As part of their contract, all adult educators are committed to attend compulsory continuing professional development (CPD) sessions. Pre-service training is held in September, while mid-service training sessions are held throughout the year.
These CPD sessions are provided by officers from the Department for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability as well as by Maltese and foreign experts. Experts from different European institutions are also invited to give CPD sessions as part of EU funded programmes and projects including the Implementation of the EU Agenda for Adult Learning, the European Platform for Adult Learning as well as Erasmus+ projects.
The Department for Research. Lifelong Learning and Employability invests in both Initial and Continuous Professional Development of Adult educators with the aim of raising the professional profile of educators and ensuring a quality adult education service across sectors.
Expected learning outcomes of the adult learning professional development initiatives include good practice in adult education strategies, ability to link adult education with the Malta Qualifications Framework, ability to carry out assessment of and for learning, and the ability to create bottom up adult education initiatives.