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Award in Middle Leaders and the Leadership of Educational Institutions

Detailed Information

Starting Date:30 October 2024
Time:16:30 till 19:30hrs
Lecture Days:Wednesday
Duration:7 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:21 of 100 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Delivery LanguageEnglish
Trainers:Ms Ruth Mansueto
Rev Dr Alan Scerri
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme

Course Objective

This course discusses the role and duties of educators who also have a role of middle leaders in educational institutions. It is intended for those educators who after some years of experience in teaching at different levels are aspiring to apply for a middle leadership position at primary and secondary level and also for those who already hold a middle leadership position. At the end of the course, participants will be more aware of the critical role which middle leaders have in our educational institutions, and in what way they serve as a bridge between colleagues, students, and senior leaders. The theoretical and the practical examples mentioned in this course could eventually be put into practice by the course participants.

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

Who should attend?


Educators already working in the educational sector.

Teachers who already occupy a leadership role within the educational institutions such as – heads of department, counsellors, middle leaders, year heads, subject coordinators.

Participants will be asked to submit 1 assignment.

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

  • Define the roles and duties of middle leaders in educational institutions
  • Describe the challenges encountered in appointing teachers as middle leaders
  • Identify the duties that need to be fulfilled by middle leaders
  • Recognise additional training required to rise to senior leadership roles
  • Ascertain the importance of middle leadership roles
  • Understand the role of middle leaders in Maltese Catholic Schools explaining the difference between middle leaders in State, Church and Independent institutions.
  • Recite the characteristics needed by middle leaders to affect good leadership practice
  • Apply practices that show appreciation for persons in middle leadership posts
  • Implement procedure that prepares for succession
  • Plan ways in which to learn by intuition and experiences to increase in knowledge on the role of middle leaders
  • Prepare for the required dynamics to lead effective teams.
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
€350 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

Session 01 – Middle leadership as preparation for senior leadership – Wednesday 30 October 2024

Session 02 – Appreciation of middle leaders – Wednesday 6 November 2024

Session 03 – Middle Leaders in Maltese Schools – Wednesday 13 November 2024

Session 04 – Middle Leadership and Teamwork – Wednesday 20 November 2024

Session 05 – Roles and Duties of Middle Leaders in Educational Institutions. – Wednesday 27 November 2024

Session 06 – Challenges in appointing teachers as middle leaders – Wednesday 4 December 2024

Session 07 – Role which is not yet defined and middle leaders in schools – Wednesday 11 December 2024

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