About the Institute for Educat​ion (IfE)

The Institute for Education was originally setup as an In​stitute on April 2015 by virtue of Legal Notice 140 of 2015 as amended by Legal Notice 240 of 2015.  The Institute was reconstituted as an agency by virtue of Legal Notice 243​​ of 2017.

The Institute provides initial teacher training and professional development that inject 21st century skills and competences into the educators at all levels of leadership and infuse equity and social justice within all programmes. It aims to develop accredited programmes which are flexible and can be provided through different modes of delivery such as face-to-face lecture, online and blended learning.

The Institute for Education is licenced by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) as a Higher Education Institution in accordance with the Second Schedule of Subsidiary Legislation 327.433.


'To shape future generations through an ever-evolving learning environment'

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Mission Statement

The Institute for Education promotes high quality education for educators and learners at all levels. By collaborating with all of its stakeholders, it fosters learning communities of the highest standard whilst also delivering education based on equity and social justice.'

The Institute for Education (IfE) is committed to the key principles of equity and social justice and strives to enhance accessibility for professional learning for all educators. IfE also invests in life-long learning to cultivate skills and competences which enable individuals to rise to the challenges posed by the ever-changing society. It fosters a philosophy whereby course participants are encouraged to explore their potential independently whilst empowering individuals to achieve personal and collective growth. 

The Institute's Values:

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As a team, we grow together promoting a sense of belonging and providing equal opportunities to ensure all feel supported whilst working towards common goals. 


We practice an honest and open exchange of ideas in an environment where positive encouragement serves as the basis of our communication. 


We enable our employees and learners to explore their potential, take initiative and be accountable for the benefit of everyone's educational journey. 


We encourage, support, and empower the community to achieve personal and collective growth. 


We work without boundaries and are open to finding diverse and unexpected solutions to challenges at the workplace. 


We believe in creating an environment where everyone is valued according to their individual potential for their holistic development.​​


Why choose the Institute for Education?

The Institute welcomes all individuals who are interested in contributing towards the development of education by encouraging educators to explore fresh approaches towards their professional growth. Such educators drive positive change and explore methodologies aimed at increasing impact on the student’s learning experience. Course participants at the Institute for Education also have the opportunity to reflect on learning, set goals, provide evidence of learning, give and receive feedback, analyse performances, and improve practice through self-assessment. Through these instruments the Institute adopts a learner-centred approach for its course participants, who will eventually become future educators who will embrace this philosophy within their classrooms. 

Motto: ‘Inspiring and Fostering Educators’ passion for learning’

IfE offers accredited programmes at MQF levels 4 – 7, which are targeted at individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in education. These programmes offer a different learning experience to course participants as they are delivery through a mixture of face-to-face sessions, online and blended teaching approaches.

Through its online platform, the Institute also offers an online library which is composed of EBSCO, ProQuest and Sage. All these give access to books, journals and articles and other academic documentation. On-site the Institute also has a library which is readily available to course participants.  

The Institute prides itself of an environment which is conducive to learning through its supportive policy and procedures. The programmes offered by the Institute are designed in a manner which give an added value to individuals who are passionate about children’s learning and the education sector.  


Prospective students are to note that the Teaching Profession is regulated, therefore access to the profession is granted by a warrant which is issued by the Council for the Teaching Profession.