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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: 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 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 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 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
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
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

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
Health and Social Care Pedagogy and Assessment
10 ECTS
Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care
7 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 I: Quantitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods II: 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
Health and Safety
5 ECTS
Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
6 ECTS
Working with Adoloscents
6 ECTS

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
Dissertation
20 ECTS
Teaching Practice III
10 ECTS
Sociology of Health
5 ECTS
Supporting Adult and the 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 October. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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