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  1. LQF level 8

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate that has knowledge of and understands most topical scientific theories and insights, has mastered research methodology and contemporary research methods in the specific field of science or profession and in the interface of various fields. Skills: Able to independently assess and select appropriate methods required for scientific research or artistic innovation, has contributed to the expansion of the limits of knowledge or provided new understanding of existing knowledge and its use in practice, by carrying out work of artistic innovation in the field of artistic innovation or an original largescale research, a part of which is at the level of internationally cited publications. Able to communicate both orally and in writing about one’s own field of scientific activity (one’s own branch) with wider research community and public in general. Able to implement artistic innovation projects of international level. Able to independently improve one’s scientific qualification, implement scientific projects, by attaining achievements meeting international criteria of the relevant field of science, manage research or development tasks in companies, institutions, and organisations that require extensive research knowledge and skills. Able to independently improve the skills of performing artistically highly valuable works and develop practical skills required for implementing unique ideas of international level and artistic innovation work. Competence: Able, by performing independent criti ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  2. LQF level 7

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate advanced or extensive knowledge and understanding, a part of which conforms to the most recent findings in the relevant field of science or profession and which provides the basis for creative thinking or research, inter alia, working in the interface between different fields. Skills: Able to independently use theory, methods and problem-solving skills required to perform research or artistic activities or highly qualified professional functions. Able to provide arguments when explaining and discussing complex or systemic aspects of the relevant field of science or profession both with professionals and non-professionals. Able to manage independently the improvement of one’s own competences and specialisation, assume responsibility for the results of staff and group work and analyse them, perform business activities, innovations in the specific field of science or profession, perform work, research or further learning under complex and unpredictable conditions and, if necessary, change them, using new approaches. Competence: Able to define independently and critically analyse complex scientific and professional problems, substantiate decisions and, if necessary, carry out additional analysis. Able to integrate knowledge of various fields, contribute to the creation of new knowledge, the development of research or professional working methods, demonstrate understanding and ethical responsibility for the possible impact of the scientific results or professional activity on environme ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  3. LQF level 6

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate basic and specialised knowledge in the specific field of science or profession and critical understanding of this knowledge, furthermore, a part of this knowledge complies with the highest level of achievement of the relevant field of science or profession. Able to demonstrate understanding of the most important concepts and causalities of the specific field of science or profession. Skills: Able, by using the mastered theoretical foundations and skills, to perform professional, artistic, innovative or research activity, define and describe analytically information, problems and solutions in the relevant field of science or profession, explain them and provide arguments in discussions with both professionals and non-professionals. Is able to structure independently one’s own learning, guide one’s own and subordinates’ further learning and professional improvement, demonstrate scientific approach to problem solving, assume responsibility and take initiative when performing individual work, when working in a team or managing the work of others, take decisions and find creative solutions in changing or unclear contexts. Competence: Able to obtain, select and analyse information independently, and use it, take decisions and solve problems in the specific field of science or profession, demonstrate understanding of professional ethics, assess the impact of one’s professional activities on the environment and society, and participate in the development of the relevant professional field ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  4. LQF level 5

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate comprehensive and specialised knowledge and understanding of facts, theories, causalities and technologies of the relevant professional field. Skills: Able, on the basis of analytical approach, to perform practical tasks in the relevant profession, to demonstrate skills that allow to find creative solutions to professional problems, to discuss and provide arguments to practical issues and solutions in the relevant profession with colleagues, clients, and management, able to, with an appropriate degree of independence, to engage in further learning, by improving one’s competences. Able to assess and improve one’s own actions and that of other individuals, to work in cooperation with others, to plan and organize work to perform specific tasks in the relevant profession, to perform or supervise work activities in contexts with unpredictable changes. Competence: Able to define, describe and analyse practical problems in their profession, select the necessary information and use it for solving clearly defined problems, participate in the development of the relevant professional field, demonstrate understanding of the role of the relevant profession in a broader social context. This level includes the following qualifications:  Diploma of first level professional higher education (college education, length of fulltime studies – 2 to 3 years) ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  5. LQF level 4

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of facts, theories, and causalities which are necessary for personal growth and development, civic participation, social integration and continuing learning. Able to comprehend in detail and to demonstrate knowledge of diverse specific facts, principles, processes, and concepts in a specific field of learning or professional activity in standard and non-standard situations. Has good knowledge of technologies and methods for performing work tasks in the profession. Skills:  Able to plan and organize work, using various methods, technologies (including information and communication technologies), equipment, tools and materials for performing tasks. Able to find, assess and creatively use information for performing learning or work tasks and problem solving. Able to communicate in at least two languages in writing and orally both in a known and unknown context. Able to work independently in the profession, to learn and improve oneself. Able to cooperate. Competences:  Is motivated for further career development, further learning and lifelong learning in a knowledge-oriented democratic, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural society in Europe and in the world. Able to plan and perform learning or work tasks in the profession individually, in a team or by managing the teamwork. Able to assume responsibility for the quality and quantity of the learning or work outcomes. This level includes the following qualifications: Certificate of general secondary education Diplom ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  6. LQF level 3

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate the knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts and to use them in the field of learning and professional activities. Able to understand various types of information about materials, equipment, technologies in the relevant field of learning or specific profession. Skills: Able to use a various cognitive and practical skills, which are necessary to perform tasks and to solve problems by selecting appropriate basic work methods, means, materials, information, and technologies. Competence: Able to be aware of and assume responsibility for performing work or learning tasks. When solving the tasks, is able to adjust one’s actions to circumstances and assume responsibility for the result of work. This level includes the following qualifications:  Certificate of vocational education (arodizglītība); Certificate of professional qualification (at vocational education (arodizglītība) level) ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  7. LQF level 2

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate basic knowledge set in the field of work or specific subject syllabi in reference to the relevant field of professional activity or learning. Skills: Able to use basic cognitive and practical skills, which are necessary to perform tasks by using relevant information, and solve routine problems by using basic rules and means. Able to understand the consequences of own actions with regard to self and others. Competence: Able to perform tasks under supervision of a professional individually, in a working group or partly independently. Able to participate in setting some learning or work objectives and planning the course of actions. This level includes the following qualification: Certificate of general basic education; Certificate of vocational basic education Certificate of professional qualification (at basic education level) ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  8. Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) level 1

    Knowledge: Able to demonstrate elementary knowledge, which manifests in recognition and recollection. Skills: Able to use elementary practical and cognitive skills, able to execute them under direct supervision using simple tools. Able to perform simple tasks, which are repetitive as to their content and predictable. Competence: Able to perform simple tasks in a structured environment, to function in a limited context. Able to perform elementary tasks following a model, able to master basic self-care skills. This level includes the following qualification: Certificate of general basic education (special education programmes for learners with (severe) mental development disorders or multiple severe developmental disorders). ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  9. Latvian NCP

    Academic Information Centre - National Coordination Point for refencing NQF to EQF; Latvian representative in the European diploma recognition networks ENIC and NARIC, information point for recognition of professional qualifications in regulated professions; representative in Cedefop's vocational education information network ReferNet; and National Europass Centre. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia
  10. Latvian NCP

    Academic Information Centre - National Coordination Point for refencing NQF to EQF; Latvian representative in the European diploma recognition networks ENIC and NARIC, information point for recognition of professional qualifications in regulated professions; representative in Cedefop's vocational education information network ReferNet; and National Europass Centre. ...

    Category: Qualification Frameworks Location: Latvia