Avanza’s  Award in Safeguarding of Minors provides a good basis for the principles of safeguarding children and young people in different scenarios. Participants are trained to use appropriate means to adopt the best safeguarding practices while simultaneously identifying and reporting instances of poor practice or abuse. The legal framework in which this is achieved is also outlined throughout the programme.


The learners will be exposed to the main theoretical principles and terminology underlying safeguarding. They will also become more aware of the individuals or entities directly responsible for the prevention of harassment and abuse of minors. At the end of this Award, the participants will become more able to identify signs of abuse and describe the key elements of a response system should the need arise.


Following this programme, the learners can plan activities of minors in line with the best safeguarding practices. They can also practice referral to the proper entities when preventing or responding to cases of abuse.


Through this programme, the learner will have acquired the autonomy to create an ethos of zero tolerance for the abuse of minors. They will also be more prepared to advise or carry out tasks in relation to safeguarding in their organisation.

Target audience and occupation

This Avanza Award mainly targets those individuals who hold roles and positions in direct contact with children and young people, such as teachers, kindergarten assistants, childcarers, etc.

Furthermore, this Award in Safeguarding may also be required by schools and other organisations for those individuals who do not hold roles and positions in direct contact with kids. These include club receptionists, cleaners, admin and drivers.

Malta/EU Fee



Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th of January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st of January 2021. Our tagline is ‘Quality Education for Confident Futures.’

Our mission statement is:

“to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.”

The MFHEA focuses on:

  • providing accreditation to further and higher educational institutions;
  • providing accreditation to programmes or courses of studies at further and higher education levels;
  • quality assurance of both educational institutions and programmes or courses;
  • recognition of obtained national or international qualifications as well as prospective qualifications;
  • validation of informal and non-formal learning;
  • research and policy recommendations on issues related to further and higher education.

The MFHEA is an independent, transparent, and international authority. We work to ensure the highest standards and to foster a competent community of empowered individuals, with the right skills to follow their dreams and make the future happen.

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10 Weeks


September, 2024


Face to face/Blended


Delivered in English



The learner will be able to:

  1. use suitable terminology when dealing with safeguarding issues;
  2. practice referral to the proper individuals/safeguarding entities when preventing or responding to cases of abuse of minors;
  3. demonstrate understanding of the ways in which children can be harmed;
  4. plan activities in line with the best safeguarding practices;
  5. operate safeguarding in its regulatory framework/s.

be 18+ years of age.


provide a professional reference


possess a minimum Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSCC) (MQF Level 1-2) certification or equivalent.


qualify as mature students as per Avanza Internal Quality Assurance document. Individuals applying under this clause may be asked to sit for an interview or aptitude test prior to admission to the course

Each module will be assessed based on a mixture of formative and summative assessment methods: Formative: Classroom Observations. Summative; End of Module Case Studies.


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