Introducing Learning Box

The Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability within the Ministry for Education started offering several self-paced and blended learning courses as part of its learning provision on 30th November 2021. These courses are brought together by professionals and adult learning educators shifting the method of learning from in-class or educator-directed to digital and educator-supported.

What is Learning Box?

Through self-paced and blended courses, adult learners can further their education, upskill, or reskill according to their needs.

Learning box aims to provide immersive and engaging digital educational opportunities accessible at any time to adult learners. Furthermore, ensuring high quality standards education in the provision of adult education and focusing on reaching more adult learners including working adults for upskilling and reskilling purposes.

Watch the video and learn more about Learning Box.

Courses currently on offer

Self-Paced Courses 

Courses that allow you to learn on your own schedule, within a certain timeframe:

  • Step into English: A beginner’s course for non-native speakers (50 hours)The course is for beginners who have basic knowledge of the language but want to develop their language skills further.
  • Step into Maltese: A beginner’s course for non-native speakers (25 hours) This course will focus on the basic phonetic, lexical, and grammatical notions of the Maltese language; and help potential students familiarise with idiomatic challenges.
  • Demystifying Coding (50 hours) This course will empower participants with no prior programming experience to design animations, games, interactive stories, and apps.
  • Introduction to Project Management (50 hours) This course aims to provide an introduction to project management theory and practice.
  • Starting your own Business (60 hours) This course introduces the learners to the preliminary aspects of entrepreneurship and business ventures. 

Blended Learning Courses 

Courses that are 40% synchronous and 60% asynchronous:

  • Blending Psychology, Philosophy and Spirituality into Everyday Life (100 hours) The course combines philosophy, psychology and spirituality through various interrelated issues and topics, including a strong practical and experiential component.
  • First Intake: November 2021 to June 2022
  • Second Intake: January 2022 to August 2022

Information for prospective learners

How long is the course?

Self-paced courses are open from 30th November 2021 until September 2022. Participants are encouraged to complete the course at their own pace. The course duration is the same whether it is 25 or 50 hours.

What do I need to do to complete a course?

As soon as you apply for a course you can access the course content. When you complete each section, click on the button ‘Close and Mark as Read’. You will also need to participate in the discussions and complete any quizzes and assignments. Educators will be correcting the work and providing feedback when necessary.

How do I contact the educators?

If you need support with the course content, you can contact the educators via email on Please include the course title in the subject email.

When do I receive the certificate of attendance?

You will receive a certificate of attendance after the course closes in September 2022.

You can also read our FAQS – Learning Box

How to apply for a course for new account holders with the Directorate

New Learners: Those who never applied for a course with the Directorate for Lifelong Learning

If you have never applied for a course with the Directorate for Lifelong Learning, you need to sign up for a new account and proceed with the application. If you have already applied for a course with the Directorate for Lifelong Learning, proceed to the next section.

Watch this video to learn more about signing up for an account and applying for a course.

You can find guidelines on How to register and apply for a course

How to apply for a course if you have an account with the Directorate

Learners who have already applied for a course with the Directorate for Lifelong Learning

If you have previously applied for a course with the Directorate for Lifelong Learning you do not need to sign up for an account. You can apply by either clicking on;

  • Myschool if you have signed up with a personal email (such as Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo) or;
  • Microsoft if you have a lifelong learning username in the form of

You can also find guidelines on How to register and apply for a course

Accessing course content

Once you apply for a self-paced course, you will receive an email that verifies your acceptance for the course.

Watch this video to learn more on how to access course content

Go to and click on the Login button. Once you are logged in, you will be on the Overview page, go to the My Courses section and click on the unread/available icon.

The course resources will be available immediately for you to complete at your own pace.

You can also check the guide How to access course content

Submitting an assignment

You can check the guide on How to submit an assignment

It includes details about the assignment view, an exercise detail view, and instructions on how to submit an assignment on Learning Box.

Submitting a quiz

You can check the guide on How to submit a quiz

It includes details about the quiz tool, the exercise detail window, information on how to submit a quiz and a sample of the different quiz questions.

Apply and get access to the Demonstration Course for free

Apply and get access to the Getting Started on Learning Box demonstration course.

The course is designed to let you experience on online course. It will showcase different course resources available on our Virtual Learning Platform.

In this demonstration course, you’ll learn what it’s like to participate in a course to help you decide if self-paced learning is right for you.

You are encouraged to apply for the demonstration course before you apply for a blended learning or self-paced course with payment.

Applying for this demonstration course is free – there is no payment.

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