Lifelong Learning Courses launched in Gozo and Malta

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Lifelong Learning Courses launched in Gozo and MaltaLifelong Learning programme for 2017;2018 has been launched for Gozo and Malta for around 458 adult learning courses in 90 different subjects.

The courses were launched by the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Innovation within the Ministry for Education and Employment.

Applications open today and until the 4th of August. The programme for the courses start in October 2017.

More information regarding Music, Art or Drama courses can be obtained from the VPA School in Xewkija, the School of Music, Hamrun; School of Arts, Valletta; Drama Centre and the Blata il-Bajda.

The VPA School Gozo said that if anyone needs help with their application they can call into their offices between 9.00 and 11.30am, at Soil Street, Xewkija.

For all courses available in locations across Gozo, please see here.

The adult learning programme includes courses in essential skills including reading and writing, maths, and ICT for beginners.

The Directorate said that the offer also includes accredited courses at various levels in 12 languages including Maltese, English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

The Directorate organises O level and A level preparation classes, computer courses, as well as vocational and training courses.

The main focus is the provision of a learner-centred curriculum which promotes critical thinking, reflection, and the development of lifelong learners.

It said that the courses are organised across 9 adult learning centres, at 34 local councils and 17 NGOs across Gozo and Malta and attract over 10,000 learners aged sixteen years and over. Most courses are organised over 32 weeks – starting in October and finishing in May.

The course fees are subsidised ranging from €18.63 for short courses to €46.59 for SEC preparation courses.

The Directorate continued by saying that it ensures that learning opportunities are available to all, and that persons of all ages are encouraged to reach their full potential.

A guidance service is also offered and adult education coordinators help applicants identify the right course for their specific needs.

Interested applicants should apply by logging on to the website as above, or in person from 8.30am till noon at the Ministry for Education and Employment, Great Siege Road, Floriana (tel: 2598 2291, 25982292).

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