MCAST Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education

MCAST Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education

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MCAST Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education
Course Code CS5-02-16
MQF Level Level 5
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care/Practice)


MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care/Play Learning and Development or equivalent


2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes, to include at least one A-Level and one I-Level from Mathematics, English, Maltese, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description MCAST Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education is designed to offer training to students in skills and competences, that are required when providing support in classrooms. The focus of the course is to look at the educational environment and to understand how class rooms can become more inclusive. Students shall be supported to develop a critical approach that will enable them to analyse what barriers need to be overcome in order to provide all students with quality education. This course has a strong practical component of classroom placements which encourages practical methods, aimed at developing a mindset of promoting inclusive communities.


Study/Course Delivery The programme will be delivered over a two year period during which the student will be engaged in a number of lectures, tutorials, practical investigations, work placements and projects. Completion of the First year will entitle you a 60 ECTSs Level 5 certificate that makes a candidate eligible for the post of LSA1. Completion of the entire two-year course (120ECTSs) makes the student eligible for the post of LSA2.
Assessment The course will be assessed as follows:

The course is mainly assessed by home-based assignments, time constrained in class assignments, examinations and a work placement.


Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Understand diverse educational needs to address the realistic experiences of different individuals.

2. Investigate different challenges in providing inclusive educational support for individual needs.

3. Apply and implement an inclusive approach based on sociological, philosophical and psychological understanding of an inclusive educational environment

4. Be confident in using research tools and effective writing techniques that can be specifically applied in the inclusive education domain.


Core Study Units
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Challenges of Literacy and Numeracy in the Classroom
  • Supporting students with Communication Difficulties
  • Supporting students with Social
  • Behavioral and Emotional Difficulties
  • Implementing IEPs + Adapting the teaching process
  • Classroom Placements
  • Sociology of Inclusive Education and Philosophy of Inclusive Education and Numeracy and Literacy and other related topics
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities LSA in educational settings