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community Institute of services The Institute of Community Services offers vocational programmes in hair and beauty care, in health and social care, sports, as well as early childhood education. With a wide selection of courses ranging from MQF Level 1 to Level 6, and depending on the MCAST approved progression rules, you are able to progress from one level to another while maintaining the flexibility to change your career orientation as you advance in your studies. Our courses focus on assessed work placements to ensure that you get the adequate opportunities to put into practice the principles and techniques learnt during lectures. MCAST Institute of Community Services Main Campus, Triq Kordin, Paola PLA 9032 00356 2398 7550 00356 2398 7590 E ics@mcast.edu.mt @ Director: Ms Tatjana Chircop Deputy Directors: Ms Claire Flores, Mr Patrick Galea

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LIST OF COURSES MQF LEVEL Page 180

Course Code Course Title 13/09/01 MCAST Introductory Certificate in Care - Level 1*

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MCAST Foundation Certificate in Care - Level 2* MCAST Foundation Certificate in Hairdressing - Level 2* MCAST Foundation Certificate in Sport - Level 2*

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Diploma in Hairdressing - Women (C&G 6902) Diploma in Hairdressing - Women (C&G 6902) ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Sport

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ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care) MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

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MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management)

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health and Social Care (Management)

All Levels are based on the Malta Qualifications Framework. Refer to the last page of this Prospectus for further details. Il-Livelli huma bbaΩati fuq il-Qafas g˙all-Kwalifiki ta’ Malta. Aktar dettalji jinsabu fl-a˙˙ar pa©na ta’ dan il-Prospett. * Provisionally classified at this level by the Malta Qualifications Council. ProviΩorjament klassifikat f’dan il-livell mill-Kunsill Malti g˙all-Kwalifiki. MCAST reserves the right to effect changes to the contents of programmes according to changing needs and circumstances. L-MCAST jirriΩerva d-dritt li jag˙mel tibdil fil-kontenut tal-programmi skond il-˙tie©a u ç-çirkostanzi.

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“My dream is to play football abroad and to learn as much as I can about sports. Eventually, through a career in coaching, I would love to pass on my sports experiences and all that I am learning now to other children and young people, helping them succeed in their chosen discipline.

Bjorn Kristensen First year student MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

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“At MCAST, I benefited from a system of learning by doing, with the support of lecturers and support staff who really cared for us. Now that I am teaching children myself, I keep in mind a very important lesson I learnt during my studies – you may forget what teachers may have told you in class, but you’ll never forget how they cared for you.”

Francesca Agius-Vadalà MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Kindergarten Teacher at San Anton School

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“At MCAST, lecturers give us ample individual attention to help us firmly grasp the techniques used in our line of work. Often, we are offered opportunities to practise our skills for a good cause. I will never forget the day when we held a face painting event for children to raise funds for people in need.�

Francesca Bugeja First year student, ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists

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“During my studies at MCAST, I didn’t simply learn about hairdressing. The lecturers emphasised the importance of being professional, paying particular attention to client satisfaction and rigorously following safety precautions at all times. These values are essential requirements to succeed in the fashion industry.”

Matthew Castillo Diploma in Hairdressing – Women (C&G 6902), Hair stylist and owner of Castillo Hair Salon

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13/09/01

MCAST INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE IN CARE - LEVEL 1 AWARDING BODY: MCAST

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: Not applicable Entry requirements: FiNished Compulsory eduCatioN Other entry requirements: initial assessment tests and interview At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. state the role of a carer within different work environments 2. Communicate with service users in a respectful manner 3. demonstrate basic care skills within different work environments 4. perform basic first aid.

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1 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130901

the level one introductory Certificate in Care is aimed at those students who still need a further understanding of the Key skills requirements at this level. the students will be able to focus on two study units which specifically pertain to the studies in care, namely introduction to Care and Care skills.

is-Certificate in Care - livell 1 huwa maħsub għal dawk l-istudenti li jeħtiġilhom itejbu l-ħiliet ta’ qofol (Key skills) mistennija minnhom f’dan il-livell ta’ taħriġ. l-istudenti li jidħlu għal dan il-kors vokazzjonali jiffukaw ukoll fuq żewġ unitajiet ta’ studju, jiġifieri introduction to Care u Care skills.

you will have the opportunity to visit care settings as part of your course programme. this course serves as the most basic introduction to the area of care and students need to complete the mCast Foundation Certificate in Care - level 2 as well as the mCast-BteC diploma in health and social Care in order to be able to work as carers.

Bħala element siewi għall-programm tiegħek, hemm l-opportunità li żżur id-djar tal-kura. Żomm f’moħħok li dan il-kors jagħtik biss introduzzjoni bażika. Għaldaqstant, inti tkun mistenni li ttemm l-mCast Foundation Certificate in Care - level 2 kif ukoll l-mCastBteC diploma in health and social Care biex tkun tista’ taħdem bħala carer.


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13/09/02

MCAST FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN CARE - LEVEL 2 AWARDING BODY: MCAST

the programme provides an opportunity to school leavers in possession of the school leaving Certificate to follow a structured programme of study in an area which is close to their interests. the programme offers students the opportunity of obtaining work experience. this helps students get a better idea of the nature of this calling. this course provides the basic skills necessary for further training. you will be required to sit for tests in maltese, english and mathematics. Following these tests, mCast shall draw up a list of those who are found to require significant help in their studies. these learners will stand to benefit by joining the introductory Certificate in Care course at level 1 instead. this is a one-year course which is intended to help the students to progress to level 2 courses the following year.

2 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130902

il-kors jipprovdi opportunità lil dawk li spiċċaw l-iskola obbligatorja u għandhom iċ-ċertifikat tat-tmiem tal-iskola sekondarja biex isegwu kors f’qasam li hu ta’ interess għalihom. il-kors joffrilek opportunità biex tikseb esperjenza ta’ xogħol li jgħinek tifforma idea tajba tas-sengħa jew vokazzjoni li beħsiebek issegwi. dan il-kors jipprovdi l-ħiliet bażiċi li jwasslu għal aktar taħriġ fis-settur tal-kura. tkun trid tersaq għal testijiet fil-malti, fl-ingliż u fil-matematika. Wara dawn it-testijiet, l-mCast iħejji lista ta’ dawk li jkunu jeħtieġu aktar għajnuna biex ilaħħqu mal-istudji tagħhom. dawn l-istudenti jidħlu għallintroductory Certificate in Care fuq il-livell 1. dan il-kors ta’ sena jgħinhom jgħaddu għallkorsijiet fuq il-livell 2 is-sena ta’ wara.

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: Not applicable Entry requirements: mCast iNtroduCtory CertiFiCate or FiNished Compulsory eduCatioN Other entry requirements: initial assessment tests and interview At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. understand basic care principles 2. practise own proper personal care and presentation 3. understand basic scientific principles needed to be an effective carer 4. Work safely to protect yourself and others within the care environment, under supervision.

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13/09/03

MCAST FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN HAIRDRESSING – LEVEL 2

more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130903

AWARDING BODY: MCAST

the hairdressing programme provides an opportunity to school leavers in possession of the school leaving Certificate to follow a structured programme of study in an area which is close to their interests. the programme does not only consist of vocational practice. it includes the study of key skills which will also help you to get a better idea of the nature of your preferred calling. in other words, the course provides the basic skills necessary for further training in the hairdressing trade.

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il-kors tal-hairdressing jipprovdi opportunità ta’ taħriġ fis-settur lil dawk li jkunu spiċċaw l-iskola obbligatorja u li għandhom iċċertifikat tat-tmiem tal-iskola sekondarja. il-programm ma jikkonsistix biss fi prattika vokazzjonali. Jinkludi wkoll is-suġġetti ta’ qofol li jgħinuk biex tifforma idea aħjar ta’ x’titlob issengħa li biħsiebek issegwi. Fi kliem ieħor, dan il-kors iservi ta’ bażi biex, fl-aħħar mill-aħħar, tkun tista’ timxi ‘l quddiem u titħarreġ iżjed fis-sengħa tal-hairdressing.

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: Not applicable Entry requirements: mCast iNtroduCtory CertiFiCate or FiNished Compulsory eduCatioN Other entry requirements: initial assessment tests applicants may be called for an interview. At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. describe basic hair and scalp structures 2. practise proper own personal care and presentation 3. demonstrate an understanding of basic scientific principles relating to hairdressing 4. Complete a range of basic tasks required to assist a hairdresser.

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13/09/04

MCAST FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN SPORT - LEVEL 2

2 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130904

AWARDING BODY: MCAST

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: Not applicable Entry requirements: mCast iNtroduCtory CertiFiCate or FiNished Compulsory eduCatioN Other entry requirements: initial assessment tests medical Certificate successful performance in the Fitness test which includes : 30 metre sprint sit and reach Vertical jump Beep test agility test parental consent is required if the student is under the age of 18. applicants are required to sign a consent form prior to the Fitness test At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. define and practise a healthy and active lifestyle 2. explain exercise and fitness methods and perform an exercise programme 3. plan and assist physical activity sessions for children 4. identify and participate in a wide range of major and minor sports

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the Foundation Certificate in sport is the ideal first step for school leavers with a special interest in sports and physical activity. this entry-level course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further studies in sports including fitness instruction, sports development and sports coaching. learners are introduced to the concept of healthy living and active lifestyle. they are also given the opportunity to describe and practise a wide range of sports, physical activities and exercise methods. learners are further introduced to the unique physical activity requirements of children and are given the opportunity to assist in the delivery of sessions.

il-Foundation Certificate in sport huwa l-ewwel pass għal dawk li jixtiequ jaslu għal karriera fl-isport allavolja m’għandhomx kwalifiki uffiċjali. dan il-kors specifikament joffri l-informazzjoni bażika biex jitkompla wkoll l-istudju f’livell ogħla fil-qasam sportiv li tinkludi kwalitajiet ta’ studju fil-qasam tależerċizzju fiżiku, żvilupp tal-attivitajiet sportivi u coaching ta’ sports differenti. l-applikanti għandhom l-opportunità li jitħarrġu iktar fuq stil ta’ ħajja iżjed attiva, sana u movimentata u jkollhom iċ-ċans li jipprattikaw għażla wiesgħa ta’ sports, attivitajiet fiżiċi u metodi ta’ eżerċizzju. l-istudenti jitgħallmu dwar l-attività fiżika meħtieġa mit-tfal u jingħataw l-opportunità jgħinu f’dawn is-sessjonijiet.


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13/09/05

DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING – WOMEN (C&G 6902) 3 AWARDING BODY: CITY & GUILDS

Course duration: 2 years full time Fees: City & Guilds registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast FouNdatioN CertiFiCate or 2 seC/o-leVel passes preferred: english language, art, home economics, Biology, physics, Chemistry, General science At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. Cut, style and colour different hair varieties 2. manage a hairdressing salon reception desk 3. manage client consultations 4. maintain health and safety standards within a hairdressing salon. Career opportunities: hairdresser

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more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130905

this course leads to a City & Guilds diploma (C&G 6902) which is designed for students wanting to start working in a hair salon, or who may want to work independently. the diploma provides a wide range of theoretical and practical skills in hairdressing.

dan il-kors iwassal għas-City & Guilds diploma (C&G 6902) li tista’ twassal biex l-istudenti jibdew jaħdmu f’salon tax-xagħar, jew għal rashom. id-diploma toffri firxa wiesgħa ta’ ħiliet teoretiċi u prattiċi fil-qasam talhairdressing.

such skills include shampooing, styling, massaging, cutting, colouring and perming. you will also learn to be aware of health and safety issues as well as how to manage a hairdressing reception. there is also the opportunity to practise your skills both during salon sessions at mCast as well as on your work placement.

dawn il-ħiliet jinkludu l-ħasil tax-xagħar, l-istil, il-massage, il-qtugħ, iż-żebgħa u l-perm. titgħallem dwar is-saħħa u s-sigurtà, u dwar l-informazzjoni u l-appuntamenti li tagħti lillklijenti. ikollok iċ-ċans ittejjeb il-ħiliet li titlob issengħa tax-xagħar kemm fis-salon tal-mCast kif ukoll fuq postijiet tax-xogħol.


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13/09/05A

DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING – WOMEN (C&G 6902) 3 AWARDING BODY: CITY & GUILDS

this course leads to a City & Guilds diploma (C&G 6902) which is designed for students wanting to start working in a hair salon, or who may want to work independently. the diploma provides a wide range of theoretical and practical skills in hairdressing. such skills include shampooing, styling, massaging, cutting, colouring and perming. you will also learn to be aware of health and safety issues as well as how to manage a hairdressing reception. there is also the opportunity to practise your skills both during salon sessions at mCast as well as on your work placement.

more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130905A

dan il-kors iwassal għas-City & Guilds diploma (C&G 6902) li tista’ twassal biex l-istudenti jibdew jaħdmu f’salon tax-xagħar, jew għal rashom. id-diploma toffri firxa wiesgħa ta’ ħiliet teoretiċi u prattiċi fil-qasam tal-hairdressing.

Course duration: 3 years part-time on apprenticeship Fees: City & Guilds registration Fees

dawn il-ħiliet jinkludu l-ħasil tax-xagħar, l-istil, ilmassage, il-qtugħ, iż-żebgħa u l-perm. titgħallem dwar is-saħħa u s-sigurtà, u dwar l-informazzjoni u l-appuntamenti li tagħti lill-klijenti. ikollok iċċans ittejjeb il-ħiliet li titlob is-sengħa tax-xagħar meta jkollok il-prattika kemm fis-salon tal-mCast kif ukoll fuq postijiet tax-xogħol.

Entry requirements: mCast FouNdatioN CertiFiCate or 2 seC/o-leVel passes preferred: english language, art, home economics, Biology, physics, Chemistry, General science At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. Cut, style and colour different hair varieties 2. manage a hairdressing salon reception desk 3. manage client consultations 4. maintain health and safety standards within a hairdressing salon. Career opportunities: hairdresser

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A hands-on session at the Institute’s beauty salons

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13/09/06

ITEC DIPLOMA FOR BEAUTY SPECIALISTS 3 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130906

AWARDING BODY: ITEC

this diploma course, designed for those wishing to find employment within the beauty industry, trains you to develop various skills, such as manicure, pedicure, facial treatments, waxing and make-up. you will study anatomy and physiology as well as basic dietary requirements.

dan il-kors, li jwassal għal diploma, jgħodd għal dawk li jixtiequ jsibu impjieg fl-industrija tal-kura estetika. titħarreġ f’diversi ħiliet, bħal ma huma l-kura tal-idejn u tar-riġlejn, it-trattamenti talwiċċ, il-waxing u l-make-up. tistudja l-anatomija u l-fiżjoloġija kif ukoll il-ħtiġijiet bażiċi tad-dieta.

you will have the opportunity to practise your skills in established salons as part of your work experience. you will be expected to improve your key skills which are indispensable if you wish to progress successfully in the vocational component of your studies.

ikollok l-opportunità tipprattika l-ħiliet li titlob is-sengħa f’salons stabbiliti bħala parti millesperjenza tiegħek tax-xogħol. Wieħed jistenna li inti ttejjeb il-ħiliet ta’ qofol li huma indispensabbli jekk tixtieq li timxi ‘l quddiem fil-komponent vokazzjonali tal-istudji tiegħek.

successful students may proceed to higher level studies in holistic massage, Facial electrical treatments and diet and Nutrition.

dawk li jmorru tajjeb fil-kors ikunu jistgħu javvanzaw għal livelli ogħla ta’ studju, fil-holistic massage, it-trattamenti tal-Wiċċ bl-elettriku, u d-dieta u n-Nutriment.

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: iteC registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast FouNdatioN CertiFiCate or 2 seC/o-leVel passes preferred: english language, art, home economics, Biology and Chemistry At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. use waxing techniques competently on various parts of the body 2. apply facial make up and also facial care routines 3. skilfully perform manicures and pedicures 4. recall the anatomy and physiology essentials for beauty specialists. Career opportunities: Beautician

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13/09/07

MCAST-BTEC DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 3 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130907

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: BteC registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast FouNdatioN CertiFiCate or 2 seC/o-leVel passes preferred: english language, Biology, physics and Chemistry Note: as from 2015, the entry requirements will be: mCast FouNdatioN CertiFiCate or 2 seC/o-leVel passes preferred: english language, Biology, physics, Chemistry, maltese, social studies, Nutrition Food Consumer studies (home economics) At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. understand individual rights within the health and social care sectors 2. identify individual needs within the health and social care sectors 3. ensure safe environments for particular client groups 4. recognise human lifespan development. Career opportunities: health and social care worker

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this diploma course provides the knowledge and skills required at an operational level in the care sector. the programme helps you to progress to vocational qualifications in a variety of sectors such as early childhood education, social care and health.

dan il-kors, li jwassal għal diploma, joffri l-għarfien u l-ħiliet prattiċi fis-settur tal-kura. ilprogramm jgħinek timxi ’l quddiem fil-kwalifiki vokazzjonali f’diversi setturi, bħal ma huma l-edukazzjoni tat-tfal iż-żgħar, il-kura soċjali u s-saħħa.

you will be assigned work placements with various service users in different settings. among other skills, you will have special sessions on moving and handling as well as infection prevention and control.

tingħata prattika fuq il-post tax-xogħol ma’ diversi nies li jagħmlu użu mis-servizz f’oqsma differenti tas-settur. it-taħriġ jinkludi wkoll għarfien siewi dwar sitwazzjonijiet li se tiltaqa’ magħhom, per eżempju, kif terfa’ persuna, kif ukoll tagħrif speċifiku fuq il-prevenzjoni u l-kontroll tal-infezzjonijiet.

as part of this programme, a key skills programme complements the vocational units so that students are given the opportunity to develop competencies in subjects such as english, maths, maltese, it and personal development.

il-kors jinkludi tagħlim fil-ħiliet bażiċi li jikkumplimenta s-suġġetti vokazzjonali u ta’ prattika biex l-istudenti jkollhom iċ-ċans jiżviluppaw il-ħiliet tagħhom fl-ingliż, ilmatematika, il-malti, l-it u l-iżvilupp personali.


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13/09/08

MCAST-BTEC DIPLOMA IN SPORT 3 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130908

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

Course duration: 1 year full-time the mCast-BteC diploma in sports (exercise and Fitness) is designed for those who wish to find employment within the sports sector. the course equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in sport, such as that of a junior or assistant. you will be required to attend work placements and practical sessions in a variety of settings. if you complete the course successfully, you may progress to the BteC extended diploma in sports. a key skills programme including english and mathematics, is also offered alongside the vocational component, in order to improve your chances of success in this diploma and to facilitate further study.

l-mCast-BteC diploma in sports (exercise and Fitness) hija mfassla għal dawk li jixtiequ jsibu xogħol fis-settur tal-isports. il-kors irawwem fik l-għarfien, it-tagħlim u l-ħiliet prattiċi li teħtieġ jekk trid tirnexxi fl-impjieg tiegħek, ngħidu aħna bħala assistent. tkun mistenni li tattendi għal sessjonijiet prattiċi fuq il-post tax-xogħol f’ambjenti varjati. Jekk tmur tajjeb fil-kors, tkun tista’ tkompli bil-BteC extended diploma in sports. dan il-kors jinkludi wkoll taħriġ fil-ħiliet bażiċi, fosthom l-ingliż u l-matematika, li huma ta’ qofol biex takkwista din id-diploma u tkompli tistudja f’livelli ogħla.

Fees: BteC registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast FouNdatioN CertiFiCate or 2 seC/o-level passes preferred: english, Biology, physical education Other entry requirements: medical certificate successful performance in the Fitness test which includes: 30 metre sprint sit and reach Vertical jump Beep test agility test parental consent is required if the student is under the age of 18. applicants are required to sign a consent form prior to the Fitness test. At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. practise one individual and one team sport 2. understand the foundations of anatomy and physiology 3. recall the basics of nutrition for sports performance 4. interpret a fitness training programme. Career opportunities: assistant gym instructor

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13/09/09

ITEC DIPLOMA IN HOLISTIC MASSAGE, DIPLOMA IN FACIAL ELECTRICAL TREATMENTS, DIPLOMA IN DIET AND NUTRITION FOR COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS

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AWARDING BODY: ITEC

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: iteC registration Fees Entry requirements: iteC diploma For Beauty speCialists At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. understand concepts of diet and nutrition 2. perform a range of holistic massage techniques 3. perform facial electrical treatments 4. understand anatomy and physiology principles essential for beauty therapists. Career opportunities: Beauty therapist

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these qualifications equip learners with knowledge to provide treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release as well as to improve the condition of the skin.

dawn il-kwalifiki jrawmu fl-istudenti l-għarfien biex ikunu jistgħu joffru trattamenti bl-għan ta’ rilassament u ħelsien mit-tensjoni u biex itejbu l-kundizzjoni tal-ġilda.

they also provide you with opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for qualifying as a beauty therapist.

Jipprovdulek ukoll opportunitajiet biex tiżviluppa firxa ta’ ħiliet u t-teknika meħtieġa biex tikkwalifika bħala terapista fil-kura estetika.

the diploma in diet and Nutrition will enable you to recommend healthy eating habits in order to improve health and lifestyle. you will practise what you learn as well as the skills you achieve in the Beauty specialist diploma through salon experience sessions at mCast. you will also be in a position to practise these skills as part of your work placements within established salons.

id-diploma in diet and Nutrition twasslek biex tkun tista’ tirrakkomanda tipi ta’ ikel li jagħmlu tajjeb għas-saħħa u l-istil ta’ ħajja. tkun tista’ tipprattika t-teorija li titgħallem u l-ħiliet li takkwista mill-programm tal-Beauty specialist diploma waqt sessjonijiet ta’ esperjenza fis-salon tal-mCast. ikollok ukoll l-opportunità tippratika dawn il-ħiliet fuq ilpost tax-xogħol f’salons stabbiliti.


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13/09/09A

ITEC DIPLOMA IN HOLISTIC MASSAGE, DIPLOMA IN FACIAL 4 ELECTRICAL TREATMENTS, DIPLOMA IN DIET AND NUTRITION FOR COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130909A AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

these qualifications equip learners with knowledge to provide treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release as well as to improve skin condition.

dan il-kwalifiki jrawmu fl-istudenti l-għarfien biex ikunu jistgħu joffru trattamenti bil-għan ta’ rilassament u tnaqqis mill-istress u biex itejbu l-kundizzjoni tal-ġilda.

they also provide you with opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for qualifying as a beauty therapist.

Jipprovdulek ukoll opportunitajiet biex tiżviluppa firxa ta’ ħiliet u t-teknika meħtieġa biex tikkwalifika bħala terapista fil-kura estetika.

the diploma in diet and Nutrition will enable you to recommend healthy eating habits in order to improve health and lifestyle.

id-diploma in diet and Nutrition twasslek biex tkun tista’ tirrakkomanda tipi ta’ ikel li jagħmlu tajjeb għas-saħħa u l-istil ta’ ħajja.

you will practise what you learn as well as what you achieve during the Beauty specialist diploma course through salon experience sessions at mCast. you will also be in a position to practise these skills as part of your work placements within established salons.

tkun tista’ tipprattika t-teorija u l-ħiliet li titgħallem mill-programm tal-Beauty specialist diploma waqt sessjonijiet ta’ esperjenza fis-salon tal-mCast. ikollok ukoll l-opportunità tippratika dawn il-ħiliet fuq il-post tax-xogħol f’salons stabbiliti.

Course duration: 2 years part-time on apprenticeship Fees: iteC registration Fees Entry requirements: iteC diploma For Beauty speCialists At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. understand concepts of diet and nutrition 2. perform a range of holistic massage techniques 3. perform facial electrical treatments 4. understand anatomy and physiology principles essential for beauty therapists. Career opportunities: Beauty therapist

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13/09/10

MCAST-BTEC ExTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (SOCIAL CARE)

4 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130910

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

the mCast-BteC extended diploma in health and social Care (social Care) has been developed to prepare learners to work in carerelated careers in a professional capacity.

l-mCast BteC extended diploma in health and social Care (social Care) għandha l-għan li tiżviluppalek dawk il-ħiliet prattiċi li teħtieġ biex taħdem fil-qasam tal-kura b’mod professjonali.

it provides a holistic approach in that the subjects covered are sociology, psychology, communication studies, human biology and law. it equips you with the skills and knowledge which are of utmost importance in the care sector.

il-programm huwa wieħed komprensiv u jiġbor fih numru ta’ suġġetti, jiġifieri s-soċjoloġija, il-psikoloġija, l-istudji tal-komunikazzjoni, il-bijoloġija umana u l-liġi. il-kors irawwem fik il-ħiliet u l-għarfien li teħtieġ biex tkun tista’ taħdem fis-settur tal-kura.

this qualification prepares you for employment in various care sectors as a social support worker.

din il-kwalifika tippreparak għal impjieg f’setturi differenti fil-qasam tal-kura soċjali.

Course duration: 2 years full-time Fees: BteC registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast-BteC diploma iN health aNd soCial Care or mCast diploma iN applied sCieNCe - leVel 3 or 4 seC/o - leVel passes preferred: maths, english language, maltese, physics, Chemistry, social studies, Nutrition Food Consumer studies (home economics), Biology At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. provide a safe environment for adults and children 2. deal with challenging behaviour 3. use effective communication in health and social care settings 4. use different psychological perspectives when dealing with clients Career opportunities: social support worker

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Every year, MCAST sport students travel abroad to experience different sports activities. This student is trying out high ropes in the Dolomites, Italy 196 MCAST PROSPECTUS 2013/14


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13/09/11

MCAST-BTEC ExTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT (DEVELOPMENT, COACHING AND FITNESS)

4 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130911

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

Course duration: 2 years full-time Fees: BteC registration Fees the mCast BteC extended diploma in sports (development, Coaching and Fitness) has been developed to meet the growing employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry.

l-opportunitajiet tax-xogħol fl-industrija talisport u l-ħin ħieles qed jikbru b’rata mgħaġġla. il-kors tal-mCast-BteC extended diploma in sports (development, Coaching and Fitness) ġie żviluppat bil-għan li jħejji l-ħaddiema għallimpjiegi li jitlob dan is-settur.

Entry requirements: mCast-BteC diploma iN sports (exerCise aNd FitNess) or 4 seC/o-level passes Compulsory: english preferred: physical education and Biology

the qualification provides opportunities for work applications in sports. these include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, officiating and sports development as well as business ventures.

il-kwalifika tipprovdi opportunitajiet ta’ xogħol fil-qasam tal-isport. Jeżistu karrieri fl-eżerċizzju u l-fitness, xogħol bħala coach jew referee, kif ukoll il-ftuħ ta’ negozji.

you are expected to attend work placements (including sessions at mCast’s own gyms) and coaching experiences throughout your studies for which you will be assessed.

inti mistenni tattendi sessjonijiet prattiċi li jinkludu coaching u taħriġ fil-gyms tal-mCast, kif u fejn meħtieġ matul il-perijodu tal-istudju. dan jagħmel parti mill-eżamijiet.

successful performance in the Fitness test which includes: 30 metre sprint sit and reach Vertical jump Beep test agility test

you will also officiate several sporting events both within mCast as well as in the local sporting scenario.

tkun inkarigat ukoll, din id-darba bħala uffiċjal, li tieħu sehem f’diversi attivitajiet sportivi kemm fl-mCast kif ukoll fix-xena sportiva lokali.

parental consent is required if the student is under the age of 18.

Other entry requirements: medical certificate

applicants are required to sign a consent form prior to the Fitness test. At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. practise two individual sports and two team sports 2. assess a variety of risks in different sport events 3. organise a range of sports events 4. develop fitness and exercise programmes. Career opportunities: Gym instructor Coach sports development officer

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LEVEL

13/09/12

MCAST-BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130912

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

Course duration: 2 years full-time Fees: BteC registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast-BteC diploma iN health aNd soCial Care or 4 seC/o-leVel passes Compulsory: english language, maltese and mathematics At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. plan activities for babies, toddlers and children 3 to 5 years old 2. maintain health and safety standards in childcare and kindergarten settings 3. implement activities and construct resources for children aged 0 to 5 4. monitor and record the development of children aged 0 to 5. Career opportunities: Child care worker

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this course is designed to enable students to work in a professional capacity with children in child care and kindergarten centres. the qualification provides the skills, knowledge and understanding required in an early years environment. students are exposed to the most innovative teaching techniques and are also trained on observation techniques required to monitor the development of children. there is a major emphasis on the practical components carried out in this course. in fact there are four different placements, namely: with a baby (age 0-18 months), with a group of toddlers (ages 19-23 months) and with both 3 year olds and 4 year olds in kindergartens. students must possess a clean, full conduct certificate.

dan il-kors iwassal biex student ikun jista’ jaħdem professjonalment mat-tfal fiċ-ċentri tal-kura u f’dawk tal-kindergarten. il-kwalifika tħaddan il-ħiliet u t-tagħlim li wieħed mistenni jkollu f’ambjenti bħal dawn. Bħala student fuq dan il-kors inti tiġi espost għall-aktar prattiċi innovattivi fit-tagħlim. tirċievi wkoll taħriġ fit-teknika tal-osservazzjoni sabiex inti tkun tista’ ssegwi l-iżvilupp tat-tfal. issir enfasi fuq il-komponent prattiku tal-kors hekk li jkollok erba’ opportunitajiet ta’ taħriġ, jiġifieri, ma’ tarbija ta’ bejn it-twelid u t-18-il xahar, ma’ grupp ta’ tfal li għadhom kemm bdew jimxu (bejn 19 u 23 xahar) u ma’ tfal kemm ta’ 3 snin u ta’ 4 snin fil-kindergartens. l-istudenti jrid ikollhom ċertifikat ta’ kondotta nadifa.


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LEVEL

13/09/13

MCAST-BTEC HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED STUDIES IN EARLY YEARS

more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130913

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

Course duration: 2 years full-time Fees: BteC registration Fees Entry requirements: mCast-BteC NatioNal diploma iN ChildreN’s Care, learNiNG aNd deVelopmeNt and seC/o-leVel passes in mathematics, english and maltese or 2 a-leVel passes aNd 2 i-leVel passes Compulsory a-level or i-level: mathematics, english and maltese At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. Conduct research in child care, kindergarten settings and primary schools 2. maintain health and safety standards in child care and kindergarten settings 3. manage child care centre settings 4. develop lessons for children aged 0 - 7 years. Career opportunities: Child care centre manager

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the mCast-BteC higher National diploma in advanced studies in early years has been designed to equip students with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment within child care centres, kindergarten settings and preparation for primary schools. it provides specialist studies relevant to pedagogy, developmental psychology and also skills required for the management of child care settings. the programme is also designed to develop skills and techniques as well as personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for successful performance in working life, thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution within the field. students must possess a clean, full conduct certificate.

l-mCast-BteC higher National diploma in advanced studies in early years toffrilek l-għarfien u l-ħiliet li teħtieġ biex ikollok suċċess fl-impjieg tiegħek ma’ ċentri tal-kura tat-tfal, f’ambjenti tal-kindergarten kif ukoll fittħejjija tat-tfal għall-iskola primarja. il-kors huwa magħmul minn studju speċjalizzat li għandu rabta mal-pedagoġija, il-psikoloġija tal-iżvilupp, kif ukoll il-ħiliet li teħtieġ fittmexxija taċ-ċentri tal-kura tat-tfal. il-programm huwa maħsub ukoll biex itejjiblek il-ħiliet tiegħek, it-teknika kif ukoll dawk ilkwalitajiet u l-attitudnijiet personali li teħtieġ biex tmur tajjeb fil-ħajja tax-xogħol. B’dan ilmod l-istudenti jkunu jistgħu jagħtu kontribut immedjat f’dan il-qasam ta’ edukazzjoni. l-istudenti jrid ikollhom ċertifikat ta’ kondotta nadifa.


LEVEL

13/09/14

MCAST-BTEC HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (MANAGEMENT)

5 more info: www.mcast.edu.mt/130914

AWARDING BODY: MCAST-BTEC

Course duration: 2 years full-time Fees: BteC registration Fees

this course is intended for those who would eventually like to seek employment in the managerial/administrative and operative sectors of a care setting.

dan il-kors huwa maħsub għal dawk li eventwalment jixtiequ impjieg maniġerjali/ amministrattiv jew ta’ natura operattiva fil-qasam tal-kura soċjali.

as part of your training, you will be able to participate in work placements under the supervision of experienced managers in related settings. the units chosen for this course will prepare you to further develop your studies by joining the Ba (hons) in health and social Care (management).

Bħala parti mit-taħriġ tiegħek, inti tkun tista’ tipparteċipa f’esperjenzi ta` xogħol taħt is-superviżjoni ta’ managers li għandhom l-esperjenza meħtieġa. l-unitajiet ta’ studju jservu wkoll bħala tħejjija għal dawk li jkunu jixtiequ jkomplu bl-istudji tagħhom fil-livell ta’ lawrja, jiġifieri l-Ba (hons) in health and social Care (management).

those who apply for this course would normally have worked in voluntary organisations or would have had various work placements and would have experienced practice in various health and social care settings.

dawk li japplikaw għal dan il-kors normalment ikunu ħadmu f’organizzazzjonijiet volontarji jew ħadu sehem f’diversi work placements. mistennija wkoll l-esperjenza prattika f’diversi ambjenti tas-saħħa u dawk tal-kura soċjali.

Entry requirements: mCast-BteC exteNded diploma iN health aNd soCial Care (soCial Care) or mCast-BteC exteNded diploma iN health aNd soCial Care (health studies) or mCast-BteC exteNded diploma iN applied sCieNCe or mCast diploma For deNtal surGery assistaNts or mCast diploma For pharmaCy teChNiCiaNs or 2 a-leVel passes aNd 2 i-leVel passes * preferred: Chemistry, Biology, physics * as from 2015, sociology, psychology,

human ecology, accounts, economics will also be considered as preferred subjects.

seC/o-leVel pass in english language will be mandatory.

At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. Conduct research in the health and social care field 2. maintain health and safety standards in health and social care settings 3. assisting in the management of health and social care setting and programmes 4. analyse and evaluate the theoretical concepts of legislation, social policy and care standards in the health and social care settings Career opportunities: Administrative and operational posts in various care settings/programmes MCAST PROSPECTUS 2013/14 201


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13/09/15

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (MANAGEMENT) AWARDING BODY: MCAST IN COLLABORATION WITH FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT

Course duration: 1 year full-time Fees: Not applicable Entry requirements: mCast-BteC hiGher NatioNal diploma iN health aNd soCial Care (maNaGemeNt) Further details are available under the section “applications for mCast Vocational degrees” At the end of the programme, you will be able to: 1. Conduct research in relation to health and social care management topics 2. administrative and manage a care setting/ programme 3. ensure quality in health and social care settings 4. evaluate current social policy and related issues. Career opportunities: posts in management and administration in the care sector

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the degree programme provides students with the managerial competences which are required for those who intend to manage care settings and to be involved in the social policy field.

Bis-saħħa ta’ dan il-programm li jwassal għal lawrja, inti titħarreġ f’dawk il-ħiliet li se tiġi bżonn jekk tixtieq tidħol għat-tmexxija taddjar residenzjali u istituzzjonijiet oħra għallbżonnijiet soċjali li jitolbu taħriġ professjonali.

you will have the opportunity to practise managerial skills in different settings.

ikollok l-opportunità titħarreġ fil-ħiliet maniġerjali f’istituzzjonijiet fil-qasam tal-kura soċjali.

research in this area is a key focal issue and students shall be expected to develop analytical skills and learn how to create tailormade research programmes.

ir-riċerka f’dan il-qasam hija ta’ qofol għal min jixtieq jirnexxi u javvanza. Għaldaqstant, inti tkun mistenni tiżviluppa ħiliet analitiċi kif ukoll tfassal u twettaq programmi ta’ riċerka.


COURSE PROGRESSION CHART 13/09/15

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health and Social Care (Management) 1 year full-time

LEVEL 6

13/09/13

13/09/14

2 years full-time

2 years full-time

13/09/09

13/09/09A

MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years

MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management)

LEVEL 5

LEVEL 4

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists 1 year full-time

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists 2 years part-time on apprenticeship

13/09/05

13/09/05A

2 years full-time

3 years part-time on apprenticeship

13/09/02

13/09/03

Diploma in Hairdressing Women (C & G 6902)

Diploma in Hairdressing Women (C & G 6902)

13/09/10

13/09/12

2 years full-time

2 years full-time

13/09/06

13/09/07

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care)

ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists 1 year full-time

MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development

MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care 1 year full-time

13/09/11

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) 2 years full-time

13/09/08

MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Sport 1 year full-time

LEVEL 3

MCAST Foundation Certificate in Care - Level 2 1 year full-time

MCAST Foundation Certificate in Hairdressing - Level 2 1 year full-time

13/09/04

MCAST Foundation Certificate in Sport - Level 2 1 year full-time

LEVEL 2

13/09/01

MCAST Introductory Certificate in Care - Level 1 1 year full-time

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