MCAST Foundation Certificate or 2 SEC/O-Level passes Compulsory: Mathematics Preferred: English Language and one subject from Computing, Physics, Accounting and Business Studies
This course is the first step in a block of a three year training programme, designed to provide the necessary skills to work in the Computing Industry.
At this level of study, you will be introduced to fundamental subjects in both the networking and the software development areas. You will also be given the opportunity to upgrade your key skills.
The course is a pre-requisite for the follow up two-year Level 4 Extended Diploma programme, which we strongly recommend if you intend to embark on a career in IT.
The course is based on in-person training by qualified lecturers and is a mix of lectures and supervised practical work both in class and in specialised labs whenever necessary. A student is expected to do a significant additional study work at home. Additionally key skills subjects: Mathematics and Science, English, Maltese and Civic Competencies are also taught.
Assessment of each module is based on a system of continuous assessment through various numbers of assignments. The assignments can be home or class. Each assignment tests a number of criteria covered during lessons. To successfully complete the course a student must pass ALL Pass criteria from all assignments. Two attempts are allowed for each assignment.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Understand the fundamentals of computer hardware × Understand the fundamentals of communication and networks × Use multimedia graphic applications × Make use of basic techniques of programming and software development.
Core Study Units
English Maltese Mathematics Science Personal Development Civic and Social Competencies Communicating in the IT Industry Working in the IT Industry Computer Systems Website Development Multimedia Design Setting up a Network Software Design
Progress After Completion
MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and Systems Support)