MCAST Introductory Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
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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||This training course provides an opportunity to students who are in possession of the School Leaving Certificate to enter the engineering world and to improve their basic key skills. The course will provide students with the basics to progress to the Level 2 Foundation Certificate course the following year, and further training. If students are aiming for skilled employment and do not have any qualifications, this course is the first step. The Introductory Certificate will provide the students with the basic trade skills to carry out simple tasks, and to work and study under direct supervision.|
|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. Perform simple mechanical engineering tasks.|
2. Follow safety requirements when performing basic engineering tasks
3. Communicate effectively through verbal, written and ICT methods.
4. Use and interpret basic engineering data.
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|Progress After Completion||MCAST Foundation Certificate|