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Award in Children’s Rights, Discrimination, and Inclusion

Course will commence once the minimum capacity is reached

Educator: Directorate for Lifelong Learning
Course Offer: Self-Paced Course 
Course Duration: 100 Hours (completion by 31/05/2024)
Certification: Certificate MQF Level 2 (4 ECTS)
Prerequisites: Internet connection and a device, basic digital skills
Price: Euro 34.94


Course Description

An impressive amount of employees work directly with children, starting from teachers and LSEs, and continuing with social workers, health professionals, several psycho-social services, professionals working with NGO’s and many many others. This is not to mention parents who may also have an interest in understanding children’s rights, and the related issues of discrimination and inclusion.


The course covers several topics including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Maltese National Children’s Policy, the identification of barriers to child participation, information on how to promote participation and equality of access and how to promote all children’s entitlement to the full range of activities and learning experiences.


This course will also help to spread the message that every child has the right to education, care and protection from violence. Hence the obligation of professionals to offer an inclusive service, for all children, including of course, children with special needs or who are disadvantaged in any other way.


The course is made up of 10 mutually reinforcing units.

The self-paced course will commence from October 2023 onwards and once the required number of learners have enrolled. It offers 100 hours of self-paced learning, including instructional materials, online resources, lesson explanations, discussion forums, assignments, and recommended readings. Registration is open until 15 March 2024. Upon reaching the minimum number of participants, you will be notified. You will have until 31 May 2024 to complete the course at your own pace regardless of the commencement date.

Course Outline:

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course adult learners will be able to:

  • Describe local legislation on children’s rights, equality, discrimination and inclusion
  • Describe the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Illustrate barriers to child participation
  • Promote participation and equity in relation to educational and social access
  • Implement inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Ensure equal access for all children including those with a disability and with special educational needs
  • Work in ways which support equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Recall pertinent information and best-practices aimed at promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Identify legislation, regulations and policies related to equality, diversity and inclusive
  • Engage in effective partnership working to enable children to flourish
  • Support equality, diversity and inclusive practice in practical ways
  • Provide a range of opportunities that celebrate cultural differences
  • Promote a multicultural approach to your service provision
  • Encourage child self-expression in alone and group activities
  • Construct an enabling environment that reflects a full range of the diversity within the Maltese society
  • Promote positive images and actively act against avoid stereotypes