Informative brochure on Latvian Qualifications Database

All of the qualifications that are obtainable and awarded by accredited education institutions in Latvia since 2016 are included in the Latvian Qualifications Database.

The content of LQD is regularly updated in order to ensure the up-to-date information to users.

Information on qualifications is received from different information and data sources. The content of qualifications in English is interconnected with the European Commission’s European Skills/Competences, qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) portal. The content of qualifications had also been interconnected with the European Commission’s Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe (LOQ) portal.

LQD is developed by the Academic Information Centre (AIC) National Coordination Point (NCP) in the European Commission’s funded ERASMUS+ project in three stages “Databases and registers for qualifications (EQF-NCPs)” (2014–2016, 2016–2018, 2018–2020) and in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science. The Database is publicly available from 2016 in Latvian and English.


LQD information and data sources

National Education Information System (NEIS) maintained by the Ministry of Education and Science

Laws, regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers and other state regulations for education

Occupational standards’ and professional qualification requirements included in the Classification of Occupations, and Sectoral Qualifications Framework (SQF) by the National Centre for Education (NCE)
E-platform and Study Direction Register (SDR) maintained by the Higher Education Quality Agency (HEQA) and information provided by higher education institutions (HEI)

 


Collaboration

We regularly cooperate with Latvian education experts in order to ensure up-to-date data quality of qualifications.

Our collaboration partners:


Scheme of qualification’s content description

Links to information systems of collaboration partners connected to the LQD are also included in the description of qualification.

Links are to the:


Public availability of LQD qualifications data

LQD is developed according to the Linked Open Data principles, which is reflected in the interconnectedness of qualification information with the European education portals, as well as in that qualification data is available for public download and use for everybody interested.

Here is the available qualification data for download in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and CSV (Comma-separated values) format. The available data is updated daily.