MCAST Diploma in Construction and Stone Masonry
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|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Foundation Certificate|
2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in
lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.
|Other Entry Requirements|
|Course Description||This course enables the student to become a skilled craftsperson in the building trade. To consolidate knowledge and skills learnt during this course, the student may be able to continue studying to obtain the Mason’s Licence which will enable him/her to work without supervision.|
The course is based on both off-the-job and on-the-job training which gives an in-depth knowledge and experience in the building processes. Successful students will acquire skills ranging from interpretation of drawings to practical masonry that fall within the building binding legislation.
During the course the student will also be given the opportunity to develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in his/her career.
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Building and Construction Engineering sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.|
|Assessment||Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment before and after executing an assigned task|
2. Use hand and power tools to carry out construction operations
3. Set out building details
4. Describe appropriate construction operations to carry out demolition works and precautions to protect the environment
|Core Study Units|
|Specialist Units||Occupational safety in the construction industry Building drawings and setting out techniques Practical masonry skills Stereotomy and stone dressing Introduction to building quantities Temporary supports, formworks and scaffoldings Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science|
|Progress After Completion|