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Target Group

Prospective students who want to work in Quality assurance, those already working in Quality assurance and all those in educational institutions who want to transfer to work in quality assurance.


Postgraduate Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Level of qualification: Level 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning

Licence no: 2020-001

Licence category: Higher Education Institution - listed here and search for: Global Connect Academy

Course fee       

EURO 2.300 to be paid by confirmed enrolment in one payment via PayPal on the platform.

Should you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please request our bank details using this email link: [email protected]

Course timeline

Start date:       Monday, 01 March 2021 that includes the study of 9 modules over 21 weeks and 5-weeks period for completing the
                          Research Paper. See more titles in the Course Outline below.

End date:         Sunday, 22 August 2021

Length of the course   26 weeks

Application deadline: Friday, 12 February 2021 at 17:00 UTC

Entry Requirements

  • A degree at EQF level 6 along with English proficiency at C1 level (IELT 6.5 to 7.5) Send the copy of your EQF Level 6 qualification and English proficiency qualification (exception: being a citizen of a country where English is stated as an official language of instruction in higher education) using this email link: [email protected]


  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for those who already have experiences in educational institutions with English proficiency at C1 level (IELT 6.5 to 7.5) (exception: being a citizen of a country where English is stated as an official language of instruction in higher education) . The details for RPL procedure are in the Policies and Procedures under point 18. Those applying through RPL will be requested to pay 200 Euros before processing their request. Ban details will be provided upon RPL request is submitted. Send you RPL request using this email link: [email protected]  


  • Maturity clause (student over 21 years of age) with English proficiency at C1 level (IELT 6.5 to 7.5) (exception: being a citizen of a country where English is stated as an official language of instruction in higher education). Send the copy of your English proficiency qualification (if applies) using this email link: [email protected]  
    (These students have to pass from the first two modules in order to continue).

Important note: GC Academy must evaluate the submitted documents and upon success the student will receive an invitation email for sign-up. Do not pay the course fee before you have received the invitation email from GC Academy for enrolment.

Overal Course Objectives

  • Critically analyse the knowledge and understanding of Quality assurance, Quality enhancement, the quality cycle ,policies and procedures vis a vis the ENQA standards.

  • Comprehend the scope of different conceptions and perspectives in quality education which will form the basis for original research at EQF level 7 as much as the basis for critical awareness and comprehensive knowledge.

  • Apply the Theory to practice by using a toolkit, but also creating original questions for internal audit purposes.

  • Apply the theory to practice by demonstrating mastery of knowledge and skills in managing people and projects.

  • Communicate to specialist and non-specialist  (including the general public) audiences through reports and discussions).

  • Perform critical evaluations and analysis to come to his own judgement and assume his position on the standards and other work of his peers

  • Research and carry out a final piece of research as a position paper on any topic related to Internal Quality assurance

  • Develop new skills in auditing with response to the ENQA standards and the newly added Probity and Internationalisation in a way to demonstrate the leadership skills required for report writing and its defence while showing autonomy.

  • Audit an Educational Institution and its programmes through his research.

  • Manage an Educational Institution at various leadership roles in different cultural contexts or Manage an Internal quality assurance Unit.

  • Learn skills to allow him to continue studying and go onto other related programmes or for work purposes.


Formative and summative assessments.

Course Outline

Course Lecturer


Currently the Head of Quality Assurance at the Institute of Tourism studies (ITS Malta) and an ECVET National expert (Malta). He is qualified in Tertiary Education Management with a specialization in ...