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Award in Maltese Law – Introduction

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Award in Maltese Law - Introduction


MQF Level
30 hours
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As per below
Mode of Delivery
Online 100%


Course code  



Course Title Award in Maltese Law – Introduction
Course Start and planned End Date
Session Day Date Duration Total Hours Delivered
Award in Maltese Law – Introduction (17:30- 20:30) (30 hours in total)
1 Friday 12/01/2024 3 3
2 Friday 19/01/2024 3 6
3 Friday 26/01/2024 3 9
4 Friday 02/02/2024 3 12
5 Friday 09/02/2024 3 15
6 Friday 16/02/2024 3 18
7 Friday 23/02/2024 3 21
8 Friday 01/03/2024 3 24
9 Friday 08/03/2024 3 27
10 Friday 15/03/2024 3 30
Mode of Delivery 100% online
Year of studies (1st, 2nd etc) 1st
MQF Level 6
Credits 6
Duration of course 30 hours


Course Description

This Unit is designed for learners who do not have a legal background. This Unit will provide learners who might already have a basic awareness and understanding of Maltese Law through sectoral experience with the specific knowledge of the legal framework behind the Maltese legal system. This Unit is therefore particularly relevant for those wanting to become more knowledgeable with basic legal notions in day-to-day occurrences. Undertaking this Unit can also assist in developing the necessary transferable skills and attributes which can assist in their progression from middle into more senior management including roles such as that of Chief Executive Officer or board members.

The design of this Unit will promote and encourage the vocational knowledge and skills that will assist learners to understand and operate contracts of different complexity. Learners will become aware of the impact and controls of the relevant legislation, regulations and procedures within the particular structures. This Unit will also provide an understanding and awareness of the importance and impact of different laws. The assessment of this Unit will encourage and promote important skills in written communication as well as appropriate levels of analytical, problem solving and research skills. The subjects covered within the Unit will develop and understanding of how to identify and prevent many of the more common issues associated with law in practice.

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to develop a working knowledge of how proper application of the law can change the way an organization, particularly in the public sector, operates as to become more effective in its day-to-day relationships. The associated skills that are embedded within this Unit will include the ability to research information and undertake precise procedural steps to achieve a set outcome. This Unit will enable the learner to develop the knowledge to be able to recognise well-thought and well-founded legal advice.

Career Paths

This unit on its own will not lead to a specific position but will be of value to anyone who needs an appreciation of Maltese Law to carry out his/her work more effectively such as Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Notarial Secretary/Assistant


This unit can be assessed via Time-Constrained Assessments

Learning Outcomes


LO1 Identify the general meaning of law as well as the need for law in general within the state.

LO2 Analyse different legal systems (mainly the Common Law and Continental law Traditions) which came to shape the Maltese Legal system.

LO3 Identify the methodology through which laws are conceived, updated and amended.

LO4 Evaluate the main categories of law within the Maltese context (Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Commercial & Administrative).

LO5 Explain remedial action taken under Maltese law both in the judicial and the qusi-judicial sphere.

LO6 Assess the relationship between Maltese law and the Laws of the European Union, the basic legal instruments under European Union Law and the interplay between the two sources of law.

Entry Requirements

A full MQF Level 4 qualification

Maturity Clause:

Applicants who do not meet all the minimum eligibility criteria, and who have attained the age of 21 years, may submit an application under the maturity clause. A Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter (the latter clearly indicating what motivates the applicant to apply for this particular course) are required.

These applicants must demonstrate that they stand to benefit and show that they are able to follow the programme through an interview held for the purpose. Additionally, applicants under the maturity clause may be evaluated through an assessment.

The Admissions Department may suggest pre-eligibility courses any applicant would be required to follow before being considered eligible for this course.


Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose submit course assignments / or sit for assessments and achieves a Pass mark or higher.
  • Students who opt not to submit assignments or sit for the assessments or fail to achieve a Pass mark will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfil the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.


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