A career in education/care is indeed a vocation, which requires educators/practitioners to have a level of awareness and understanding of the complexity of any given learning environment. All learning environments can be tremendously complex social and emotional places, where educators/practitioners are responsible for the management, learning and care of their students. The complexity lies within the invisible parts of the social structure of education and can often be difficult for educators/practitioners to navigate.

The social and emotional body of any given learning environment lies within the interaction and energy formed between everyone in it. A conducive day in practice is characterised by; engagement, enthusiasm, joy and happiness, however, when an individual (educator or student) becomes emotionally provoked, chaos seeps into the learning environment. Typically this often results in a change in social dynamics leading to unpleasant social environmental stress. As humans, when faced with challenging or threatening situations, we automatically respond with our innate fight, flight, freeze response. Today, we are mainly threatened by social issues, nevertheless, this threat response narrows our perceptions resulting in defensive and avoidance behaviours. As educators/practitioners, we are trained to understand the needs of students/patients under our care, yet, we often neglect our own professional needs and lack the skills to be mindful of our own emotional regulating processes. Having the tools to self-reflect in practice is vital, however, the ability to self-manage our own perceptions of professional stress as educators/practitioners is often a challenge.

This intense course allows educators/practitioners to reconnect with personal and professional self. By adopting the Biopsychosocial (BPS) model to professional stress, educators/practitioners will discover how the interaction between human biology, psychology and the social environment contributes to their perceived levels of professional stress. The course provides the required experiences to link theory to practice, developing skills and competencies, in addition to the personal qualities that are essential for any professional. During the course, participants will be encouraged to engage in pedagogical critical and reflective discussions, whilst complementary activities will aid in harnessing self-reflective skills.

Malta/EU Fee


Flexi-payment terms available.


Malta Qualifications Framework

The Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) assists in making the Maltese qualifications system easier to understand and review, and more transparent at a national and international level. The Malta Qualifications Framework is also a referencing tool that helps to describe and compare both national and foreign qualifications to promote quality, transparency and mobility of qualifications in all types of education. It is mainly referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) as well as to other non-European qualifications frameworks.

The reference levels make it easier to understand what a learner with a qualification related to the Malta Qualifications Framework knows, understands and is able to do. These levels are neutral reference points to be used for all qualifications irrespective of whether they arise from academic or vocational education; formal, informal and non-formal learning.  These are useful for education and training providers as they describe the knowledge, skills and competences and a set of learning outcomes which indicate to the learner the end of a learning process.

Malta established its Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) in 2007 and the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) is the local competent authority to recognise qualifications and accredit courses against the Malta Qualifications Framework.

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1 Week


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A one time registration fee of €80 covering entrance to activity centres, course material, transports and certificates


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Birkirkara, BKR1876,

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