MCAST Foundation Certificate in Business

MCAST Foundation Certificate in Business

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MCAST Foundation Certificate in Business
Course Code BC2-01-14
MQF Level Level 2
Duration 1 year full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements Finished Compulsory Education

or

MCAST Introductory Certificate

Other Entry Requirements Initial Assessment Tests

 

Applicants with SEC/O-Level passes at Grades 6 or 7 in at least two subjects from Maltese, English Language and Mathematics or “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 1 or 2 will be exempted from the Initial Assessment Tests and will start directly at Level 2.

Course Description Business related concepts are often varied and dynamic. The world of business is continuously on the move and at this level students are encouraged to explore further their business interests related to everyday life. The basics of Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and Finance are introduced at this level of studies, making the subject matter interesting, relevant and exciting.   This is achieved through a variety of methods all pointing towards applying to practice the business knowledge undertaken throughout this one year programme of studies.
Study/Course Delivery This programme of study leads to the achievement of key competencies. The emphasis is on the teaching methodology where embedding has been selected as the main pedagogical model. Vocational Units are used as a vehicle for achieving the objective.
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. Describe basic business principles and concepts

2. Understand functional areas of business organisations

3. Communicate effectively in a business environment

4. Apply mathematical and IT skills in everyday life and in business.

Core Study Units
  • General Business Concepts
  • Basic Bookkeeping
  • Introduction to Sales
  • Introduction to Human Resources
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology
Specialist Units General Business Concepts Basic Bookkeeping Introduction to Sales Introduction to Human Resources Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science and Technology
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion Any MCAST course at MQF Level 3
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