Award in Aspects of Work Psychology

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Award in Aspects of Work Psychology

The aim of Award in Aspects of Work Psychology (MQF 6) is to provide an appreciation for the role of psychology in the workplace. It does this by aiming to provide a sound knowledge and understanding for what Equinox Academy sees as the more important and salient topics in work psychology and how they can be applied to solve or avoid difficult situations that may arise in workplace settings. This course taking a hands-on approach with practical real-life examples and by providing a psychology-based insight as to how real-life outcomes may be improved.

Aspects of Work Psychology Programme Summary

The aim of Award in Aspects of Work Psychology (MQF 6) is to provide an appreciation for the role of psychology in the workplace. The course also aims to provide a sound knowledge and understanding for a number of topics in work psychology and how they can be applied to solve or avoid difficult situations that may arise in workplace settings.

Target Audience:

The target group are adults who are highly motivated to pursue further studies, having had at least 1 year of experience in human resources, management or employee/human relations post.

This course is composed of the following modules:

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Psychology at work
  • Module 2: Basic Principles in Personnel Selection
  • Module 3: Performance in the organisation
  • Module 4: Motivation, Change and Leadership
  • Module 5: Personal Development

Aspects of Work Psychology Course Programme

Module 1:       An Introduction to Psychology at Work

Time:                     17:00 – 19:45

Assessment:       1000 words written assignment

  • What is Psychology?;
  • Relevance of Psychology at work;
  • Theory of Personality;
  • Psychodynamic Approach;
  • Behaviouristic Approach;
  • Humanistic Approach; and
  • Cognitive and Social Learning Approach.

Module 2:       Basic Principles in Personnel Selection

Time:                     17:15 – 19:45

Assessment:       1000 words written assignment

  • The recruitment and personnel selection process;
  • The concept of validity, reliability and fairness;
  • Job analysis and design;
  • The Curriculum Vitae;
  • The Interview;
  • Psychometric Tests of Ability and Personality; and
  • Work Samples and Assessment Centres.

Module 3:       Performance in the Organisation

Time:                     16:30 – 19:00

Assessment:       1,000 words written assignment

  • An introduction to performance management;
  • Difference between performance management and performance appraisals;
  • Subjective performance measurement: the pitfalls;
  • The purpose and objective of appraisals;
  • Conducting a performance assessment and an appraisal;
  • Using appraisals to enhance performance; and
  • 360-degree feedback.

Module 4:       Motivation, Change and Leadership

Time:                     16:30 – 19:00

Assessment:       1,500 words written assignment

  • Motivating oneself and others at the work place;
  • Theories of motivation;
  • Effective and Ineffective Teams;
  • The employer-employee relationship;
  • Leadership styles; and
  • Change management and organisational development.

Module 5:       Personal Development

Time:                     17:15 – 19:45

Assessment:       Presentation and Feedback Session

  • Stress at work and work-life balance;
  • Handling Emotions in the workplace;
  • How to be a good communicator at work;
  • Listening and Empathy at work;
  • Giving Appropriate Feedback at the work place;
  • Resolving Conflict at the work place; and
  • Assertiveness at the work place.

Aspects of Work Psychology Trainers

Charmaine Sultana

Charmaine is the trainer for this course. Our executive training is exclusively designed for professionals and we strongly believe that professionals should not just expect a trainer who can walk them through theory. Our training aims are  designed to be much more than that. We choose our trainers on the basis of their proven business and problem-solving abilities. Charmaine is an experienced business professional with ample experience in the Corporate Sector who also happens to be passionate about lecturing and imparting skills. Charmaine is the person with whom our clients share practical real-life scenarios and difficulties with the intent of finding solutions.

Charmaine Sultana is currently Director of Studies at Equinox Academy. She has worked in human resources for the past decade, also performing as Human Resources Manager at Arkadia Marketing Ltd, gaining experience in various sectors including services, manufacturing and retail. Charmaine earned an M.Sc in Organisational Psychology from University of London, Birkbeck College, an Honours Degree in Psychology from University of Malta and a Diploma in General Management from Maastricht School of Management. During her time at Birkbeck College, Charmaine was awarded the best dissertation of the year and has also gained certification in Level A and B Psychometric testing. Charmaine’s speciality is the dynamics of working relationships as well as interventions at the individual, group and organisational levels for continuous development and effectiveness. This is backed up by both her academic achievement as well as her years of experience in the HR field.

Calvin Cassar

Calvin Cassar is currently employed as Human Resources and Administration Manager at Mizzi Motors Limited, part of Mizzi Organisation. He has worked in human resources for the past six years, having worked in precedence in technical, supervisory and managerial roles. He holds an M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology from the University of Leicester and a B.Psy (Hons) qualification from the University of Malta. He holds particular interest and expertise in recruitment, assessment and quantitative analyses having gained exposure in these through academic as well as work experiences.

Aspects of Work Psychology Fees

The Fee for the Course is as follows:

  • Registration Fee (Non-Refundable): EUR 35;
  • Course Fee including: Lectures, Course Notes, Certificate of Attendance, Refreshments (Please see our Terms & Conditions on changes, rejections & cancellations): EUR 1,050;
  • Examination Fee (Optional) including NCFHE-Accredited Certification upon accomplishment of the Exam: EUR 40.

By registering for the course, you are agreeing to be bound by all the terms and conditions including payment terms. Upon Registration, an invoice will be issued for payment which includes the Registration Fee, the Course Fee (which you will not be required to pay in terms of rejection but for which you are agreeing to pay in case of acceptance in line with our Terms and Conditions) and Examination Fee. The invoice is to be paid in its entirety within 15 days from the day of issuance. However, should you not meet the Eligibility Criteria for the selected course, the Course Fee will either not be levied or will be refunded if it has already been paid; the Registration Fee will remain non-refundable, whereas the Examination fee shall be settled upon registration for the exam. Should you wish to check about your Eligibility or clarify any other issues prior to Registering, kindly contact us on:

Malta Enterprise Get Qualified Scheme for Training Funding

This course qualifies for Get Qualified funding, where you might be able to get back 70% of the costs of the course. For more information and for the application forms, please visit :


Equinox Academy is licensed as a Higher Education Institution (License number 2015-005) by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.

Aspects of Work Psychology Sessions

Sessions for this course will be held as follows:

  • Module 1 – 17th, 25th October and 1st, 8th November 2017
  • Module 2 – 15th, 22nd ,29th November and  5th December 2017
  • Module 3 – 15th December 2017, 12th, 19th, 26th January 2018
  • Module 4 – 2nd ,9th, 16th, 21st February 2018
  • Module 5 –28th February and 7th ,14th, 21st March 2018


To be advised closer to start-of-course date.

1 review for Award in Aspects of Work Psychology

  1. Tania Xuereb

    I applied for this course following a recommendation from someone who had followed it already. I have found it to be very instructive, highly practical and also very relevant to the work I do (I work in HR). I would recommend this course (indeed I’d dare say this course is a must!) to anyone working in HR or in management where people management skills are required.

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