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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education








Dip. FI Ed.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

2 Years

Part-time Evening


Colin Calleja

The Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education is designed to offer training to individuals who are currently providing support in inclusive classrooms. The focus of the course is to look at inclusive educational environments, see how these are created and what barriers need to be overcome in order to provide all students with quality education. This course has a strong practical component which encourages reflexivity, aimed at developing an attitude of promoting and creating inclusive communities. The course encourages a trans-disciplinary professional paradigm, supporting Universal Design for Learning. The course will involve attending lectures, group work and individual tutorials, seminars and practice placements.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants admitted under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations, 2016, shall be required to sit for a written test. The test will assess the applicants’ ability to understand literature relevant to the philosophy of inclusion.

Applicants in terms of the 'maturity clause' will be required to sit for a written test to be held in the second week of August. Successful applicants will then be ranked. Those falling within the available number of applicants accepted for the interview will be called for the interview during the first two weeks of September. These dates cannot be changed.

Students who on admission into the Course are not in possession of passes in English and Maltese at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or at Intermediate or Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or higher, or qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty Board, shall be required to follow and successfully pass from proficiency course/s approved by the Faculty Board in Maltese and/or English (as applicable) before the end of the third semester of the Course. Students who do not satisfy these requirements by this period shall be required to interrupt their studies for up to a maximum of twelve months during which time they are expected to obtain these requirements. Students shall only be eligible to proceed with their studies if they comply with these requirements.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 60 students.

If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of available places, the Board shall make an initial ranking according to the following criteria:

(i) qualifications and
(ii) work experience in a related area.

Candidates who fall within the limited number plus the next 25% (of the limited number of students) shall be called in for an interview. The final ranking shall be made on the totalling of the scores acquired in the initial ranking plus the mark acquired for the interview.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to the Department for Inclusion and Access to Learning, Room 7, Porta Cabins, Car Park 6, University of Malta or at the University Gozo Centre by not later than the 31 August 2017:

- Two References
- Proof of Work and Voluntary Work Experience
- Curriculum Vitae

It is advisable to submit the required documents by hand. Alternatively, if applicants do not reside in Malta or Gozo, these documents may be sent by post to: The Department for Inclusion and Access to Learning, Room 7, Porta Cabins, Car Park 6, University of Malta, Msida MSD2080, Malta.

Applicants who are fully qualified by the 31 August 2017 (including having submitted the above documents to the Department) will be considered first and will be placed in rank order. If, after this initial ranking, vacant places are still available, and if applicants would have obtained the necessary qualifications and submitted the above documents by the 30 September 2017, they will be placed in rank order to take up the remaining places.

Whilst filling in the online application for this course, applicants must have their Police Certificate of Conduct in hand as they are required to include certain details from the Police Certificate of Conduct in the application form.

On acceptance on the course, applicants will also be asked to submit an original Police Certificate of Conduct (not more than 6 months old) to the Department for Inclusion and Access to Learning, Room 7, Porta Cabins, Car Park 6, University of Malta, Msida MSD2080.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 23 November 2017
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Examination Timetable
Students can download the timetable for the January 2018 Examination Session from this page.

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