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

Dry building assembler

  • Knowledge

    1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
    1.1. construction machinery;
    1.2. acoustic project;
    1.3. fire safety project;
    1.4. technical drawing;
    1.5. regulatory construction documents;
    1.6. concept of sustainable construction;
    1.7. the regulatory enactments stipulating the working hours;
    1.8. ergonomics.
    2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of undertsanding:
    1.1. construction works;
    2.2. project documentation, design project;
    2.3. construction physics;
    2.4. network schedule or calendar plan;
    2.5. plastering functions;
    2.6. technical features of construction materials;
    2.7. technological processes and requirements;
    2.8. quality requirements;
    2.9. types of construction waste;
    2.10. construction waste sorting procedure;
    2.11. tolerance margins;
    2.12. engineering communications;
    2.13. work (output) standards;
    2.14. history of architecture and design styles;
    2.15. basics of communication;
    2.16. professional terminology in the official language and in one foreign language.
    3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
    3.1. work organization at the construction site;
    3.2. building structures (partition walls, external walls, suspended ceiling, design ceiling systems, cladding of walls and shafts, systems of simple, hollow and double floors);
    3.3. dry building technologies and the materials to be used;
    3.4. finishing work and the materials to be used;
    3.5. measuring instruments;
    3.6. dry buildings and plastering machines, workbenches and tools (incl. dry building tools, workbenches and machines, plastering and milling machines);
    3.7. relocation of weights and cargo relocation machinery;
    3.8. insulation works;
    3.9. insulation materials, methods, and tools required for fixing;
    3.10. decorative elements;
    3.11. labour protection (requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations, safe working methods, personal and collective labour protective equipment, first aid);
    3.12. electrical safety and fire safety, fire fighting equipment and its use;
    3.13. information technologies;
    3.14. basic principles of professional and general ethics;
    3.15. environmental protection;
    3.16. official language;
    3.17. one foreign language at a professional communication level;
    3.18. standards of the legal employment relations.

  • Skills

    1. To determine and demarcate the own working area.
    2. To relocate construction materials for carrying out their own work.
    3. To install and uninstall scaffolding.
    4. To ensure electricity and water connection for direct work organization.
    5. To read the technical and design project, as well as other technical documentation.
    6. To calculate the required consumption of materials and labour-intensity.
    7. To inform the manager of a structural unit or the dry building technician about the required resources and deadlines.
    8. To assess the severity of danger of the situation and take the preventive measures.
    9. To observe the requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations and to use personal and collective labour protection equipment.
    10. To arrange a safe and ergonomically convenient workplace.
    11. To use safe working methods.
    12. To check and assess the work surface (visually, mechanically, with tools and special measuring instruments).
    13. To choose and prepare materials for use in accordance with the work task.
    14. To perform  cutting, milling, drilling and gluing work of the materials.
    15. To create a structural frame.
    16. To perform cladding of structures with construction materials.
    17. To perform assembly of windows, door blocks, and crossarms.
    18. To install insulation materials.
    19. To perform plastering works according to the determined level of quality.
    20. To grind and prime surfaces.
    21. To perform puttying of surfaces and plasterboard seams in accordance with the surface quality requirements.
    22. To perform surface correction in accordance with the design project requirements.
    23. To use fixing methods and tools.
    24. To make and assemble decorative design and acoustic elements (gypsum, polyurethane, etc. products).
    25. To use dry building and plastering machines.
    26. To assess the technical condition of machines and tools to be used in the dry building.
    27. To perform technical maintenance of the machines and tools to be used in dry building.
    28. To organize the own working time and observe the schedule of performance of the works.
    29. To assess weather conditions and observe technical rules.
    30. To work with cargo relocation equipment.
    31. To assess usability of the leftover materials.
    32. To identify hazardous waste.
    33. To choose and use the appropriate measuring instruments (carpenter’s level, measuring-tape, leveller, etc.).
    34. To choose the technological process according to the construction progress.
    35. To calculate the amount and value of the work performed.
    36. To organize the own work without assistance, analyse the work process, assume responsibility for the result of the work.
    37. To perform training of the new workers, learn and use new technologies, tools and materials.
    38. To provide the first aid.
    39. To observe the requirements of the environmental protection laws and regulations.
    40. To observe the standards of the legal employment relations.
    41. To observe the basic principles of professional and general ethics.
    42. To have a good command of the official language.
    43. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level.
    44. To use professional terminology in the official language and in one foreign language.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. Ability to organize an ergonomically convenient and safe workplace by determining and enclosing the own working area.
    2. Ability to relocate construction materials, install and disassemble scaffolding, ensure electricity and water connection for direct organization of the work.
    3. Ability to use personal and collective protection equipment and provide the first aid.
    4. Ability to plan the necessary resources, calculate consumption of materials and labour-intensity according to the competence.
    5. Ability to observe the terms set by the work supervisor, organize the working time, observe the schedule and standards of the legal employment relations.
    6. Ability to raise qualification and train the new workers.
    7. Ability to check and assess the work surface (visually, mechanically, with tools, and special measuring instruments) and perform surface treatment (grinding, priming).
    8. Ability to choose materials for the work task and work with these materials according to weather conditions and technical rules.
    9. Ability to prepare (cut, cover, mix, etc.) insulation materials for application and apply them according to the determined level of quality.
    10. Ability to prepare dry building and plastering machines, workbenches, and tools for use and to maintain them in the working condition.
    11. Ability to use dry building and plastering machines, workbenches, and tools according to the technical documentation and practical task.
    12. Ability to perform cutting, milling, drilling, gluing, and assembly of various materials.
    13. Ability to observe the requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations, while using dry building and plastering machines, workbenches and tools, arrange a safe and ergonomically convenient workplace, use safe working methods, as well as personal and collective labour protection equipment.
    14. Ability to place, store, and relocate construction materials, equipment and scaffolding, ensure electricity and water connection, plan the use of materials and instruments at the individual work.
    15. Ability to make measurements and marking in accordance with the technical and design project requirements, choose and use appropriate measuring instruments.
    16. Ability to create a structural frame, perform cladding of structures with construction materials, apply installation of insulation materials, assembly of windows, door blocks and crossarms, use fixing methods and tools.
    17. Ability to prepare the required materials, perform surface plastering and puttying, perform surface correction in compliance with the determined level of quality and the design project requirements.
    18. Ability to measure and assess the performed work.
    19. Ability to collect, sort, and relocate construction waste, assess usability of the leftover materials.
    20. Ability to understand and observe the requirements of the environmental protection laws and regulations, and to perform job duties without causing harm to the environment.
    21. Ability to work without assistance and assume responsibility for the result of the own work.
    22. Ability to observe the basic principles of professional and general ethics.
    23. Ability to communicate in the official language and in one foreign language.

Qualification acquisition requirements

Previous education
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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1 year

Qualification document

Awarding body

Professional basic and secondary 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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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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Architecture and construction (073)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Building and civil engineering (0732)

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: 07.02.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016