Training Providers and Educational Institutions
Click here for a student guide for further and higher education in Malta compiled by the NCHE
Click here for a table indicating minimum qualifications for entry requirements in various educational institutions
The following is a list of some of the main education providers together with some basic information and contact details.
Upper-Secondary Education Providers
Public Sixth Forms
Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar.
Sir M. A. Refalo Centre for Further Studies, Victoria, Gozo.
Gian Frangisk Abela Junior College, Msida.
Church Sixth Forms
Private Sixth Forms
Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST, Paola)
The MCAST offers various courses in the following fields:
- Art & Design;
- Building & Construction Engineering;
- Business & Commerce;
- Community Services;
- Electronics & Electrical Engineering;
- Information, Communication & Technology;
- Maritime Institute; and
- Mechanical Engineering.
Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS), St. Julian's
The ITS is a vocational educational institution and it trains students for a professional career within the hospitality Sector. This sector includes:
- Accommodation Operations;
- Food & Beverage Service;
- Food Preparation & Production;
- Hospitality & Tourism Management;
- Hotel Operations;
- Travel Agency Operations; and
- Tour Guiding.
The Foundation for Educational Services in collaboration with ETC and MQC launched a programme that incorporates academic and vocational training spread over a period of two years. This training leads to a recognised qualification that falls under the National Qualifications Levels 1 and 2.
Higher Education - University of Malta
Although A-levels (Advanced Levels) remain the usual method for entry, universities are increasingly using a range of other ways and qualifications to help them make admission decisions. Some faculties, institutes and centres offer Access courses for those who need further qualifications to get them on the degree course they want to do.
Taken full-time or part-time, most degrees last three or four years. Some degrees involve vocational training alongside study and sandwich degrees combine work placements with study.
Applying to university – how’s it done?
Before applying, it is important to research thoroughly both the courses and the institutions where they are held. Information is available through the university prospectus; on their website and at open days.
Applications can be made on a paper application form, or online.
Short courses offered by the Education Division / Evening Classes
The Employment and Training Corproation (ETC) also offers an extensive list of short courses.
ETC, with the help of the Employability Programme also offers a wide variety of training courses for a range of jobs and careers that are required by the labour market. The training programmes and packages organised are work related and labour market led. These training courses provide participants with the knowledge needed for certain occupations.
Around 100 training courses are being offered free of charge. To mention a few one can mention:
i) IT related courses such as Sage courses, ECDL courses, Web Design amongst others.
ii) Technical and Trade Courses such as Electronics Engineering Skills, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Vehicle Spray Painting, Electrical Domestic Installations (Licence A) amongst many more. Most of these courses also offer the City and Guilds accreditation.
iii) Management Development Courses such as Project Management, Payroll, Tome Management and Business Planning amongst many others.
iv) The Work Orientation Courses also caters for those individuals interested in branching out or strengthening their skills in the hospitality industry offering a wide and very interesting array of training courses in Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Management etc
Jobseekers will be referred to particular training courses by their employment and training advisors, by their employers or else they can apply themselves by visiting our job centres or submitting an application online. The course participant will be evaluated on their progress and at the end of course they will take up a course assessment.
To access the latest list click here.
The ETC also offers Apprenticeship Schemes. These are an effective medium of vocational education and training. In
In this way an apprenticeship gets a taste of what s/he would like to do as his/her future job, since it provides apprentices with first hand experience on a real job. To learn more about apprenticeships click here.
Traineeships arebased on a dual system of occupational training. It is an occupational skill development programme, targeted at new labour market entrants, unemployed or employees involved in restructuring exercises. ETC offers this flexible training to supplement skills shortages. Click here for more information on traineeships.
For information on other training opportunities offered by the Employment and Training Corporation access their website: