MCAST Introductory Certificate in Applied Science

MCAST Introductory Certificate in Applied Science

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MCAST Introductory Certificate in Applied Science
Course CodeAS1-01-14
MQF LevelLevel 1
Duration1 year full-time
Awarding BodyMCAST
Fees
Entry RequirementsFinished Compulsory Education
Other Entry RequirementsInitial Assessment Tests
Course DescriptionThe introductory course in Applied Science aims to provide knowledge of science and technology, comprised by recalling the basic scientific and technological facts about the immediate natural environment. This is achieved through the personal involvement of students, as they learn how to apply science and technology in everyday life. Ultimately, this will lead to an improvement of students’ ability to take care of their health and safety at home, at work and during leisure. Consequently this personal development will serve as a basis for further vocational studies.
Study/Course DeliveryThis 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.
AssessmentAssessment 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 Outcomes1. Observe and identify objects and materials of scientific and technological interest

2. Recall basic scientific and technological facts that help to improve the quality of life

3. Describe the immediate environment at home and at the College using single scientific and technological terms

4. Report and communicate scientific findings in a clear and concise manner.

Core Study Units
  • Basic Principles of Physics
  • Introduction to Life Science
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology
Specialist UnitsBasic Principles of Physics Introduction to Life Science Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science and Technology
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After CompletionMCAST Foundation Certificate
Career Opportunities

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