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Award in The Behaviour of People at Work

Detailed Information

Starting Date:TBA
Time:17:30 till 20:00hrs
Lecture Days:TBA
Duration:10 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:25 of 100 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level:5
Delivery Language:English
Trainers:Sonya Sammut
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme
Get 75% Refunded through the Training Pays Scheme

Course Objectives

This study programme gives participants knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to support their work in a number of occupational and professional areas. In particular, this course is seen to be especially relevant and highly valid for workers in human resources, people management, training, mentoring and coaching, communications and public relations, project management, business advisory and business engineering, social policy development, marketing and consumer behaviour, and even more technical and technological fields such as research and innovation and artificial intelligence.

It mainly focuses on what may be learned about human nature and the biological basis for behaviour, and how it can be used to strengthen communication skills, such as presentation, writing, public relations, marketing, training, etc.

Among others, participants will gain knowledge on;

  • enterprise, entrepreneurship, and the workplace;
  • evolutionary theory;
  • the Central Six and the Big Five personality traits;
  • the biological basis of sex differences;
  • the biological basis of emotions;
  • the biological basis of parenting and parental care;
  • the biological basis of status and esteem, dominance, and leadership;
  • the biological basis of co-operation, altruism, and friendship;
  • the business model and the modern organic enterprise and workplace.

Who should attend?

Those working in, or wish to join, corporate services, human resources and people management; business administration and business management; technical management; team management; policy and business advisories; communications, PR and marketing.

Applicants must be in possession of at least a matriculation certification (MQF Level 4) or A Level equivalent


Qualify as a mature student with more than 2 years’ work experience.

1 assignment of a maximum of 1,700 words – participants may choose 1 out of 3 titles to be made available to them. Mark weighting shall be of 80% of the global mark.

1 ten-minute presentation to be delivered by the participants. Mark weighting shall be of 20% of the global mark.

At the end of the study programme the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  1. Competence in leadership, gained through an understanding of the traits of a leader, the pathways to leadership, the nature of conflict, and strategies for solving the problems of the group.
  2. Competence in management, gained through an understanding of how the mind, as an adapted organ, works to figure out solutions to problems in different domains, using specific modules, and how the different business processes within an organisation can be visualised to relate to these specific functions of the mind.
  3. Competence in project management, gained through a more profound understanding of the nature of risk, human relationships, and the feasibility of certain actions on the basis of cost-benefit analysis.
  4. Competence in organisational behaviour management, including the ability to propose and implement organisational change and reform based on an understanding of the motivation behind human behaviour, and an effort to match people’s natural talents, abilities, and aspirations to the needs and functions of the organisation.
  5. Competence in communication, built on a deeper understanding of the individual’s behaviour as the result of many factors, including personality traits, responsibilities as a parent or carer for relatives, etc., as well as an understanding of the nature of conflict and pathways to resolution.
  6. Competence in training, which, similar to leadership, must be driven by purpose, gained through an understanding of the needs of the individual and the team vis-à-vis the needs of the organisation as a whole.
  7. Competence in mentoring and coaching employees, again, based on an understanding of the biological realities of human nature, motivations, aspirations, and the ability to achieve them.
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority 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
€486.50 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,
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€521.25 will be refunded through the Training Pays Scheme

Detailed Time Table

1. About People and About the Workplace: the Fundamentals – 10 October 2022

2. A Trip to the Biology Department: Basics of Evolutionary Theory – 17 October 2022

3. A Focus on the Individual: the Central Six and the Big Five Personality Traits – 24 October 2022

4. A Focus on the Individual: Sex Differences – 31 October 2022

5. Emotions at Work: the Function of Coordinating Mechanisms – 7 November 2022

6. Lift Outside Work: Parental Care and Relationship with Kin – 14 November 2022

7. Solutions for the Team: Part 1 – Status, Rank and Dominance – 21 November 2022

8. Solutions for the Team: Part 2 – Esteem Dynamics – 28 November 2022

9. Solutions for the Team: Part 3 – Cooperation, Alliances and Friendships – 5 December 2022

10. The Modern Organic Enterprise and Workplace: built around Human Socio-Biology – 12 December 2022

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