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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– complete courses in general studies amounting to 20 credit points, providing a broad understanding of theoretical and professional maritime courses;
– complete courses in marine power plants, their maintenance and repairs at a management level amounting to a total of 105 credit points, designed to provide competence and skills to meet the requirements of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers as amended, standards A-III/1 and A-III/2;
– take elective courses amounting to 6 credit points;
– enhance professional competence and skills apprenticeship and training amounting to not less than 40 credit points;
– on completion of the Programme students are required to pass a final examination in Maritime English and exam in specialty as well as to write and defend a diploma project, which amounts to 14 credit points.

 

Appropriate occupation (code of occupation)
Latvian Classification of Occupations has been developed according to the International Standard Classification of Occupations, ISCO-08 developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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Ship’s engineer (3151 21)

  • Knowledge

    1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion is regulated by:
    1.1. STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/1 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room”
    1.2. STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/2 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more”.
    2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding is regulated by:
    2.1. STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/1 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room”
    2.2. STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/2 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more”.
    3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use is regulated by:
    3.1. STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/1 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room”
    3.2. STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/2 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more”.

  • Skills

    The professional skills are regulated by STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/1 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room” and A-III/2 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more”.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    The COMPETENCES are regulated by STCW Convention Competence Standard A-III/1 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room” and A-III/2 – “Specification of minimum standard of competence for chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more”.

Qualification document

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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277.5
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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4 years

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)

Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft (0716)

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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Vocational

Full or partial

Full qualification

Awarding body

Higher education institution:

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Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Period for issuing qualification: 2013-2019

Last changes: 31.07.2018

Posted: 28.08.2016