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

Forest worker

  • Knowledge

    1. Professional activities necessary for performing the basic tasks
    knowledge at the imaginary level:
    1.1. FSC and PEFC Forestry Certification Standards;
    1.2. employment relationship;
    1.3. the basics of physiology of trees.
    2. Professional activities necessary for performing the basic tasks
    knowledge at the level of awareness:
    2.1. forestry;
    2.2. the properties and effects of plant protection products;
    2.3. nature protection requirements;
    2.4. environmental protection requirements;
    2.5. labor protection requirements;
    2.6. timber assortment quality requirements;
    2.7. fire safety requirements.
    3. Professional activities necessary for performing the basic tasks
    knowledge at the level of use:
    3.1. forestry development, restoration and care tools, their use
    techniques, maintenance and repair;
    3.2. forestry technologies;
    3.3. labor safety regulations;
    3.4. planting and storage conditions;
    3.5. forest restoration and maintenance requirements;
    3.6. growing pruning requirements;
    3.7. forestry plant protection products;
    3.8. fire regulations and fire behavior;
    3.9. first aid;
    3.10. professional communication in the state language and in one foreign language.

  • Skills

    1. Work with different hands, necessary for carrying out work duties
    tools and a brushcutter, carry out maintenance and simple repairs.
    2. Shorten the root system of the planting material.
    3. Use plant protection products for plant protection.
    4. Plant trees and plantations of bare-tree trees.
    5. Determine the location and number of plantations in the area to be planted.
    6. Copy forest crops and young plants with a brushcutter.
    7. Saw the palm trees in the forest stands.
    8. Identify technological corridors in the felling area.
    9. Apply tree felling aids.
    10. Cut the branches in a stack or place it on the way.
    11. Evaluate the quality of tree trunks.
    12. Sort individual assortment of timber.
    13. Saw the crowns of growing trees in forest areas and seedlings,
    using hand tools.
    14. Mow grass between the rows of trees.
    15. Work in conditions related to work environment risks.
    16. Sow tree seeds.
    17. Sort and rearrange the seedlings.
    18. Carry out works.
    19. When planting and properly storing the planting material.
    20. Observe labor protection requirements.
    21. Use personal protective equipment.
    22. Use safe and ergonomic working techniques.
    23. Provide first aid.
    24. Understand and respect nature and environmental protection requirements and work
    without compromising the environment.
    25. Carry out work duties in accordance with FSC and PEFC Forestry
    certification standards.
    26. Observe the fire safety regulations.
    27. Assess the risk of fire spreading.
    28. Act in the event of a fire.
    29. Observe the requirements of employment legal relations.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. Ability to sow or plant trees using properly prepared seed or
    planted material and determine the number and placement of plantations in afforested areas.
    2. Ability to keep forest crops, young trees, split up trees and build
    tree crowns on seedlings and forest areas.
    3. Ability to sort separately assimilated timber assortments, harvest branches
    stack or install on the way.
    4. Ability to work in forestry, seedlings and
    nurseries under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Forest
    Certification Scheme Evaluation Programs (PEFC) Forestry
    certification standards.
    5. Ability to use safe and ergonomic working techniques and
    tools in fulfilling work tasks.
    6. Ability to provide first aid.
    7. Ability to communicate in the state language and in one foreign language.
    8. Ability to understand and comply with labor, nature and environmental protection requirements;
    performing work duties in logging, seedlings and seedlings
    nursery schools.
    9. Ability to use plant protection products for forestry,
    taking into account the physical and chemical properties of the substances, and avoiding the risks of
    related to the use of such substances.
    10. Ability to observe fire safety regulations, if necessary
    take appropriate action.
    11. Ability to work independently and take responsibility for your work
    the result.
    12. Ability to observe employment legal relations.

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 further education and development institution:

- Learning Centre "BUTS"

- Learning Centre "FIBRA"

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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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Forestry (082)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Forestry (0821)

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: 23.09.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016