MCAST Foundation Certificate in ICT

MCAST Foundation Certificate in ICT

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MCAST Foundation Certificate in ICT
Course Code IT2-01-16
MQF Level Level 2
Duration 1 year full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements Finished Compulsory Education


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 The programme is designed to allow students with a School Leaving Certificate to follow a study in the area of ICT. The course includes a significant amount of vocational practice that will help students form a clear idea of the nature of the trade or vocation of ICT.


Students will receive a proper understanding of the basic areas that make up information and communication technology (ICT). This course is not intended to prepare you for immediate employment.  However, it is the first in a series of programmes that will eventually prepare you to work within the computing industry.

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. Identify the main hardware components of a computer system

2. Carry out simple programming tasks using a high level language

3. Use multimedia applications to present information

4. Provide a solution for a given IT project.

Core Study Units
  • ICT Project
  • Computer Systems
  • Programming
  • Computer Graphics
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Science and Technology


Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion Any MCAST course at MQF Level 3
Career Opportunities