MCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction Engineering
1 year full-time
MCAST Introductory Certificate or Finished Compulsory Education
Other Entry Requirements
Initial Assessment Tests
This programme provides you with an opportunity to get acquainted with the different vocational trades related to construction engineering. The vocational practice component is based on a taster approach whereby you will learn about the tools, materials, processes and applications relative to: Welding and Fabrication Plumbing, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Woodwork Trowel trades, including restoration, stone masonry and tile laying. Additionally, technical drawing will complement the four vocational areas listed above. Scientific underpinning principles, directly related to the vocational units, are also embedded within the programme.
Units are assessed by a series of structured tasks conducted in a workshop environment and by assignments invloving a mixture of theoretical and practical applications. Formative feedback is given to all learners on completion of a given task and/or assessment.
Programme Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the basic characteristics of wood, plumbing, welding, fabrication, refrigeration and air-conditioning, and trowel trades 2. Use basic hand tools effectively and safely, to carry out specific practical tasks, in a workshop environment 3. Apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme, to develop a practical project, under supervision 4. Understand and use essential skills in mathematics, language communication, information technology and basic technical documentation to carry out simple assigned tasks and assessments responsibly.
Core Study Units
Welding and Fabrication Plumbing, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Woodwork Trowel Trades Technological Project Engineering Communication English Maltese
Mathematics Information Technology Personal Development
Progress After Completion
MCAST Diploma in Joinery and Furniture Making Level 3 MCAST Diploma in Plumbing Level 3 MCAST Diploma in Welding & Fabrication Level 3 MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Level 3 MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Construction Other MCAST Level 3 programme under guidance
Trades person assistant (at operative level)
With further training and study, you may progress in several areas in the construction industry, such as:
Welder and fabricator Woodworker Refrigeration and Air-conditioning technician Plumber Tile Layer Plasterer