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Vocational education standards include modules and competences

On 19 September 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted amendments in the regulation regarding the state vocational secondary education standard and the state industrial education standard.

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The amendments to the Regulations on the State Vocational Secondary Education Standard and the State Industrial Education Standard were announced at the meeting of State Secretaries

On 6 April 2017 the amendments to the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No 211 (adopted 27 June 2000) “Regulations regarding the State Vocational Secondary Education Standard and the State Industrial Education Standard” developed by the Ministry of Education and Science and National Centre for Education were announced at the meeting of State Secretaries for the approval by the institutions. In contrast to the existing regulations, the amendments state that mandatory professional content of vocational secondary education and industrial education will further also include professional competence teaching/learning courses (modules) which are based on the achieved learning outcomes. Read the rest of this entry »



Occupational standards will be approved by Tripartite Cooperation Sub-council of Vocational Education and Employment

On 14 March 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted amendments in Vocational Education Law, according to which National Tripartite Cooperation Council’s Tripartite Cooperation Sub-council of Vocational Education and Employment has the rights to approve occupational standards, requirements of the professional qualification (if occupational standard for the profession is not approved) and sectoral qualifications frameworks. Whereas, the Cabinet of Ministers will determine the mandatory applicable list of occupational standards and professional qualification requirements. Read the rest of this entry »



From 1st January 2017, documents certifying vocational education and vocational qualifications will include reference to the corresponding LQF level

On April 5, 2016 The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No.194 “Amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No.451 of June 21, 2005 “Procedures by which state-recognised documents certifying vocational education and vocational qualification and documents certifying acquisition of a part of an accredited vocational education programme are issued””.

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The amendments to Education Law sets legal framework for the LQF

On June 18, 2015, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) adopted amendments to the Education Law. The law is supplemented with a new article on the Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF, article 81). LQF is defined as system of eight levels, which imparts basic, secondary and higher education stages and all the types (general, vocational/professional, academic) of education, as well as professional qualifications obtained outside the formal education system.

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The professional qualifications levels referenced to the levels of Latvian Qualifications Framework

On April 23, 2015 Parliament of the Republic of Latvia (Saeima) adopted amendments to the Vocational Education Law. Several of the adopted amendments concern correspondence of professional qualifications and their levels to the Latvian Qualifications Framework (referenced to the EQF in 2011).

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Establishing legal framework for employers’ participation in the development and implementation of vocational education

On April 23, 2015 the Parliament of Latvia adopted several amendments to the Vocational Education Law, which is the main legal regulation in vocational education sector. The introduced amendments increase the compliance of vocational education with labour market needs at sectoral, institutional and education programme implementation level.

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Amendments to the Vocational Education Law were approved (19.04.2012)

On April 19 (2012), Saeima (the Parliament of Latvia) approved amendments to the Vocational Education Law that was initially approved in 1999. These amendments refer to the titles of vocational education establishments regarding education level and qualification they provide, i.e., vocational basic school, vocational school, vocational secondary school, technical school (tehnikums), and college.

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