Latvian Qualifications Framework
In October 2010, amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations of 2 December 2008 No. 990 „Regulations on the classification of Latvian education” - cancelled; in place the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations of 13 June 2017 No. 322 „Regulations on the classification of Latvian education” were approved. These amendments included the referencing of existing formal education programmes to the relevant EQF level. To the new Regulations a table with eight Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) level descriptors was also added.
|Certificate of general basic education (special education programmes for learners with (severe) mental development disorders or several severe development disorders)||1.|
|Certificate of general basic education
Certificate of vocational basic education
Certificate of professional qualifications (basic education level)
|Certificate of vocational education (arodizglītība)
Certificate of professional qualification (vocational education level)
|Certificate of general secondary education
Diploma of vocational secondary education
Certificate of professional qualification (secondary education level)
|Diploma of first level professional higher education (college, 2-3 years of full time studies)||5.|
Professional bachelor's diploma
Diploma of professional higher education, diploma of higher professional qualification (at least 4 years of full time studies)
Professional master's diploma
Diploma of professional higher education, diploma of highest professional qualification (in total at least 5 years of full time studies in total)
Professional doctor's diploma in arts
The new Latvian Qualifications Framework, similarly to the EQF, consists of eight reference levels and imparts all stages (basic, secondary and higher education) and types (general, vocational, academic and professional) of education.
More information about the development of LQF is available at: NCP website.