|EU-FUNDED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
|NEW APPLICANTS - METHOD OF APPLICATION
- A new Applicant is
Either An Applicant who in June 2011 was not attending a course at MCAST.
Or A student who failed the first year of a course and wishes to reapply to start the same course.
Or A student who up to June 2011 attended a course at MCAST and wishes to start another course, not through progression, or to start another course in a different area of study.
- All applicants must fill in the official Application Form.
- Applications without all the necessary entry requirements are not processed.
- Grades 5 /C or better are considered as O'level passes. In the case of O' level passes in Maltese, Italian and Religion only the SEC results are accepted.
- Applicants who sat for examinations of Overseas
Examination Boards and at the time of receipt
of applications are still waiting for results, may
submit a provisional application (subjects marked
with a P), as long as the results are presented by
the end of the last week in August.
- No provisional entry of subjects will be
accepted after the closing date for the receipt of
- After the closing date for the receipt of
applications no changes in application forms
are accepted except for results for Provisional
exams of Overseas Boards.
- When filling in the Application form the Title of a
Course applied for and the Course Code number
must agree. In case they do not agree it is the
Code number that is considered as the choice of
- MCAST strives to be an equal opportunity
College and therefore welcomes students with
learning difficulties and disabilities. Special
needs students are required to:
- Have the necessary entry qualifications
- Discuss their needs with MCAST Inclusive
Education Unit (IEU) lecturer before submitting
the application form
- Produce recent professional evidence in writing
concerning their special requirements to follow
- Produce recent professional documents on their
special requirements to follow the course.
For an appointment to discuss your special needs please
phone the Inclusive Education Unit direct on 21423754
or the Information Centre on 23987000 and you will be
put in touch with someone who can help you.
|SELECTION OF APPLICANTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
- Students who in July 2010 successfully completed
a course at MCAST and apply to progress to a
higher course in the same area of study will be
given priority over those Applicants who apply for
the same course from outside MCAST.
- Applications received after the closing date will
not be considered.
- When the number of places available on a
course is limited and the number of Applicants
who satisfy the entry requirements and choose
the course exceeds the number of available
places, an order of merit is drawn for all
Applicants choosing the course.
- Aptitude Tests and/or Interviews - In those
cases where an aptitude test and/or an interview
is carried out, the admission of students will be
based on the number of points acquired on the
basis of their qualifications after having passed
the test and/or interview.
- Initial Assessment Tests - Students are
selected for the Level 1 or Level 2 course on the
result obtained in the Initial Assessment Tests.
- All grades of SEC, ‘O’ level, Advanced and
Intermediate level examination results are
allocated a number of points as shown in the
Full Certificates and Diplomas up to level 3 receive the following number of points:
|MCAST, BTEC, C&G, others
|Cert/Diploma Level 3
|Cert/Diploma Level 4
|Cert/Diploma Level 5
50 - 69% = Pass 70 - 89 % = Merit 90 - 100% = Distinction
No subject/Certificate/Diploma and its equivalent
may be counted twice but the higher grade or level
All Applicants must produce the original and
photocopies of the following when requested:
- Valid ID Card
- School leaving Certificate
- Examination Certificates Results
of qualifications claimed on application.
After an Applicant is considered eligible for
a course the number of points is worked
according to the course requirements.
- The total points for Compulsory subjects is
multiplied by 5.
- The total points for Preferred subjects is
multiplied by 3.
- When there is a choice within the list of
Compulsory Subjects the ones with the highest
grades are multiplied by 5. Any additional
passes in compulsory subjects are considered
as Preferred subjects.
All other passes are given their relative number
- The total of all the points obtained by an
Applicant indicates the place in the order of
merit for admission into a course.
- Until a universal framework for an APL policy is in
place only the stated prior learning qualifications
as shown on the Prospectus for the specific
courses are accepted.
- All Applicants that are offered a place to start a
course are informed to complete a Registration
Form and produce any documents as necessary.
This official Registration Form must be completed
and handed at the Office of the Registrar
within the stipulated time together with original
documents and their photocopies. Failing this the
place offered on the course may be assigned to
another Applicant on the waiting list.
- An Applicant may delegate another person to
present their Application or Registration Form as
long as the delegated person presents his/her
original Identity Card together with the original
Identity Card of the Applicant.
- If after the first call for applications there are
courses where places are still available there
will be other calls for applications. Any places
remaining after the second call will be offered on
a first come first served basis.
- Any application to join a course or any request to
change a course must go through the Office of
the Registrar and will not be accepted beyond a
date agreed upon by the Council of Institutes.
- All information submitted on the Application Form
may be shared with different departments within
MCAST and other government departments for
statistical and guidance purposes.
- When the number of applicants for a course is
not viable, the College reserves the right not to
offer the course and applicants will be given the
opportunity to change their option.
- The term ‘part-time on an apprenticeship’ as used
in the Prospectus means that a student attends a
number of days or weeks at an Institute and the
rest of the week or year is sponsored at a place
of work with the help of ETC.
- Students who satisfy the following conditions may
apply for consideration to join MCAST programmes
as mature students:
- Be in possession of the
School Leaving Certificate
- Have on the date of application:
- attained the age of 23 years for entry to
programmes at MQC Level 5 on the National
- attained the age of 21 years for entry to
programmes at Levels 3 and 4 on the National
- Demonstrate that they stand to benefit and show
that they are able to follow the programme
through an interview held for the purpose.
Shortlisted persons will be called for an interview
to assess their suitability for the chosen
programme. The Selection Board may require
candidates to undertake additional studies
as part of their acceptance. The Board may
recommend an alternative programme where it
considers it appropriate.
Students are advised to approach the respective
Institute / Career Guidance Services well in
advance to the qualifying age above.
||Click here to download Prospectus for Academic Year 2011/2012.
Full details about these courses are available in the Institutes Section and the Courses Section within this web site.
|APPLICATIONS FOR PART-TIME (SHORT) COURSES
Applications for Part-Time (Short) Courses is currently closed.
Full details about these courses are available in the Courses Section within this web site.
For further details about Part-Time (Short) Courses and online applications please visit www.mcastshortcourses.gov.mt.
For further details please call 00356 21 806440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org