Lifelong Learning courses 2022-23 launched

Following a reform, Lifelong Learning is today an educational institution that offers courses in the classroom, online courses, learn courses at your own pace, as well as blended learning courses. From this year, non-SEC or MATSEC course examinations will be completely abolished and a continuous assessment system will be used instead. This will ensure that student work, participation and development are given their fair weight even in assessment.

“It is one of my priorities as the minister responsible for education to continue to promote all forms of learning opportunities. As a government we are working to ensure that adults have all possible opportunities to increase their learning and in fact we also have a National Lifelong Learning Strategy designed with collective work, with a priority towards continuing. adult learning, ”said Minister Clifton Grima.

This work is proving successful because in terms of adult learning, Malta is three percentage points better than the European average, and ahead of countries such as Portugal, Belgium, France, Italy and the United States. Germany.

Starting next October, when the Lifelong Learning courses start, 400 courses will be offered in more than 70 different subjects, ranging from language learning to learning practical subjects. The vision of the Lifelong Learning Directorate is to provide a personalized and supportive learning system. The courses are given by specialized educators and coordinators who help those who attend and continue to follow until the adult succeeds in realizing his educational desires.

Alex Farrugia, Director of the Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability Directorate, said, “The work of the Lifelong Learning department has continued and today not only has the range of courses increased and of the subjects taught, but also ancillary services are being provided which are fundamental to providing help to adult learners ”.

Minister Grima argued that learning is the key to personal development, social inclusion, active citizenship and sustainable development and therefore Lifelong Learning offers the opportunity for adult learners to increase their knowledge, develop new skills, improve the career prospects available to them and broaden their professional knowledge. Confidence and skills acquired through adult learning are important both in the workplace and in everyday life.

Education Minister Clifton Grima stressed that it is never too late to learn. Therefore all those interested should take this opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge through these courses.

Applications are open from 14 July to 11 August and can be applied for on the website