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

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  • Knowledge

    1. The knowledge necessary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of notion:
    1.1. basics of law;
    1.2. human resource management.
    2. The knowledge necessary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of notionunderstanding:
    2.1. structural units of the company and their basic functions;
    2.2. professional terms in the official and in one foreign language;
    2.3. environmental protection.
    3. The knowledge necessary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of use:
    3.1. document management;
    3.2. personnel records;
    3.3. practical stylistics and editing;
    3.4. official language;
    3.5. one foreign language at the level of communication;
    3.6. work and personal hygiene;
    3.7. ergonomics;
    3.8. business etiquette;
    3.9. basics of communication;
    3.10. information technologies;
    3.11. office equipment;
    3.12. legal employment regulations;
    3.13. labour protection;
    3.14. fire safety and emergency procedures.

  • Skills

    1. To have good knowledge of the structure of the company and work organization processes.
    2. To have good knowledge of the laws and regulations necessary for the performance of the work duties.
    3. To draw up the laws and regulations and documents governing the record keeping of the company.
    4. To design and draw up management documents (organisation, order, statement and report, correspondence and staff) in accordance with the laws and regulations.
    5. To receive, record and send documents.
    6. To make the necessary service notes on the documents.
    7. To control the document performance deadlines.
    8. To prepare and assure document derivatives.
    9. To develop a nomenclature of the company affairs.
    10. To design and systematize cases in accordance with the nomenclature of the company affairs.
    11. To know the laws and regulations governing the archive work.
    12. To prepare and draw up documents for storage in the archive.
    13. To prepare archive references.
    14. To perform the document examination.
    15. To draw up personnel documents.
    16. To keep minutes of simple meetings and business meetings.
    17. To have good knowledge of the written style of the business communication correspondence.
    18. To gain and use information by using the latest information technologies.
    19. To observe information safety and confidentiality.
    20. To have good knowledge and use the office equipment according to the terms of use.
    21. To have good knowledge of the ergonomics by creating a safe and comfortable working environment.
    22. To observe the hygiene requirements.
    23. To observe the basic principles of professional ethics.
    24. To know the business etiquette and generally accepted standards of public decency.
    25. To communicate, collaborate and build positive communication with colleagues.
    26. To plan and organise the own work.
    27. To perform work independently and in a team.
    28. To make decisions in accordance to the own competence and be responsible for the decisions taken.
    29. To be responsible for the own work result.
    30. To know the official language.
    31. To know one foreign language at the level of communication.
    32. To use professional terminology in the official and one foreign language.
    33. To self-educate.
    34. To perform the work duties in accordance with the requirements of the labour protection, environmental protection, fire and electrical safety regulations.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. Ability to draw up  record keeping regulatory documents of the company.
    2. Ability to work independently and in accordance with the laws and regulations, draw up documents by using business correspondence style.
    3. Ability to provide and organise document circulation in accordance with the policy set by the company.
    4. Ability to comply with and control document execution deadline.
    5. Ability to develop  a nomenclature of the company affairs.
    6. Ability to create cases and save documents in accordance with nomenclature of the company affairs.
    7. Ability to create and draw up documents for storage in the archive.
    8. Ability to compile archive references.
    9. Ability to keep minutes of simple meetings and business meetings.
    10. Ability to use information data bases, software and office equipment.
    11. Ability to comply with the basic principles of professional ethics.
    12. Ability to know and observe the business etiquette.
    13. Ability to work independently and in a team.
    14. Ability to be responsible for the own work result, rational work time and resources.
    15. Ability to know the official language.
    16. Ability to communicate in one foreign language.
    17. Ability to improve the own knowledge and skills.
    18. Ability to understand and observe the requirements of the labour protection, fire safety and electrical safety laws and regulations.

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
From the age of 15, the transcript of records for partially acquired general basic education OR Certificate of general basic 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 480 or not less than 640 hours.

Qualification document

Awarding body

Vocational basic and secondary education institution

- Jurmala Vocational Secondary School of Social Integration State Agency

- Aizkraukle Vocational Secondary School

- Jelgava Technical School

- Ogre Technical School

Vocational further education and development institution:

- Learning Centre "FIBRA"

- Learning Centre "LatInSoft"

- Vocational, Continuing Education and Examination Centre, Ltd

- Learning Centre "BUTS"

- Learning and Counseling Centre ABC, Ltd

- "Complex Citadele" Ltd Vocational Studies School "Citadele"

- Learning Centre "Austrumvidzeme", Ltd

- Learning Centre of Latgale, Ltd

- MBR, Ltd

- Learning Centre "Dialogue AB", Ltd

- Vocational Education Institution Profesijuskola.lv

- Professional Development and Continuing Vocational Education Institution "Learning Centre Plus"

- Continuing Vocational Education Institution "PURE Academy"

- Vocational Education Centre "Idea"

- Continuing Vocational Education and Professional Development Institution "Learning Centre Virsi"

- Continuing Vocational Education and Professional Development Education Institution "Distance Learning Vocational Centre of Latvia"

Liquidated/Reorganised/Changed title and\or type:

- Vocational Growth Centre

- Learning Centre "Latvia Independent Inspection", Ltd

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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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Business and administration (041)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Secretarial and office work (0415)

Education
Stages of Latvian education system included in the LQF:
- basic education
- secondary education
- higher education
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Basic 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: 10.07.2020

Posted: 07.05.2016