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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 495 in 2015 (august 25. No 41 22) the procedure for the granting and withdrawing of vocational competence center status of art, music or dance in the area Issued under the vocational education Act, article 11, paragraph 7 and article 15.1 1.1 part i. General questions 1. rules shall lay down the criteria and arrangements for the vocational training authority, which implements art, music or dance program of vocational secondary education and vocational education programmes (hereinafter educational institution) grant and revoke the professional education competence center status of art, music or dance (hereinafter referred to as the Centre of competence). 2. Competence Center status granted educational establishment, which simultaneously meets the following criteria: 2.1 educational institution where the school year October 1 is: 2.1.1. no less than 400 trainees, including no less than 90 trainees in vocational secondary education programs-vocational secondary education institution in which learning educational programs in art or design; 2.1.2. not less than 300 persons, including no less than 90 trainees in vocational secondary education programs-vocational secondary education institution in which the study education programs in music or dance; 2.1.3. not less than 500 of the trainees, including no less than 190 trainees in vocational secondary education programs-vocational secondary education institution in which the study education programs in two or more areas (art, design, music or dance); 2.2. the last two years of training in the educational institution provides the following quality criteria: 2.2.1. not less than 70 per cent of the trainees who acquired their professional qualifications, rating examinations for vocational qualifications has not been lower than seven balls; 2.2.2. Central student exam result assessment in mainstream subjects average educational institution has not been below 50 percent; 2.2.3. insufficient evaluation of the learning outcomes or unwarranted truancy, or the wrong career choice are the deduct not more than eight percent of the teachers who taught the relevant educational institution; 2.3. educational institution taking part in cultural life, organizing public cultural events – exhibitions, concerts, contests, and other creative projects, including teaching practice; 2.4. educational institution according to the educational program to be implemented in partnership with employers, including: 2.4.1. has received affirmative written employer views on implementing cooperation; 2.4.2. provide the cultural sector and the continuing professional development; 2.4.3. ensure teaching practice of music and performing arts, design and art industries vocational secondary education program for licensed teachers vocational training programme; 2.5. in cooperation with sector organisations and economic operators in the sector of education authority in which it implements the vocational secondary education programs (hereinafter referred to as underlying sector), regional or industry guidance centre, training centre for teachers and outside the formal education system for the assessment of professional competence acquired functions, including: 2.5.1. develop programmes of vocational training content according to the sectoral professions; 2.5.2. provides educators exchanges and internships both at national and international level; 2.5.3. organizes seminars, conferences, contests, Olympiad and methodological measures for learners and educators both at national and international level; 2.5.4. develop training and guidance materials for teachers and educators and publishes their educational tīmekļvietn; 2. provide outside the formal education system experience assessment of professional competence; 2.6. ensure the implementation of the measures of career education career management skills and individual career advice on education and choice of employment; 2.7. participates in European Union funds or other financial instruments of foreign-funded projects; 2.8. offer opportunities for participation in international student exchange programs, as well as the practice of European Union programmes; 2.9. ensure student participation in national and international competitions and festivals.
II. Competence Center designation
3. Educational institution shall submit to the Ministry of Culture (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry) application for designation of the Centre of competence (hereinafter application) and in paragraph 2 of this rule, these criteria supporting documents. If the application is lodged by the educational institution, which is not subordinated to the Ministry, the founder of the authority, in addition to the reconciliation. 4. The Ministry of culture, the application sends the Latvian National Cultural Centre (hereinafter referred to as the Centre) for examination and for an opinion. Center during the month of application, and the appearance to the Ministry provided an opinion on the competence center status, if your institution meet this provision 2. criteria referred to in paragraph 1. If necessary, ask the institution of education centre to clarify the information provided, setting a deadline of no less than one month, and re-examine the application within the time limit. 5. When assessing the compliance of the education provision 2.1. criteria referred to in the Centre is based on the national education information system data, but to assess compliance with this rule 2.2. criteria referred to the Center and the National Center on education and the content databases to the existing data in the school year on October 1. 6. the Centre shall, in considering the application, and the Ministry is preparing a proposal to the Cabinet on competence center status, are entitled to attend the educational institution, as well as to become familiar with this provision, the information specified in paragraph 2. 7. The Ministry on the basis of the opinion of the Centre contains observations on the compliance of the education rules referred to in paragraph 2, if the qualifying criteria for annual State budget act in the Ministry or local budget is intended for financing the activities of the Centre of competence, within two weeks, prepare a proposal for the designation of the Centre of competence for professional education institution and submit it to the Cabinet. 8. where the educational institution that qualifies for the status of competence centres, reorganisation and it has reorganized the educational authorities and the successor, assessing its compliance with this provision 2. criteria referred to in paragraph 1, the Centre shall take into account the reorganized the educational performance over the last two years of training. 9. Educational institution, which has been assigned the status of competence centres, each year up to October 15, the Center submitted information indicating educational institutions compliance with the criteria mentioned in these provisions on 1 October of that year. 10. Educational institution that launched the competence center status or competence center status is assigned to the date of entry into force of the provisions of the Declaration of compliance with the criteria mentioned in these rules in accordance with paragraph 9 of these regulations shall be submitted to the Center.
III. status of the Centre of competence for cancellation of 11. If the competence center for two consecutive years does not meet the criteria mentioned in these rules or does not comply with this provision, the requirement referred to in paragraph 9, the Center will prepare an opinion on the competence center for the status of the cancellation and send it to the Ministry. 12. The Ministry two weeks after this provision in paragraph 11 that the receipt of the opinion, on the basis of the considerations on the educational authority of non-compliance with this rule 2. criteria referred to in paragraph 1 shall be submitted to the Cabinet a proposal for withdrawal of status of the Centre of competence for the relevant education authority.
IV. final question 13. Applications submitted to these rules into force, according to the laws in force on the date of submission of the application. The Prime Minister is the Rapidity of the cultural ministers Newsletters DACE-Melbārd
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