MCAST General Admission Requirements
Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology Entry Requirements
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To be eligible for admission to a programme of study at MCAST, a candidate must normally satisfy both MCAST’s General Entrance Requirement and the requirements for entry to the particular programme of study as indicated in the MCAST prospectus published annually.
2General entrance requirement
The General Entrance Requirement is a statement of minimum acceptable conditions.
The term ‘pass’ denotes the minimum acceptable level of achievement in a particular examination. MCAST may prescribe different levels and grades for specified programmes.
2.2Admission to Vocational Degree programmes
MCAST’s level 6 vocational degree programmes of study have been specifically designed to build on the BTEC Higher National Diploma qualifications and thus make provision for direct entry to the third year. Progression to the vocational degree year is normally linked to the successful completion of the MCAST two-year BTEC HND programmes and is subject to the accumulation of a set number of points as established in the document: ‘MCAST Vocational Degree Regulations’.
Qualifications comparable to Sec and Matsec Ordinary, Intermediate and Advanced Level as recognized by the Malta Qualification Information Centre (MQRIC) may be considered for entry to courses at levels 3, 4 and 5.
MCAST’s degrees are designed as an extension of existing, internationally-recognised programmes, viz., the Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diplomas, which are presently delivered in MCAST institutes. HND qualifications from local or foreign institutions may be considered for admission with Advanced Standing to MCAST’s degree courses, provided they meet the specific requirements of the course applied for. Other conditions may apply.
MCAST may accept other qualifications and/or experience as sufficient for meeting the General Entry Requirements of certain courses. Applicants are exclusively responsible to provide evidence of any equivalence claimed for their certificates and/or diplomas. Only recommendations made by the official recognition centre of Malta (MQRIC) shall be considered. MCAST shall not entertain any appeals in this regard.
Mature applicants who do not satisfy the entry requirements for a course of study up to Level 5, may be eligible for admission if they can provide satisfactory evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the programme of study for which they are applying.
Mature students shall be interviewed prior to being registered on a programme of study. The interviewing panel may recommend what qualifications and or study, if any, will be required as a condition for entry into the course.
2.6Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL)
The Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) is where credit is awarded for learning which has already been assessed and certificated as part of a completed or partly- completed course or qualification.
Responsibility rests with the applicant for supporting the claim with appropriate evidence. MCAST retains the right to accept or reject any evidence provided.