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Vocational education standards include modules and learning outcomes

On 19 September 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted amendments to the regulation regarding the state vocational secondary education standard and the state vocational education standard introducing modules and learning outcomes.

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The acquisition of a profession within the framework of the Youth Guarantee will continue until 2023

On August 2017, in order to continue providing the opportunity for young people during one or one and a half year to acquire the occupation demanded in the labor market, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the solution proposed in the informative statement by the Ministry of Education and Science, thus promoting the competitiveness of these young people and their long-term involvement in the labor market. Read the rest of this entry »



The Classification of the Latvian Education includes Latvian qualifications framework levels

On 13 June 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted new regulation on the Classification of the Latvian Education. The regulation was developed for comparing the Classification of the Latvian Education with the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED-F 2013), as well as regulation defines the levels of the Latvian Qualifications Framework (LQF) in accordance with the descriptions of knowledge, skills and competences. Read the rest of this entry »



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 »



Latvian legislation strengthens the activity of Sectoral Expert Councils

On 15 July 2016, the government approved the procedure for establishing sectoral expert councils, their functioning and operational coordination, thus, with external regulations ensuring their functions, rights and operation in the long term.
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Approved EUR 6.5 million for further education of teachers in vocational education institutions

On 3 May 2016, the government approved “The implementing regulation of the operational programme “Growth and Employment”, the specific objective 8.5.3. “Ensuring effective management of vocational education institutions and the development of professional competence of its personnel”. The total planned funding is EUR 6.5 million, including EUR 5.5 million from the European Social Fund and almost EUR 1 million as national public co-financing.

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Vocational schools will receive 104.7 million Euro for further modernization

On 29 April 2016, the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 249 “Regulations for implementing the specific objective of the operational programme “Growth and Employment” 8.1.3. ”Increase the number of modernized vocational education institutions”” entered into force that were elaborated by the Ministry of Education.

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New procedures for accrediting education institutions and evaluating heads of education institutions

On 20 December 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a new regulation “Procedure for accrediting education institutions, examination centres and other institutions, general and vocational education programmes specified by the Education Law, and for evaluating the professional activity of heads of secondary schools affiliated to state higher education institutions and heads of state and municipal education institutions” that henceforth regulates the accreditation of educational institutions and educational programmes, as well as the assessment procedures of the heads of educational institutions. Read the rest of this entry »



Plan approved by the government for adult education 2016-2020

In the Cabinet of Ministers meeting on 3 May 2016 the Government approved the “Adult education management model implementation plan for 2016-2020”. The plan provides for the establishment of a unified and sustainable adult education system and is oriented to a transparent and harmonised system activity, taking into account regional needs, medium and long-term labour market forecasts. It will offer high quality education for adults, creating a coherent legislative framework and efficient resource (including financial) administration.

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