Training Seminar ”Learning Outcomes in Higher Education Institutions”
On March 27, 2019, the Academic Information Centre (AIC) organized a training seminar “Learning outcomes in higher education institutions”, aimed at familiarizing representatives of Latvian higher education institutions with the learning outcomes of higher education qualifications in the Latvian Qualifications Database and their linking to the European Commission’s portals European Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) and Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe (LOQ), as well as the role of learning outcomes in the process of quality assessment in higher education.
Participants of the seminar had the opportunity to get acquainted with the experience of good practice in the formulation of learning outcomes presented by the Dean of the Faculty of Information Technologies of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Dr.phys. Māris Ēlerts, as well as learn from the experience of the representatives of the Centre for Educational Growth of Rīga Stradiņš University in mapping study results and its influence on the formulation of study results presented by the Director of the Centre, Assoc. Prof., Dr. paed. Nora Jansone-Ratinika and Deputy Director Matīss Sīlis.
At the end of the seminar, the participants discussed the principles of formulating learning outcomes and the challenges faced by representatives of higher education institutions in implementing this process.
The training seminar was organized within the framework of the Academic Information Centre project “Databases and registers for qualifications (EQF-NCPs)” (No. VS / 2018/0185, 2018-2020).
Launch of the Latvian Qualifications Database
On 27 October, 2016 Academic Information Centre hosted “Launch conference of the Latvian Qualifications Database”.
This conference launched the Latvian Qualifications database and presented it to colleagues and wider audience while discussing also the development process. Representatives from the European Commission and other international experts shared their experience and ideas regarding the development of national qualifications databases, their challenges and potentials.
Latvian Qualifications Database is a unique information system that contains summary of data about qualifications referenced to the European and Latvian Qualifications Framework and provides information on the knowledge, skills and competences each qualification includes.
On the day of the conference all interested had an opportunity to watch conference online. Conference programme, presentation, photos and videos can be found below.
Indra Garā, Academic Information Centre
Latvian qualifications database: support instrument for implementation of the Latvian qualifications framework (LV)
Karin van der Sanden, European Commission
Qualifications databases for increased transparency to help address skill challenges in Europe (EN)
Urška Marentič, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training
The creation of the Slovenian database and challenges (EN)
Wojciech Szajnar, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
National Qualifications Register – Polish experience (EN)
Heli Oruaas, Estonian Qualifications Authority
Kutseregister and Estonian Education Information System (EHIS) (EN)
Kaspars Veldre, Ministry of Education and science
State Education Information System (LV)
Dita Muravjova, State Education development agency
National Database of Educational Opportunities (LV)
Asnate Kažoka, Inita Zaļkalne, Academic Information Centre/ Latvian Quality Agency for Higher Education
Register of Study Directions (LV)
Latvian Qualifications Database is launched
In June, 2016 the Latvian Qualifications Database was launched, development of content and updating of data was started, which is planned to be completed by November 2016.
Latvian Qualifications Database operates under four domain names: