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 Europass platform.
The content of qualifications had also been interconnected with the European Commission’s Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe (LOQ) portal and European Skills/Competences, qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) 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)|
We regularly cooperate with Latvian education experts in order to ensure up-to-date data quality of qualifications.
Our collaboration partners:
- Ministry of Education and Science
- National Centre for Education
- State Education Quality Service
- State Education Development Agency
- Higher Education Quality Agency
- Higher education institutions;
- and others.
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:
- National Education Information System (NEIS) – a register of education institutions and implemented study programmes maintained by the Ministry of Education and Science and attested in laws and regulations;
- and National Education Learning Opportunities Database – an information source of learning opportunities in Latvia maintained by the State Education Development Agency.
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.
- Qualification data in the XML format. This format can be converted to the MS Excel format or opened in the Notepad. This file contains all qualifications’ data.
- Qualification data in the CSV format. This format can be opened in MS Excel. This file contains all qualifications’ data without learning outcomes.