MCAST Introductory Certificate in ICT
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|MQF Level||Level 1|
|Duration||1 year full-time|
|Entry Requirements||Finished Compulsory Education|
|Other Entry Requirements||Initial Assessment Tests|
|Course Description||The course is designed to provide the necessary training in basic skills, as well as fundamentals of computer systems and programming skills. Students will begin to appreciate the basic components that make up a computer system, and the interaction of the components with each other to allow us to use
this technology as an effective tool for study, work and leisure. Students will also be introduced to Programming to develop skills in designing simple algorithms as well as writing simple computer programs.
|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. Distinguish the parts of a computer system and software design phases
2. Identify computer hardware and basic programming techniques
3. Install hardware and use of programming languages for simple tasks
4. Apply basic ICT skills.
|Core Study Units||
|Progress After Completion||MCAST Foundation Certificate|