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Qualification: DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Environmental Technician

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Environmental Technician

Qualification Information

- Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding, use and simple analysis.
- Uses knowledge and theoretical understanding in wide-ranging complex activities.
- Able to obtain and evaluate information independently.
- Uses wide-ranging knowledge and skills for the solution of well-formulated, but unknown and unforeseeable problems.
- Has detailed, theoretical knowledge and understanding corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Has wide-ranging skills and proficiency essential for the profession corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Able to perform the work of executor independently, including the planning and supervision of the work to be performed.
- Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
- Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies in professional activity.
- Latvian language proficiency developed and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
- Knows and understands links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
- Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills in professional work.
- Able to apply knowledge about the facts and laws of natural sciences in professional activity.
- Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society and comprehend them in their system and development.
- Understands the principle of coherence of ecological space and observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
- Understands the basic principles of market economy.
- Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and able to operate therein.
- Understands the economic relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
- Has a conception of the political structure of the European Union, as well as of the principles of single economic area and the mobility of the labour force.
- Evaluates their abilities adequately.
- Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
- Plans time in accordance with task.
- Able to make justified choice and make a decision independently in familiar and less familiar circumstances.
- Able to answer for the quantitative and qualitative result of their professional activities, assumes partial responsibility for the work performed by others.
- Is determined, systematic and rational when working.
- Is careful and accurate.
- Able to assume initiative.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. basics of law;
1.2. energy types;
1.3. types of alternative energy;
1.4. quality systems;
1.5. environmental management systems.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. general chemistry;
2.2. chemical substances, their classification, labelling and properties;
2.3. water, atmosphere and soil pollution;
2.4. environmental impact of microorganisms;
2.5. the latest technologies and tools in the environmental protection;
2.6. basics of cleaner manufacturing;
2.7. basics of economics;
2.8. professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. basic analytical chemistry;
3.2. laboratory equipment and glassware, chemical reactive, types, and uses;
3.3. methods of taking control samples;
3.4. testing methods to determine the control parameters of the environmental quality and technological processes;
3.5. methods of preparing drinking water;
3.6. methods of waste water treatment;
3.7. basic principles and methods in waste management;
3.8. good production practices (ISO – International Organization for Standardization) and other quality systems;
3.9. labour protection;
3.10. environmental protection;
3.11. safety signs and signals;
3.12. first aid;
3.13. work hygiene;
3.14. basics of communication;
3.15. official language;
3.16. one foreign language at the professional communication level;
3.17. professional ethics;
3.18. information technologies;
3.19. legal employment relations.



Skills:

1. To take samples for control analysis.
2. To perform water, drinking water, waste water, air, and soil control analyses and process their results.
3. To read technological schemes.
4. To read and prepare technological process drawings.
5. To apply good production practices, ISO and other quality system standards.
6. To use information technologies and electronic laboratory equipment for performance of control analyses, result compilation, data collection and graphics building.
7. To evaluate the collected data and prepare suggestions to improve the situation or to develop the technological process.
8. To maintain waste water treatment, drinking water preparation and waste collection, pre-treatment, processing and storing equipment.  
9. To perform the work duties according to the requirements of labour protection, environmental protection, fire safety, and electrical safety laws and regulations.
10. To use safety signs and signals.
11. To provide the first aid.
12. To meet the hygiene requirements.
13. To work both; independently, and in a team.
14. To take responsibility for the results or one’s own work.
15. To comply with the principles of professional ethics.
16. To have a good command of the official language.
17. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level;
18. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
19. To observe the standards of thelegal employment relations.



Knowledge:

1. To take samples for control analysis.
2. To perform water, drinking water, waste water, air, and soil control analyses and process their results.
3. To read technological schemes.
4. To read and prepare technological process drawings.
5. To apply good production practices, ISO and other quality system standards.
6. To use information technologies and electronic laboratory equipment for performance of control analyses, result compilation, data collection and graphics building.
7. To evaluate the collected data and prepare suggestions to improve the situation or to develop the technological process.
8. To maintain waste water treatment, drinking water preparation and waste collection, pre-treatment, processing and storing equipment.  
9. To perform the work duties according to the requirements of labour protection, environmental protection, fire safety, and electrical safety laws and regulations.
10. To use safety signs and signals.
11. To provide the first aid.
12. To meet the hygiene requirements.
13. To work both; independently, and in a team.
14. To take responsibility for the results or one’s own work.
15. To comply with the principles of professional ethics.
16. To have a good command of the official language.
17. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level;
18. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
19. To observe the standards of thelegal employment relations.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
4
Awarding body: 

- Olaines Mehānikas un tehnoloģijas koledža

Awarding body contact info: 

ZEIFERTA IELA 2, OLAINE, OLAINES NOVADS, LV-2114
Tālr.: 67962141
Fakss: 67962141
E-pasts: olaineskoledza@omtk.edu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Environmental technician (3141 25)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general basic education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)