Award in Adventure Programme

is an MQF 2, Further Education Programme holding 4 ECTs. It is accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA) 

Learning Outcomes
  1. Express his/her needs to the educators and the other team members
  2. Illustrate the needs and requirements of the group
  3. Interact without imposing anything on the educators and other team members
  4. Evaluate own learning and adopt, adjust and correct where applicable
  5. Proceed with the physical required for hand-on activities
  6. Undertake further studies of courses offered by MCAST and Youth.Inc
  7. Identify anxiety and fear when they are faced with different difficult situations
  8. Use leadership to overcome any encountered obstacles
  9. Identify different abseiling equipment, such as a body harness, and identify their purposes
  10. Use measuring tools to build a nature house and then determine the mathematical evaluations of length, breadth, height, areas and volumes
  11. Label the different anatomical human body parts during physical activities Judge health and safety standards before the hands-on experience
  12. Determine which direction to use by operating an orienteering compass
  13. Present solutions creative enough to engage the other team members
  14. Review his/her actions and adjust to any new or different circumstances
  15. Discuss verbal and nonverbal communication
  16. Review their information and make sure that it is clear and concise
  17. Express their views and opinions Definitions of mathematical measurements as used in construction arena
  18. Description of strength, stamina and endurance
  19. The greatness and beauty of the outdoors and all the opportunities of learning therein
  20. The proper use of basic tools such as a measuring tape and an orienteering compass
Enrolment and Intake

The next course is due Monday 29th May 2023
Enrolment is carried out by a call for application by the Education Division. 

Mode of Delivery
  1.   Face to Face.
  2. The module will be delivered using the guided discovery and the reciprocal style of teaching.
  3. 5 sessions of 5 hours each will be delivered during five-day programme
  4. 25 hours supervised practice hours will be carried out by their LSAs, carrier guidance teachers and councillors enhancing their learning through Adventure Programme. These focus on research about topics covered either during the same day as revision or else as pre-learning research for the day after in order for the students to be prepared.
  5. Discussions to generate the interest in the subjects. These include motivational talks, disciplinary actions, and team working activities.
  6. Hands-on experiences on the subjects


Depending on the course participants but the common language used for the delivery of this course is the English language


This is a short one-week course usually starting on Monday and concluding on Friday

Age and Requirements

The minimum age for participation is 16
No specific requirements to enrol

Hours of total learning
100. (25 contact, 25 supervised learning, 45 self-study, 5 assessment)


a.    This module will be assessed using written multiple-choice questions which carry 60% of the total mark. The questions will be based on the expected learning of each day: 
b.   The reflective diary is worked on a set of questions with the likert scale; the 1 as the lowest and the 10 as the highest and carries 20% of the assessment. The guided questions are worked to enable the students to analyse their behaviour, attitudes and outcome throughout the day. 

c. A pre-advised criterion, clearly explained to the learners at the start of the course shall set the standards of a practical assessment. These include team working, cooperation, sharing, helping, and leadership skills and shall carry 20% of the total assessment.

Grading System
100 – 85 – A+
84 – 80 – A
79 – 75 – B+
74 – 60 – B
59 – 55 – D+
54 – 45 – D
44 or under - F

Link to Identity Malta’s VISA requirement for third country nationals:;

Reading List
  • Bunting, C.J. (2006). Interdisciplinary Teaching through Outdoor Education. Human Kinetics: USA
  • Cooper, G. (1998). Outdoors with Young People. Russell House Publishing: UK
  • Cornell, J. (1998). Sharing Nature with Children. Dawn Publications: Canada
  • Gilbertson, K., Bates, T., McLaughlin, T. & Ewert, A. (2006). Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies. Human Kinetics: USA
  • Harriman, H. (2006). The Outdoor Classroom: A Place to Learn. Corner to Learn Limited: UK
  • Matsec Examinations Board. (2012). Sec Physical Education Syllabus. Ministry of Education and Employment: Malta
  • Prouty, D., Panicucci, J. & Collinson, R. (2007). Adventure Education: Theory and Applications. Human Kinetics: USA
For more information kindly send an email to

or call Kayleigh on
2713 2189 or 9928 4266


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