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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Health and Social Care

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Health and Social Care

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

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 the health and social care sector including working with adolescents, caring and supporting individuals as well as anatomy and physiology.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of:

  1. Three (3) Ordinary Levels at MQF Level 3 (minimum Grade C or 5)  in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics awarded by MATSEC or an equivalent examination body recognised by the Institute for Education.

AND

A minimum of oneof the following:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate or equivalent (MQF 4) including a grade C or better in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Home Economics or Sociology or Psychology at Intermediate Level;
  2. An MQF Level 4 vocational qualification with a minimum 120 ECTS in Health and Social Care, Nutrition, Childcare or a cognate area deemed relevant by the Institute for Education;
  3. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) including a grade C or better in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Home Economics or Sociology and another subject, and at least a Grade D in the third subject;
  4. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better including Biology or Home Economics and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D.

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
2 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
10 ECTS
The Health and Social Care Profession
4 ECTS
Caring for Babies and Children
6 ECTS
Creative Therapies
5 ECTS
Managing Relationships in Health and Social Care
5 ECTS

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
20 ECTS
10 ECTS
Sociology of Health
5 ECTS
Supporting Adult and Elderly
6 ECTS
Ethics in Health and Social Care
5 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) Health and Social Care 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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