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

Turner

  • Knowledge

    1. KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
    1.1. basic kinematics;
    1.2. ancillary materials necessary for work and their usage;
    1.3. technological documentation used by the companies;
    1.4. rationing of turning works;
    1.5. business communication.
    2. KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
    2.1. geometry of cutting instruments;
    2.2. sharpening devices of cutting instruments;
    2.3. abrasive disks, their materials and types;
    2.4. ancillary devices and their usage;
    2.5. materials to process and their specifics;
    2.6. cooling materials, necessity of their usage;
    2.7. oiling materials, necessity of their usage;
    2.8. quality determining methods of surface processing;
    2.9. the latest metal cutting technologies including computer numerical controllers (CNC);
    2.10. professional  terms in the official language and one foreign language.
    3. KNOWLEDGE at the  level of use:
    3.1. basic drawing and reading of drawings;
    3.2. sequence of turning technological processes;
    3.3. choice of cutting modes and setting;
    3.4. calculations of the cutting modes;
    3.5. types of preparation installations;
    3.6. the process of creating shingles;
    3.7.  cutting tools and their usage;
    3.8. setting rules and methods for cutting tools;
    3.9. methods of processing outer and inner cylindrical surfaces and final surfaces;
    3.10. threads, their types and cutting methods by using worm wheels, screw-taps and screw-cutters;
    3.11. conic surfaces and their turning;
    3.12. make surfaces, make cutters and usage;
    3.13. surface design;
    3.14. turning of non-stiff shafts, stays, their installation and fastening;
    3.15. ancillary devices and their usage (chuck, four-jaw chuck, cone processing ruler);
    3.16. types of control instruments and measuring instruments, their usage;
    3.17. fits and clearances;
    3.18. precision indicators of surface processing (size, shape, precision of reciprocal placing of the surfaces and surface roughness).
    3.19. operating rules of sliding surfaces of machine tools;
    3.20. labour protection (protective equipment of the work place, work safety signs and signals, personal working equipment and collective working protective equipment and their usage);
    3.21. electrical safety rules;
    3.22. fire protection rules, action in case of fire;
    3.23. provision of the first aid;
    3.24. safe removing methods of shingles and cleaning up the working place at the end of the shift;
    3.25. professional and general ethical principles;
    3.26. environmental protection;
    3.27. legal employment relationship;
    3.28. official language;
    3.29. one foreign language at a communication level.

  • Skills

    1. To read the drawing of the work.
    2. To select the component production sequence.
    3. To choose the necessary cutting tools, equipment and ancillary materials for performance of the task.
    4. To sharpen the cutting tools.
    5. To set the cutting tools and cutting mode.
    6. To fasten the preparation, install the necessary ancillary devices.
    7. To process the outer and inner cylindrical and final surfaces.
    8. To process the components which are difficult to install.
    9. To process the outer and inner conic surfaces.
    10. To process the outer and inner make surfaces.
    11. To carry out the surface finish (lapping, polishing, plastic deformation of the surface, roll burnishing of corrugation).
    12. To use cutting tools.
    13. To determine the surface processing precision of the component produced (size, shape, precision and surface roughness of reciprocal placing of the surfaces).
    14. To cut the outer and inner threads with worm wheels, screw-taps and chisels.
    15. To organize the working place and arrange it at the end of the working day.
    16. To observe the requirements of the environmental protection regulatory enactments.
    17. To observe and use work safety signs and signals.
    18. To observe the rules of electrical safety and fire protection.
    19. To use a protective equipment of machine tools.
    20. To check conformity of cutting tools and equipment with the requirements of the labour protection legislation.
    21. To use personal protective equipment and collective working protective equipment.
    22. To provide the first aid.
    23. To use the professional terminology in the official language and in one foreign language.
    24. To obtain KNOWLEDGE for developing the professional qualification, follow the information about the latest metal cutting technologies.
    25. To take part in labour protection training.
    26. To cooperate with other employees by working in a team and following the basic principles of professional and general ethics and rules of working procedure within the framework of the work task.
    27. To carry out the work duties without harming the health of your own or other persons.
    28. To recognize the working environment risks and take all the measures to decrease their influence.
    29. To have a good command of the official language.
    30. To have a good command of one foreign language at the communication level.
    31. To work independently and take responsibility for the results of your work.
    32. To observe the requirements of the legal employment relationship.

  • Competences/ autonomy

    1. Ability to read and understand the technical documentation, to use the information obtained during work process.
    2. Ability to choose and assess the materials, instruments, ancillary devices and ancillary materials necessary for performance of the work.
    3. Ability to sharpen the cutting tools.
    4. Ability to create the scheme of component producing technological processes according to the drawing.
    5. Ability to produce the component of necessary size by following the sequence of technological operations and ensuring the quality of the surface.
    6. Ability to turn the outer and inner cylindrical, conic as well as final surfaces and style surfaces.
    7. Ability to cut threads with screw-tap, worm wheels and chisels.
    8. Ability to turn non-stiff surfaces and non-standard components.
    9. Ability to ensure the conformity of the produced component with the drawing.
    10. Ability to keep the working place organized.
    11. Ability to test, assess and use turner’s instruments and equipment,  work clothing, personal protective equipment and collective working protective equipment according to the requirements of the labour protection legislation.
    12. Ability to provide the first aid.
    13. Ability to understand and respect the requirements of the environmental protection legislation.
    14. Ability to use the professional terminology in the official language and in one foreign language.
    15. Ability to develop professionally and follow the changes in metal cutting technologies.
    16. Ability to work in a team by observing the basic principles of professional and general ethics.
    17. Ability to work independently and take responsibility for the results of your work.
    18. To observe the standards of the legal employment relationship.
    19. Ability to communicate in the official language and one foreign language.

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

Professional basic and secondary education institution

- Riga Vocational School No 3

- Aizkraukle Vocational Secondary School

Professional further education and development institution:

- Association "Vidzeme Region Vocational Education Development Competence Centre"

- Learning Centre "FIBRA"

Likvidēta/Reorganizēta

- Learning Production Plant "Zerko"

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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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Engineering and engineering trades (071)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Mechanics and metal trades (0715)

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: 07.02.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016