Who we are? is an inclusive education programme, based on applied learning, for young people between the age of 16 and 21. The aim of the programme is to help young people to improve their standard of education and gain more knowledge, values and skills to enter the labour market or gain qualifications to continue in further education and/or training. is under the remit and management of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, which adopts a more youth-centred approach and seeks to strengthen the complementary role of formal and non-formal learning.

Validation and Certification has two different levels of entry in accordance with the Malta Qualifications Framework. The programme is based on assisting the young person to gain key competences, sectoral skills and underpinning knowledge at the different levels.

Included in the learning are skills that are transferable to the next stages of education and training:

• Applying theory to work-related challenges
• Acquiring knowledge
• Gaining basic skills
• Embracing values
• Working in a team
• Being creative and innovative is currently being offered as full-time Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 programmes at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ complex in Santa Venera.

Entry to

The entry requirement for Level 1 or Level 2 is completion of full time compulsory education. The entry age is 16 years and young people who register for the programme are required to sit for an assessment which determines their participation in either Level 1 or Level 2 depending on their competences and skills. Young people entering Level 1 will progress to Level 2 upon successful completion of Level 1. 

Maintenance Grants

Young people attending the programme on a full time basis are entitled to receive a stipend as stipulated in Legal Notice 327.178 Students’ Maintenance Grants Regulations.

How to apply

You can apply online in English or Maltese. For any queries, send us an email on or call on 22586700 and ask for Mr. Bryan Magro.