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Award in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in Schools

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MQF

The Pastoral Formation Institute is licensed by MFHEA
(Licence #: 2013-FHI-023) as a Further and Higher Educational Institute. The Award in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in Schools is accredited at EQF/MQF Level 6, as a Higher Education Programme.


This course contributes towards the Accelerated Progression Scheme for educators as per the Sectoral Agreement signed in 2017.

Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in Schools are considered bridges between faiths and cultures in the contemporary context. Those involved in this mission must be well prepared to effectively share the joy of the Gospel and its values within schools in today’s pluralistic society. This course provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to enhance effective Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in Schools. It assists participants in developing a range of essential skills for this ministry, including reflective, analytical, critical, and synthetic thinking, as well as leadership, collaboration, interpersonal communication, listening, planning, and implementation.

This course is open to all individuals involved in the educational sector or with an expressed interest in working in this area.

CodeMode of DeliveryValue
THM6017In-person (Face-to-Face Learning)3 ECTS

In this module, participants will be introduced to the concept of Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in schools and will be prepared for this mission. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn how Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy can facilitate dialogue between faiths and cultures in our contemporary pluralistic society. We will articulate how to nurture a wholesome attitude towards life, different religions and cultures, and the whole of creation, founded on Gospel values and the teachings of the Church.

CodeMode of DeliveryValue
THM6019In-person (Face-to-Face Learning)3 ECTS

This module offers participants the opportunity to examine the richness and challenges of a multicultural and multifaith environment within the school community in the context of Pastoral Theology.

In the context of Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy, Pastoral Theology enables those involved in this ministry to nurture in their own lives and within the entire school community the truth that:

“The nature of the reign of God is the communion of all human beings between themselves and with God.  

(Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio)

This theme will be discussed through selected Scriptural texts and texts from the teachings of the Church and early Church Fathers.

CodeMode of DeliveryValue
THM6018In-person (Face-to-Face Learning)3 ECTS

By the end of this module, participants will be able to identify various ways of fostering a relationship with the Transcendent/God through different methods of prayer. Participants will become more familiar with:

  • The meaning of spirituality
  • The spiritual development of the young (4-10 yrs.), youth (11-16 yrs.), and adults (18+), keeping in mind contemporary cultures.
  • How to plan and conduct various spiritual encounters and activities with the young (4-10 yrs.), youth (11-16 yrs.), and adults (18+).
CodeMode of DeliveryValue
THM6020In-person (Face-to-Face Learning)3 ECTS

The aim of this module is to enable participants to build resources for designing and enriching liturgical and religious celebrations/activities in schools by exploring and adapting artistic expressions, media, and IT resources in the context of Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy.

CodeMode of DeliveryValue
THM6021In-person (Face-to-Face Learning)5 ECTS

This module is divided into three parts:

Part One: One-day seminar – This seminar will enable participants to relate various leadership models and collaboration strategies to Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy in Schools.

Part Two: Half-day spiritual retreat – Participants will have time to reflect on their own spiritual journey in the light of selected Biblical texts and spiritual literature.

Part Three: Online reading – Four papers will be presented as online reading. These papers are related to all the modules and will enable participants to reflect on the different ways that Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy is expressed around the world. Participants will be asked to critically analyze and review these articles and use them to evaluate national experiences.

 

The course will take place once a week on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm.

Seminar
DateTimeVenue
5th October 2024TBATBA
THM6017: Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy in Schools: Promoting Human Dignity and Gospel Values in Contemporary Cultures
DateTimeVenue
9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th October 202415:30 – 17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
6th, 13th and 20th November 202415:30 – 17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta

THM6019: Nurturing Spirituality Through Pastoral Car /Chaplaincy in Schools
DateTimeVenue
4th, 11th and 18th December 202415:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th January 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta

THM6018: Pastoral Theology in Relation to Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy in Schools
DateTimeVenue
12th, 19th and 26th February 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
5th, 12th and 26th March 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
2nd April 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta

THM6020: Practical Ways of Enriching Liturgical Celebrations and Religious Activities in Schools
DateTimeVenue
30th April 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
4th and 11th June 202515:30-17:30Ta’ Mlit Pastoral Centre, Mosta
Spiritual Retreat
DateTimeVenue
21st June 2025TBATBA

This course has one exit certificate option:

Certificate of Achievement

To receive a Certificate of Achievement, the student must:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of all contact hours for this course.
  • Complete and pass assessments for all modules.
MQF

The Pastoral Formation Institute is licensed by MFHEA
(Licence #: 2013-FHI-023) as a Further and Higher Educational Institute. The Award in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in Schools is accredited at EQF/MQF Level 6, as a Higher Education Programme.

This course contributes towards the Accelerated Progression Scheme for educators as per the Sectoral Agreement signed in 2017.

Get Qualified
Students completing the Higher Education Award in Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy in Schools can apply for the Get Qualified Scheme, which will enable them to benefit from a tax credit of 70% of the costs incurred (i.e., €245 will be refunded for this course).
  • Full qualification at MQF Level 6 or higher
  • Proficiency in English and/or Maltese language
  • Basic digital competencies (able to do research)
  • Expressed interest in Pastoral Care and/or chaplaincy in state or non-state schools

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be refunded if deemed ineligible for the course.


For courses offered in face-to-face learning and blended learning, it is required that applicants reside in the Maltese islands and use their Maltese address in their application form.

For further information regarding visa requirements, see Identity Malta’s VISA requirements for third-country nationals.

Training Sample

  Cahtolic Institute

This is a sample training page.

Those who are currently involved or who desire to get training on ______________.

Modules:

CodeModuleValue
PFI1000Introduction to Training2 ECTS

Module 1 – Title

Lecturers: various

SessionDatesTimes
In-personXXth Month 202109:00 – 13:00

A mix of assessment methods will be employed to allow for different learning styles. They include:

Assessment: 

  • Modules 1

Final Award: 

Duration: 

  • Contact hours –
  • Supervised Placement and Practice Hours –
  • Self-Study Hours –
  • Assessment Hours –

Certification: 

*To obtain a Certificate of Achievement a student must; Attend a minimum of 70% of each module and Pass successfully the assignment

Award Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute

Teaching Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute, in collaboration with the Salesian Family, and the MCYN (Malta Catholic Youth Network)

Applicants must be in possession of: