MCAST Foundation Certificate in Sport

MCAST Foundation Certificate in Sport

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MCAST Foundation Certificate in Sport
Course Code CS2-03-14
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.


Medical clearance certificate (Form supplied by MCAST)



Course Description The main aim of this course is to prepare students wishing to start a career within the sport and fitness industry. The course does not qualify the student to work in the sector but it helps the student gain the key competences so as to progress to Level 3 in sport where the student is trained for employment.

The course contributes towards an understanding of the relevant theory and allows students to develop practical skills in this field. This is a practical programme which covers all the basics of healthy and active lifestyles, community sports and fitness training methods. On completion of the course, students will be able to assist in the organisation of leisure and sport activities, and assist professionals in training clients with different health and fitness requirements. Prospective students should preferebly have a background participation in sport or physical activity.

Students are given the opportunity to strengthen their key skills including English, Maltese, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology and Personal Development which are embedded in the vocational units.

The student is required to purchase the summer and winter sports gear for MCAST practical sessions, and sport events.


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. Consider and promote a healthy and active lifestyle

2. Identify and manage health stressors and administer basic first aid in a sports environment

3. Demonstrate safe and effective exercise techniques and become familiar with a gym environment

4. Control and monitor development of fitness using appropriate testing procedures.

Core Study Units
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Community sports
  • Fundamentals of fitness training
  • Introduction to Gym-based exercise
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology


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