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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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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To acquire basic theoretical courses in the field of environmental science, which develop skills and abilities to independently use the theory and methods for solution of environmental problems, in order to perform scientific activity or professional functions of high qualification.
To give arguments about systematic issues of the environmental science;
– to integrate the knowledge from various fields, to contribute to creation of new knowledge.

To acquire professional specialization courses of the field, which provide the necessary abilities and skills;
– to perform independent research and summarize the results in the research paper in the field of environmental science and in the master paper;
– to perform internship tasks by proving the ability to integrate theoretical knowledge into the practical professional work and understand the ethical/moral responsibility for the possible influence of the scientific results or the professional activity on the environment and society.

A professional master in the field of environmental sciences will be able to:
– show the knowledge, which reflect modern environmental sciences, as well as managerial sciences, engineering sciences, the newest achievements in psychology and economics, which are applicable in the specialized professional fields and in solution of interdisciplinary sector problems in various professional spheres;
– and also development of personality (communication skills, ethics, creativity etc.;
– us the theory, methods and problem solution skills in order to perform scientific activity and professional functions of high quality;
– to express own opinion and discuss about complicated or systematic aspects of environmental science and the professional field with other experts and ordinary people;
– to independently organize improvement of own competencies and specialisation, to take responsibility for the results of the team work and analysis thereof, to perform business activities, innovations in the field of environmental science, to perform professional activities, research and further studies in complicated and unpredicted conditions as well as to modify them by using new approaches;
– to formulate and critically analyse sophisticated and professional problems by substantiating decisions;
– to integrate knowledge of various fields, to contribute to creation of new knowledge and development of research and professional methods,
– to understand the ethical/moral responsibility for the possible influence of the scientific results or the professional activity on the environment and society.

 

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (bachelor, professional bachelor or professional higher education qualification) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field of higher education, as well as a certain professional experience laid down by higher education institution
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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90
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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1-2 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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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)

Environmental protection technology (0712)

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: 2015-2021

Last changes: 11.01.2019

Posted: 31.08.2016