Art Academy Malta is recognized as ‘Informal Learning’ for secondary students

What is Non-Formal Learning?

"Non-formal learning is learning that has been acquired in addition or alternatively to formal learning. In some cases, it is also structured according to educational and training arrangements, but more flexible...Through the recognition, validation and accreditation process, non-formal learning can also lead to qualifications and other recognitions" 

How do you obtain certification?

To obtain certification, students are obliged to take part in either 2 or 3 informal activities/courses during their Secondary Cycle based on when they will be finishing Form 5.

Secondary School students attending private, public and church schools in the Maltese islands, are encouraged to qualify to receive a certificate at Level 1 or Level 2 of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and of the European Framework for Lifelong Learning. To successfully achieve this Secondary Education certification, students are given credit in the following five areas: Attendance, Formal Education, Informal Education, Non-Formal Education and Personal Qualities.

Students attending courses at Art Academy Malta will be accredited for their  Informal Learning and given a signed and stamped form for their Informal Education by the institute only if they attend 80% of the course. 

What is 'The Malta Qualifications Council'?

Set up in December 2005, the overall objective of the Malta Qualifications Council (MQC),  is to steer the development of the National Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and to oversee the training and certification leading to qualifications within the Framework and which are not already provided for at compulsory education institutions or degree awarding bodies.

 

Art Academy's SLC Number:  SLC11505