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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Hairdressing and Beauty

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Hairdressing and Beauty

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: October

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides participants with the prospect 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 shall also be given the opportunity to develop the core knowledge and skills required in hair and beauty sector including the basics of cutting hair, hair colour and design, beauty treatments, aftercare, diet and nutrition.

Disclaimer: This programme fulfils part of the requirements for the position of regular teacher in Hairdressing and Beauty. This programme does not certify an individual to work as a hairdresser or beauty therapist.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of the following:

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

In addition to at least one of the following:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) preferably with a grade C or better in Biology, Chemistry or Home Economics at Intermediate level.
  2. An MQF Level 4 vocational qualification (MQF 4 with a minimum of 120 ECTS) in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing 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 Biology, Chemistry or Home Economics), and at least a grade D in a third subject.
  4. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D. Preference will be given to those with Biology, or Chemistry or Home Economics at grade C or better at intermediate level.

In addition to the above, all applicants will be required to sit for an interview and present a portfolio demonstrating 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
Consulting, Shampooing, Conditioning and Styling Hair
6 ECTS
Facial and Eye Care Treatments
6 ECTS
Hair Salon Management
3 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
Anatomy and Physiology
4 ECTS
BHAB205
Manicure and Pedicure
2 ECTS
BHAB206
Health and Safety in the Hair Salon
3 ECTS
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Pedagogy
10 ECTS
Cutting Hair
6 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
Permanent Waving the Hair
6 ECTS
Make-up
2 ECTS
Holistic Massage and Alternative Therapies
4 ECTS

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
Dissertation
20 ECTS
Teaching Practice III
10 ECTS
Body and Facial Electrical Treatments
6 ECTS
Hair and Colour Design
6 ECTS
​Professional Ethics and Safety in Beauty Therapy
2 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) Hairdressing and Beauty programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following October. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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