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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Aim of the study programme:
– to prepare highly qualified experts in the field of tourism, by paying special attention to the needs of Kurzeme region and further development thereof.
To give students an opportunity to acquire a set of general knowledge, skills and attitudes that provide acquisition of professional qualification and further creative development as well as to improve competitiveness in changing social and economical circumstances and in the international labour market.

Study results:
– obtained theoretical knowledge necessary for the branch of Tourism and understanding of the most important rules and laws in Philosophy, History, Geography, Sociology, History of Culture, Inter-cultural Communication and Politics;
– understanding of laws and ability to use knowledge in Economics, Business, Management Sciences and Market Sciences; understanding of Business processes and factors influencing thereof;
– ability to analyse and estimate financial activities of the enterprise; ability to make decisions, strategically and analytically formulate and creatively solve problems arising in enterprises as well as to take responsibility for the results;
– understanding of various tourism planning processes, ability to elaborate development plans for the tourism branch and enterprises;
– understanding of tourism information centre, agency and operator working functions and principles as well as ability to conduct excursions according to methodological standards and to inform about the necessary security measures;
– ability to use the necessary information systems and technologies for management; developed communication skills,
– ability to communicate with foreign clients and partners in English and German;
– understanding of hotel system management and working principles, understanding of booking system principles;
– ability to use market research methods, to analyse the obtained results and to elaborate the promotion strategies for tourism products and services at the market;
– ability to apply research work methods and to perform scientific and research work by implementing projects;
– to acquire basic theoretical knowledge related to the tourism branch of the Arts, Social and Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Managament and Tourism branch that provides students’ professional competence;
– to develop students’ ability to strategically and analytically formulate problems in the tourism branch and to solve them creatively;
– to develop cooperation with tourism enterprises, state and municipal institutions as well as with non-governmental organizations.

 

Manager / director / manager (tourism sector)

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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240
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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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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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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Personal services (101)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Travel, tourism and leisure (1015)

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

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Period for issuing qualification: 2013-2019

Last changes: 27.12.2018

Posted: 31.08.2016