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Initial education for teachers and trainers working in adult education and training


8.Teachers and education staff

8.7Initial education for teachers and trainers working in adult education and training

Last update: 27 November 2023

There are two main categories of those working as teachers/trainers in the framework of different programmes/provisions of continuing adult education in Latvia:

  • formal education (general/vocational/higher education) teachers and
  • educators of non-formal adult education programmes/provisions.

According to the Education Law (Section 48), a person who has pedagogical education, or who is acquiring pedagogical education which complies with the Regulations on the Necessary Academic and Professional Qualifications of Pedagogues and Professional Competence Development Procedures for Pedagogues (2014) set by the Cabinet of Ministers has the right to work as an educator. These requirements do not apply to non-formal adult education.

There are no also special additional requirements for being a teacher in an evening school or evening classes, general requirements for teachers apply also to them.

Lately, the preparing of teachers who dissiminated trainings as a part of continuing professional development is becoming popular. There are no regulations at national level stating the training and qualification of these trainers. They are prepared in in-service courses, and a certificate is handed out after their completion. It is a part of adult education.

The following institutions have regular further education programmes for adult education facilitators and educators: 

• National Centre for Education

• Latvian Adult Education Association.