MCAST Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Sewwej)

MCAST Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Sewwej)

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MCAST Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Sewwej)
Course Code CE3-A5-14
MQF Level Level 3
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Foundation Certificate


MCAST Introductory Certificate in Masonry Heritage Skills (Riffied)


2 SEC/O-Level passes/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 vocational course gives the student the opportunity to take stone restoration as a career. It provides both practical and theoretical skills to enable participation in limited interventions in stone restoration. Successful students can progress to the next higher level course in restoration, the MCAST Advanced Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru). Throughout the programme students will have the opportunity to obtain necessary maintenance, protection and preservation skills, understand preparation and recording techniques, and apply cleaning and testing procedures.

The programme is complemented with other essential units such as Safety at Work, Technical Reporting, IT and Applied Mathematics.

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 basic tools on surfaces to stabilize, preserve and restore historic buildings

3. Interpret written specifications/drawings and evaluation reports for work on historic structures

4. Identify and apply the main types of materials in use.

Core Study Units
  • Historic Buildings – Restoration and Conservation Technology
  • Documentation and Recording Techniques
  • Deterioration, Cleaning, Maintenance and Protection Techniques
  • Occupational Safety in the Construction Industry
  • Stereotomy, Stone Dressing and Building Quantities
  • The use of Limes and Mortars
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Construction Engineering
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations


Career Opportunities ‘Sewwej’