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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Learning outcomes are formulated in accordance with the relevant occupational standard: Occupational standards register

Auto Mechanic

  • Knowledge

    1. The KNOWLEDGE  of the materials used in car manufacturing at the level of notion.
    2. The knowledge necessary at the level of understanding to perform the basic tasks of professional activity:
    2.1. work safety requirements;
    2.2. fire safety rules;
    2.3. electrical safety rules;
    2.4. work organisation of the company;
    2.5. timesheet;
    2.6. environmental protection requirements;
    2.7. collective protection means;
    2.8. impact of maintenance materials on a human’s organism and environment;
    2.9. hazard classes of chemical substances and chemical products and their indications;
    2.10. workplace ergonomics;
    2.11. basics of car design;
    2.12. aggregate operating principles;
    2.13. types of parts connections;
    2.14. reasons for refusal of assemblies and subassemblies;
    2.15. structure and operating principle of the engine and its system;
    2.16. structure and operation of steering equipment;
    2.17. structure and operation of the node and running gear aggregates;
    2.18. structure of the braking system;
    2.19. structure and operation of the transmission constituent aggregates and nodes;
    2.20. structure and working principle of the car electrical equipment;
    2.21. construction of the car body, location and operation  of thedevices in it;
    2.22. legal employment regulations;
    2.23. basics of organisation psychology
    2.24. professional terminology in the state language and in one foreign language (English, German or Russian ).
    3. The knowledge necassary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of use:
    3.1. operating rules and safety requirements for lifting equipment and technical service equipment;
    3.2. types and use of fuels, oils, lubricants, technical fluids, car cosmetics;
    3.3. internal procedure rules of the company;
    3.4. types, division and use of tools;
    3.5. technical information and instructions of the works to be performed;
    3.6. hazardous factors of the working environment;
    3.7. ergonomic principles;
    3.8. first aid;
    3.9. occupational hygiene and culture;
    3.10. individual protection means;
    3.11. storage and utilisation of hazardous waste and utilisation;
    3.12. disassembly –assembly of external devices and components of the engine;
    3.13. disassembly –assembly of the steering equipment;
    3.14. disassembly –assembly of the running gear nodes and parts;
    3.15. tyre replacement and wheel balancing
    3.16. replacement of the damaged and worn nodes and parts of the braking system;
    3.17. disassembly –assembly technology of the clutch and cardan;
    3.18. disassembly –assembly of the transmission unit;
    3.19. disassembly –assembly of the devices placed in the car body;
    3.20. replacement of parts;
    3.21. applied communication;
    3.22. professional ethics;
    3.23. state language;
    3.24. one foreign language (English, German or Russian language) at the communication level.

  • Skills

    1. To plan and organise work place according to the internal procedure rules of the company.
    2. To meet  labour protection requirements.
    3. To meet electrical and fire safety requirements.
    4. To provide the first aid.
    5. To meet environmental protection requirements.
    6. To store and utilize hazardous waste
    7. To use individual and collective protection means.
    8. To work with lifting equipment and devices.
    9. To use tools and auxiliary equipment appropriate for the work task.
    10. To use appropriate maintenance materials (fuels, oils, lubricants, technical fluids, car cosmetics)
    11. To use measuring instruments and diagnostic devices and equipment.
    12. To read drawings, electrical and kinematic diagrams.
    13. To draw sketches.
    14. To use technical information and instructions for the work performance.
    15. To obtain information from electrical databases and internet.
    16. To make car technical service according to technical information and work instructions.
    17. To change tyres and balance wheels.
    18. To repair  electrical machines, devices and lighting details.
    20. To make car engine repair.
    21. To make repair of car aggregates, or, if necessary, send them to specialised workshops.
    22. To perform disassembly – assembly and make repair of the car running gear, suspension, clutch and universal joint.
    23. To make repair of the steering equipment, constituent equipment and nodes.
    24. To make repair of braking system’s constituent mechanisms.
    25. To replace the worn or damaged parts, assemblies and devices in the car body.
    26. To check the technical condition of the body and remove the detected defects by replacing or adjusting parts.
    27. To perform replacement for car’s body parts (glazing, internal and external finishing, sealing components).
    28. To perform technical maintenance and repair of the body equipment and comfort devices.
    29. To use the professional terminology of the industry in the state language and in one foreign language (in English, German or Russian).
    30. To have a good command of the state language.
    31. To master one foreign language (English, German or Russian) at the communication level.
    32. To cooperate with clients and provide professional information on the work amount, pricing and other questions the client is interested in.
    33. To carry out the work records documents and draw up documents on the provided services.
    34. To use a computer.
    35. To perform the work independently and in a team.
    36. To deal with problematic situations.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. Ability to plan and organise the own work and work place by observing labour protection, electrical, fire safety and environmental protection requirements.
    2. Ability to ensure safe working conditions to oneself and other employees by using appropriate work methods and aids.
    3. Ability to meet the internal procedure requirements characteristic of the industry and particular work place.
    4. Ability to provide the correct use and maintenance of the assigned tools and equipment.
    5. Ability to use technical information and observe instructions, use s computer in the professional activity.
    6. Ability to choose and use instruments and auxiliary devices according to technical information and instructions.
    7. Ability to ensure technical maintenance of the car.
    8. Ability to use measuring instruments and devices necessary for  high quality performance of the work;
    9. Ability to orientate oneself in the car design to make disassembly –assembly of aggregates, mechanisms and joints.
    10. Ability to assemble tyres and balance wheels.
    11. Ability to replace electrical parts and lightning details of the car.
    12. Ability to perform disassembly –assembly works.
    13. Ability to find a solution in non-standard situations by using electrical and kinematic diagrams.
    14. Ability to read drawings, electrical and kinematic diagrams.
    15. Ability to solve conflict situations.
    16. Ability to self-educate, improve the professional competence independently according to the applied technology and technical development level.
    17. Ability to communicate, listen to others, use arguments to explain one’s point of view when solving work tasks.
    18. Ability to communicate in the state language and one foreign language.
    19. Ability to cooperate with clients and provide information about services.
    20. Ability to obtain, check and assess the information necessary for the work performance and provide it to clients.

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) or
Formal (through non-formal education acquired competence recognition process, completing the qualifications professional examination)
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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not less than 640 or not less than 960 hours (640h equals 2. PKL, 960h exuals 3. PKL)

Qualification document

Awarding body

Professional basic and secondary education institution

Professional further education and development institution:

- Learning Centre "BUTS"

- Learning Centre of Latgale, Ltd

- MBR, Ltd

- Riga School of Economics and Business

- Learning Centre "FIBRA"

- Continuing Vocational Education Institution "Baltic Class"

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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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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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Secondary education

Qualification type
ITypes of Latvian education:
-General education
-Professional education
-Academic education
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Vocational (continuing education)

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Last changes: 13.06.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016