- Applications received during the prescribed period (from Saturday 27th August 2022 to Sunday 18th September 2022) are for courses targeted to be confirmed between October 2022 and January 2023. Applications received after this timeframe will be considered with the next applications period, unless sufficient applications have been received to secure an instance of the course booked before the next applications period. There are two applications periods each calendar year – one in February/ March and another in August/ September.
- The College reserves the right not to run a course if there are insufficient applications or for any other reason deemed important by the College, in which case the College will inform the applicant accordingly.
- A full refund of the fee will be affected by MCAST in the event that the College is unable to provide the course in the prescribed period, unless the applicant wishes to transfer the application to the next period.
- The decision whether MCAST commits to the delivery of a course depends directly on the number of confirmed and paid applications received. Once MCAST commits to deliver the course, the full value of the course becomes due by the Applicant, irrespective of failures, dropouts, or expulsions.
- The days/dates and times of courses shown on the Prospectus are subject to change by the Administration according to operational requirements. No requests for refunds will be entertained because of such change.
- Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
- No applications will be accepted without full payment.
- Cheques are to be made payable to ‘MCAST Gateway to Industry Ltd’.
- Kindly read the CHECKOUT conditions carefully before proceeding to submit an online application.
- Applicants are encouraged to view the course outline available on the website shortcourses.mcast.edu.mt or contact the Office of Part-Time Courses prior to applying for a course. The course outline also includes the specific course recommended pre-requisites and/or entry requirements
- Unless otherwise specified, all listed courses are delivered in Maltese. Non-Maltese speaking applicants are to contact the Office of Part-Time Courses before applying in order to verify whether the course can be delivered in English.
- Senior citizens (aged 60+), holders of disability card and MCAST full-time students are eligible to a 50% discount on part-time courses that are free from materials and consumables. Otherwise a discount of 25% would be applicable. Candidates are to present their valid ID Card/ Student Card to be eligible for the discount.
- No discounts apply for courses and programmes, registration and examination fees run for Foreign Awarding Bodies.
- No discounts apply for courses at MQF Levels 5, Level 6 and Level 7
- No discounts apply for courses with fees €50 or under
All courses forming part of a Bundle Offer are available, and can also be booked as Stand-Alone at the stand-alone prices indicated. However, when booked together as a Bundle, an overall discounted price as indicated applies.
Clients will receive information via email whether courses will be delivered as Stand-Alone or as part of a Bundle at the point of course-commencement and schedule notification. The Commencement of courses delivered as a Bundle will follow each other on completion of the lessons of the previous course delivered.
Get Qualified Scheme
A number of MQF Rated & Accredited courses listed in this prospectus are entitled to a Tax Rebate under the Get Qualified Scheme. Please contact the Office of Part-Time Courses for details or
Training Pays Scheme
Courses may be eligible for funding through the Training Pays Scheme run by Jobsplus.
The scheme provides a GRANT of up to €1,000 per student per year.
For more information, contact Ms. Deborah Camilleri on 22201616 / email [email protected]
Students who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join MCAST programmes as mature students:
- Be in possession of the School Leaving Certificate
- Have, by the end of the current calendar year:
- Attained the age of 23 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 5, Level 6 and Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework.
- Attained the age of 21 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.
- Attained the age of 19 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework.
- Demonstrate that they stand to benefit and show that they are able to follow the programme through an interview held for the purpose. The Interview Board may require candidates to undertake additional studies as part of their acceptance. The Board may recommend an alternative programme where it considers it appropriate. The Board reserves the right to evaluate the prospective candidate’s competences through an assessment. Students are advised to contact the Office of Part-Time Courses to clarify any queries.
- The course fee is non-refundable for candidates who choose to withdraw their application. However it may be transferred to another course of the applicant’s preference. This has to be done prior to the closing date of the application period.
Free use of MCAST Library
All registered part-time students are eligible to make use of MCAST’s six libraries for free throughout the duration of the course. For more information, visit the website: https://www.mcast.edu.mt/mcast-library/
Programmes and other Foreign Awarding Bodies
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that applications for examinations are duly filled in and submitted at the corresponding Institute.
Late applications will be subject to a ‘late application fee’.
Running of Courses
To all eligible applicants:
- Course Starting Date
All eligible applicants shall receive an email indicating the starting date and venue.
Dates scheduled on the MCAST website are only indicative.
Candidates are responsible to provide valid email addresses and to check their email for messages regularly. Once MCAST records that an email notification has been sent to a candidate, the responsibility rests on the candidate to note the course starting date and other details.
- Cancellation of Lectures
Cancellation of lectures will be communicated to students via SMS on the mobile number indicated on the application form, unless notified directly by the lecturer by other means.
- Course Examinations and Certification
Successful completion of courses certified by MCAST entitles the student to either a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ or a ‘Certificate of Achievement’. Further information on which type of certificate one can achieve can be obtained from the course outline available on shortcourses.mcast.edu.mt.
3.1. Certificate of Attendance
A certificate will be issued if attendance exceeds 80% of course duration.
3.2. Certificate of Achievement
To obtain a Certificate of Achievement, a student must;
- Attend a minimum of 80% of the course
- Pass successfully the test/assessment.
A student will not be eligible to any certificates, even if successful in the final test/assessment, where recorded attendance falls below 80% of the course.
Absence due to sickness as attested by a Medical Certificate may be exempted.
Courses to which a MCAST Level and number of ECTS/ECVET have been assigned can be used as building blocks leading to a full Certification.
As an example, it may be possible to take separate units at Level 4 in engineering totalling up to 30 credits and thus qualify for a Level 4 Certificate in Engineering.
The combination of units needs to be approved in advance by MCAST.
Units can also be taken separately and in such cases a single unit certificate will be issued after successful completion of the unit.
More information can be obtained from the Office of Part-Time Courses by calling on number 23987777 / 23987116 or e-mail [email protected]