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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides course participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and competences in vocational content, pedagogy and assessment. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively in the secondary and vocational sector whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all learners. Within this programme, learners will develop their practical and theoretical skills in working with textiles, their own artistic competences, and a research-based approach to fashion design.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of:

  1. An MQF Level 3 (Grade 1-5, or equivalent) in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics

AND

A minimum of one of the following:

  1. ​​An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) preferably with a grade C or better in Art at Intermediate level; 
  2. An MQF Level 4 vocational qualification (MQF 4 with a minimum of 120 ECTS) in Fashion and Textiles or a cognate area deemed relevant by the Institute for Education; 
  3. ​​​Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in two subjects (preferably including Art), and at least a grade D in a third subject.
  4. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better in two subjects preferably including Art and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D.

In addition to the above, all applicants will be required to sit for an interview and present a portfolio illustrating their work and training in relation to the subject area prior to acceptance on the programme.

Applicants applying under the Institute for Education’s maturity clause are asked to refer to Section 2.2. of the Admission Regulations.

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
Psychology of Education: Child Development, Creativity,
and Managing Difficult Behaviours
3 ECTS
Planning: A Key to Success
4 ECTS
Claassroom Management
3 ECTS
Assessment for Learning and Continous Assessment
2 ECTS
Assessment of Learning: Examination Paper Setting and Evaluation
2 ECTS
Teaching Practice I
10 ECTS
Achieving Standards while Fostering Equity and Social Justice
3 ECTS
Philosophy of Education: The Maltese Educational System
and Collaborative Communities of Learning
3 ECTS
Introduction to Textiles and Fashion
5 ECTS
Sewing Tools and Equipment including Health and Safety
5 ECTS
Careers in the Fashion Industry
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Description Credits
The Teacher's Role
3 ECTS
Digitial citizenship: Enriching learning through web-based applications
3 ECTS
Psycho-social Issues of Inclusive Education
4 ECTS
Teaching Practice ll
10 ECTS
Sewing Machinery for Fashion
5 ECTS
Sewing and Creative Techniques in Fashion
7 ECTS
Pattern Drafting for Clothing and Fashion
8 ECTS
Designing Textiles and Fashion Lessons
5 ECTS

Third Year

Code Description Credits
Communicating with Parents
2 ECTS
Addressing Diveristy through Inquiry-based Learning (IBL)
and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
4 ECTS
Microteaching
3 ECTS
Leading the Professional Team
2 ECTS
Experiental Learning and Authentic Assessment
2 ECTS
Sociology of Education: Gender Equality, Culture and Values
3 ECTS
Research Methods l: Quantitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods ll: Qualitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Internship in Industry
6 ECTS
Exploring Multiculturalism in Education
2 ECTS
Promoting the Principles of Inclusion through CLassroom Practices
2 ECTS
Assessment and Quality Assurance in Textiles and Fashion
5 ECTS
Digital Media for in Fashion Design
6 ECTS
Fashion Design Creation
4 ECTS

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
Dissertation
10 ECTS
Teaching Practice lll
20 ECTS
Fashion Product Project
5 ECTS
Fashion History and Contextual Studies
6 ECTS
Workshop Management for VET in Fashion and Textiles
4 ECTS

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

Applications

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) Fashion and Textiles programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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