Professional Competence Development Institute

     The Institute of Professional Competence is a structural division of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LEU). The Institute maintains well-established links with the University faculties, unit for science and studies, other universities, national and local educational institutions, industrial enterprises and other social partners. The Institute is a structural division of LEU providing teachers’ professional development training and re-qualification programmes in cooperation with other LEU departments and meets the needs of a present day educational community and a wider society in the code of democracy, humanity, innovation and change.


   During 2014 the Institute of Professional Competence organised 104 qualification development events, attended in total by over 3711 participants: schools‘ teams, subject teachers, preschool workers, education field managers and other specialists. Significant attention is also paid to the development of the partner network of the Institute: new international projects, conferences and reports are prepared; agreements with partners from Lithuania and outside Lithuania have been signed.

Main functions


  • To fulfil individual needs to gain higher education and develop professional and practical skills while taking into account the requirements and standards of the changing society;
  • To analyse the state of qualification development, re-qualification and continuing studies within LEU and initiate research and project activities to continuously improve this state.



A modern university department that provides quality professional competence development services that are applicable in the requirements of the constantly changing society; develops the cooperation between this and other university departments, Lithuanian and international academic, research and other institutions, while creating, developing and implementing educational projects that are relevant to the society and the requirements of the perspective labour market; creates and helps to utilise beneficial conditions and opportunities to develop already existing or strive for new professional competencies for every member of the society.


To provide and expand professional qualification development and re-qualification services that fulfil the requirements of the European Union Adult Education for specialists from various areas; to organise scientific-practical conferences and carry out research. The Professional Competence Development Institute undertakes these activities: Re-qualification, qualification development, language teaching, project activities and development of international relations.



In-service training activities for school communities:

Recently the Institute provides 17 national level in-service training courses (duration 40-60 acad. hours). It also provides national level courses on the issue of Lithuanian language culture development for teachers, schools‘ administrators (duration 22 acad. hours), ICT trainings (80 acad. hours), School management courses (200 acad. hours), Psychological - Pedagogical knowledge course (120 acad. hours).
The Institute also provides more than 100 short term courses (18 acad. hours).

In-service training activities for social work companies and public bodies:

Recently the Institute provides 48 in-service training programmes (duration 18 acad. hours) for social workers. It also provides supervisions, couching services.


Re-qualification programmes:

During the school year 2017-2018 the Institute provides these re-qualification programmes: „English Language Philology“ (10 students), module of „Preschool Education“ study programme (30 students), „Preschool Pedagogics“ (8 students), non degree study programme „Pedagogics“ (42 students).


Project activities:
Project „Sustainable Development for Strengthening Social Cluster in the Public Sector“, 2015-2016, Norway Grants.
Project „Fostering Competencies Development in Belarusian Higher Education” (FOSTERC), 2016-2019, Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education.






Studentų St. 47
LT-08107, Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 5 273 53 57
Fax: +370 5 273 31 01
E-mail: algimantas.sventickas@leu.lt

Address Studentų st. 47
Phone +370 5  273 53 57
E-mail algimantas.sventickas@leu.lt
Internal telephone no. 1 357
Deputy Director
Address T. Ševčenkos 31
Phone +370 5  233 63 54
E-mail angele.kausyliene@leu.lt
Internal telephone no. 2 354
Director’s Assistant
Address Studentų 47
Phone +370 5  273 31 01
E-mail regina.snapstyte@leu.lt
Internal telephone no. 1 261
Address Studentų 47
Phone +370 5  273 31 01
E-mail lilija.aleksandrovic@leu.lt
Internal telephone no. 1 261
Address Studentų st. 47, Room 20
Phone +370 5  275 56 29
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Address Studentų 47
Phone +370 5  263 60 02
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Internal telephone no. 1 336
Address Vytauto pr. 43, LT-44352 Kaunas
Phone +370 3  720 86 82
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E-mail diana.maciuikiene@leu.lt
Address Studentų st. 39
Phone +370 5  270 59 46
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