MCAST
Work-Based Learning

The Apprenticeship and WBL Department liaises with different stakeholders, including industry partners and students to promote apprenticeship positions and strengthen MCAST's links with industry. Employers who are interested in
registering as industry partners are to contact the department on apprenticeships@mcast.edu.mt.

What is work-based learning? 

  • Work-based learning prepares you for real-world careers through a combination of relevant work experience and college-based learning

  • It improves your career opportunities

  • It allows you to undertake real work, through the production of real goods and services

  • It provides learners with the skills needed to be employable and progress in their professional development.

  • Depending on the course chosen MCAST provides work-based learning in different formats: placements, apprenticeships, internships, live cases.

  • A placement offers students up till MQF level 4 the opportunity to gain basic work experience and skill leading to a vocational qualification or award. These can be paid or unpaid at the discretion of the sponsor.

  • Through an apprenticeship program, you will obtain paid, (at least the minimum wage per hour) relevant work experience that is combined with college-based learning in preparation for a career in different industry areas. Apprenticeships are offered in selected courses from MQF Levels 3-6

  • An Internship offers students following specific programmes at MQF Level 5 or higher the opportunity to gain practical work experience leading to a vocational qualification or award. These can be paid or unpaid at the discretion of the sponsor.

  • Live cases use the units of the creative arts programme as a vehicle through which industry experience can be gained. They enable the student to work directly with a client to research, design, develop and produce a tangible creative concept.
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