Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean

#Capacity Development

Countries
Jordan / Libya / Morocco / Lebanon / Tunisia
Status
Ongoing
Duty Stations
Regional Office - Mediterranean, Valletta, Malta
Duration
August 2021 to July 2024
Donors
Denmark, Malta, Austria, European Union

Summary

The Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean (MCP Med TI) provides quality assured learning experiences resulting in recognised qualifications and awards to a variety of migration actors, ranging from technical front-line governmental and NGO staff, to decision makers and thought leaders. Whilst its main aim is to deliver a full range of tailored learning and coaching products and solutions, it hopes to create a space for peer learning, mentoring, and fostering trust-based partnerships.

Aim

To contribute to building migration capacity partnerships by establishing a permanent and accredited regional training institute offering quality-assured, bespoke learning and coaching experiences that result in certification for migration actors.

Objectives

  • Provide access to quality, cost-effective training designed to transfer the methods, tools and approaches to respond effectively and proactively to the emerging migration priorities both at the national and regional level;
  • Promote and foster an organisational environment that values development, dialogue, joint initiatives and multilateral cooperation;
  • Leverage technology resources and tools to improve and enhance workflow efficiency.

Accreditation by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The MCP Med TI is officially licenced by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority as a Further Education Institute (Licence number: 2021-16).

Resources

The Training Institute provides physical, virtual, and support services to learners in order to provide them with the best learning experience possible.

  1. An accessible (including for those with disabilities), state-of-art training facility for in-person learning fully compliant with Health and Safety Regulations;
  2. A combined computer-based teaching and distance learning classroom;  
  3. A comfortable break room;
  4. Access to both physical and electronic libraries of custom-made, quality assured learning products and reference material.

Award in Document Examination Essentials

 

This Award in Document Examination Essentials is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

Accreditation category: Further Education Programme 

Level EQF/MQF: Level 4

Qualification Type: Award

Number of ECTS: 2

Mode of delivery/attendance: Face-to-face/full-time

Hours of total learning: 50 hours (Contact: 18 hours/Self-study: 30 hours/Assessment: 2 hours)

Duration: 4 days

Target group: Personnel responsible for initially checking the validity and authenticity of secure documents

Language of instruction: English/Arabic

Address: Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean (MCP Med TI), Development House, 4A, St Anne Street, Floriana, Malta.

 Entry requirements:

Secondary School Certificate and Profile SSC&P (MQF Level 3) or a secondary education leaving certificate (High School certificate) from the country in which the participant has completed his/her studies. Proficiency in one of the operating languages of the MCP Med TI is a pre-requisite (English, French or Arabic)

Learning Outcomes

Competences: – at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • Act autonomously within official regulations
  • Detect potential impostors
  • Assess the validity and authenticity of secure documents
  • Take responsibility for the initial decision to submit the document for further examination
  • Demonstrate communication, science and technology, learning to learn, and interpersonal competences

Knowledge – at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • The concept, threat and detection techniques of imposture
  • Facts and principles related to secure documents, their different types and uses
  • The method to examine a suspect document
  • Different types of substrates
  • Characteristics of mechanical printing techniques
  • Characteristics of personalization
  • Commonly used additional security features

Skills – at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Applying knowledge and understanding
  • The learner will be able to:
  • Apply the imposture detection technique
  • Correctly use basic document examination equipment
  • Efficiently apply the document examination method

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

The learner will be able to: 

  • Take action when faced with a suspect document or person
  • Confidently select, analyse and utilize document security information as relevant
  • Generate solutions when faced with problems pertaining to document examination and imposture detection in their private and/or professional lives
  • Assess the need for referral of a suspect document/person to a more experienced examiner/investigator

Module-Specific Communication Skills

The learner will be able to: 

  • Express and interpret thoughts and facts as they relate to document security in both oral and written form
  • Use relevant, foreign language document security technical terms
  • Logically explain the document examination methodology
  • Clearly and concisely communicate findings of a document examination/imposture assessment

Module-Specific Learner Skills

The learner will be able to:

  • Organize their own learning through proper time management
  • Work well individually and in groups
  • Take initiative and ask pertinent questions about document security and other associated fields
  • Be motivated to conduct further research on document security
  • Take leadership in situations requiring the use of acquired document security knowledge

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

The learner will be able to:

  • Competently use a USB microscope.
  • Efficiently use the online EDISON TD database.

Mode of teaching

  • Lecture
  • Practical exercises
  • Plenary discussions and Q/A

Assessment

Trainees will be graded as per the following system:

  • Attendance: a full mark implies uninterrupted attendance through the full course of studies.
    • Weight: 10 points
  • Practical Application
    • Pertinence of questions asked (3 points)
    • Accuracy of answers and solid analytical processing (3 points)
    • Correct use of equipment (4 points)
    • Active engagement in discussions, practical exercises and general Q/A sessions (3 points)
    • Correct use of terminology (3 points)
    • Proper identification of security features during informal practical sessions and exercises (4 points)
    • Weight: 20 points
  • Written examination (at the end of course): 70 points
    • Total score: 100 points

Passing grade for successful completion of programme:  60%

Dates for next intake: Not available. Please contact the MCP Med TI for further information.  

Educational programme fees: no incurred fees for officially nominated/selected trainees from the MCP Med TI’s Southern Partner Countries.

Registration method: as per MCP Med TI's Student Enrolment Procedures.

Award in Migration Governance for Young Professionals

This Award in Migration Governance for Young Professionals is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

Accreditation category: Further Education Programme 

Level EQF/MQF: Level 4

Qualification Type: Award

Number of ECTS: 2

Mode of delivery/attendance: Face-to-face/full-time

Hours of total learning: 50 hours (Contact: 25 hours/Self-study: 20 hours/Assessment: 5 hours)

Duration: 5 days

Target group: Students and early career professionals in the field of migration governance using theoretical and practical aspects of migration policy-making, including but not limited to: MA students or MA graduates in Migration studies, International relations, Political science, Political economy, and Political sociology. ’Early-career professionals’ with up to 2 years practical experience in migration governance in: National institutions, International institutions, Civil society, Academia

Address: Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean (MCP Med TI), Development House, 4A, St Anne Street, Floriana, Malta.

 Entry requirements:

  • Master’s Degree (MQF level 7) in migration studies or related disciplines (international relations or political science), political economy, political sociology.
  • OR Proof of enrolment in 1st year or 2nd year Master’s degree in migration studies or related disciplines (international relations or political science), political economy, political sociology.
  • OR Up to 2 years of practical experience in migration governance in national institutions, international organizations, civil society or academia with a Bachelor degree (MQF level 6) in a related field.
  • Proficiency in the language of instruction of programme : English, French or Arabic.

Learning Outcomes

Competence

At the end of the module the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • List the suitable approaches for strategic policy objectives development.
  • Identify the key elements in strategic public policy-making process.
  • Select the concepts of behavioural sciences that could be applied to solve a given problem.
  • Measure the impact of implemented activities and interventions.
  • Select data sources in migration governance related fields.

Knowledge

At the end of the module the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Recognise practices in migration governance.
  • List the key elements in the strategic public policy-making process.
  • List the fundamental concepts and methods of behavioural sciences to solve a given problem.
  • Identify the theoretical concepts of impact assessment and practical current best practice.
  • Understand the complexity and potential use of migration data, both in its qualitative and quantitative dimensions.

Skills

At the end of the module the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Interpret migration governance policy options and strategies.
  • Interpret policies designed to intervene on individual behaviour in order to combat societal problems.
  • Use impact assessments for migration campaigns in particular.
  • Use data from relevent sources related to migration governance.

Module-Specific Learner Skills

At the end of the module the learner will be able to:

  • Build on prior learning and professional experiences
  • Effectively manage time and information
  • Efficiently work in groups and with various actors from different fields

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

At the end of the module, the learner will be able efficiently select and use migration related prominent international data sources such as: Eurostat, the World Bank’s remittances matrix, the IOM’s Global Migration Database.

Mode of teaching: Instructor-led lectures will introduce theory, concepts and tools, supported by interactive discussions and reinforced by in-class group exercises followed by plenary discussions and Q/A.

Assessment

Learners will be graded on a continuous assessment basis as per the following methodology:

As this course will be delivered across 5 different themes, for each theme learners will be assessed as per the below indicators:

Attendance: 4 marks will be awarded for complete attendance. Any absence results in 0 points for that theme.

Practical application: Active engagement demonstrating understanding of concepts. (10 points)

For each learner, the overall score will be calculated as below:

Assessment criteria     Theme  1   Theme  2   Theme  3   Theme  4   Theme  5   Overall Score

Attendance (1)            a                b                c                d                E                (1)= (a+b+c+d+e)

Practical application (2)                v                w               x                y                Z                (2) = (v+w+x+y+z)

Final Score                  (1)+ (2)

Passing grade for the course: 60% (42 out of 70).

Dates for next intake:  5 – 9 September 2022

Registration method: Call for Applications to be advertised via ICMPD’s EuroMed Migration V webpage.

Programme fee: this programme does not incur any fees for selected candidates following the Call for Applications.

 

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