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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 450 in Riga on 21 June 2005 (pr. No 36 47) order in which the addressee State recognized higher education and degrees of supporting educational documents Issued in accordance with the Education Act article 14, paragraph 1, of the Law School the third subparagraph of article 7 and article 25 the fourth part 1. criteria and procedures for the State recognized higher education and degrees in supporting documents concerning the accredited study programmes, and the said documents.
2. Academic degrees, first level professional higher education, second level professional higher education and higher vocational qualifications (established under the Cabinet of Ministers of 18 February 1997, regulations No 74 ' provisions on higher professional qualifications "), as well as the resulting degree certifies the following higher education: Bachelor's degree and 2.1 masters diploma (annex 1);
2.2. first level professional higher education diploma (annex 2);
2.3. higher education diploma and higher diploma of professional qualifications (annex 3);
2.4. the doctoral diploma (annex 4).
3. The rules referred to in paragraph 2.1 of the diplomas issued by the person who acquired the accredited academic or academic Bachelor's master's study programme and to fulfil all the relevant national education standard.
4. The rules referred to in point 2.2 of the diploma shall be issued by the person who acquired the first accredited professional programs of higher education and to fulfil all the relevant national education standard.
5. The rules referred to in point 2.3 of the diplomas issued by the person who acquired the second-level accredited professional programs of higher education and to fulfil all the relevant national education standard.
6. The provisions referred to in point 2.4 of the diploma shall be issued to the person who obtained the degree of doctor of laws for the Betterment of procedures and criteria.
7. This provision 2.1., 2.2. and 2.3. bottom of the diplomas referred to in paragraph add the Diploma Supplement in Latvian and English languages (annex 5).
8. in paragraph 2 of this rule, these diplomas are made of white coated cardboard (250 g/m2). Diploma size is A5 format (148 x 210 mm), and they have four pages.
9. Diploma page is covered with a uniform design protection grid, which printed by offset machinery commercial. The diploma page protection grid colors are: 9.1. Bachelor diploma – grey;
9.2. the first level professional higher education diploma-Green;
9.3. higher professional education diploma-pink;
9.4. master's degree: Brown;
9.5. PhD diploma — blue.
10. Diploma page 1:10.1. the words "the Republic of Latvia" is printed by offset technique in commercial black;
10.2. the great State coat of arms image is in color;
10.3. the word "diploma" is printed in gold blocking techniques in embossed gold.
11. Diploma on page 2:11.1. University name is printed in offset commercial equipment black;
11.2. the University emblem is in color;
11.3. the series and number of the diploma is printed by letterpress.
12. This provision 2.1., 2.2. and 2.3. recognition of diplomas referred to in the series is denoted by the Latin capital letter starting with C. This provision in the diplomas referred to in 2.4 series is denoted by the Latin capital letter D. Diploma number is a four-digit number starting at 0001.13. Diploma 3. page 10 mm from the top and right edge are printed in a uniform model of the hologram gold blocking. The hologram is 17 mm diameter.
14. Diploma Supplement Series, and the number corresponds to the diploma series and number.
Diploma Supplement page 15 made of coated paper (115 g/m2). Page size is A4 (210 x 297) page. Both sides of the page is covered with a uniform design protection grid in grey.
16. The Diploma Supplement pages are numbered caurauklot and were approved by officials and the imprint of the stamp of the signature.
17. the issuing of diplomas when signing log in for receiving the diploma of the person presented identity documents.
18. A University or college diplomas for each type of equipment to separate the issue of registration of diplomas (annex 6). Journal pages are numbered, through auklot and approved by the head of an educational institution signature and authority stamp.
19. Diplomas made merchant (hereinafter manufacturer), with which the Ministry of education and science has concluded a written contract. The merchant who manufactures the diplomas, the Ministry of education and science of choice under the laws and regulations on procurement for State or municipal needs.
20. in the school or College shall provide the manufacturer with the Ministry of education and science of the harmonised application for the manufacture of diplomas (annex 7).
21. The final diploma from the manufacturer receives the universities the Rector or the master's authorized person responsible for receiving diplomas in accounting and storage (hereinafter responsible person).
22. the diplomas issued by the manufacturer with a packing slip that shows the name of the series of diplomas, the number and number.
23. The person in charge, receiving a diploma from the manufacturer, the signature on the receipt of a diploma a mandatory document log in (8. Add Kuma). Journal pages are numbered caurauklot and were approved by the manufacturer's signature and stamp.
24. High school or College shall draw up legislation on the recognition of diplomas (two copies). The Act specifies the diploma receipt date, Bill number, diploma name, number and series number. The Act is signed by universities or colleges Vice Rector Deputy Director, the person in charge and the representative of the accounting. One copy of the Act in conjunction with award certificates stored in the vault of the person responsible, the other for accounting.
25. in the course of filling out the corrupted copies of diplomas and destroyed the Commission, composed of the Vice Rector of the University or College, the Deputy Director, the person in charge and the representative of the accounting.
26. the Commission, copies of diplomas, and destroying about make up the diploma certificate of unserviceability. The Act specifies the name of the diplomas destroyed, number and series number. Adds an attachment to the Act with the cut and affixed to the diploma of KUMU, nosa series number and a hologram. The remaining diploma form destroyed, crushing it. One copy of the annex to the Act and it is stored in a vault of the person responsible, the other copy-books.
27. If a university or college diplomas are eliminated, the destruction of these notes to KUMU 26 in order to salvage the day for education authorities. Diploma certificate of unserviceability, and attachment to the educational institution to the date of liquidation shall be submitted to the Ministry of education and science.
28. duplicate Diplomas issued regulations on document art and design in dāšan established on the basis of the person's application and the Rector or the master's order for issuance of a duplicate.
29. A diploma duplicate register duplicate diplomas issued in the Journal Register (annex 6).
30. The person in charge until the end of the calendar year, draw up a report on the degree of movement during the period from 1 January to 31 December 2004 (annex 9). Report approved by the Rector of the University or College, and graduate school director or College until next January 10, submitted a report to the Ministry of education and science.
31. the diplomas, which are made to this provision to the date of entry into force, universities and colleges are eligible to issue up to 1 September 2005.
32. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet in 2003 by 23 SEPTA bra rules no 531 "procedures for submitting the State recognized higher education and degrees of supporting educational documents" (Latvian journal, 2003, nr. 132).
Prime Minister, Health Minister g. Smith, Minister of education and Science (I). Druviet is the Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on the 2 July 2005.
1. the annex to Cabinet of Ministers on 21 June 2005 Regulation No 450, Minister of education and Science (I). Druviet annex 2 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 21 June 2005 Regulation No 450 3. Cabinet of Ministers of 21 June 2005 Regulation No 450, annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers on 21 June 2005 Regulation No 450 5. Annex I to the Cabinet of Ministers on 21 June 2005 Regulation No 450 Diploma Supplement (sample) diploma no Diploma Supplement Series complies with the European Commission , The European Council and the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO/CEPES) created for the model. The annex has been prepared to provide objective information and evidence of formal qualifications (e.g. diplomas, certificates) academic and professional recognition.
The Diploma Supplement contains information about the original diplomas that person successfully completed the study nature, level, context, content and status. It should not include guidance on assessment and equivalence of qualifications, as well as recommendations for the recognition. Information in all eight sections. If a section does not provide information, stating the reasons.
1. details of the qualification 1.1. beneficiaries: name;
1.3. date of birth (day/month/year);
1.4 student identification number or social security number.
2. details of qualifications: 2.1 name of qualification;
2.2. the main study area (area) qualification;
2.3. the qualification awarding institution name and status;
2.4. the administering authority of the Studio name and status (if it differs from that of the annex referred to in point 2.3 name and status);
2.5. training and examination language (language).
3. details of the qualification levels: the level of the qualification 3.1;
3.2. official programme duration, learning program start and end dates;
UR3.3.uz the sampling requirements.
4. details of the content and results of study: study of way 4.1;
4.2 program requirements;
4.3. the programme component (such as courses or units) and the resulting assessment/grades/credits (if this information is available on the official statement of marks);
character UR4.4.atz system and breakdown of markup instructions;
4.5. the qualification class.
5. details of qualifications: 5.1. future study options;
5.2 professional status (if assigned).
6. additional information: further information 6.1;
6.2 additional information sources.
Annex 7:7.1 approval date;
7.2 signature and transcript;
7.3. the approval of the annex;
7.4. the seal or stamp.
8. details of higher education system in the country.
To be eligible to join the University, must obtain a general secondary education. General secondary education and vocational secondary education institutions graduates admitted by universities in accordance with the General rules of admission to the University. The University may also set a specific admission requirements (for example, to determine what subjects to study in high school, so he can join a specific University courses concerned, learning).
Total general secondary education lasts 12 years. The high school is a four-way programs, humanitarian and mainstream social science, math, and engineering, as well as the professional direction of the program.
All strands together are the following compulsory subjects: Latvian language, first language, second language (minority schools — minority language), mathematics, history, sports, business economics, Business Informatics. In addition to these objects, each program includes the mandatory and optional direction.
The length of the school year is 36 weeks from 1 September until the end of May. In General, secondary education in three years minimum teaching hours are 3150 hours, maximum-3780 hours (30-36 hours per week).
To get the certificate of general secondary education, must pass no less than five EC sāmen and four offset. Must pass a Latvian language exam, the education program in the appropriate direction of the mandatory subjects, one of the educational institutions defined subjects and two student-selected subjects. Secondary education program closes with the centralized exams and admission to the University in accordance with the centralised examination results.
The overall standard of secondary education also includes the average vocational education program, which lasts four years after the acquisition of basic education.
Bachelor's and master's degrees are both academic and vocational higher education. Both types of Bachelor is entitlement come into the masters, both masters (the equating them also a master's degree in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, respectively six and five years of study) – doctorate.
Academic training seeks to prepare own research activity, as well as to provide the theoretical basis for vocational activities. Academic training programmes are implemented in accordance with the national standard of academic education.
Bachelor's degree in the science sector (industry group) is granted by an academic study of the first stage. Undergraduate academic program of study is 120 to 160 (180 to 240 ECTS) credits (hereinafter CP), the proportion of them is ≥ 50KP (75 ECTS) compulsory check part is ≥ 20 (30 ECTS) CP, Bachelor work is ≥ 10 KP (15 ECTS) and free choice. Study duration of full-time studies is six to eight semesters.
Master's degree is awarded the science industry or industry sector, after an academic study of the second stage. Master's academic programme is 80 CP (120 ECTS), out of which not less than 20 KPA is the master's work, the minimum content includes relevant field selected in the field of theoretical knowledge (≥ 30 CP) and their approval of the current problem (≥ 15 CP).
Professional higher education authority in accordance with the first and second level professional higher education national standards is to implement an in-depth knowledge in a particular field of activity, ensuring graduates ability to develop or improve systems, products, and technology and innovation, preparing graduates for the research and pedagogical work in the sector in question.
Bachelor of professional studies program is at least 160 CP (240 ECTS): general education courses (≥ 15 CP), the theoretical basis of the sector (≥ 36 KP), professional specialization (≥ 60 CP), optional courses (≥ 6 KP), internships (≥ 26 CP), national test results, including final work (≥ 12 CP).
Master of professional studies is at least 40 CP (60 ECTS): latest developments in the industry, in theory and in practice (≥ 7 KP), internships (≥ 6 KP) national test results, including final work (≥ 20 KP), as well as research, design, management, psychology, and other courses.
Professional higher education are not only Bachelor's and master's programs, but also other types of program: 1) second level professional higher education programs by which learning acquires CEDUC 5th level professional qualification. The program can be at least 40 CP (60 ECTS) after a Bachelor's degree in mining or at least 160 CP (240 ECTS) at the average education. Programs include the practice of not less than 26 CP (39 ECTS) and state test results, including final work at least 10 CP.
2) first level professional higher education (College) program, after which the mass obtained CEDUC 4th level professional qualification. The program size is 80-120 SP (120 to 180 ECTS), and it is based on the intended occupation of learning, but graduates may continue their studies second level professional higher education programmes.
PhD. Since 1 January 2000 in Latvia is assigned one kind of degree, Dr. Admission to the PhD programme requires a master's degree. Doctoral degree obtained by publicly defending a doctoral thesis. Doctoral thesis may develop within three to four years of doctoral studies within the University or by the appropriate amount of independent research while working in a University, institution, etc. in scientific doctorate modalities determined by the Latvian Science Council. Doctoral degrees awarded the Latvian Science Council approved dissertation Council.
Credit system. Credit (KP) in Latvia is defined as one week of full time study work. One year, the amount for full-time study are 40 credits. The translation of the European Credit transfer system (ECTS), Latvian credit units must be multiplied by 1.5. Markup system. Knowledge assessed using 10 balls scale: for the evaluation of the learning level mark explanation About ECTS mark very high 10 brilliant (with distinction), 9 (excellent) A superb high 8 very good (very good) good (good), 7 (B) (C) medium 6 almost right (almost good) D 5 mediocre (satisfactory) E 4 almost mediocre (almost satisfactory) E/FX low 3-1 negative rating (unsatisfactory) file quality. In accordance with the laws and regulations of the school may be issued by a State recognized diplomas, if studies have been accredited University, accredited program and the University has approved the Constitution. Quality evaluation of the school includes a self-assessment report and expert assessment. The expert groups of at least three experts, only one may be from Latvia, the rest (in most cases) from the Western European and other Baltic countries. The decision about the program's accreditation adopt Accreditation Commission, but for universities, higher education Accreditation Council. The first cycle of accreditation in Latvia ended in 2001. Repeat assessments should take place at least every six years.
Additional information: 1. the education system — http://www.aic.lv 2. http://www.izm.lv high school and program status-http://www.aiknc.lv Diploma Supplement this Diploma Supplement follows the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international ' transparency ' and the fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, certificates etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named in the degree to which this supplement is appended. It should be free from any value judgement, the equivalenc statements or suggestions about recognition. Information in all eight sections shall be provided. Where information is not provided, the reason shall be explained.
1. Information identifying the holder of the qualification 1.1.: first name;
1.2. the family name;
1.3. date of birth (day/month/year);
1.4 student identification number or code (if available).
2. Information identifying the qualification 2.1 name of qualification: and (if applicable) title conferred (in original language);
2.2. changing field (s) of study for the qualification;
2.3. name (in original language) and status of the awarding institution;
2.4. name (in original language) and status of institution (if different from 2.3) administering studies;
2.5. language (s) of instruction/examination.
3. Information on the level of the qualification: level of the qualification 3.1;
3.2 official length of programme., start and end date of the acquisition of the program;
3.3. access requirements.
4. Information on the contents and results gained 4.1 mode of study:;
4.2 programme requirements;
4.3 program details (e.g. modules or units studied) and the individual grades/marks/credits obtained (if this information is available on an official transcript of this should be used here);
4.4 grading scheme and if available, the grade distribution quidanc;
4.5 overall classification of the qualification (in original language).
5. Information on the function of the qualification 5.1 access to further: study;
5.2 professional status (if aplicabl).
6. Additional information 6.1 additional information:;
6.2 further information sources.
7. the Certfication of the supplement: 7.1 the data;
7.4. offical stamp or seal.
8. Information on the national higher education system.
General education (overall duration – 12 years).
After completion of compulsory basic education (9 years) four types of program is offered at a general secondary education (General secondary education) (grades 10-12): a general one or others emphasizing liberal arts and social sciences; or mathematics, natural sciences and technical subjects; or vocational subjects. Latvian language and literature, the first foreign language, second foreign language (minority language in minority schools), mathematics, physical education, history, basics of Economics and ICT are compulsory in all programs. Each type has its own program of the set of compulsory and optional subjects.
The school year lasts 36 weeks (except the examination period) – from the beginning of September till the end of May. The total number of study hours in 3 years of general secondary education may vary from the 3150 3780 (i.e. any other. 30-36 per week) depending on the program and individual choice of subjects.
To be awarded a certificate of general secondary education (certificate of general secondary education) candidate's examination of the sit in at least five subjects and pass/test up to four files in other subjects. Examination with taken in: Latvian language, a compulsory subject of the particular program, a subject chosen by the school and two subjects chosen by the candidate. Leaver of 4-year vocational secondary education (vocational secondary education) have to pass a qualification examination and 4 compulsory centralised examination (the same after general secondary education) in order to receive a diploma on vocational secondary education. Centralized school-leaving examination will serve as a basis for the admission to higher education.
Higher education access to higher (tertiary) education (HE). All holders of general secondary education certificates and diplomas on vocational secondary education meet the general admission requirements. However, the universities are free to set specific requirements, e.g. to choose which subjects have been taken at school level to qualify for admission to a particular program.
Grading system. The State standard for higher education set the following ten-point marking the Bachelor (bachelor) and master's (master) degrees are awarded in both academic and professional HE. Both types of bachelors are eligible for studies in master Pro gramm and both types of masters (including holders of degrees in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy – 6 and 5 years respectively), doctoral program in.
Academic higher education follows academic education standard and is aimed at preparing graduates for research and providing theoretical background for professional activities.
Undergraduate (bachelor) degree in a branch of science is awarded after the first cycle of academic studies. Bachelor programmes compris 120-160 credit points (180 to 240 ECTS) or 4-6 semester of full-time studies. They include: compulsory for a ≥ 50 CPU (75 ECTS), optional for a ≥ 20 CP (30 ECTS), thesis ≥ 10 CP (15 ECTS) and some subjects of free choice to earn the rest of the CPU not cessary.
Master (master) degree in a branch of science is awarded after the second cycle of academic studies comprising 80 CP (120 ECTS), out of those thesis results in ≥ 20 CP, compulsory part includes theoretical aspects of the field (≥ 30 CP) and their practical application in solving actual problems (≥ 15 CP).
According to the Standard of first and second level professional higher education, its aim is to provide in-depth knowledge in a field, enabling graduates to design and improve systems, products and technologies as well as to prepare graduates for creative, research and teaching activities in this field.
Professional Bachelors (bachelor) programme is designed to ensur a professional competence, they at least 160 compris CP (240 ECTS), out of those: general courses (≥ 15 CP), theoretical courses of the field (≥ 36 CP), specialization courses (≥ 60 CP), optional courses (≥ 6 CP), practical placement (≥ 26 CP), and State examination in including thesis (12 CP > =).
Professional program leading to the master of HEU (master) degree compris from less than 40 CP (60 ECTS), out of those: up-to-date achievements in the fields of: in theory and in practice (≥ 7 CP), practical placements (≥ 6 CP), State examination including a thesis (≥ 20 CP) as well as research training, courses of design, management, psychology etc.
Apart from the programmes leading to Bachelor and master (bachelor) (master) degrees, there are other types of professional higher education program.
First-level professional HE (university college) in the 80-120 CPU of compris (120 to 180 ECTS) and lead to a CEDUC 4th level professional qualification. These programmes are mainly targeted at the labour market. Yet, the graduates of the first-level programmes can continue their studies in second-level professional programme.
Second-level professional HE programmes lead to a CEDUC 5th level professional qualification. Such programmes can either at least 40 compris CP (60 ECTS) for holders of Bachelor (bachelor) degrees or at least 160 CP (240 ECTS) for secondary school leaver. In both cases the program should include a practical placement of at least 26 CP (39 ECTS) and graduation examination including a thesis (≥ 10 CP). Graduates of the Pro-gramm including the 70 CP (105 ECTS) compulsory for of the Bachelor (bachelor) programme, have access to master studies.
Doctoral studies. From January 1, 2000, onward to a single type of doctoral degree, Dr. (Dr.) is being awarded in Latvia.
Master (master) degree (or the equivalent) is required for admission to doctoral studies. Doctor (Dr.) degree can be achieved at public defence of a doctoral thesis which may be a result of three to four years of full-time doctoral studies at a university or an equivalent amount of independent research while working at a university, research institutions etc.
Latvian Council of science promotion council appoint and sets the procedures for awarding doctoral degrees.
Credit point system. Latvian credit point is defined as a one-week full-time study workload. An average workload of a full-time study program of the year in most HE is 40 CPU. Latvian credit point system is compatible with ECTS. The number of ECTS credits is found by multiplying the number of Latvian credit points by a factor of 1.5. Grading System: a 10-point grading scheme for the knowledge assessment.
Achieve menu level grade Meaning Approx. ECTS grade very high 10 brilliant (with distinction), 9 (excellent) A superb high 8 very good (very good) good (good), 7 (B) (C) medium 6 almost right (almost good) D 5 mediocre (satisfactory) E 4 almost mediocre (almost satisfactory) E/FX low 3-1 negative rating (unsatisfactory) file It must pointed out that approximation with the ECTS scale is unofficial and cannot be used for official comparison with mark recorded in a Latvian education certificate or diploma.
Quality assurance. According to Latvian legislation, State-recognized degrees/diplomas may be awarded upon completion of an accredited program in an accredited institution holding a State-HE approved Constitution (by-laws). Quality assessment includes self-evaluation report by the higher education institutions and peer evaluation. Evaluation teams consis of at least three experts, with only one from Latvia. In most cases the other two experts with selected from Western Europe or from the Baltic States. Decision on programme accreditation with the Accreditation taken by the Board, while those on institutional accreditation, by the Higher Education Council. The first accreditation cycle was completed in 2001. The assessments have Recurren take place once every six years.
More information: 1. one educational system http://www.izm.lv www.eurydice.org 2. http://www.izm.lv On status of the program/institution: http://www.aiknc.lv, Minister of education and science Druviet of I.
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