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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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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The goals of the programme are focused on training specialists in the fields of media analysis, journalism, public relations and advertising who;
– (1) have knowledge, skills and competence in these areas;
– (2) have general theoretical and practical knowledge about the communications sphere in contemporary society;
– (3) are able to research and analyse communications phenomena and
– (4) have capability to perform in different fields of communication industries.

In pursuit of these goals, the missions of the programme are as follows:
– to ensure knowledge about communications theory, communications history, communications sociology, communications psychology, communications ethics, social science research methods, communications in contemporary processes and, in line with the study modules that are available, in-depth knowledge about media studies, public relations, advertising and journalism;
– to provide skills in the fields of journalism, PR, advertising and media analysis;
– to ensure knowledge about communications research methods and ways of putting them to use;
– to develop creative thinking capacity and competencies for different communication industries and professions;
– to develop academic knowledge and research competency to continue studies on postgraduate level.

Competences:
– to analyze, critically assess and forecast communication phenomena, situations and processes within the context of the development of society;
– to carry out research of communications phenomena, situations and processes by working out their methodology;
– in journalism – to collect and process information, to prepare materials adequate for a media channel, audience, formats and for other specific purposes complying to the principles of good practice journalism;
– in public relations – ensure implementation of various public relations methods and means adequate to the communication goals and purposes, abiding by principles of public relations of good practice;
– in advertising – to be able to use adequate persuasive methods in advertisement correspondent to the communicative goals and situations, complying to the principles of good practice journalism.

 

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)
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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180
Duration of study 
Duration of qualification in full-time studies
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3-4 years

Qualification document

Awarding body

Higher 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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Qualification field, stage and type

Thematic field (ISCED 2013)
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) developed by UNESCO.
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Journalism and information (032)

Detailed field: (ISCED 2013)

Journalism and reporting (0321)

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

Qualification type
ITypes of Latvian education:
-General education
-Professional education
-Academic education
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Academic

Full or partial

Full qualification

Other information

National Education Information System

National Database of Education Opportunities

Active qualification

Period for issuing qualification: 2013-2019

Last changes: 15.01.2019

Posted: 07.05.2016