Award in Entrepreneurship in Education

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 5 ECTS

Duration: 10 Sessions

Contact Hours: 25

Self Study Hours: 60

Assessment Hours: 40


Course Description

This module is aimed at educators who are interested in promoting and leading towards building competences in Entrepreneurship in their class. Entrepreneurship in Education is a novel concept which aims towards giving students, who are our future citizens, the knowledge, competences and skills required to succeed in a modern social, cultural, environmental and economic sphere. Entrepreneurship is indeed, a cross-curricular theme. The coherent leadership of such a concept is important so that there is a more focus.

Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in following this programme are to satisfy one of the minimum eligibility criteria:

1. A Bachelor of Education (MQF Level 6 with a minimum of 180 ECTS, or equivalent);

2. A Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6 with a minimum of 180 ECTS, or equivalent) and PGCE (or equivalent);

3. A full MQF Level 5 qualification with a minimum of 120 ECTS or equivalent, in Education.

Overall Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:


a) Initiate and manage effectively entrepreneurship educational projects;
b) develop current and meaningful pedagogical practices;
c) foster specialized theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning Entrepreneurship in Education;
d) motivate students to be proactive and seize opportunities to turn an idea into a product/service;
e) promote awareness amongst students about the importance of the entrepreneurial skills.


a) Critically discuss different types of business models
b) Determine the cognitive, practical, intra and interpersonal skills required for an effective entrepreneur;
c) Outline effective pedagogical methods to promote meaningful teaching and learning on Entrepreneurship Education;
d) Demonstrate awareness of the resources and setting operations required to set up a business;
e) comprehensively understand, analyse and communicate market; marketing and selling techniques and competition to the target audience;
f) Critically demonstrate the various meanings of entrepreneurship within an educational context;
g) Outline the main components of a simple business plan;
h) Describe the various types of business ownership.


a) Develop effective pedagogical methods to promote Entrepreneurship in Education;
b) Explore possible ways of being a proactive forward-looking educator in proposing ways of incorporating Entrepreneurship in class;
c) Systematically and creatively manage transformation of an idea into action; develop a a business model canvas and a comprehensive Business Plan;
d) Foster entrepreneurial skills throughout the process from generation of ideas to the transformation into a finished product or service.

Mode of Delivery

This module adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.  

Assessment Methods

This programme adopts continuous and summative methods of assessment including assignments, online tasks, reflective journals, projects and video presentations. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.


Upon successful completion of this module, course participants will be conferred an accredited certification. 

Further Learning Opportunities and Career Progression

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants may use certification conferred to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for accredited programmes. Teachers may also use this certification in their application for accelerated progression.

Suggested Readings

Core Reading List
1) Bacigalupo, M., Kampylis, P., Punie, Y., Van den Brande, G. (2016). EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union; EUR 27939 EN; doi:10.2791/593884
2) Baldacchino L., & Pulis Xerxen, S. (2013). Fostering Entrepreneurship through Education. Malta: St Nicholas College.
3) Kotler, P.; Armstrong, G. (2012) Principles of Marketing. Prentice Hall.
4) Lackeus, M. (2015). Entrepreneurship in education: Entrepreneurship360 – What, why, when, how. Paris: Centre for Entrepreneurship, OECD
5) Gelderen, Marco van, and Enno Masurel, (2011); Entrepreneurship in Context, Routledge UK
6) Gordon, E., Natarajan, K., & Arora, A. (2009). Entrepreneurship development.
7) Lewandowski, M. (2015). Designing the Business Models for Circular Economy – Towards the Conceptual Framework. Sustainability,
8(43), 1-28 8) Alberti, F. and Varon Garrido, M. (2017), “Can profit and sustainability goals co- exist? New business models for hybrid firms”, Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 3-13.
9) McDonald, M. & Wilson, H.N. (2016) Marketing Plans: How to prepare them, how to profit from them. 8th Edn. Wiley. ISBN 978-1119217138
10) Zammit, J. (2017) Developing Financial Literacy as a key Entrepreneurship Skill through an Alternative Learning Programme. Dissertation at The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking, University of Malta.
Supplementary Reading List

1) Hill, Charles and Tomas Hult (2017). “International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace”. 11th edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin.
2) Moberg, K. (2014). Two Approaches to Entrepreneurship Education: The Different Effects of Education for and through Entrepreneurship at the Lower Secondary Level. International Journal of Management Education, 12, 512-528

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