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Discussions are ongoing on the development of a National Life-skills Programme. Life-skills are a set of personal and social skills acquired through youth work and non-formal and informal learning that can be used to address issues, questions and problems commonly encountered in the course of daily human life. The idea is to develop such a course that young people can engage in voluntarily after secondary school completion. The course is being envisaged to lead to an MQF Level 4 certification.
After 4 years of coming into action there are some debates on revising the Youth Work Profession Act. This is mainly an issue that is discussed between the Maltese association of Youth Workers and the Youth work Profession Board. The main concerns relate a youth worker insurance and the continuous professional development and youth work specialisations