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Award in Maltese Education Law and Data Privacy Implications in the Education Sector

Detailed Information

Starting Date:7 October 2024
Time:17:30 till 20:30hrs
Lecture Days:Mondays
Duration:7 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:20 of 100 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Delivery LanguageEnglish
Trainers:Mr Angelito Sciberras
Dr Steve Zammit
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme

Course Objective

The participants in this course will obtain a thorough understanding of the principles of the Maltese education law, along with a comprehensive understanding of the association between data privacy and the education field.

This programme shall present the students with an overview of the laws regulating Education and data protection in Malta. In it the student will be exposed not only to the Education and the Data Protection Acts, and other legislation directly related to the sectors, but also to case law interpreting, highlighting, and crystallizing these two essential areas of law.

This course contributes towards the Accelerated Progression Scheme for educators as per the Sectoral Agreement signed in 2017.

Who should attend?

Educational Institutions Administrators
Regulatory Advisors
Compliance Roles
Legal Assistants/Paralegals
Legal Executives

2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English


3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better OR Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

Participants will complete a self-assessment examination, where they will assess themselves on certain questions  at the start of the unit and compare their answers to the same questions at the end of the unit.

Participants must also complete 1 out of a choice of 3 assignment titles.

At the end of the study programme the participants will be able to:

  • Clearly comprehend instructions regarding what sort of research or work would be necessary for them to carry out;
  • Compile their findings and conclusions in a clear and concise manner which can be easily comprehended by their superiors;
  • Explain with clarity and attention to detail their findings and conclusions orally if so required and express themselves in a professional and agreeable manner.
  • Conduct independent research on education law, jurisprudence, and other sources as required;
  • Recognise issues which arise at law related to the education field;
  • Advance their knowledge further in an independent manner.
  • Understand Data Protection law (with an emphasis on issue related to Educational Institutions)
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€332.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs and €5.20 for wage costs.

Detailed Time Table

  1. The Acts Regulating Education in Malta Part I – 7 October, 2024
  2. The Acts Regulating Education in Malta Part II – 14 October, 2024
  3. The Role, Rights and Responsibilities of the Teacher – 21 October, 2024
  4. The Academic Freedom and other Freedoms, Liabilities and Standard of Care – 28 October, 2024
  5. Teachers Employment, Contracts and Collective Bargaining – 4 November, 2024
  6. Data Privacy and Education Implications Part I – 11 November, 2024
  7. Data Privacy and Education Implications Part II – 18 November, 2024
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