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.

Clothes style specialist

  • Knowledge

    1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
    1.1. innovations in clothing manufacturing industry;
    1.2. seasonal individual human colour types.
    2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
    2.1. plastic anatomy;
    2.2. colour science;
    2.3. basic principles of the visual image building;
    2.4. construction size grading;
    2.5. professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
    3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
    3.1. information technologies;
    3.2. wardrobe-building principles;
    3.3. actual fashion trends;
    3.4. fashion styles;
    3.5. clothing construction;
    3.6. clothing modeling;
    3.7. clothing production technology;
    3.8. hygrothermal processing;
    3.9. sewing equipment and tools for assistance;
    3.10. hygrothermal equipment and tools for assistance;
    3.11. cutting equipment and instruments;
    3.12. pattern layout creation;
    3.13. types and properties of textile materials;
    3.14. human body types;
    3.15. visual expressions;
    3.16. types of sewing equipment;
    3.17. clothing accessories;
    3.18. calculations of pattern design;
    3.19. clothing composition;
    3.20. basics of business;
    3.21. official language;
    3.22. one foreign language at the professional communication level;
    3.23. labour protection;
    3.24. first aid;
    3.25. environmental protection;
    3.26. legal employment relations;
    3.27. workplace ergonomics;
    3.28. principles of professional and general ethics;
    3.29. record-keeping;
    3.30. basics of accounting.

  • Skills

    1. To identify textile materials.
    2. To apply costume composition building principles.
    3. To analyze the current client’s wardrobe.
    4. To evaluate client’s specific needs to maintain harmonious visual image.
    5. To introduce the client to the required principles of wardrobe-building.
    6. To define the client’s body shape type.
    7. To formulate an idea regarding the client’s wardrobe.
    8. To inform the client about the most suitable dress style solution.
    9. To represent body contours in accordance with painting theory.
    10. To take the client’s body measurements.
    11. To model patterns according to the chosen model.
    12. To construct clothing patterns.
    13. To choose suitable margins according to the current silhouette and material.
    14. To estimate the cost of a job.
    15. To repair clothing construction imperfections.
    16. To construct clothing according to the chosen method.
    17. To find the most suitable accessories for the chosen style or dress.
    18. To choose clothing manufactory textile according to the client’s needs, model, style and finances.
    19. To choose clothing manufacturing technologies.
    20. To work with sewing equipment.
    21. To work with hygrothermal equipment.
    22. To mix fashion styles.
    23. To make necessary clothing corrections.
    24. To create a client’s wardrobe considering different clothing set building principles.
    25. To create style collage, using different visual forms of expression.
    26. To choose suitable materials for clothing manufacturing.
    27. To communicate with the client and form the order.
    28. To comply with the principles of professional and general ethics.
    29. To use information technologies during your professional activity.
    30. To arrange the workplace according to the ongoing task.
    31. To comply with the requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations.
    32. To comply with the requiremewnts of the environmental protection laws and regulations.
    33. To speak in the official language.
    34. To speak in one foreign language at the professional communication level.
    35. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
    36. To provide the first aid.
    37. To comply with legal labour relation standards.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. The ability to communicate with the client by using your knowledge to maintain positive communication.
    2. The ability to evaluate the customer’s visual image by using your knowledge of types of body shape.
    3. The ability to advise the client in building a wardrobe and selecting accessories by knowing actual fashion trends.
    4. The ability to create appropriate individual colour scale for the client by using colour gamma and fabric samples.
    5. The ability to create style collages by using different visual forms of expression.
    6. The ability to choose suitable materials for clothes manufacture considering their properties and types.
    7. The ability to take client body measurements, make calculations and construct a cloth pattern by using suitable methods and instruments.
    8. The ability to model cloth patterns in accordance to the chosen cloth idea.
    9. The ability to choose suitable furniture and haberdashery for clothes by using the available assortment.
    10. The ability to cut clothing, make pattern layouts ergonomically considering direction of material, matching the article by using suitable instruments and equipment.
    11. The ability to choose suitable sewing equipment and technology by using them in clothing manufacturing.
    12. The ability to identify the necessary adjustments and prevent clothing structural imperfections during the dressing process.
    13. The ability to prepare clothes for dressing and prevent constructive imperfections.
    14. The ability to make clothes, making sewing equipment regulation according to the chosen technology, controlling product quality.
    15. The ability to perform clothing manufacturing interaction and final hygrothermal processing according to technology, using material suitable equipment and tools for assistance.
    16. The ability to create stylistically unified costume ensemble by using knowledge of clothing composition and manufacturing technologies.
    17. The ability to accept clients order, develop an estimate of service cost and present the necessary documentation.
    18. The ability to navigate in actual fashion trends, use different information sources.
    19. The ability to analyze client’s current wardrobe and consult regarding its improvement principles.
    20. The ability to paint human figure sketches, using knowledge in plastic anatomy.
    21. The ability to cooperate with other associated profession members and companies to solve the most actual issues.
    22. The ability to use searching and selection tools.
    23. The ability to work in a team, to plan, organize and operate work, to define priorities of ongoing tasks.
    24. The ability to do work independently and take responsibility for the results of your work.
    25. The ability to comply with the principles of professional and general ethics.
    26. The ability to comply with the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, perform job duties, without harming your own health and the health of other persons.
    27. The ability to provide the first aid.
    28. The ability to comply environmental protection regulation requirements and do work duties without harming environment.
    29. The ability to communicate in the official language and one foreign language.
    30. The ability to use professional terminology.
    31. The ability to comply with legal labour relation standards.

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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4 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Vocational education institution:

- Balvi Vocational and General Secondary School

Professional basic and secondary education institution

- Jelgava Secondary School of Crafts

- Vocational Education Competence Centre "Riga State Technical School"

- Vocational Education Competence Centre "Liepaja State Technical School"

- Valsts sabiedrība ar ierobežotu atbildību "Rīgas Tūrisma un radošās industrijas tehnikums"

- Daugavpils Technical School

- Riga Technical School of Style and Fashion

Likvidēta/Reorganizēta

- 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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Manufacturing and processing (072)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Textiles (clothes, footwear and leather) (0723)

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: 03.06.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016