The Institute of Family Therapy – Malta has introduced a new training opportunity beginning in March 2019. The Certificate in Therapeutic Care with Children and Adolescents in Out-of-Home Settings provides training for care workers already working in the field, as well as those interested to take up a new career.
Carers will become more knowledgeable and skillfully equipped to work in such settings, enhancing and developing their practice. By providing in-depth exposure to the complexities involved when working with children and adolescents in residential settings, this training programme wants to support local care workers to be better equipped with the challenges this line of work involves. The Certificate in Therapeutic Care with Children and Adolescents in Out-of-Home Settings aims to be a concrete step towards raising the level of care given to children and adolescents to a professional standard, in order for it to become a regulated occupation.
The Certificate in Therapeutic Care with Children and Adolescents in Out-of-Home Settings is a one-year programme offering 30 ECTS and is ideal for individuals who are interested in extending their knowledge, skills and competences in working with children and adolescents in therapeutic residential care. You need an O level standard of education equivalent to Level 3 of the MQF, or equivalent qualifications. This part-time certificate is also designed to appeal to individuals who would like to keep their current employment and pursue their studies simultaneously.
IFT uses different teaching modalities to appeal to students’ different ways of learning. Mostly didactic in nature, training will be held within an interactive lecturing environment, and students’ participation will be strongly encouraged through eliciting discussions, role plays and exercises of an experiential nature. Student progress will be assessed via different modalities including assignments, presentations and group work. Tutors on the course are all professionals with vast experience of working within the field of residential care with a minimum of Masters level of training.
The Course is accredited by the National Council for Further & Higher Education (NCFHE) and is rated at Level 5.
More information by telephone: 21823572 or 79704058