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Microsoft Word - Dip-SLS-BL-2008.docLegal Notice 302 of 2008 - Malta Government Gazette No.18,342 - 18 November 2008
Amended by:
Legal Notice 121 of 2009 ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 18,404 ­ 17 April 2009


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2008 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Sport and Leisure Studies - Dip. S.L.S. - under the auspices of the Institute for Physical Education and Sport

IN exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 74(5) and 75(6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Institute for Physical Education and Sport in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by section 81(1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by section 81(2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2008 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Sport and Leisure Studies - Dip. S.L.S. - under the auspices of the Institute for Physical Education and Sport.

(2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires -

"the Board" means the Board of the Institute for Physical Education and Sport;

"the Certificate" means the Certificate in Sport and Leisure Studies;

"the Course" means the programme of studies leading to the Diploma in Sport and Leisure Studies - Dip. S.L.S.;

"the Diploma" means the Diploma in Sport and Leisure Studies - Dip. S.L.S.; and

"the Institute" means the Institute for Physical Education and Sport.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable to courses starting in October 2008 or later.

Special Course Requirements for Admission

3. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall, apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations of the University, also satisfy the following conditions: (a) are not less than 18 years of age within 3 calendar months from the commencement of the Course; and

(b) satisfy the Institute that they have the necessary aptitude to follow the Course, for which they may be required to attend for an interview. They are also required to produce attestations with regard to their prior involvement in Physical Education and/or Sport.

4. Applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree with Physical Education as their teaching area may be admitted to the second year of the Course, in terms of regulation 8.1 of the Admission Regulations under those conditions that the Board may impose.

Course Duration

5. The Course shall extend over a period of three years of part-time studies.

Course Programme

Microsoft Word - Dip-SLS-BL-2008.doc6. The Course shall consist of study-units to which 90 credits are assigned, as follows:

(a) in Year 1: a number of taught study-units and a practice placement to which 30 credits are assigned; and

(b) in Years 2 and 3: taught study-units and two Practice Placements to which 60 credits are assigned.

Assessment

7. (1) Students shall be allowed to re-sit failed taught study-units to which up to 8 credits are assigned. Students who fail in study-units to which more than 8 credits are assigned, or who fail any study-unit after re-sit, shall be required to withdraw from the Course.

(2) Supplementary assessments for any taught study-unit shall be held in September.

Practice Placements

8. Students who fail the assessment of a Practice Placement shall be allowed to repeat the Practice Placement in a subsequent semester, provided that students shall only be allowed to repeat one Practice Placement throughout the Course. Students who fail the Practice Placement after a re-sit, or who fail a second Practice Placement, shall be required to withdraw from the Course.

Interim Award

9. Students who obtain the 30 credits of the programme for the first year and who, either opt not to proceed with the Course, or having proceeded do not successfully complete the following two years, shall be entitled to the award of the Certificate.

Classification of the Award

10. (1) The Final Weighted Average Mark for the purpose of the classification of the Diploma shall be based on the results obtained in each year of the Course, all credits being weighted equally.

(2) The names of students who qualify for the award of the Diploma shall be published in a list in alphabetical order classified as follows:

Passed with Distinction
Passed.

Repeal

11. The Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Diploma in Sport and Leisure Studies - Dip. S.L.S. - under the auspices of the Institute for Physical Education and Sport, published as Legal Notice 261 of 2005, shall be deemed to cease to be in force as from the 30th September 2008.

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