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

State Border Guard inspector

  • Knowledge

    1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
    1.1. border guarding system operation ;
    1.2. border control and immigration control service organization;
    1.3. establishment and development of the European Union, institutional structure;
    1.4. requirements set for position and occupational development;
    1.5. public culture;
    1.6. history of the State Border Guard;
    1.7. functions and tasks of competent authorities.
    2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion understanding:
    2.1. requirements of the laws and regulations in performance of the functions of the State Border Guard;
    2.2. forbidden substances and objects, their possible hiding places and locations;
    2.3. communication psychology;
    2.4. methods and tactics of search and inspection;
    2.5. cooperation order with competent authorities;
    2.6. maintenance requirements of the State border, border signs, border ditches and border trenches;
    2.7. detention and identification procedures of persons, vehicles and objects;
    2.8. behavioural characteristics of offenders and external features;
    2.9. asylum granting process;
    2.10. subordination and service provisions;
    2.11. characteristics and usage opportunities of the information systems used in the State Border Guard;
    2.12. professional ethics and behaviour ;
    2.13. basics of administrative process and administrative punishment procedures;
    2.14. provisions and specific character of the forced deportation of a foreigner;
    2.15. firearms structure of firearms and operation principles;
    2.16. professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language;
    2.17. legal employment relations.
    3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
    3.1. immigration, residence, departure and transit provisions of a foreigner and their control procedures;
    3.2. regime provisions of the border area, borderline, border crossing point places and their execution control procedure;
    3.3. types of travel documents, vehicle documents, visas and residence permits, their protection components, possible falsification features and  methods of detection;
    3.4. usage instructions of the information systems used in the State Border Guard;
    3.5. actions in emergency situations;
    3.6. use of risk analysis results;
    3.7. profiling, interviewing, and identification of persons.
    3.8. tactics of the State border surveillance;
    3.9. border crossing features, tactics of search and detention of the border trespassers;
    3.10. procedure of detention, observing, guarding, accommodation and resettlement of persons under supervision of the guard;
    3.11. usage instructions of the technical of border control and immigration control equipment;
    3.12. usage procedure and opportunities of the engineering equipment;
    3.13. drawing up procedure of service and procedural documents;
    3.14. use of physical strength, specific tools, specific fighting techniques and firearms and the service of border dogs upon necessity;
    3.15. labour protection;
    3.16. environmental protection;
    3.17. one foreign language at the communication level;
    3.18. official language;
    3.19. first aid;
    3.20. basics of topography;
    3.21. rank rules;
    3.22. basics of military tactics.

  • Skills

    1. To supervise the State border.
    2. To perform maintenance operations of border signs, border ditches and border trenches.
    3. To perform person and vehicle border control of persons and vehicles.
    4. To use and keep in working order the technical equipment of border control and immigration control, engineering equipment.
    5. To verify travel documents, vehicle documents, visas, residence permits, as well as detect possible falsifications in them by using technical equipment of border control and immigration control.
    6. To control of the observance of provisions related to immigration, residence, transit and departure of foreigners.
    7. To ensure observance of the State border, border area, borderline, and border crossing point regime.
    8. To work with information systems used at the State Border Guard.
    9. To perform profiling, interviewing and identification of persons.
    10. To perform a search, detection, detention, inspection, guarding and resettlement of offenders under supervision of the guard.
    11. To perform search and inspection of vehicles, persons and and properties.
    12. To use physical strength, specific tools, specific fighting techniques and firearms, and the service of border dogs where necessary.
    13. To perform vehicle and object identification.
    14. To identify forbidden substances and objects and to remove them.
    15. To draw up service and procedural documents.
    16. To guard detainees in the detention room of the State Border Guard and placement in the accommodation centre for foreigners.
    17. To perform forced deportation of a foreigner.
    18. To explain the asylum granting process.
    19. To explain the order of enforcement, contesting and appealing of the adopted judgements.
    20. To cooperate with officials of the competent authorities when performing the occupational duties.
    21. To communicate with persons.
    22. To provide the first aid.
    23. To observe the principle of undivided authority and service order.
    24. To improve knowledge, abilities and physical readiness.
    25. To orientate in the border area.
    26. To work in a team, plan and organize one’s own activities.
    27. To meet the labour protection requirements.
    28. To keep safe work environment.
    29. To establish positive communication, observe the standards of ethics and rules of conduct.
    30. To have a good command of the official language.
    31. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level.
    32. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
    33. To perform tank order(military greeting, entrance and movements in the ranks, etc.)
    34. To act in an infantry division in battle conditions.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. Ability to understand and meet the requirements of the laws and regulations governing the operation of the State Border Guard.
    2. Ability to guard the State border of the Republic of Latvia, border signs and other border buildings by using immigration control technical equipment, and engineering equipment.
    3. Ability to detect and detain the offenders of the State border of the Republic  of Latvia, the border area, borderline, and border crossing point regime.
    4. Ability to ensure the compliance control provisions related to the immigration, residence, departure, and transit of foreigners.
    5. Ability to perform the task for a border guard appointment.
    6. Ability to perform the minimal and full check of persons and vehicles.
    7. Ability to recognize the types of travel documents, vehicle documents, visas and residence permits and check their protection elements, as well as to detect the possible falsifications in them by using the technical equipment of the border control and immigration control.
    8. Ability to perform profiling, interviewing, and identification of persons.
    9. Ability to communicate in the official language and one foreign language.
    10. Ability to perform a data check and processing of persons, vehicles and objects and by using information systems.
    11. Ability to choose and use immigration control technical equipment and engineering equipment professionally and according to the situation.
    12. Ability to use physical strength, specific tools, specific fighting techniques and weapons and the service of border dogs upon reasonable necessity.
    13. Ability to test the readiness of the technical equipment and engineering equipment for border control and immigration control for operation and keep them in working order.
    14. Ability to perform detention, search and inspection of offenders, persons being searched, vehicles, forbidden substances and objects.
    15. Ability to perform offender movement in supervision of the guard, guarding in the detention room of the State Border Guard and placement to the accommodation centre of foreigners.
    16. Ability to draw up the service and procedural documents.
    17. Ability to accept an asylum seeker application regarding granting of a refugee or alternative status.
    18. Ability to execute the order on forced deportation of a foreigner, as well as control execution of the departure order for issued to a foreigner.
    19. Ability to cooperate with relevant institution officials in accordance with particular procedure.
    20. Ability to communicate with persons.
    21. Ability to provide the first aid.
    22. Ability to execute legal orders (instructions) and tasks given by the chief.
    23. Ability to independently improve one’s own professional skills, knowledge and physical readiness.
    24. Ability to observe the labour protection requirements and keep safe working environment.
    25. Ability to act adequately in emergency situations, make independent decisions.
    26. Ability to work effectively in different battle conditions in the infantry division.
    27. The ability to observe the standards of the professional ethics and general rules of conduct.

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

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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Security services (103)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Protection of persons and property (1032)

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: 23.09.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016