Get Qualified Scheme
The Get Qualified scheme is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.
The incentive is applicable to individuals following a course of studies which leads to a certification, diploma, degree or postgraduate degree course. Upon successful completion, the student will benefit from a tax credit enabling them to recover part of the costs incurred.
Once successful, students receive up to 70% of the total fees paid in the form of tax credits.
Please contact the Academy team to assist you with any other queries you may have.
Training Pays Scheme (TPS)
Applications will remain open until the 30th March 2023 subject to availability of funds.
The Training Pays Scheme offers financial assistance for individuals who wish to follow a training programme. Financial assistance is awarded after the trainee has completed his/her training successfully.
The scheme is open to individuals who as at application date:
- Have completed compulsory schooling (15 or 16 years) up to 64 years of age
- Are not participating under the Youth Guarantee NEET Activation Scheme II or any other Jobsplus scheme
- Are legally residing in Malta and Gozo
- Primary employment is not self-employment
- Are not employed with the Training Service Provider with whom they will be following training.
Persons who are already employed as teachers or have related teaching occupations with an English Language School cannot apply for the CELTA and/or TEFL courses under the Training Pays Scheme.
Training and Refund
For this scheme, Jobsplus has created a catalogue so that individuals may access the list of training programmes that qualify under this scheme.
The following are the eligibility and the refund computation:
- Must not be offered by Jobsplus
- Must be provided by a local training service provider that is:
- Licenced by the MFHEA (although exceptions may apply in accordance to SL. 327.433 – Further & Higher Education (Licencing, Accreditation & Quality Assurance) Regulations) or
- Be equivalent boy (applicable only for non-accredited courses related to aviation, maritime and ICT)
- Must be:
- Accredited and pugged up to MQF Level 5 (full qualification or award are eligible) or Awards at MQF Levels 6 and 7
- Non-accredited but industry specific courses related to Aviation, Maritime and ICT sectors
Refund is based on 75% of the cost of training.
The following capping shall apply:
- For eligible training programmes that are pegged up to MQF Level 4 capping is €1,000
- For eligible training programmes pegged at MQF Levels 5,6 and 7 and non-accredited courses caping is €3,000
Skills Development Scheme
The Skills Development Scheme from Malta Enterprise supports businesses in providing training focused on developing a knowledge-based workforce by:
- developing and updating the skills and knowledge of their workforce
- training new employees to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to perform effectively
- addressing skills shortages
- facilitate re-skilling and address skill mismatches
The scheme is open for all employers. The support is primarily intended as a tax credit yet the Corporation may approve support as a cash grant or a mix of both. Support approved may cover up to 70% of the cost of training including the wages of trainees for the time dedicated to receiving training.
Training qualifying for this scheme need to fulfill any of the below criteria:
1. training that leads to the acquisition of skills, knowhow or knowledge directly related to the business operations of the applicant undertaking and the development of the current and future function of the trainees within the organisation;
2. training provided to non-Maltese employees to support them in learning the Maltese language and culture;
3. training in the use of digital technologies, digital communications, cyber security, and other topics related to digitisation;
4. training on improving the applicant’s position vis-a-vis Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance practices.
Other conditions that must be fulfilled for the training to be eligible for funding under this scheme:
The Corporation may support training delivered by:
a) other employees of the beneficiary;
b) employees of related enterprises;
c) external experts (2); (2) For training to be delivered by external experts the Corporation may request the Applicant to confirm that such training is not and may not be supported by other public organisation such as Jobsplus Corporation. Support for training provided by external experts should first be requested through JobsPlus and requested from ME only if it is rejected.
Training must be split into training modules. Each training module should have a duration of at least eight (8) hours and should be delivered to at least 5 employees
Only 1 programme in a (3) three-month period may be submitted.
The Applicant must identify clear learning outcomes to be achieved from the training and establish a methodology on how the attainment of these outcomes will be measured at the end of the session(s).
Team building activities and training which focuses on corporate culture, values, organisational behaviour, brand identity and similar company focused actions specific to the employer are not covered by this measure.
Form of Aid
Malta Enterprise shall provide support in relation to the following costs:
a)Wage costs of trainees, covering direct contact hours during which the trainer and trainee are interacting as part of an approved training programme, whether this is delivered physically or online.
b) Wage costs of trainers, covering direct contact hours during which the trainer is delivering the training irrespective of whether the training is delivered physically or online;
c) Hourly costs covering direct contact hours of training provided by an expert engaged to deliver training irrespective of whether the training is delivered physically or online;
d) Air Travel expenses incurred to send trainees to foreign training locations if the training is not available locally and it is more economically feasible than holding the training locally;
e) Air Travel expenses incurred to bring trainers to Malta;
f) Subscription costs to access online training content, including self-learning platforms, provided that such costs are exclusively used for the training project, or are directly related to it, and form part of the training costs charged by the training provider to the beneficiary. Such costs must be linked to a minimum of 16 hours paid study leave or monitored access during which the trainee is to pursue the training.
Wage costs will be calculated on the basis of an hourly rate.
Where training is provided by an external expert and is not charged at an hourly rate, the Corporation shall take note of the number of direct contact hours as specified in the training documentation and shall limit any reimbursement to an hourly rate established as a function of the direct contact hours.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted at least one (1) month before the start of the training program (i.e. prior to the start of works).
Applicants should submit their application to Malta Enterprise before 30th November 2023.
This scheme is applicable until 31st December 2023.
Application forms are downloaded from the following link
Investing in Skills 2021 – 2027 1st Call
With the ever-evolving landscape in today’s markets, it is necessary for people to constantly update their skills. The Investing in Skills incentive aims to facilitate access towards such training for people working in the Maltese labor market, with a view to increasing productivity and enhancing adaptability. This incentive seeks to increase and/or improve the knowledge and skills of employed persons.
Who is eligible?
This incentive is open to all Maltese entities with the exception of public companies including local councils and government departments. The scheme is applicable to both employers carrying out an economic activity and employers that do not carry out an economic activity.
What actions are eligible?
- Accredited training between MQF/EQF Levels 1- 5
- Non-accredited training
A variety of training environment are supported, including:
- Classroom style training
- E-learning online training (live)
- E-learning online training (self-led)
- Distance learning
What expenditure is eligible?
The Investing in Skills incentive covers the following costs:
- Trainer/s personal costs such as the hours spent by trainers in training
- Training operating costs which are related to the training project such as travel expenses
- Trainee’s personnel costs for the hours spent in training
What aid will be awarded?
The maximum contact hours that can be supported are 25 hours per trainee for non-accredited training. In the case of accredited training all the approved contact hours can be supported. There is a capping of 10 trainees per group.
Funding for trainers’ cost is provided at a rate of €28.25. Funding for trainees’ cost is provided at a rate of €5.55.
The aid intensity will vary depending on the size of the undertaking:
|Small & Micro||70%|
What is the application process?
This incentive is operated on a first come first served basis. Complete applications must be received within 21 days from the start of training but not later than 7 days before the training starts. Training will only be considered as eligible if it commences once an application has been sent to JobsPlus and an acknowledgement has been issued.
31st December 2026 – Last submission subject to the availability of funds
30th June 2027 – Training to be completed
31st August 2027 – Deadline for documents of claims for reimbursement
How can we help?
With years of experience working with EU funding schemes, our team of professionals in advisory can help you develop solutions to face your challenges and operate more profitably, with the support of our international network. We can assist you in making value-adding decisions by identifying opportunities within your operations and carefully selecting the most suitable funding scheme available to you.
We will also support you throughout the application process. PwC can prepare and compile the content and collate the documentation required as part of the grant scheme application form.
Should you require any further information or have any queries on these schemes, or the support that we offer, including on entity eligibility, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for further guidance.
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