MCAST Diploma in Welding and Fabrication
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|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Foundation Certificate
Certificate in Engineering Skills (C&G 1155)
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 apprenticeship course comprises a balance of theoretical knowledge and extended practical training both off-the-job and on work placement.
The hands-on training is carried out in the Institute’s workshops equipped to industry standards. The student will be expected to participate individually and in teams to fabricate welded products.
Practical handling of hand and power tools and the use of welding sets, with particular attention to health and safety considerations, are an integral part of the course.
|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. Produce simple patterns, developments and templates to fabricate from thin steel plates
3. Identify materials and compare their properties
4. Carry out Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding, Manual Metal Arc Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding.
|Core Study Units||
|Specialist Units||Occupational safety in the construction industry Building drawings and setting out Welding technology Fabrication technology Welding practice Fabrication practice Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science|
|Progress After Completion||