    15. Skin anatomy, physiology, functions. Methodology for the collection of medical history data.
    16. Pigmentation disorders.
    17. Skin formations, rash, and diseases.
    18. Body constitution types and characteristics.
    19. Cellulitis, its signs, and types.
    20. Professional cosmetic products for domestic use.
    21. Personal data protection.
    22. Regularities of the effect of medicinal substances. Nutrient groups, their energy value.
    23. Healthy diet and physical activity program for figure correction.
    24. Diet-related diseases and disorders.
    25. Essential nutrients and dietary fibres.
    26. Vitamins.
    27. Metabolic disorders.
    28. Impact of endogenous and exogenous factors on overweight.
    29. Cosmetic products for use in the cosmetic procedure room and for domestic use.
    30. Lifestyle and its impact on body aesthetics.
    31. Health care specialists, their scope of work, and possibilities of cooperation.
    32. Types of aesthetic procedures, sequence of their implementation, indications, and contraindications.
    33. Specific features of the eye and lip area.
    34. Cosmetic products for the cleansing of the eye and lip area, their types, composition, and effect.
    35. Cosmetic products for the cleansing of facial and body skin, their types, composition, and effect.
    36. Skin exfoliation methods and principles of their effect.
    37. Indications and contraindications for skin exfoliation.
    38. Types and classification of chemical peels.
    39. Physical-chemical parameters of chemical peels.
    40. Indications and contraindications for chemical peels.
    41. Protocols of chemical peel procedures.
    42. Indications and contraindications for deep skin cleansing.
    43. Skin elements: blackheads, pustules, and milia.
    44. Common acne (acne vulgaris), its types, classification, etiology, pathogenesis, and clinics.
    45. Common acne treatment methods.
    46. Types of matter, structure of atom, electric current, ways of acquisition, units of measurement.
    47. Ohm’s law.
    48. Physical factors and their effect.
    49. Indications and contraindications for the application of devices.
    50. Physical parameters of devices.
    51. Masks, their types, and effect.
    52. Indications and contraindications for the application of masks.
    53. Body structure and functions.
    54. Musculoskeletal system.
    55. Cardiovascular system.
    56. Lymphatic system.
    57. Respiratory system.
    58. Nervous system.
    59. Digestive system.
    60. Excretory system.
    61. Reproductive system.
    62. Endocrine system.
    63. Metabolism.
    64. Metabolic and energy metabolism processes in the body.
    65. Vegetable and essential oils, their characteristics and effect.
    66. Indications and contraindications.
    67. Facial and body muscles, their function mechanism.
    68. Types and effect of massages.
    69. Indications, contraindications.
    70. Allergies, their types, and manifestations.
    71. Contraindications for tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes.
    72. Contraindications for eyebrow correction.
    73. Shapes of the face.
    74. Shapes of eyebrows.
    75. Ear anatomy.
    76. Acupuncture points.
    77. Contraindications for earlobe piercing.
    78. Legal aspects of a cosmetic procedure.
    79. Types of auxiliary materials and auxiliaries.
    80. Contraindications for the removal of excess hair.
    81. Hair, its types, structure, and growth stages.
    82. Cosmetic products for skin treatment prior to the removal of excess hair, their types, composition, and effect.
    83. Cosmetic products for the removal of excess hair, their types, composition, and effect.
    84. Indications, contraindications.
    85. Cosmetic products for the use after the removal of excess hair, their types and composition.
    86. Manicure, pedicure, their types and benefits.
    87. Types of auxiliaries and auxiliary materials for manicure and pedicure.
    88. Structure, functions, and shape of nails.
    89. Nail diseases.
    90. Disease causative agents and routes of transmission.
    91. Nail discolouration in case of somatic symptom disorders due to external factors.
    92. Skin diseases of the palms and feet, their causative agents, and routes of transmission.
    93. Warts, corns.
    94. Types and causes of traumatic damages to feet and palm skin.
    95. Contraindications for manicure and pedicure.
    96. Cosmetic products for the preparation of hand and feet nails for manicure and pedicure, their composition and effect.
    97. Nail polishing products, their types, composition, and storage.
    98. Types of nail polish bases, their composition.
    99. Nail polish shades, their selection, and fashion trends.
    100. Nail polish strengtheners, their types.
    101. Nail polishing auxiliaries, their types.
    102. Exfoliation products for palm and feet skin, their types and composition.
    103. Thermal therapy, physiological effect, indications, and contraindications.
    104. Types of paraffin, its composition.
    105. Anatomic structure of the palms and feet, deformations of the arch and bones of the feet, and prevention.
    106. Reflexogenous zones of the feet.
    107. Contraindications for palm and feet massage.
    108. Masks for palm and feet skin care, their types and composition.
    109. Types and composition of final skin care products.
    110. Feet and palm skin care in the domestic environment.
    111. Basic conditions for successful application of make-up.
    112. Colour theory.
    113. Colour types.
    114. Palettes of colour types.
    115. Styles of dressing.
    116. Aesthetic skin defects, possibilities and products for their masking.
    117. Make-up bases and composition.
    118. Types and specific features of make-up.
    119. Cosmetic mesotherapy method, its application in medicine and beauty care, indications and contraindications.
    120. Cosmetic products for mesotherapy, their composition and effect.
    121. Allergies, their types, and manifestations regarding the cosmetic products for mesotherapy.
    122. Asepsis for the cosmetic mesotherapy procedure.
    123. Cosmetic biorevitalization method, its application in medicine and beauty care, indications and contraindications.
    124. Cosmetic products for biorevitalization, their composition and effect.
    125. Allergies, their types, and manifestations regarding the colour pigments of permanent make-up.
    126. Types of piercings and their effect on human body.
    127. Contraindications for the implementation of the piercing procedure.
    128. Complications after piercing.
    129. At the application level:
    130. Ergonomic conditions for the set-up of the workplace.
    131. Techniques for the planning, calculation, and application of material resources.
    132. Types of medical devices, equipment, and instruments, and their application.
    133. Cosmetics market research methods.
    134. Requirements for the storage of cosmetic products and auxiliaries.
    135. Completion of cosmetic products and auxiliaries.
    136. Completion of materials and auxiliary materials.
    137. Aesthetic set-up of the cosmetic procedure room.
    138. Hygiene requirements for the cosmetic procedure room.
    139. Set of aseptic and antiseptic measures and their significance in creating a microbiologically safe environment.
    140. Types of disinfectants, their composition, effect, and application.
    141. Cleaning, disinfection, and storage of instruments.
    142. Instructions for the use and storage of medical devices.
    143. Current laws and regulations regarding medical devices.
    144. Types of diagnostic devices and their application.
    145. Main skin types, their characteristics and determination.
    146. Skin testing methods.
    147. Positive interaction techniques.
    148. Body mass index.
    149. Normal weight and overweight.
    150. Types of obesity.
    151. Stages of cellulitis. Stretch marks.
    152. Body posture and its deviations.
    153. Muscle tone and its determination.
    154. Anthropometric measurements.
    155. Methodology for filling in the customer card.
    156. Techniques for the collection of medical history data.
    157. Methods of cleansing the eye and lip area.
    158. Methods of cleansing facial and body skin.
    159. Cosmetic products and medical devices for skin exfoliation, their application.
    160. Application of physical methods in cosmetology.
    161. Instructions for the use of medical devices.
    162. Safety equipment for the application of medical devices.
    163. Cosmetic products, auxiliaries, auxiliary materials, and their application in procedures, using medical devices.
    164. Technique for the application of masks.
    165. Technique for the removal of masks.
    166. Active ingredients, effect, and application of masks.
    167. Correct position of arms and body posture during the massage.
    168. Techniques of the classic cosmetic massage: stroking, rubbing, kneading, pounding, and vibrating.
    169. Sequence and technique of their performance.
    170. Types of massage auxiliaries, their application, maintenance, and storage (stones, brushes, crystals, pindas).
    171. Chemical tints, their types, composition, application, and shades.
    172. Auxiliaries, auxiliary materials, their types, and application for tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes.
    173. Duration of exposure of the chemical tints for eyebrows and eyelashes.
    174. Care for the eye area after tinting.
    175. Eyebrow correction methods.
    176. Eyebrow measuring methodology.
    177. Methodology for the determination of earlobe piercing points.
    178. Types, structure, application, maintenance, and storage of earlobe piercing devices.
    179. Earlobe accessories.
    180. Asepsis for ear piercing.
    181. Restrictions, skin treatment and care after earlobe piercing.
    182. Cosmetic products for the removal of excess hair, their types and preparation in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer.
    183. Methods for the removal of excess hair.
    184. Medical devices for the removal of excess hair, their types and preparation in accordance with the instructions for use provided by the manufacturer.
    185. Application of cosmetic products for skin treatment prior to the removal of excess hair.
    186. Methodology for the removal of excess hair.
    187. At the comprehension level:
    188. Application of physical factors for the removal of excess hair.
    189. Indications and contraindications for the removal of excess hair.
    190. Instructions for the use of medical devices.
    191. Safety equipment for the application of medical devices.
    192. Application of cosmetic products after the removal of excess hair.
    193. Skin care restrictions after the removal of excess hair.
    194. Manicure and pedicure instruments, their preparation for work and maintenance.
    195. Sequence of manicure and pedicure steps.
    196. Basic principles of shaping hand nails.
    197. Types of cuticle treatment for manicure and pedicure, performance technique.
    198. Types of hangnail treatment for manicure and pedicure, performance technique.
    199. Nail polishing technique.
    200. Technique for the application of nail polish strengtheners.
    201. Application of auxiliaries for nail polishing.
    202. Application of exfoliants.
    203. Application of paraffin.
    204. Palm and feet massage technique.
    205. Application of masks in palm and feet care.
    206. Application of final skin care products.
    207. Workplace and lighting conditions for the design of make-up.
    208. Decorative cosmetic products, their types, composition, and storage.
    209. Application of auxiliary materials.
    210. Cleaning, maintenance, and storage of auxiliaries.
    211. Eye, lip, facial skin cleansing products prior to the application of make-up.
    212. Eye, lip, facial skin care products prior to the application of make-up.
    213. Performance of colour tests.
    214. Application of the make-up base.
    215. Techniques for the modelling of the shapes of the face, eyes, and lips.
    At the application level:
    1. Decorative cosmetics for domestic use and its application.
    2. Types of decorative cosmetic products for different skin types and skin conditions. Products for masking aesthetic defects of facial skin for daily use.
    3. Basic principles of daily make-up.
    4. Essence of mutual agreement and conclusion of agreement.
    5. Use of auxiliaries and auxiliary materials in the mesotherapy procedure.
    6. Medical devices for the implementation of the cosmetic mesotherapy procedure, their types, structure, maintenance, and storage.
    7. Use of medical devices in the cosmetic mesotherapy procedure.
    8. Restrictions, skin treatment and care after the cosmetic mesotherapy procedure.
    9. Essence of mutual agreement and its development.
    10. Use of auxiliaries and auxiliary materials in the biorevitalization procedure.
    11. Medical devices for the implementation of the biorevitalization procedure, their types, structure, maintenance, and storage.
    12. Use of medical devices in the biorevitalization procedure.
    13. Restrictions, skin treatment and care after the biorevitalization procedure.
    14. Asepsis for the cosmetic biorevitalization procedure.
    15. Skin anaesthetics, their types and use.
    16. Mutual agreement on the application of permanent make-up, its essence and development.
    17. Colour theory.
    18. Methodology for the measurement of eyebrows, eyes, and lips, and its performance.
    19. Colour pigments of permanent make-up, their types, application, and storage.
    20. Current laws and regulations regarding the permanent make-up method.
    21. Permanent make-up device for the implementation of the procedure, its types, structure, maintenance, and storage.
    22. Types of auxiliaries and auxiliary materials, and their use in the permanent make-up procedure.
    23. Preparation of the customer for the application of permanent make-up.
    24. Skin anaesthetics for permanent make-up, their types and use. Restrictions, skin treatment and care after the permanent make-up procedure.
    25. Aseptics and antiseptics in the piercing procedure.
    26. Types, structure, application, maintenance, and storage of piercing devices.
    27. Piercing accessories.
    28. Piercing technique.
    GENERAL knowledge:
    At the concept level:
    1. Laws and regulations regarding labour protection and electrical and fire safety.
    2. Organisation of the labour protection system.
    3. Laws and regulations regarding environmental protection.
    4. Laws and regulations regarding information technologies.
    5. Legal provisions stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia in the context of law-governed and civil society.
    6. Rights, obligations, and liability of an individual.
    At the comprehension level:
    1. Essence of sustainable development.
    2. Safety signs.
    3. Electrical and fire safety.
    4. Working conditions and human health as a precondition for life quality.
    5. Types of hazardous waste.
    6. Utilisation of hazardous waste.
    7. Official language grammar and language functions.
    8. Types of verbal interaction.
    9. Language styles and characteristics of intonation.
    10. Grammar and language function.
    11. Operating principles of computer and office equipment.
    12. Information systems security.
    13. Competences of medical and health care specialists.
    14. Diversity of social relations.
    15. Basics of psychology of interaction.
    16. Employment legal relationship.
    17. Fundamental issues of labour rights.
    18. Concept of ethics.
    19. Specificity of professional ethics of a cosmetician.
    20. Concept of loyalty.
    21. Techniques for planning resources.
    22. Organisational structure.
    23. Possibilities of professional development.
    At the application level:
    1. Work environment risk factors and prevention methods.
    2. Principles of ergonomics.
    3. Safe working techniques.
    4. Use of personal protective equipment.
    5. Storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
    6. Vocabulary of the official language.
    7. Diversity of language and communication in different contexts.
    8. Official language.
    9. Vocabulary of foreign language.
    10. Intercultural interaction.
    11. Mathematical calculations.
    12. Units of measurement.
    13. Mathematical terminology.
    14. Mathematical calculation methods and auxiliaries.
    15. Application software in preparation of documents.
    16. Positive interaction techniques.
    17. Business communication.
    18. Non-verbal communication.
    19. Techniques for settling of conflicts.
    20. Techniques for asking questions.
    21. Argumentation techniques.
    22. Principles of promoting cooperation.
    23. Unifying values of society.
    24. Social and political structure of society.
    25. Business ethics.
    26. Loyalty in different situations of interaction.
    27. Techniques for planning work organisation.
    28. Techniques for generating ideas.
    29. Self-assessment principles.
    30. Sources of professional information.
    31. Learning strategies.
    32. Laws and regulations regarding the professional development of medical practitioners.

  • Skills

    PROFESSIONAL skills:
    1. To choose medical devices and equipment.
    2. To choose textiles and auxiliaries.
    3. To plan timely ordering of material resources.
    4. To have thorough knowledge of the market of professional cosmetics.
    5. To store cosmetic products and auxiliaries in compliance with the storage requirements.
    6. To read the composition and application annotations of cosmetic products.
    7. To choose professional cosmetic products.
    8. To lay the couch/cosmetic chair.
    9. To prepare the work surface/table for the implementation of the procedure.
    10. To set up the work premises in compliance with laws and regulations.
    11. To choose disinfectants for surfaces.
    12. To store disinfectants in compliance with the requirements.
    13. To develop a plan for the disinfection of cosmetic instruments, medical devices, and equipment.
    14. To maintain the premises at the level of hygiene and safety, as specified in the requirements of laws and regulations.
    15. To develop a plan for cleaning up the premises.
    16. To choose disinfectants for the disinfection of the instruments to be used in the procedures.
    17. To perform the disinfection of instruments.
    18. To comply with the instructions for the use of medical devices.
    19. To store medical devices and instruments in compliance with the requirements of laws and regulations.
    20. To apply the lamp with magnifier and other diagnostic devices.
    21. To determine the facial skin type accurately.
    22. To determine the facial skin conditions accurately.
    23. To recognise facial skin damages, formations, and aesthetic defects.
    24. To use the diagnostic methods of palpation.
    25. To ask questions to the customer regarding aesthetic imperfections of the facial skin in a tolerant manner.
    26. To determine the constitutional type.
    27. To determine the muscle tone.
    28. To determine the signs of cellulitis.
    29. To assess the posture.
    30. To take anthropometric measurements.
    31. To determine aesthetic defects.
    32. To calculate the body mass index.
    33. To recognise body damages, formations, and aesthetic defects.
    34. To collect medical history data required for cosmetic procedures, asking questions to the customer in a tolerant manner.
    35. To fill in the customer card.
    36. To determine the purpose of the cosmetic procedure.
    37. To follow the sequence of cosmetic manipulations.
    38. To give recommendations for further facial skin and body care procedures.
    39. To advise on the selection and application of cosmetic products.
    40. To give recommendations on the role of healthy diet and physical activities in skin health and appearance.
    41. To recommend other medical specialists to resolve aesthetic skin problems.
    42. To give recommendations for further facial skin and body care procedures.
    43. To cleanse lips and eyes.
    44. To cleanse facial and body skin, applying appropriate cleansing cosmetic products.
    45. To choose an exfoliant appropriate for the skin type and skin conditions.
    46. To perform skin exfoliation, applying the appropriate manual method.
    47. To perform skin exfoliation, applying the appropriate mechanical method.
    48. To choose a chemical peel appropriate for the skin type and skin conditions.
    49. To apply the chosen chemical peel.
    50. To give recommendations on skin care prior to and after the chemical peel procedure.
    51. To choose the appropriate method to prepare the skin for deep cleansing.
    52. To prepare the skin for deep mechanical cleansing.
    53. To perform deep skin cleansing manually.
    54. To perform deep skin cleansing, applying auxiliaries.
    55. To perform skin treatment after deep cleansing.
    56. To apply the appropriate cosmetic products and/or medical devices after deep skin cleansing.
    57. To give recommendations on skin care after deep cleansing.
    58. To choose the appropriate medical device to implement a procedure.
    59. To check the readiness of the chosen medical device for work.
    60. To choose auxiliaries, cosmetic products, and auxiliary materials to implement a procedure by means of a mechanical device.
    61. To apply auxiliaries, cosmetic products, and auxiliary materials for a procedure by means of a mechanical device.
    62. To apply medical devices in different types of procedures.
    63. To choose a mask according to the skin type and skin conditions.
    64. To prepare a mask in accordance with the instruction of the manufacturer.
    65. To apply a mask in accordance with its type.
    66. To remove a mask in accordance with its type.
    67. To choose the type of massage in accordance with the skin type and skin conditions.
    68. To choose the massage product in accordance with the type of massage.
    69. To perform different types of cosmetic facial skin and body massages.
    70. To take and maintain correct position of arms and body posture during the cosmetic massage.
    71. To perform an allergy test.
    72. To select the appropriate colour.
    73. To prepare the skin for the tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes.
    74. To perform the tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes.
    75. To remove the tint from eyebrows and eyelashes.
    76. To perform skin treatment after the tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes.
    77. To take measurements of the eyebrows.
    78. To choose the appropriate eyebrow correction method.
    79. To shape the eyebrows according to the oval of the face.
    80. To perform skin treatment after the eyebrow correction.
    81. To prepare the device for earlobe piercing.
    82. To prepare the customer for earlobe piercing.
    83. To mark the earlobe piercing point.
    84. To pierce the earlobe.
    85. To perform skin treatment after earlobe piercing.
    86. To give recommendations on the care for the earlobe after the piercing procedure.
    87. To prepare cosmetic products for the removal of excess hair.
    88. To prepare medical devices for the removal of excess hair.
    89. To prepare auxiliaries and auxiliary materials for the removal of excess hair.
    90. To collect medical history data to implement the procedure for the removal of excess hair.
    91. To assess the local aptitude of the skin for the removal of excess hair.
    92. To choose a cosmetic product for skin cleansing.
    93. To apply a cosmetic product for skin cleansing.
    94. To choose cosmetic products for the removal of excess hair.
    95. To apply cosmetic products for the removal of excess hair.
    96. To choose the appropriate medical device for the removal of excess hair.
    97. To check the readiness of the medical device for work.
    98. To choose auxiliaries, cosmetic products, and auxiliary materials for the removal of excess hair.
    99. To apply auxiliaries, cosmetic products, and auxiliary materials for the removal of excess hair.
    100. To choose cosmetic products for skin treatment after the removal of excess hair.
    101. To apply cosmetic products for skin treatment after the removal of excess hair.
    102. To give recommendations on skin care after the removal of excess hair.
    103. To prepare nail care products corresponding to the chosen methodology.
    104. To prepare devices for hand and feet skin care corresponding to the chosen methodology.
    105. To prepare auxiliaries and auxiliary materials for hand and feet skin care.
    106. To recognise the specific features of nail shape and structure.
    107. To recognise nail discolouration.
    108. To recognise traumatic nail damages.
    109. To recognise nail diseases.
    110. To recognise traumatic changes in the hand and feet skin.
    111. To recognise hand and feet skin damages caused by diseases.
    112. To prepare the palm and feet skin in accordance with the chosen type of manicure.
    113. To prepare the hand and feet nails for manicure.
    114. To shape nails.
    115. To perform the cuticle treatment and/or removal.
    116. To perform the hangnail treatment and/or removal.
    117. To prepare the nails for the application of the nail polish.
    118. To apply the base of the nail polish.
    119. To choose a nail polish.
    120. To apply a nail polish.
    121. To apply a nail polish strengthener.
    122. To perform the exfoliation of palm and feet skin.
    123. To apply paraffin.
    124. To perform a palm and feet massage.
    125. To apply a mask on the palms and feet.
    126. To apply the final skin care product.
    127. To give recommendations on daily palm and feet care.
    128. To prepare decorative cosmetic products.
    129. To prepare auxiliary materials for the application of decorative cosmetics.
    130. To choose the appropriate cosmetic products for the cleansing of the skin prior to the application of make-up.
    131. To apply cosmetic products for the cleansing of the skin prior to the application of make-up.
    132. To choose a skin care product.
    133. To apply a skin care product.
    134. To determine the colour type of the customer.
    135. To perform colour tests.
    136. To choose the appropriate colour palette.
    137. To determine the aesthetic defects of the facial skin.
    138. To choose the appropriate corrective products.
    139. To mask the aesthetic defects of the facial skin.
    140. To choose the appropriate make-up base.
    141. To apply the make-up base.
    142. To choose the appropriate type of make-up.
    143. To apply make-up.
    144. To advise on decorative cosmetic products to mask aesthetic defects of the skin.
    145. To give advices on the correct and sequential technique for the application of decorative cosmetics.
    146. To inform the customer on the course and side effects of the mesotherapy procedure.
    147. To choose the appropriate method for an aesthetic skin problem and general health condition.
    148. To prepare mesotherapy products for the implementation of the procedure.
    149. To prepare medical devices for the implementation of the mesotherapy procedure.
    150. To prepare auxiliary materials and auxiliaries for the implementation of the mesotherapy procedure.
    151. To prepare the customer for the implementation of the mesotherapy procedure.
    152. To perform the mesotherapy allergy test.
    153. To implement the mesotherapy procedure.
    154. To perform skin treatment after the mesotherapy procedure.
    155. To give recommendations on the care for the treated area after the mesotherapy procedure.
    156. To inform the customer on the course and side effects of the biorevitalization procedure.
    157. To choose the appropriate biorevitalization method for an aesthetic skin problem and general health condition.
    158. To prepare biorevitalization products for the implementation of the procedure.
    159. To prepare medical devices for the implementation of the biorevitalization procedure.
    160. To prepare auxiliary materials and auxiliaries for the implementation of the biorevitalization procedure.
    161. To prepare the customer for the implementation of the biorevitalization procedure.
    162. To implement the biorevitalization procedure.
    163. To perform skin treatment after the biorevitalization procedure.
    164. To give recommendations on the care for the treated area after the biorevitalization procedure.
    165. To inform the customer on the course and side effects of the procedure.
    166. To perform the shape and colour test.
    167. To perform a test for allergic reactions to permanent make-up.
    168. To prepare the permanent make-up device for the implementation of the procedure.
    169. To prepare auxiliaries and auxiliary materials for the implementation of the permanent make-up procedure.
    170. To prepare the customer for the implementation of the permanent make-up procedure.
    171. To perform local anaesthesia by means of the application method.
    172. To implement the permanent make-up procedure.
    173. To perform skin treatment after the permanent make-up procedure.
    174. To give recommendations on the care for the treated area after the permanent make-up procedure.
    175. To prepare the device for piercing.
    176. To prepare the customer for piercing.
    177. To mark the piercing point.
    178. To implement the piercing procedure.
    179. To perform skin treatment after the piercing procedure.
    180. To give recommendations on the care for the pierced area.
    GENERAL skills:
    1. To assess the impact of occupational risk factors on health.
    2. To organise own workplace and work in accordance with labour protection and occupational safety requirements.
    3. To comply with fire safety regulations.
    4. To identify the possible violations of fire safety regulations.
    5. To act in the event of fire independently, accurately complying with the procedure established in the company.
    6. To use safe and ergonomic working techniques.
    7. To use personal protective equipment.
    8. To provide first aid and emergency medical aid in different clinical situations.
    9. To act in an emergency.
    10. To comply with the requirements of laws and regulations regarding environmental protection.
    11. To sort the used materials.
    12. To storage hazardous waste.
    13. To dispose of hazardous waste in compliance with the requirements of laws and regulations.
    14. To have a conversation with the customer in the official language.
    15. To use professional terminology in the official language.
    16. To communicate in at least two foreign languages both orally and in writing.
    17. To use professional terminology in foreign languages.
    18. To apply mathematical skills while calculating the amount of materials necessary to perform cosmetic procedures.
    19. To model the progress of resolving the planned work.
    20. To make correlations while completing professional work tasks.
    21. To prepare professional documentation, using application software.
    22. To independently find the necessary information in internet resources and data carriers.
    23. To communicate, using communication technologies.
    24. To comply with information technology security and personal data protection requirements.
    25. To express oneself clearly and understandably, informing the customers on the implemented procedures and giving recommendations.
    26. To listen to the preferences of the customer.
    27. To ask questions to the customer.
    28. To provide arguments to support own opinion.
    29. To resolve conflicts and other non-standard situations flexibly.
    30. To cooperate with other medical and health care specialists to resolve aesthetic problems.
    31. To respect the duties and rights of the employer and the employee.
    32. To comply with the sectoral laws and regulations and the internal procedure regulations of the organisation.
    33. To comply with occupational hygiene requirements.
    34. To be aware of own responsibility in the context of civil society.
    35. To perform work dutifully, according to the job description.
    36. To respect privacy and confidentiality in the relationship with the customer.
    37. To ensure protection of commercial information.
    38. To respect the boundaries of professional competence.
    39. To be loyal towards the employer, colleagues, cooperation partners, and competitors.
    40. To comply with instructions and time-limits specified by the management.
    41. To plan the use of resources rationally.
    42. To define priorities by providing arguments, while planning own activity.
    43. To become personally involved in the generation of new ideas, taking the initiative.
    44. To evaluate own professional experience and options for the development of own career.
    45. To find the information necessary for individual professional development.
    46. To acquire advanced sectoral competences and the latest technologies.
    47. To take part in upskilling activities.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    PROFESSIONAL competences:
    1. Ability to independently choose medical devices, equipment, textiles, and auxiliary materials, rationally and timely planning the ordering of material resources.
    2. Ability to ensure professional cosmetic products for the cosmetic facial skin and body procedures.
    3. Ability to prepare the workplace for the implementation of a cosmetic procedure.
    4. Ability to ensure and maintain high level of safety and hygiene at the workplace.
    5. Ability to ensure and maintain the protection and safety of the specialist and the customer, applying the medical devices, instruments, and equipment responsibly.
    6. Ability to accurately determine the facial skin type and skin conditions.
    7. Ability to apply diagnostic methods to determine facial skin damages and other aesthetic defects.
    8. Ability to determine and evaluate the body constitution type, muscle tone, signs and stages of cellulitis, posture, and aesthetic defects.
    9. Ability to take anthropometric measurements and calculate the body mass index.
    10. Ability to develop a plan for a cosmetic procedure, collecting customer’s medical history data, respecting confidentiality, and complying with personal data protection requirements.
    11. Ability to recommend cosmetic products, procedures for facial and body skin care in the cosmetic procedure room and domestic environment in accordance with the facial skin type and skin conditions of the customer.
    12. Ability to recommend other medical and health care specialists to resolve aesthetic problems of the customer.
    13. Ability to perform thorough manual cleansing of the skin, applying cleansing cosmetic products appropriate for the skin type and skin conditions.
    14. Ability to perform thorough skin exfoliation, applying exfoliants and manual and mechanical methods appropriate for the skin type and skin conditions.
    15. Ability to choose and apply chemical peel according to the indications, complying with the procedure protocol and safety requirements.
    16. Ability to give recommendations on skin care prior to and after the chemical peel procedure.
    17. Ability to choose and apply the appropriate deep skin cleansing method, performing it manually or by means of medical devices.
    18. Ability to give recommendations on skin care after deep cleansing.
    19. Ability to comprehend the effect of the essential physical factors and competently choose and implement facial skin and body care procedures by means of medical devices, ensuring the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    20. Ability to choose, prepare, and rationally and carefully apply the appropriate facial skin and body masks.
    21. Ability to perform different types of cosmetic facial skin and body massages, maintaining the posture and correct position of arms.
    22. Ability to implement massage techniques correctly and in a sequence.
    23. Ability to perform the chemical tinting of eyebrows and eyelashes and eyebrow correction.
    24. Ability to make preparations for earlobe piercing.
    25. Ability to pierce earlobes and give recommendations on the care for the earlobes after their piercing.
    26. Ability to assess the general and local aptitude of the skin of the customer for the removal of excess hair and prepare the appropriate products, auxiliaries, and medical devices.
    27. Ability to remove the excess hair from all body parts, applying the cosmetic products, medical devices, and auxiliaries rationally, in compliance with the regulations of the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    28. Ability to perform skin treatment after the removal of excess hair and give recommendations on skin care after the removal of excess hair.
    29. Ability to assess the condition of the skin and nails and choose the appropriate products, auxiliaries, and instruments for manicure and pedicure.
    30. Ability to perform the classic hygienic manicure and pedicure, applying cosmetic products and auxiliaries in compliance with the requirements for the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    31. Ability to perform palm and feet skin care procedures.
    32. Ability assess the visual image of the customer and prepare the skin for the application of make-up, choosing the appropriate cosmetic products and auxiliaries.
    33. Ability to design day and evening make-up, enhancing the visual aspect of the face and the overall image.
    34. Ability to advise the customer on daily use of decorative cosmetic products and masking of aesthetic defects of the face.
    35. Ability to choose the appropriate methodology and implement the cosmetic mesotherapy procedure in compliance with the regulations on the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    36. Ability to administer cosmetic micro-injections (mesotherapy, biorevitalization), improving the structure and elasticity of facial and body skin, delaying the ageing processes, and reducing certain aesthetic defects.
    37. Ability to choose the appropriate methodology and implement the biorevitalization procedure in compliance with the regulations on the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    38. Ability to apply permanent make-up to enhance the visual aspect of the face and correct the aesthetic defects of facial and body skin in compliance with the regulations on the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    39. Ability to give recommendations on skin care after the application of permanent make-up.
    40. Ability to pierce certain parts of the face and body, inserting piercing accessories in compliance with the regulations on the safety of the specialist and the customer.
    41. Ability to give recommendations on the care for the pierced area.
    GENERAL competences:
    1. Ability to organise the workplace and work in compliance with labour protection, and fire and electrical safety regulations.
    2. Ability to provide first aid and emergency medical aid in different clinical situations and act in an emergency.
    3. Ability to comply with environmental protection requirements while carrying out professional work duties.
    4. Ability to communicate in the official language both orally and in writing.
    5. Ability to communicate and use professional terminology in two foreign languages.
    6. Ability to apply mathematical thinking to carry out professional work duties.
    7. Ability to confidently and safely use information and communication technologies to complete a work task.
    8. Ability to establish positive communication with the customers, employers, colleagues, and cooperation partners.
    9. Ability to establish and respect employment legal relationship.
    10. Ability to complete professional tasks in accordance with the principles of professional and general ethics and work organisation principles of the company.
    11. Ability to plan and take decisions while making own professional career.

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

Vocational basic and secondary education institution

- International CIDESCO Riga Cosmetic School

- Beauty Vocational Secondary School “Beauty School”

- Riga Technical School of Style and Fashion

Liquidated/Reorganised/Changed title and\or type:

- Riga Vocational Secondary School of Style and Fashion

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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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Health (091)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Medical diagnostic and treatment technology (0914)

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: 14.04.2020

Posted: 07.05.2016