The Order In Which Accredited Education And Training Programs, Educational Institutions And Examination Centres

Original Language Title: Kārtība, kādā akreditē vispārējās un profesionālās izglītības programmas, izglītības iestādes un eksaminācijas centrus

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 852 in Riga 2010 September (14. No 47 28) procedure for accredited education and training programs, educational institutions and examination centres Issued in accordance with the Education Act, article 14, paragraph 8 and 11, article 27 and the third subparagraph of article 33, the General Education Act, article 4, paragraph 1 of the vocational training law article 7, paragraph 7, and article 29 of the fourth part i. General questions 1. determines the order in which accredit : 1.1. education and training programmes (educational programs), with the exception of preschool, professional development, professional guidance, informal education and vocational higher education programs;
1.2. educational institutions, with the exception of preschool educational institutions, universities and colleges;
1.3. the examination centers, which handle the centralised professional qualifications exams.
2. The decision on the establishment or examining Board of Education Centre (hereinafter referred to as the authority) or accreditation of education programs adopted education quality national service (hereinafter service) on the basis of the education, examination centre and education program accreditation Commission (hereinafter referred to as the Accreditation Commission) proposal.
II. progress in the organisation of accreditation to apply for accreditation for 3, the authority shall provide the service: 3.1 application for accreditation (annex 1), which is consistent with the institution's founder. Application for accreditation shall be accompanied by documents certifying authorities (excluding the examination centre) managers training institutions or in the Organization of work quality assessment;
3.2. the self-assessment report (annex 2). Messages within two working days of its submission shall be published on the website of the authority.
4. the Authority (with the exception of these provisions in paragraphs 5 and 6 of that authority) shall submit an application for accreditation and self-assessment report no later than three months before the desired educational programmes or institutions at the time of accreditation.
5. the authority shall, in the exercise of professional continuing education programs, the accreditation application and submit a self-evaluation report no later than 45 days before the desired education programmes or institutions at the time of accreditation.
6. the authority shall, in the exercise of professional development education programs, the accreditation application and submit self-assessment report no later than 45 days before the desired time of accreditation authorities.
7. If an application for accreditation and self-assessment report prepared under this provision in annex 1 and 2, service contracts with the authorities or experts of the participating authority for pay and allowances (travel) expenses, including: 7.1. contractor (name, legal address, registration number, bank details, name, title and the mandate under which the person is acting on behalf of the contractor);
7.2. the amount of the contract;
7.3. the contract, the rights and obligations of the contractor;
7.4. termination of the contract conditions.
8. If an application for accreditation or self-evaluation report is prepared according to these rules 1 and 2, the requirements set out in the annex, the body must within two weeks after receipt of a written request to submit additional information to the Department.
9. Service, based on the information specified in the application for accreditation, the accreditation plan and no later than 20 days before the start of accreditation to inform authorities about driver: 9.1. Accreditation Commission of experts (hereinafter referred to as the Expert Commission) the beginning of the work;
9.2. the composition of the Commission of experts;
9.3. the head of the Expert Commission for the documentation to be submitted.
10. the authority or authorities the founder not later than 10 days before the beginning of work of the Commission of experts, the body may submit reasoned objections within the service as an expert Commission or accreditation.
11. If objections are received, the service within two working days, evaluate their merits, decide on the need to identify other experts Commission or other accreditation time as well as inform the authorities.
III. the establishment and functioning of the Commission 12. to assess the institution or educational quality and the implementation of the programme of work of the Commission, submitted the accreditation requires an expert Commission's report and the proposal for the establishment or educational programs or its refusal of accreditation (the proposal), the service creates a Commission of experts, the Expert Commission includes experts on contracts, asking one of the experts to carry out the duties of the head of the Commission of experts.
13. the Commission works on the basis of these provisions, as well as respecting service issued regulations for accreditation by the Commission of experts (hereinafter referred to as the Statute of the Commission of experts) and the activities and programmes of the education quality evaluation methodology (methodology), a public service website.
14. the Commission of experts to be included in the number determined in accordance with the regulations of the Commission of experts, taking into account the Authority implemented a number of training programmes, their types and grades, the number of trainees and to professional qualifications.
15. the Commission of experts may include: 15.1. Ministry of education and science, National Center for education content or service representative;
15.2. the representatives of the authorities, except to be accredited body;
15.3. the municipal education professionals;
15.4. the representatives of other institutions, including other ministries, municipalities, non-governmental organisations, employers, job master and representatives of trade unions.
16. the Expert Commission shall include experts who are trained in the service of the authorities organized activities and educational programs for quality evaluation of implementation rates.
17. the Expert Commission shall have the right to: request bodies 17.1. driving to produce an accreditation authority for action;
17.2. to observe lessons, lessons, exam, authorities organized activities;
17.3. to meet with the authorities, the staff of the participating institutions, student, eksaminējam parties and, if necessary, with student parents.
18. the process of Accreditation of the institution or the quality of implementation of the programme of education is valued according to these rules, and the methodology: 18.1. four quality levels: 18.1.1. Level I – not enough;
18.1.2. level II-enough;
18.1.3. Level III – good;
18.1.4. level IV – very well;
18.2. descriptive, briefly describing the situation, showing the achievements and necessary improvements.
19. the institutions (except the examination centre) or the implementation of a programme of education quality is assessed by determining the relevant criteria for each area quality rating level, except that rule and 19.3.2 19.3.1. criteria referred to in that assessed the descriptive. The accreditation process shall be weighted in the following areas: teaching content – 19.1. authorities implement education programs;
19.2. teaching and learning: 19.2.1. teaching quality;
19.2.2. learning quality;
19.2.3. evaluation as an integral part of the learning process;
19.3. student achievement: 19.3.1. student achievements in daily work;
19.3.2. student achievement national inspection work;
19.4. support for trainees: 19.4.1. psychological support, sociālpedagoģisk support and student safety (safety and labour protection);
19.4.2. support in the development of the personality;
19.4.3. support for career education;
19.4.4. support for teaching differentiation;
19.4.5. support for learners with special needs;
19.4.6. cooperation with the learner family;
19.5. the institutions environment: 19.5.1. microclimate;
19.5.2. physical environment;
12.2. the institutions resources: 19.6.1. equipment and facilities resources;
19.6.2. personālresurs;
19.7. the body of work organization, management and quality assurance: 19.7.1. the authorities ' work and in development planning;
19.7.2. Management job and staff management;
19.7.3. authorities in cooperation with the other institutions.
20. the implementation of a programme of professional training and the quality of the institution, which are pursuing professional continuing education or professional development education programs, these rules are not evaluated, and 19.4.2.19.4.3.19.4.6. in the criteria referred to in point.
21. Examining the Centre's activities assessed by determining the relevant criteria for each area quality rating level, except that rule 21.3. the criteria set out in subparagraph, which valued descriptive. The accreditation process shall be weighted in the following areas: 21.1 exam content: 21.1.1. exam program;
21.1.2. exam content and methodological database security;
21.2. the examining-the organisation of the examination, evaluation and analysis;
21.3. eksaminējam personal achievements – achievements examinations;
21.4. support for eksaminējam persons: 21.4.1. consultative support and ensuring the security of persons eksaminējam (security and labour protection);
21.4.2. support for eksaminējam persons with special needs;
21.5. the examination Center environment – physical environment;
21.6. the examination Center resources: 21.6.1. equipment and facilities resources;
21.6.2. appropriate examination Commission and personālresurs;
21.7. the examination Center of work organisation, management and quality assurance: 21.7.1. examination of the Centre's work ' and development planning;

21.7.2. examination centre management and staff management;
21.7.3. examining the Centre's cooperation with other institutions.
22. the criteria of evaluation of the quality level, the Expert Commission shall take into account the service or other competent institution checks or opinions on the activities of the authority or education programs.
23. After completion of the work of the Commission of experts of the head of the Commission of experts presents managers with the authority of a Commission report and proposal. The report of the Commission of experts and the proposal of the Commission of experts all experts.
24. the head of the Commission of experts following the presentation of the head of the institution with an expert Commission's report and the proposal shall be submitted to the service.
25. the Commission of experts held in reports and proposals, as well as the report of the Commission of experts for public service website, subject to the individual data protection.
26. the accreditation body applying may submit service accreditation application addressed to the Chairman of the Commission. The application specifies the reasoned objections to the report of the Commission of experts and the proposal, as well as information on whether the Accreditation Commission will participate in the meeting.
27. the authority up to the current year December 1, inform the staff of the Commission of experts report contains the implementation of recommendations. The service collects the information submitted by the authorities and annually inform the Ministry of education and science of expert reports of the Commission of the specified implementation of recommendations.
IV. establishment of the Accreditation Commission and action 28. Accreditation Commission established with the head of service order. Accreditation Commission shall include the following: 28.1. two ministries of education and Science representatives;
28.2. one representative of the Ministry of culture;
28.3. one national representative of education content;
28.4. the Latvian employers ' Confederation;
28.5. one Latvian education and Science Workers Union representative;
28.6. one head of the Latvian Education Association representative;
28.7. one representative of the Union of the municipalities of Latvia;
17.9. one representative of the society of vocational training;
46.8. one adult and vocational education Association representative;
28.10. three representatives.
29. The Accreditation Commission meetings without voting rights, may invite other institutions (other ministries, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, authorities) delegated representatives who have the right to express views on the authority or be accredited educational program.
30. the work of the Accreditation Commission headed by its Chairman. The Accreditation Commission in the absence of the President, his duties shall be carried out. The Accreditation Commission's Chairman and Vice Chairman are representatives.
31. the Chairman shall convene the Commission of Accreditation Accreditation Commission meetings not less than once a month.
32. The Accreditation Commission meeting. The minutes of the hearing no later than the third working day following the meeting, specifying the date of signing, the signature of the Chairman of the Commission for accreditation and Registrar Accreditation hearing – Secretary of the meetings of the Commission.
33. If any of the Accreditation Commission composed of persons does not accept the entry Protocol, they shall have the right to three working days after the signing of the minutes of the hearing of objections and seek to clarify the record Protocol.
34. the work of the technical Accreditation Commission provides a service that stores credentials in the meetings of the Commission.
35. the Commission has valid credentials if the session participates in not less than half of the Accreditation Commission of the accreditation of persons, including the President or Vice-President.
36. the Commission shall examine the credentials of the Expert Commission of the documents presented and expressed in a proposal on the accreditation or its refusal. The proposal was adopted by a majority. If the vote splits in the casting is the Chairman of the Accreditation Commission. If the Chairman of the Commission of accreditation does not participate in the meeting of the Accreditation Commission, the casting is Deputy Chairman of the Accreditation Commission.
37. Accreditation Commission members shall refrain from voting in person if: 37.1. previously participated in certain of the institution or educational quality evaluation of the implementation of the programme;
37.2. the present legal relations with the authority.
V. accreditation decision and the adoption procedure is 38. Service on the basis of the accreditation of a proposal from the Commission, shall take a decision: on the Authority's 38.1. (except this rule 38.2. the authorities referred to in point) accreditation for an indeterminate period of time, if the Authority implemented at least one accredited educational programmes;
38.2. the independence of the Centre and the institution's accreditation for six years that implement only the professional development programs of education or vocational education programs, continuing education or professional programs;
38.3. the accreditation of the institution for two years;
23.9. the accreditation of the institution;
38.5. the accreditation of education programs for six years;
24.0. accreditation of education programs for two years;
36.6. education programs accreditation refusal.
39. the authority to accredit indefinitely, if not less than two-thirds of these provisions, the criteria referred to in paragraph 19 (except this rule and section 19.3.1.19.3.2. certain criteria) are rated "very good" and "right" and not one criteria is evaluated with "not enough".
40. the institution which implements just the vocational education program, accredited for six years, if not less than two-thirds of these provisions, the criteria referred to in paragraph 19 (except this rule and section 19.3.1.19.3.2. certain criteria) are rated "very good" and "right" and not one criteria is evaluated with "not enough".
41. The examination centre accreditation for six years, if not less than two thirds of this provision in paragraph 21 above, the criteria are rated "very good" and "right" and not one criteria is evaluated with "not enough".
42. Education programs, with the exception of the professional continuing education programs, accredited for six years, if not less than two-thirds of these provisions, the criteria referred to in paragraph 19 (except this rule and section 19.3.1.19.3.2. certain criteria) are rated "very good" and "right" and not one criteria is evaluated with "not enough".
43. Vocational training programmes and institutions which implement only the professional development education and professional continuing education programs, accredited for six years, if not less than two-thirds of these provisions, the criteria referred to in paragraph 19 (except for this provision, 19.3.2 19.4.2 19.3.1.,.,., and section 19.4.3 19.4.6. the criteria) are rated "very good" and "right" and not one criteria is evaluated with "not enough".
44. The authority, with the exception of the examination centre or accredited educational programmes for two years, if not less than two-thirds of these provisions, the criteria referred to in paragraph 19 (except this rule and section 19.3.1.19.3.2. certain criteria) are rated "very good", "good" and "enough".
45. the accredited examination Center for two years, if not less than two-thirds of these provisions, the criteria referred to in paragraph 21 (except this rule 21.3. the criteria set out in point) are rated "very good", "good" and "enough".
46. the decision of the authority other than the examination Center or education programs accreditation refusal to adopt, if any of these provisions 19.1.,.,., 19.6.2 19.6.1 19.2.1. criteria referred to in point rated "inadequate" or "more than one third of these provisions in paragraph 19 above, the criteria are rated" not enough ".
47. the decision on refusal of the examination centre accreditation is accepted if at least one of these rules,. 21.2 21.1.2 21.1.1.,.,., 21.6.2.21.6.1 referred to the criteria assessed by the "not enough", or more than one-third of this provision in paragraph 21 above, the criteria are rated "not enough".
48. the accreditation of the repeating body can apply not earlier than three months after the entry into force of the decision of the authorities or refusal of accreditation of education programs.
49. the service based on the accreditation of a proposal from the Commission, shall take a decision on the existing extension of accreditation for a period of up to two years if the authorities has been submitted to the founder's decision on reorganization, winding-up of the authority or the accreditation application specified in the other major reason why new accreditation is not useful.
50. The rules referred to in paragraph 49 of the decision may only be taken once.
51. on the basis of a proposal from the Commission of accreditation, without expert Commission report and proposal of accredited authorities examine the application and decide: 51.1. accredit new general education program, if the Authority implemented a different accredited education program;
51.2. accredited professional education program, if the Authority implemented a different classification of the Latvian education according to the same set of education programs belonging to accredited professional education program: 51.2.1. accredit vocational education program, if the Authority implemented an accredited vocational secondary education programme;

51.2.2. accredited professional education program, if the Authority implemented an accredited vocational secondary education or vocational training programme;
51.2.3. accredit vocational continuing education program if the authority shall exercise the highest level of professional qualification of accredited professions professional secondary education or vocational education, or professional training program;
51.2.4. accredited professional education program if its name, qualifications, to be granted a degree different from institution implemented other accredited educational programs, but its an educational form, or the duration of the implementation or launch time is different;
51.3. the accredited educational institution of vocational education program, if the Authority implemented a different classification of the Latvian education according to the same set of education programs accredited by the professional belonging to secondary education program.
52. This provision, paragraph 51 of the education programs be accredited for a period that matches the previously accredited education programs accreditation.
53. If the Authority (except the examination Center) or educational program was previously accredited for six years, then the service within three months following the application for accreditation and self-assessment report, based on a proposal from the Commission of accreditation, without expert Commission report and proposal may be accepted: 53.1. the decision on the current accreditation for six years, considering the previous accreditation: 53.1.1. results and previous Accreditation Commission of experts report contains recommendations;
53.1.2. accreditation and self-assessment in the application, the information specified in the report;
53.1.3. National Center for education information in the content of the education of trainees in the past two years, the average performance of the State's inspection work;
53.1.4. the available information on the Authority's activities in compliance with the requirements of the law;
53.2. a decision on the accreditation process.
54. This rule 53.1. referred to in that decision may only be taken once.
55. the service, subject to the decision, issued by an authority of the head of the service, signed: 55.1. the institutions accreditation page (3 or 4) and the decision on accreditation;
55.2. the institutions accreditation and accreditation of education programs page (annex 5) and the decision on accreditation;
55.3. accreditation of education programs page and the decision on accreditation;
55.4. the decision on refusal of accreditation.
56. the service shall have the right to decide on the withdrawal of accreditation in the following cases: 56.1. the Authority supplied false or misleading information;
56.2. the activities of the authority or in the implementation of the programme of education in significant breach of the laws specified in service or other competent institution verification or opinions.
57. the decision on the withdrawal of accreditation within five working days following its adoption shall notify the authority.
58. The Authority is obliged to submit the service during the month of submission of the changes in the activities of the authority or in the implementation of educational programmes, including if the changed institution founder, educational program code, educational institution or program name, received a new license for the implementation of the programme of education. Service on application assessment decide on sheets of a new accreditation or accreditation.
59. Get a new accreditation, it shall provide the services page in the paper previously issued accreditation to the original page. To previously issued accreditation page service shall check on the accreditation page replacement and return it to the authority. Issued a new accreditation page electronic document in the form of service draws up the mark for the accreditation page replacement.
60. the decision on accreditation or denial of them, taken in accordance with these terms, shall enter into force on the day the recipient is notified thereof. Decisions may be challenged in the Ministry of education and science of the administrative procedure law.
Vi. financing 61. Accreditation or its founder bear experts (with the exception of the Ministry of national education content and service centre staff) remuneration in proportion to the performance of duties in accordance with the service provided by the paid service price list and expert travel (travel) costs according to laws and regulations about the order in which the recoverable with business travel (travel) costs.
VII. Closing questions 62. Be declared unenforceable: 62.1. The Cabinet of Ministers on 16 august 2005, the provisions of no. 612 "procedures for the accreditation of education programs and educational institutions, as well as certified by State and local governments founded the general basic education and general secondary education institutions managers" (Latvian journal, 2005, nr. 134);
62.2. Cabinet of 16 august 2005, the provisions of no. 613 "order in which accredited vocational training programs, educational institutions and examination centers" (Latvian journal, 2005, nr. 132; 2006; 2007, 128 no, no. 37, 2009, 92, 118 no).
63. The provisions referred to in paragraph 16 to the experts attributed the requirement for institutional and educational programs for quality evaluation of the course shall enter into force on January 1, 2011.
64. The accreditation page issued up to the date of entry into force of the provisions, they are valid until the expiry date.
65. On the body (except the authorities, in the exercise of professional development or vocational education programs) the deadline for accreditation is considered the longest term specified in any of the authority previously issued by educational institutions or education programs accreditation pages.
Prime Minister Dombrovskis v. Minister of education and science site-Environment Minister r. vējonis annex 1 Cabinet 2010 September 14, Regulation No 852 accreditation application model quality national service No.
 
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Application (location) For accreditation please accredit educational programs/s (required mark with x) educational institution examination Center (I). information on education/examination centre name registration number: register of educational institutions registered in business register address website address, phone number, fax, e-mail address and number of Trainees education, excluding trainees during educational programs, the number of Teachers education preferred accreditation time completed, the examination centres.
No PO box
II. Information about the educational programme (s) 1.
Education program name code license No.


License issue date of the implementation of the educational programmes the number of Trainees, the duration of education in the implementation of the programme (s) address * of the programme *** to professional qualification name and level **** 2.
Education program name code license No.


License issue date of the implementation of the educational programmes the number of Trainees, the duration of education in the implementation of the programme (s) address * of the programme *** Granted professional qualifications and levels *** 3.
(..)


** Indicates, if the address of the site is different from the registered office.
Will only the professional continuing education and professional development education programmes.
In addition to the examination centre specify occupation code, in accordance with the qualification of professions.
III. Information about the educational institutions/examination centre founder founder name registered office registration number, Web site address, Bank name account number Code IV. Information about the accreditation of the paying of expenses (if the person is not a founder) Payer's name registered office registration number Bank name account number Code v. details of the person who has the power to sort with accreditation issues name, position, telephone number, electronic mail address in the annex : Copies of the documents certifying the authority of the head of further education institutions in the Organization of work and quality assessment.
Authority (name) (signature) Z.v.
Matching (matching the document's full title) (name) (signature) (date) Z.v.
Note the. Document properties "date", "signature", "seal" and service marks does not fill in, if the document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document design.
Education and Science Minister, Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 2 Cabinet 2010 September 14, Regulation No 852 self-evaluation report structure (date) 1. General characteristics of the authority.
2. the basic objectives of the institution (the previous school year priorities and concrete results).
3. previous recommendations of the assessment period.
4. the institutions performance indicators of the quality of the entire area of the relevant criteria.
5. other achievements (important, specific to the institution).

6. future development (based on the self-assessment of the conclusions).
Authority (name) (signature) Z.v.
Note the. Document properties "date", "signature" and "stamp" does not fill in, if the document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document design.
Education and Science Minister, Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 3 Cabinet 2010 September 14, Regulation No 852 educational credentials page (enhanced small national coat-of-arms) quality national service educational accreditation page at Riga, No.
 
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Educational institutions founder of the education authority educational certificate of registration No.
 
Educational institutions registered office education program, code name for the education programs the way the term quality accreditation public service supervisor (name) (signature) Z.v.
The notes.
1. Information about the education programs, education programs, and indicate the type of educational institutions that implement only the professional development education, and vocational education programs.
2. the document properties "date", "signature" and "stamp" does not fill in, if the document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document design.
Education and Science Minister, Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 4 Cabinet 2010 September 14, Regulation No 852 examination centre accreditation page (enhanced small national coat-of-arms) quality national service examination CENTRE in Riga for accreditation page No.
 
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Examining the Center's founder, the name of the examination centres examining the Center's legal address name of professional qualification level of professional qualification or occupation classification code, the period of Accreditation of quality public Education (name) (signature) Z.v.
Note the. Document properties "date", "signature" and "stamp" does not fill in, if the document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document design.
Education and Science Minister, Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 5 cabinet 2010 September 14, Regulation No 852 education programs accreditation page (enhanced small national coat-of-arms) quality national service education programs accreditation page at Riga, No.
 
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Educational institutions founder of the educational authority name education authority name education programs address education program code educational program license No.
 
Qualifications to be granted (if education program provided) education programs Accreditation term of education the way to quality public services supervisor (name) (signature) Z.v.
Note the. Document properties "date", "signature" and "stamp" does not fill in, if the document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document design.
Education and Science Minister, Minister for the environment r. vējonis

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