Youth.inc

Who we are?

Youth.inc 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.

Youth.inc 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

Youth.inc 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

The Youth.inc programme provides the following course : 

MQF Level 1 -  Access Skills for Independent Living and Working Life; duration 35 - 40 weeks from end September each year. This course consists of achieving 40 ECTS.

MQF Level 2 - Skills for Independent Living and Working Life; duration 35 - 40 weeks from end September each year.This course consists of achieving 60 ECTS. 

MQF Level 3 - Connect: Skills and Competences for the Work Place; duration 35 - 40 weeks from end September each year.This course consists of achieving 60 ECTS. 

 
Entry to Youth.inc

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. Preferably, applicants require the Level 1 Secondary School Certificate and Profile. Young people entering Level 1 will progress to Level 2 upon successful completion of Level 1. 

The entry requirement for Level 3 is the completion of Skills for Vocational Pathways Level 2 or a recognised equivalent qualification under the MQF such as MCAST or ITS Level 2 qualifications.

Progression

Young people can progress from one level to the other upon the successful completion of the previous level. 

Maintenance Grants

Young people attending the Youth.inc 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 agenzija.zghazagh@gov.mt or call on 22586700.