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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Hairdresser

  • Knowledge

    PROFESSIONAL knowledge:
    At the comprehension level:
    1. Hairdressing salon areas, types of their categories.
    2. Hygiene and safety requirements for hairdresser’s working areas.
    3. Requirements for marking instruments, auxiliary instruments, and equipment of hairdressers.
    4. Types and operating principles of sterilisers.
    5. Grouping of hairdresser’s work instruments by their significance.
    6. Requirements for use and storage of professional hair cosmetics.
    7. Types and properties of professional hair cosmetic products.
    8. Hygiene requirements for hairdressing salons.
    9. Personal data protection requirements.
    10. Structure and functions of the skin.
    11. Structure and functions of the hair.
    12. Scalp and hair diseases.
    13. Ways to diagnose the structure of the hair.
    14. Types of hair diagnostics devices, their operating principles.
    15. Shapes of the human head.
    16. Shapes of the face.
    17. Morphological features of the face.
    18. Fashion trends in haircuts for gentlemen, ladies, and children.
    19. Principles of correcting the shape of the human head and face.
    20. Fashion trends in the shapes of beard and moustache.
    21. Specific features of face and scalp formations and contraindications to the shaving process.
    22. Cosmetic products for the face and head shaving process.
    23. History of hairstyles.
    24. Fashion trends in creation of hairstyles for ladies.
    25. Basic principles of safe use of electrical hairstyling work instruments of a hairdresser.
    26. Fashion trends in hairstyles for gentlemen.
    27. Technological process of creating hairstyles for gentlemen.
    28. Types of means of artistic expression for the design of hairstyles.
    29. Variety of hair accessories and their functions.
    30. Fashion trends for hair accessories.
    31. Methods for determining the initial hair colour.
    32. Significance of hair products before and after chemical treatment.
    33. Classification of hair colours and their characterisation.
    34. Fashion trends in hair dyeing.
    35. Basic principles of developing hair dyeing process charts/ schemes.
    36. Hair bleaches and their types.
    37. Significance of chemical permanent waves and their variety.
    38. History of the development of chemical permanent waves.
    39. Various forms of rods for chemical permanent waves, their categories.
    40. Types of techniques for wrapping the hair for chemical permanent waves.
    41. Basic principles of developing chemical perming process charts/ schemes.
    42. Types of hair care products after chemical permanent waves, their application.
    43. Chemical hair straightening products, their categories.
    44. Types of hair care products, their use after chemical straightening.
    45. Types of natural/ artificial hair, their characterisation.
    46. Classification of natural/ artificial hair items.
    47. Use of natural/ artificial hair items in historical and modern hairstyles.
    48. Methods for attaching natural/ artificial hair items.
    49. Cosmetic products for hair extension, their composition and properties.
    50. Characterisation and significance of hair extension implements.
    51. Rules for storing hair extension products.
    52. Aesthetic and functional significance of hair extensions.
    53. Hair extension methods, their classification.
    54. Hair extension instruments and implements, their classification.
    55. Types of products for the removal of hair extensions.
    56. Cosmetic products for care for natural/ artificial hair items, their types.
    At the application level:
    1. Types of surface disinfectants, their selection and application.
    2. Principles of planning material resources.
    3. Types of instrument and equipment disinfectants, their composition, effect, and application.
    4. Requirements for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing instruments and equipment.
    5. Specificity of workplace organisation in accordance with the type of hairdressing salon.
    6. Principles of selecting instruments and equipment in accordance with the task to be completed.
    7. Requirements for personal hygiene when working with customers.
    8. Basic principles of positive interaction.
    9. Types of services of the hairdressing salon.
    10. Variety and significance of upholstery of the hairdressing salon.
    11. Significance of preparation and finishing works in customer service.
    12. Calculation of the costs of the hairdressing service.
    13. Database creation principles.
    14. Basic principles of professional ethics and aesthetics.
    15. Types and specific features of hair structure.
    16. Sensory and tactile methods for assessing the hair structure.
    17. Methods for researching the market of professional hair cosmetics.
    18. Types of scalp and hair washing and care cosmetics and their significance.
    19. Application of professional hair shampoos.
    20. Application of hair care products: hair balms and hair masks.
    21. Technological process of head washing.
    22. Professional cosmetics for scalp massage, their types.
    23. Head massage types and contraindications.
    24. Technological process of head massage.
    25. Professional cosmetics for scalp and hair care at home, their types and application.
    26. Types of hair care procedures, their significance.
    27. Types and specific features of hair structure.
    28. Techniques for assessing the structure and texture of the hair.
    29. Natural hair-growing directions, techniques for their determination.
    30. Types, geometric shapes, and styles of haircuts.
    31. Human body shapes/ proportions.
    32. Haircut classification by the length and structure of the hair, and individual specific features of the customer.
    33. Basic principles of selecting the haircut.
    34. Sequence of the technological process of haircuts.
    35. Structure of process charts/ schemes of the haircut and their development principles.
    36. Basic principles of planning the technological process of haircutting.
    37. Haircutting methods and work practices.
    38. Ergonomic work practices in the haircutting process.
    39. Principles of selecting haircutting instruments.
    40. Types and specific features of the structure of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    41. Techniques for assessing the structure and texture of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    42. Natural growing directions of moustache, beard, and whiskers, techniques for their determination.
    43. Shapes of moustache, beard, and cheeks.
    44. Types, geometric shapes, and styles of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    45. Haircut classification by the length and structure of the hair, and individual specific features of the customer.
    46. Basic principles of selecting the shape of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    47. Sequence of the technological process of the cuts of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    48. Structure of process charts/ schemes of the cut of moustache, bead, and whiskers, and their development principles.
    49. Basic principles of planning the technological process of cutting moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    50. Specificity of the work practices for cutting moustache and/or beard, and whiskers.
    51. Instruments for cutting moustache and/or beard, and whiskers, and their use.
    52. Cosmetic products for the care for moustache and/or beard, and whiskers.
    53. Instruments and accessories for shaving the face and head, and their use.
    54. Technological process of shaving the face and/or head.
    55. Sequence of the technological process of hairstyling.
    56. Shapes, styles, and silhouettes of hairstyles for ladies.
    57. Classification of hairstyles for ladies, their categories by their significance.
    58. Basic technique of creating hairstyles for ladies.
    59. Application of hairstyling instruments and auxiliary equipment.
    60. Hairstyle transformation techniques.
    61. Technological process of creating hairstyles for ladies.
    62. Shapes, styles, and silhouettes of hairstyles for gentlemen.
    63. Classification of hairstyles for gentlemen, their categories by their significance.
    64. Professional hairstyling products, their classification.
    65. Instructions for use of hairstyling products.
    66. Basic principles of using the means of artistic expression.
    67. Techniques for attaching and removing hair accessories.
    68. Rules for storing and caring for hair accessories.
    69. Significance of customer’s scalp and hair diagnostics before dyeing, bleaching, and chemical treatment of the hair.
    70. Techniques for testing allergic skin reactions.
    71. Categories of products for chemical treatment of the hair.
    72. Basic principles of using products for chemical processes.
    73. Basics of colour theory.
    74. Basic principles of developing individual colour palettes/ charts for a customer.
    75. Hair dyeing techniques and technological processes.
    76. Hair care products for dyed hair, their application.
    77. Hair bleaching techniques and technological processes.
    78. Hair care products for bleached hair and their application.
    79. Stages and sequence of the technological process of chemical perming.
    80. Stages and sequence of the technological process of chemical hair straightening.
    81. Rules for obtaining and storing natural/ artificial hair.
    82. Stages of the treatment of natural/ artificial hair.
    83. Specificity and technology of dyeing and chemical treatment of natural/ artificial hair.
    84. Basic principles of calculating the hair extension materials.
    85. Hair extension technologies.
    86. Rules for storing the products for the removal of hair extensions.
    87. Types of instruments and implements for the removal of hair extensions, their use.
    88. Methods and technologies for the removal of hair extensions.
    89. Occupational safety regulations for the process of the removal of hair extensions.
    90. Methods for caring for natural/ artificial hair items.
    GENERAL knowledge:
    At the concept level:
    1. Laws and regulations regarding information technologies.
    2. Laws and regulations regarding labour protection, electrical and fire safety, and environmental protection.
    3. Legal provisions stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia in the context of law-governed and civil society.
    4. Rights, obligations, and liability of an individual.
    5. Diversity of social relations.
    6. Social and political structure of society.
    7. Basic principles of economics and economical principles.
    8. Economic resources and fundamental issues of economics.
    At the comprehension level:
    1. Grammar and language functions.
    2. Diversity of language and communication in different contexts.
    3. Types of verbal and non-verbal interaction.
    4. Grammar and language functions.
    5. Diversity of language and communication in different contexts.
    6. Types of verbal and non-verbal interaction.
    7. Operating principles of computer and office equipment.
    8. Information systems security.
    9. Work environment risk factors and assessment methods.
    10. Working conditions and human health as a precondition for life quality.
    11. Basic principles of sorting waste.
    12. Employment legal relationship.
    13. Composition of employment contract.
    14. Professional career development and its importance.
    At the application level:
    1. Vocabulary in the official language.
    2. Vocabulary in foreign language.
    3. Mathematical units of measurement and forms.
    4. Mathematical methods and calculations.
    5. Mathematical terminology.
    6. Application software in preparation of documents.
    7. Principles of using computer security programmes.
    8. Basic principles of ergonomics.
    9. Conditions for the use of personal protective equipment.
    10. Methods for providing first aid.
    11. Guidelines for acting in emergency situations.
    12. Basic principles of general and professional ethics.
    13. Planning of work sequence.
    14. Positive interaction techniques.
    15. Time planning techniques.
    16. Techniques for settling conflict situations.
    17. Methods for identifying the causes of stress.
    18. Learning strategies.
    19. Self-assessment principles.
    20. Types of commercial activity.
    21. Organisation of the work of the company.
    22. Basics of marketing.

  • Skills

    PROFESSIONAL skills:
    1. To set up the working area in compliance with the requirements of laws and regulations.
    2. To maintain the working area in compliance with hygiene and safety requirements.
    3. To mark the work inventory and equipment of hairdressers in compliance with hygiene requirements for hairdressing salons.
    4. To mark disinfectants in compliance with sanitary requirements.
    5. To develop plans and schedules for cleaning up and disinfecting the areas.
    6. To plan the professional instruments, equipment, auxiliary materials, and professional hair cosmetics necessary for hairdresser’s work.
    7. To choose professional work instruments, equipment, auxiliary materials, and professional hair cosmetics of a hairdresser.
    8. To choose disinfectants in accordance with the equipment and work instruments.
    9. To disinfect instruments and equipment in accordance with the instruction for use.
    10. To plan the organisation of the workplace in accordance with the type of the hairdressing salon.
    11. To bring the workplace and work surface in order, in accordance with the task to be completed.
    12. To observe personal hygiene.
    13. To comply with sanitary standards in accordance with the requirements for beauty care.
    14. To identify the preferences of the customer.
    15. To agree with the customer on the desired outcome.
    16. To prepare the customer in accordance with the chosen task.
    17. To perform finishing works in accordance with the task.
    18. To follow the basic principles of professional ethics and aesthetics.
    19. To settle the provided service with the customer.
    20. To create a database of customers, recording the work outcomes.
    21. To assess customer’s hair and skin condition.
    22. To recognise hair and skin damages and diseases.
    23. To visually assess the structure and quality of customer’s hair.
    24. To assess the structure and quality of customer’s hair, using hair diagnostics devices.
    25. To analyse the situation on the market of professional hair cosmetics.
    26. To select the professional hair and scalp care cosmetics suitable for the procedure to be performed.
    27. To use professional hair cosmetics for head washing in accordance with the type of the scalp and hair structure of the customer.
    28. To perform head washing in accordance with the technological process of work.
    29. To choose the type of massage appropriate for the preferences and needs of the customer.
    30. To use professional cosmetics for head massage in accordance with the type of customer’s scalp.
    31. To perform head massage in accordance with the technological process of work and the chosen type of massage.
    32. To consult the customer on the selection of hair care products.
    33. To recommend hair care procedures at home, in accordance with the needs of the customer.
    34. To recognise customer’s hair structure.
    35. To assess the structure, texture, and condition of customer’s hair before cutting.
    36. To determine the natural hair-growing direction.
    37. To determine the shape of customer’s face and head and the morphological features of the face.
    38. To consult the customer on various shapes, styles, and fashion trends of haircuts.
    39. To suggest the shape of the haircut in accordance with the preferences, needs, and morphological features of the customer.
    40. To develop the haircutting sequence.
    41. To visualise the technological process of the work task.
    42. To plan the sequence of the technological process of customer’s haircut.
    43. To choose haircutting instruments in accordance with the work task.
    44. To cut the hair in accordance with the developed process charts/schemes.
    45. To use safe techniques and methods during the haircutting process.
    46. To recognise the structure of customer’s moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    47. To assess the structure, texture, and condition of customer’s moustache, beard, and whiskers before cutting.
    48. To determine the growing direction of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    49. To determine the shape of customer’s moustache, beard, and whiskers and the morphological features of the face.
    50. To consult the customer on various shapes, styles, and fashion trends of the cuts of moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    51. To suggest to the customer the cut and shape of moustache, beard, and whiskers in accordance with the preferences, needs, and morphological features of the customer.
    52. To develop the sequence of cutting moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    53. To visualise the technological process of the work task.
    54. To plan the sequence of the technological process of the cut of customer’s moustache, beard, and whiskers.
    55. To cut the moustache and/or beard, and whiskers in accordance with the preferences and needs of the customer, complying with the hygiene requirements.
    56. To use cosmetic products during the process of cutting moustache and/or beard, and whiskers.
    57. To use cosmetic instruments during the process of cutting moustache and/or beard, and whiskers.
    58. To recommend to the customer cosmetic products for the care for moustache, beard, and whiskers at home.
    59. To recognise customer’s face and scalp damages and formations.
    60. To use instruments and implements suitable for the face and head shaving process, following safe work practices.
    61. To shave the face and head in compliance with occupational safety and hygiene requirements.
    62. To consult the customer on the selection of face/ head shaving and skin cosmetic products and their application at home.
    63. To agree with the customer on the desired outcome of the hairstyle.
    64. To develop hairstyling process charts/ schemes.
    65. To suggest the shape of the haircut in accordance with the preferences, needs, and morphological features of the customer.
    66. To create various hairstyles for ladies.
    67. To consult the customer on hairstyling techniques to be performed at home.
    68. To suggest the shape of the haircut, taking into account the preferences, needs, and morphological features of the customer.
    69. To create various hairstyles for gentlemen.
    70. To consult the customer on styling techniques to be used at home.
    71. To choose hairstyling products in accordance with the work task.
    72. To use hairstyling products in accordance with the instructions for use.
    73. To choose the means of artistic expression of different degrees of complexity for the design of hairstyles.
    74. To apply the means of artistic expression in the design of hairstyles in accordance with the composition of the hairstyle.
    75. To select hair accessories depending on the significance of the hairstyle, taking into account the general aspect.
    76. To integrate hair accessories in hairstyles in accordance with techniques for their use.
    77. To consult the customer on the storage and care for hair accessories at home.
    78. To determine the hair and skin condition before dyeing, bleaching, and chemical treatment.
    79. To test allergic skin reactions before hair dyeing, bleaching, and chemical treatment.
    80. To select products in accordance with the task to be completed.
    81. To use the instructions for use of products for chemical processes during the work process.
    82. To recommend to the customer an individual colour palette.
    83. To develop hair dyeing process charts/ schemes.
    84. To dye hair in accordance with the technological process.
    85. To recommend to the customer hair cosmetics for dyed hair for their use at home.
    86. To develop hair bleaching process charts/ schemes.
    87. To bleach hair in accordance with the technological process.
    88. To consult the customer on the care for bleached hair at home.
    89. To identify the preferences of the customer regarding the desired effect of permanent waves.
    90. To choose the type, method, and technology of chemical permanent waves.
    91. To develop chemical perming process chart and perm rod wrapping schemes.
    92. To set chemical permanent waves in hair of different lengths in accordance with the technological process.
    93. To consult the customer on the care for chemically treated hair at home.
    94. To straighten hair in accordance with the technological process and occupational safety.
    95. To apply hair care products necessary for the customer after chemical hair straightening.
    96. To choose natural/ artificial hair depending on their differing lengths and quality.
    97. To perform chemical treatment of the natural/artificial hair.
    98. To comply with the conditions for the storage of the natural/artificial hair.
    99. To choose types of natural/artificial hair items.
    100. To use natural/artificial hair items in hairstyles.
    101. To choose implements and products suitable for the hair extension process.
    102. To follow the instructions for use of hair extension instruments and products.
    103. To calculate the necessary amount of hair extension products.
    104. To choose a hair extension method and technique in accordance with the preferences of the customer and the hair structure.
    105. To prepare the necessary instruments, implements, and materials for the hair extension process.
    106. To prepare the hair of the customer for the hair extension process.
    107. To choose products, instruments, and implements for the removal of hair extensions.
    108. To choose the methods and technology for the removal of hair extensions.
    109. To remove hair extensions in accordance with the correct technology and occupational safety.
    110. To provide the customer with information about the possibility of repeated hair extension.
    111. To use cosmetic products for care for natural/ artificial hair items.
    112. To care for natural/ artificial hair items in accordance with their physical – chemical properties.
    113. To consult the customer on the options to care for natural/artificial hair items at home.
    GENERAL skills:
    1. To communicate in the official language both orally and in writing.
    2. To use professional terminology in the official language.
    3. To communicate in foreign language both orally and in writing.
    4. To use professional terminology in foreign language.
    5. To model the progress of resolving the planned task.
    6. To apply the basic mathematical principles and solutions.
    7. To calculate the amount of professional hair treatment, care, and styling materials.
    8. To use computer and internet to complete work tasks and model hairstyles.
    9. To prepare documents in accordance with a sample by using application software.
    10. To find specific information in internet resources and data carriers.
    11. To communicate by using information technologies.
    12. To use computer security programmes.
    13. To organise own workplace and work in accordance with labour protection and occupational safety requirements.
    14. To assess the impact of occupational risk factors on health.
    15. To comply with occupational safety, environmental protection, and electrical and fire safety regulations.
    16. To use environmentally friendly technologies to complete work tasks.
    17. To sort the used and unused products and materials in compliance with environmental protection requirements.
    18. To act in the event of fire independently, accurately complying with the procedures established in the company.
    19. To use safe and ergonomic work practices.
    20. To use personal and collective protective equipment.
    21. To act in an emergency.
    22. To provide first aid.
    23. To respect the duties and rights of the employer and the employee.
    24. To comply with the sectoral laws and regulations and the internal procedure regulations of the organisation.
    25. To comply with occupational and personal hygiene requirements.
    26. To comply with the general and professional ethics while carrying out work duties.
    27. To work individually and in a team, following the basic principles of positive interaction.
    28. To cooperate effectively in different environments.
    29. To think critically and creatively.
    30. To identify and remedy the causes of stress.
    31. To solve conflict situations.
    32. To plan the working hours rationally while carrying out work duties.
    33. To observe confidentiality.
    34. To evaluate own professional experience and career development options.
    35. To identify the most important competences of the sector and the profession.
    36. To keep up with the developments and fashion trends in beauty care.
    37. To take decisions on the solution to problems in specific situations.
    38. To plan resources effectively.
    39. To become personally involved in the generation of new ideas, taking the initiative.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    PROFESSIONAL competences:
    1. Ability to set up and maintain the working area of the hairdresser in compliance with hygiene and safety requirements.
    2. Ability to provide professional instruments, equipment, auxiliary materials, and hair cosmetics of the hairdresser.
    3. Ability to perform the treatment of the instruments and equipment of the hairdresser in compliance with hygiene and safety requirements.
    4. Ability to prepare the workplace of the hairdresser in accordance with the type of the hairdressing salon and the task to be completed.
    5. Ability to comply with personal hygiene and sanitary standards in accordance with the requirements for beauty care.
    6. Ability to perform preparation and finishing works in customer service.
    7. Ability to assess customer’s scalp and hair condition, recognising hair and skin damages and diseases.
    8. Ability to assess the structure and quality of customer’s hair, using the methods for diagnostics.
    9. Ability to choose and select professional cosmetics in accordance with the type of the scalp and hair structure.
    10. Ability to wash customer’s head and hair in accordance with the technological process.
    11. Ability to perform head massage in accordance with the technological process and taking into account the preferences and needs of the customer.
    12. Ability to consult the customer and recommend scalp and hair care products for use at home, in accordance with the needs of the customer.
    13. Ability to accurately determine customer’s head hair structure and the natural hair-growing direction.
    14. Ability to recommend the haircut in accordance with the preferences and morphological features of the customer.
    15. Ability to develop haircut process charts while planning the completion of the work task.
    16. Ability to make a haircut for children, ladies, and gentlemen in accordance with occupational safety and ergonomic requirements.
    17. Ability to accurately determine the structure of customer’s moustache, beard, and whiskers and the natural growing direction.
    18. Ability to recommend the shape of moustache, beard, and whiskers in accordance with the preferences and morphological features of the customer.
    19. Ability to develop process charts of the cut of moustache, beard, and whiskers while planning the completion of the work task.
    20. Ability to cut moustache and/or beard, and whiskers in compliance with occupational safety and hygiene requirements.
    21. Ability to shave the face and head in compliance with occupational safety and hygiene requirements.
    22. Ability to plan the technological process of hairstyle design.
    23. Ability to create various hairstyles for ladies of different hair lengths.
    24. Ability to create various hairstyles for gentlemen of different hair lengths.
    25. Ability to choose and use hairstyling products in accordance with the instruction for use.
    26. Ability to use the means of artistic expression in the design of hairstyles.
    27. Ability to use hair accessories during the hairstyle design process.
    28. Ability to perform the scalp and hair diagnostics before hair dyeing, bleaching, and chemical treatment.
    29. Ability to choose products suitable for the process of chemical hair treatment.
    30. To perform the dyeing of hair in accordance with the technological process and the preferences of the customer.
    31. To perform the bleaching of hair in accordance with the technological process and the preferences of the customer.
    32. To perform chemical perming process in accordance with the technology, taking into account the preferences of the customer and safe work practices.
    33. To perform chemical hair straightening in accordance with the technological process.
    34. Ability to prepare natural/ artificial hair items for use.
    35. Ability to choose and use natural/artificial hair items in accordance with the work task.
    36. Ability to use implements and products suitable for the hair extension process.
    37. Ability to perform hair extension in accordance with the technological process.
    38. Ability to remove hair extensions in accordance with the technological process.
    39. Ability to care for natural/ artificial hair items.
    GENERAL competences:
    1. Ability to communicate in the official language both orally and in writing, using professional terminology.
    2. Ability to communicate in one foreign language both orally and in writing, using professional terminology.
    3. Ability to apply mathematical thinking to complete a work task.
    4. Ability to use information and communication technologies to complete work tasks.
    5. Ability to complete work tasks, maintaining good health condition and complying with the labour protection, fire and electrical safety, and environmental protection requirements.
    6. Ability to act in an emergency and provide first aid.
    7. Ability to establish and respect employment legal relationship in compliance with sectoral laws and regulations.
    8. Ability to apply the principles of general and professional ethics in the professional activity, following the basic principles of positive interaction.
    9. Ability to independently improve professional knowledge and take decisions while making own professional career.
    10. Ability to carry out work duties according to business principles, becoming personally involved in the generation of new ideas and taking the initiative.

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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1 year

Qualification document

Awarding body

Vocational basic and secondary education institution

- Jelgava Secondary School of Crafts

- Dobele Crafts and General Secondary School

- Vocational Education Competence Centre "Liepaja State Technical School"

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

- Riga Technical School of Style and Fashion

Liquidated/Reorganised/Changed title and\or type:

- 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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Personal services (101)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Hair and beauty (1012)

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: 16.04.2020

Posted: 07.05.2016