Foundation Certificate in Management

MQF Level 4

Foundation Certificate


October 2023
Price  (Local/EU)
9 months
ECTS Credits
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Course Description

Today’s workforce requires adaptable, flexible and willing-to-learn employees. This programme will help you develop the fundamental and transferable skills you will need in order to be an effective manager.

It will also help improve your employability, as well as unlock learning opportunities that lead to further and higher levels of education specialising in management, business and HR areas.

This programme is also designed as a progression pathway towards MQF 5 and MQF 6 qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess a pass in English Language* and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent).

*Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • candidates wanting to improve their employability opportunities;
  • candidates wanting to progress to higher qualifications in the areas of management.

Career Paths

This programme aims to help you develop essential work skills and behaviours that are needed for you to secure and sustain meaningful employment, as well as to help you progress towards managerial positions.


You are required to complete all 5 compulsory modules (30 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this foundation certificate

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take up to 9 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 5 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;

Course Intake Dates

October 2023

Additional Info

Reading for the Foundation Certificate in Management as presented in this brochure costs €1,500.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

**Terms and conditions apply.

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

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Kevin Borg

The road is rough and bumpy, but the satisfaction at the end of the journey is priceless. IDEA Academy administration, staff and lecturers made it feel more effortless than it looks. Success isn’t easy, but if you believe you can achieve it. No words can explain my gratitude for all the help and motivation provided throughout the course. It’s never too late to enrich your academic portfolio.

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