This Award has been specifically designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge, understanding and the applicable skills for a successful employment trajectory within the world of business. The overarching aim of the Award is to demonstrate student’s competence in applying learnt skills, knowledge and professional development when working directly in high performing business teams and eventually managerial position. 


The programme provides the required experiences to link theory to practice, developing skills and competencies as well as communication qualities and attitudes which are essential for business management. During the course, students will be encouraged to engage in critical and reflective discussions related to effective business communications. Furthermore, students will also be able to make use of the practical tools related to different aspects of communication management. 

Knowledge: Learners will be exposed to the theoretical and practical features of Business Communication. Students begin with an introduction to Information Literacy, Academic English, prior to undertaking the role of Intra/Inter-personal skills and communication. The guiding principles of business management are presented, prior to exposing students to the role of Digital Literacy within the place of business. 

Skills: Learners will develop an awareness and understanding of the external and internal factors that affect effective business communication, comprehend the importance and complexity of intra/inter-personal communication. 

Competencies: Learners will be able to exercise self-management within the business industry, implement specific communication strategies, confidently use a myriad of tools to monitor information and digital literacies, becoming competent and fully aware of the importance of communication within business management.


Target Audience & Occupation   

This Award is suitable for individuals who wish to work, or who are currently working within a business environment and are looking to further their knowledge. This course provides basic working knowledge of the business management sector, therefore targets individuals who wish to pursue a career in management.

On completion of the Award, successful learners can apply for employment within the business management sector and will have benefited from this up-skilling learning experience.  

Students will be able to undertake further studies within Business Management, work towards a promotion in the current occupation and/or simply aim at personal and professional development. 

Successful students can progress to Level 5 qualifications on completion of this course (suggested progression would be to MQF Level 5 Diploma in Business Management).


Malta/EU Fee


Flexi-payment terms available.



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Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st 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 recommendation 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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12 Months


October, 2022


Face to face/Blended


  • Academic English & Information Literacy (20 ECTS)
  • Intra and Inter-Personal Skills (15 ECTS)
  • Principles of Business & Management(15 ECTS)
  • Digital Literacy (10 ECTS)


All modules are mandatory to qualify for this complete 60 ECTS Level 4 Award. 

Students who fail to pass/complete all mandatory units will be given exit Awards from Avanza Training Academy, detailing the specific modules achieved and the number of ECTS/ECVETs gained. 


As part of the enrolment process, all applicants will be assessed via Avanza’s interview board. All entries will be assessed on an individual basis. 

Learners are required to be 16+ years of age, possess either;

  • Secondary Education Certificate, 4 O-levels (Grade 5 or better) in Maths, English and another 2 subjects or equivalent;


  • Mature Students as per Avanza Academy’s Internal Quality Assurance document. Individuals applying under the clause of mature students may be asked to sit for an interview or aptitude test prior to the admission to the course.

Each module will be assessed based on a mixture of formative and summative assessments methods;

Formative; Individual/Group Presentations, Discussions, Classroom Observations. All formative assessment methods will occur during each module and Tutors will provide students with on-going feedback throughout the course.

Summative; End of Module Exam (where applicable) Module Essay, End of Course Practical Assessment. All summative assessment methods will occur at the end of each module and will evaluate the student learning.


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Birkirkara, BKR1876,

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