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1 Post-Secondary Courses The aim of this presentation is to help Form 5 students at St. Ignatius Boys Secondary School to make the right choice when selecting a post – secondary course. Click on icons to view presentation List of Educational Institutions St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

2 Educational Institutions Institute of Tourism StudiesInstitute of Health CareHigher Secondary – Giovanni Curmi Institute for Conservation & Restoration Studies MCASTJunior College – Ġan Franġisk Abela St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

3 Ġan Franġisk Abela Junior College IntroductionEntry RequirementsChoosing your SubjectHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

4 Ġan Franġisk Abela Junior College Introduction The Junior College offers a two- year course specifically designed for future university students. While providing formal instruction, the College encourages students to develop their own initiative through guided self-teaching in preparation for their future university career. At the Junior College students are prepared for the MATSEC Certificate in accordance with the University's General Entry Requirements. Entry Requirements Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

5 Ġan Franġisk Abela Junior College Entry Requirements A candidate may be admitted to the Junior College if he/she is in possession of SIX passes in the Secondary Education Certificate or, when applicable their equivalent, at Grade 5 / C or better. The subjects must include Maltese, English Language, Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Choosing your Subject Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

6 Ġan Franġisk Abela Junior College Choosing your Subjects Main Page Students may choose from a wide range of subjects which are grouped into four areas of study as follows: Group 1 -Maltese, Arabic, English, French, Greek, Italian, Latin, German, Russian* and Spanish**. (*) Offered at Advanced Level only (**) Intermediate course may be offered depending on number of applicants. Group 2 - Marketing+, Accounting+, Economics+, Geography, History, Philosophy, Religious Knowledge and Sociology. + not more than two of Accounting, Economics and Marketing may be chosen Group 3 - Applied Mathematics (Mechanics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics and Environmental Science+. + Environmental Science is only offered at Intermediate Level and may not be taken with Biology, Chemistry or Physics Group 4 - Art, Computing+, Information Technology+, Music, Engineering Drawing++, Graphical Communication++, Home Economics and Human Ecology. + Computing may not be taken with Information Technology ++ Engineering Drawing may not be taken with Graphical Communication ++ Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communication are combined at Intermediate Level Students are required to choose one subject from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3 and two other subjects from any of the four groups. Two of the five subjects chosen must be at Advanced Level and three at Intermediate Level, as well as Systems of Knowledge which is compulsory. Subjects chosen should also include any Special Course Requirements needed for their prospective University course. With regard to certain subjects other conditions apply. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

7 GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY IntroductionCourses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

8 GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY Introduction The Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School provides courses for students who intend to continue their studies at a higher level or to seek employment. This school aims to make further academic studies at post- secondary level accessible to students who choose not to enroll at other post-secondary institutions. It offers a blend of Ordinary, Intermediate and Advanced Level Courses suited to the individual needs of the student. Only students who have completed Form Five of Secondary Education are eligible to enroll. Courses Offered Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

9 GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY Courses Offered Ordinary Level Revision CourseAdvanced/Ordinary Level Course Matriculation Certificate Exam Course Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

10 GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY Ordinary Level Revision Course This course is intended for students who want to better their O-level grades. Students may select three or more O-level subjects. This course does not entitle the student to receive a stipend. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in not less than two subjects. Courses Offered Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

11 GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY Advanced/Ordinary Level Course This course is intended for students who want to follow a course of studies at Advanced and Ordinary Level to improve their career opportunities. This course does not lead to University. Students can opt for a minimum of three and a maximum of six subjects, one of which must be at Advanced Level. Duration: 1 year full-time for Ordinary Level Studies and 2 years full-time for Advanced Level Studies. Entry: SEC/O level passes in not less than four subjects. Course Offered Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

12 GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY Matriculation Certificate Examination Course This course is intended for those students who would like to sit for the Matriculation Certificate Examination of the University of Malta. Students must take two subjects at Advanced Level, three at Intermediate Level, the failed subject at O level and Systems of Knowledge. Students are advised to consult the special course requirements concerning the course that they intend to follow as undergraduates. Students can choose from the following subjects: Accounting, Arabic, Art and Art History, Biology, Business Studies, Computing, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics, Italian, Maltese, Marketing, Mathematics, P.E., Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish and Technical Drawing. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in not less than five subjects which must include at least three from English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and a Science subject (one of Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Integrated Science). Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

13 INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES Introduction Selection Criteria Courses Offered Home Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

14 Introduction Provides opportunities for work experience in the industry Recreates actual working environments on campus Provides training in a comprehensive range of practical skills Develops and enhances the intellectual ability of its students through a wide range of academic subjects Teaches generic skills essential for a smooth transition into the world of work. The Institute of Tourism Studies provides vocational education in the field of Hospitality, enabling students to enter their chosen industry at all levels. In order to achieve these goals, the institute: In most cases, at ITS, finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the institute. The Institute of Tourism Studies organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Selection Criteria INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

15 Selection Criteria Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic qualifications and their work experience. CREDITS FOR ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS QualificationsCredits up to Satisfactory results on 5th Form School Leaving Certificate Up to 16 credits Ordinary level (each subject)6 credits Preferred Subject at Ordinary level (each subject)7 credits MATSEC Intermediate level (each subject)8 credits Preferred Subject at Intermediate level (each subject)9 credits Advanced level (each subject)10 credits Preferred Subject at Advanced level (each subject)12 credits Compulsory subjects attract the same number of credits as preferred subjects. Qualifications from other institutions – including ITS courses - will be considered and evaluated. CREDITS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE Work ExperienceCredits Each Year at Craft Level1 Each Year at Supervisory Level2 Each Year at Managerial Level3 Courses Offered Main Page INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

16 Courses Offered Food Preparation & Service (Foundation Level) Restaurant Operations (Foundation Level) Hotel Operations ( Certificate Level) Accommodation Operations (Certificate Level) Food Preparation & Service (ESTS) Restaurant / Bar Operations (ESTS) Introduction Selection Criteria Home Page INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES General Assistance (ESTS) St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

17 Food Preparation & Service (Foundation Level) The Food Preparation and Service programme of studies is designed to equip students with multiple skills in basic Food Preparation and Production and in Food and Beverage Service. The programme provides a broad introduction to the theory and practical sides of food preparation and food service, giving the necessary knowledge and practical experience to operate as a front line worker in a kitchen environment of a typical service outlet. Duration: Two semesters full-time followed by a 14 week Local Industrial Trade Practice. Entry: SEC/O level passes in any two subjects. Preference will be given to students having passes in languages, Mathematics, Home Economics and ECDL full Certificate. The minimum age for applicants is 16 as on the 30 th June. Main Page Courses Offered INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

18 Restaurant Operations (Foundation Level) The Restaurant Operations programme of studies is designed to equip students with the basic skills in Food and Beverage Service. Duration: 2 semesters full-time followed by a fourteen-week Local Industrial Trade Practice. Entry: SEC/O level passes in any two subjects. Preference will be given to students having passes in Languages, Mathematics, Home Economics and ECDL full Certificate. The minimum age for applicants is 16 as on the 30 th June. Main Page Courses Offered INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

19 Hotel Operations (Certificate Level) This programme prepares future Supervisors / Head of Department for a career in the hotel and catering industry. Duration: 4 semesters full-time in addition to one summer Local Industrial Trade Practice of fourteen weeks duration between semesters 2 & 3. Entry: A minimum APL/APEL score of seventy credits. English Language, Mathematics, Maltese and ECDL full certificate are compulsory subjects. Accounting, Home Economics, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Economics, Geography and any other language are the preferred subjects. Applicants not in possession of ECDL full certificate will be required to pass an ICT literacy test. Applicants must be 17 as on the 31st December. Main Page Courses Offered INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

20 Accommodation Operations (Certificate Level) This programme offers opportunities in Front Office, Housekeeping and Reservations. Duration: 4 semesters full-time in addition to one summer Local Industrial Trade Practice of fourteen weeks duration between semesters 2 & 3. Entry: A minimum APL/APEL score of forty credits. Maltese, English and another language from French, German, Italian or Spanish are compulsory subjects. Mathematics, Computer Studies, Economics, Home Economics and any other language are the preferred subjects. Applicants not in possession of ECDL full certificate will be required to pass an ICT literacy test. Applicants must be 17 as on the 31st December. Main Page Courses Offered INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

21 Extended Skill Training Scheme (Hospitality Trades) The Institute of Tourism Studies in collaboration with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC), organizes the following programmes of studies within the Extended Skill Training Scheme (ESTS). Food Preparation and Service Restaurant/Bar Operations General Assistance Those who complete the apprenticeship will be eligible for a Trade Test. If successful they will be awarded the Journeymans Certificate at Craftsman Level in the trade. Duration: These courses run over 4 semesters. Apprentices attend the institute full time for the first semester. For the second, they attend for 2 days and spend the other 3 days in industry. During the summer between semesters 2 and 3 these apprentices work a 40 hour week. As from the third semester they attend for 1 day at the ITS and 4 days in industry. Entry: School Leaving Certificate which confirms completion of Form V. Applicants will be interviewed and assessed on their language and numeracy skills and aptitude for a career in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The minimum age for applicants is 16 as on the 31st December. Main Page Courses Offered INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

22 University of Malta Institute of Health Care IntroductionCoursesAdmission Requirements Home Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

23 Introduction The Institute of Health Care offers courses for those who intend to work in health related careers providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a care environment. The Institute is also involved in continuing updating exercises, thereby keeping professionals abreast with recent developments in health care. Our fifth formers can only join the Preparatory Course for the Diploma in Health Science because to be able to join any of the other courses interested students are reminded that they must satisfy the entry requirements set by the University of Malta and thus Courses Main Page University of Malta Institute of Health Care students are reminded that they must satisfy the entry requirements set by the University of Malta and thus they are advised to pursue with their studies at the Ġan Franġisk Abela Junior College. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

24 Courses Preparatory Course for the Diploma in Health Science The Institute of Health Care offers this course for those students who are interested in taking up a career in one of the following areas related to health care namely Dental Technology, Environmental Health, Midwifery, Nursing Studies, Psychiatric Nursing, Podiatry and Radiography or in any other area approved by the University Senate. Students who have successfully completed this preparatory course can register to join a two-year Diploma In Health Science in the same area of study. The areas of study offered in any particular year shall be published before the commencement of each course. Duration: 2 years of full-time study. Admission Requirements Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section University of Malta Institute of Health Care

25 Admission Requirements Applicants should be 17 years (18 years in the case of Radiography) within 3 months of commencement of course and they should be in possession of six passes at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination which must include: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and a Science subject. In addition, prospective candidates must satisfy the Institute of Health Care that s/he has the necessary aptitude for which purpose s/he may be required to attend an interview and the Department of Health as to their medical fitness. Main Page University of Malta Institute of Health Care St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

26 Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage IntroductionCoursesHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

27 Introduction The Institute of Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage is the teaching and research arm of Heritage Malta. The Institute promotes and co-ordinates the pursuit of interdisciplinary training at professional, technical and craftsman levels in all aspects of conservation-restoration and management of cultural heritage. Main Page Courses Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

28 Main Page Courses Offered Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage MCAST Foundation Certificate Masonry Heritage Skills (RIFFIED) The ICMCH in collaboration with MCAST offers vocational courses for skilled craftsmen and stonemasons in Heritage Skills. This programme is structured allowing sequential progression from one level to another. It starts from the introductory riffied course and proceeds through sewwej and mastru levels. The ICMCH offers other courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level awarded by the University of Malta. Interested students are reminded that to follow these courses they must satisfy the entry requirements set by the University of Malta and thus they are advised to consult the special course requirements pertaining to each course. More information can be obtained from the guidance officers. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

29 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Masonry Heritage Skills (RIFFIED) The aim of the course is to provide training and apprenticeship in specialised heritage skills. The coursework and syllabus has both theoretical and practical components and is intended to present essential tools and methods in cleaning, consolidation and protection of stone buildings in general. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: No SEC/O level passes or experience needed. All that is required is a valid school-leaving certificate. Main Page Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

30 MCAST IntroductionSelection CriteriaList of Institutes St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Home Page

31 MCAST Introduction The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology has been set up to provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy. Selection Criteria St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

32 MCAST Selection Criteria When the number of applicants who satisfy the entry requirements and choose the course exceeds the number of available places, an order of merit is drawn for all applicants choosing the course. After an applicant is considered eligible for a course the number of points is worked according to the examination results and the course requirements accordingly: The total points for Compulsory subjects is multiplied by 5. The total points for Preferred subjects is multiplied by 3. Advanced Level Grade 1/A 2 3/B 4 5/C Points Grade A B C D E Points Grade A B C D E O Points Intermediate LevelOrdinary Level St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Selection Criteria (continued)

33 MCAST Selection Criteria When there is a choice within the list of Compulsory Subjects the ones with the highest grades are multiplied by 5. Any additional passes in compulsory subjects are considered as Preferred subjects. All other passes are given their relative number of points. Points are also allotted for qualifications obtained from MCAST, BTEC, C&G or any other recognised institution. The total of all the points obtained by an applicant indicates the place in the order of merit for admission into a course. All applicants, that are offered a place to start a course are to complete a Registration Form and produce any documents as necessary. If after the first call for applications there are courses where places are still available there will be other calls for applications. Students who have successfully completed a course at MCAST and apply to follow a higher course in the same area of study will be given priority over those applicants who apply for the same course from outside MCAST. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section List of Institutes

34 MCAST Institutes Institute of Mechanical Engineering Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Institute of Information & Communication Technology Institute of Business & Commerce Institute of Art & Design Maritime Institute Institute of Community Services Institute of Agribusiness Back to main menu St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

35 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

36 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Craft Level)MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Mechanical EngineeringCertificate in Automotive Maintenance and RepairCertificate in Automotive Body and Paint Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Category A Licence Course MCAST-BTEC First Dip. in Mech. Eng.(Aircraft Maint. Mechanics)MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Manufactuering Engineering In most cases finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Mechanical Engineering organises other courses which our Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair MCAST Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Operations and Maintenance St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

37 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 1) Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the theoretical and practical skills suitable for those students intending to start a career in one of the fields of mechanical engineering. During this year the students are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge in the related subjects namely Mathematics, English, Science and Engineering Drawing. Students who finish this course successfully can proceed to MCAST-BTEC First Diploma, to Mech- anical Engineering Craft Courses or start a career in the Aviation Industry. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Educ- ation, Interview and/or Aptitude Test. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

38 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Craft Level) (Level 2) This programme is designed for those preparing for employment as Mechanical Fitters in the Mechanical Engineering Industry. This programme provides in depth theory, practical skills and under pinning knowledge suitable for those candidates committed to a career as Mechanical Machinists or Plant Engineering Fitters. Duration: 3 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level pass in Mathematics and another subject. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

39 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered This MCAST-BTEC programme is designed to provide a practical, work related course. Learning takes place by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It covers the basic knowledge and practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities in mechanical engineering. The student is exposed to a deeper knowledge in the related subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Drawing and Information Technology. Successful students can proceed to the MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in various options or start a career in the Aviation Industry. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Graphical Communications. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

40 Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Repair (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered This Craft Certificate Course is designed for those preparing for employment as Automotive Mechanics in the Motor Vehicle Industry. During this course the students follow the Certificate in the C&G 4101 Course. The students are involved in a broad range of practical skills together with the technological under pinning knowledge that are appropriate for a person who is developing skills needed to carry out full servicing and repairs. Duration: 3 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level pass in Mathematics and another subject. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

41 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Certificate in Automotive Body and Paint (Level 2) Main Page Courses Offered This programme provides practical and technological involvement in a broad range of skills (according to the chosen option), appropriate for a person who is developing skills needed to carry out work on Motor Vehicle Body both as panel beaters or as sprayers. The student is exposed to a deeper knowledge in the related, subjects such as Mathematics English, Health and Safety issues and Information Technology Duration:1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level pass in Mathematics and another subject. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

42 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Main Page Courses Offered Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Category A Licence Course (Level 2) This course is designed specifically to equip individuals with the necessary theoretical and practical understanding of aircraft mainten- ance. The course permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following minor scheduled line maintenance, and simple defect rectification within limits of tasks specifically endorsed on the authorization. Duration: 19 months. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics and English Language. Interview and/or Aptitude Test. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

43 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics) (Level 2) Institute of Mechanical Engineering This MCAST-BTEC programme is designed to provide a practical, work related course. Learning takes place by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It covers the basic knowledge and practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities in mechanical engineering. The student is exposed to a deeper knowledge in the related subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Drawing and Information Technology. The students are offered 3 further units in aircraft technology which qualifies the students to start a career as Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics. Successful students can proceed to the MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in various options or start a career in the Aviation Industry. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects from Mathematics, Graphical Communications and Physics. Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness must be produced before starting to attend the course. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Courses Offered Main Page

44 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair ( Level 3) Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered This Diploma programme is designed for those preparing for employment in the Motor Vehicle Industry. The Technician Diploma provides a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of motor vehicle including electrical and electronics work. This programme provides also a broader range of skills appropriate to a person who is able to carry out full service and repairs and diagnoses faults. During their work students are exposed to a deep- er knowledge in the related subjects namely Mathematics, English, Science and Information Technology. Successful students may proceed to the Certificate in Advanced Auto Diagnostic Techniques. Duration: 1year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Graphical Communications. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

45 MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (Level 3) Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered This BTEC National Diploma programme provides the knowledge, under-standing and skills for students wishing to start a career as a technician in the area of Manufacturing Engineering. This qualification provides access to more specialist units and therefore broadens and deepens the learners experience in preparation for the world of work. Successful students can proceed to the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma. One can obtain this diploma by joining one of the following courses. EitherCourse which is of a 2 years duration full-time. OrCourse A which is of a 3 years duration part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry for both Courses: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any two other subjects. Graphical Communications is the preferred subject. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

46 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Main Page Courses Offered This course is designed to equip individuals with the necessary theoretical and practical underpinning knowledge and experience at technician level leading to Part - 66 CAT B1.1 Examinations. Apprentices following this course shall obtain theoretical and practical experience on aircraft structures, power plant, mechanical and electrical system. Duration: 3 years part-time on apprenticeship – Block Release. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics, English language and any other subject. MCAST Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course (Leading to Part-66 Category B 1.1 Examinations ) (Level 3) St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

47 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Main Page Courses Offered This BTEC National Diploma programme provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to start a career as a technician in the area of Operations and Maintenance or Mechatronics Engineering. This qualification provides access to more specialist units and therefore broadens and deepens the learners experience in preparation for the world of work. Successful students can proceed to the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma. One can obtain this diploma by joining one of the following courses. EitherCourse which is of a 2 years duration full-time. OrCourse A which is of a 3 years duration part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry for both Courses: SEC/O level passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and another subject. MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering (Level 3) St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

48 Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

49 MCAST Foundation Cert. in Electrical & Electronics Eng.MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)MCAST Certificate in Industrial ElectronicsMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Communications Tech. Successful completion of any of these courses would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Certificate in Electrotechnical TechnologyMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Electical/Electonic Eng. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

50 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Level 1) Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering In this course students are given the opportunity to develop the basic skills required to further their studies in the Electrical and Electronics Sector. They are also helped to strengthen their knowledge in Mathematics and Physics. The course is designed for students who need an understanding of Electrical/Electronic fundamentals and principles. Emphasis is placed on Electronics/Electrical theory and science. Upon completion, students will have knowledge of basic electricity and electronics. Successful students may proceed to follow a Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology or to the course leading to the BTEC First Diploma in Engineering. Students who obtain a final distinction grade may opt to follow the MCAST Certificate in Industrial Electronics. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education, Aptitude Test and/or Interview. Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness must be produced before starting to attend the course. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

51 Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (Level 2) Courses Offered Main Page This course is designed for those students who wish a career progression within the Electrotechnical industry. It can contribute towards the knowledge and understanding required for the related ability to perform practical Electrical Installation tasks. The course is a practical programme which covers all the basics of wiring electrical installation circuits using different cables and containment. It includes opportunities to develop your Technical English, Maths and/or ICT skills as appropriate. The course addresses Electrical Installation regulations and in particular the practical knowledge and skills required. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and any other subject. Physics, English Language, Computer Studies, Graphical Communication and Chemistry are the preferred subjects. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

52 MCAST Certificate in Industrial Electronics (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses Offered This programme introduces the basic skills and working concepts practiced in the manufacturing and servicing industry. It includes Electronic/ Electrical Technology, Computer Engineering and related subjects giving students a background to choose the specialisation thereafter in Industrial Electronics or Computer Engineering. Formal training includes Mathematics, Electronics, Circuit Theory, Digital Systems, Microprocessors and Programming and a variety of other subjects. The course forms part of an apprenticeship framework which is introduced in the second year. The apprenticeship upgrades the skills of students through informal learning on-the-job training. Students work under general supervision and within established practices. Knowledge is applied to resolve problems of moderate scope and complexity. Successful students may proceed to follow the Technician Diploma in Industrial Electronics or in Computer Engineering. Duration: 1 year full-time and 1 year part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and Physics. Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness must be produced before starting to attend the course. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

53 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses Offered This MCAST-BTEC programme is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of Electronic, Digital, Telecommunications and Computer areas. The strong vocational content of this course is based on units chosen to satisfy the needs of the Electrical/Electronics Industry and basic Computer knowledge. The companies requiring workers with fundamental skills in Installation and repair of Appliances, Electronic Circuit Construction, Maintenance and basic skills on Radio and TV systems, Telecommunication Technology, Digital Networks and PC Hardware and Software Installation will find successful candidates suitable. It covers the basic knowledge and technical practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to National Diplomas. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and Physics. Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness must be produced before starting to attend the course. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

54 MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Level 3) The qualification is designed to equip individuals with practical skills, knowledge and understanding required for success in employment and progression as technicians in the Electrical/ Electronic Engineering Sector. It provides the student with the understanding required to design, install, operate and maintain complex electrical engineering equipment and systems. The course also provides skills and knowledge in the rapidly changing field of Electrical/Electronic Principles, PLC, Analogue and Digital Systems, Design and Robotics. Students will follow a range of practical and theoretical units that covers the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise for the challenges of business development in a wide range of Electrical and Electronics Industries. The course is a formally structured programme of study for those seeking skills at technician engineer level in the field of Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Duration: 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any two other subjects preferably English Language and Computer Studies. Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness must be produced before starting to attend the course. Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

55 Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Communications Technology (Level 3) This diploma course in the Communications Engineering field incorporates modules that address both ICT and Electronics/Communications Engineering providing candidates with the skills they will require to understand, install and repair faults in equipment as well as communications network infrastructure. With the ever-growing applications of ICT in industry, there is a requirement for technicians skilled in the installation, maintenance and repair of communication networks and systems as well as office machinery and equipment. This course is intended to provide employers with graduates that are adaptable and responsive to the rapid evolution of the communications engineering sector.. Duration: 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. During the second and third year apprentices will attend work-based training on day or block release. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any two other subjects preferably English Language St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Courses Offered Main Page

56 Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

57 Courses Offered MCAST Foundation Certificate in Trowel TradesMCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction in StoneMCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction & Eng. SkillsMCAST Introductory Course in Masonry Heritage SkillsMCAST Certificate in Construction & Engineering SkillsMCAST Certificate in Heating, Ventilation & Air ConditioningMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in ConstructionMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Construction In most cases finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Building & Construction organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Civil Engineering MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Building Services Eng. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

58 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Trowel Trade (Level 1) Courses Offered Institute of Building & Construction Engineering This course provides basic practical and theoretical aspects of the Trowel Trades (plastering; tile laying; painting and decorating). The course objective is to deliver sound basics of tool handling, materials use and various necessary processes of the trade. It will qualify successful students to follow up the certificate course. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Main Page

59 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction in Stone (Level 1) Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered This course provides basic practical and theoretical aspects of the Stone Masons trade comprising the use and handling of tools; materials and processes in the building trade. This will be the stepping stone for students to undergo the course leading to masons licence. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Main Page

60 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction & Engineering Skills (Level 1) Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered This course provides practical and theoretical aspects of four main trades (Electrical; Mechanical; Fabrication and Wood Trades). Successful students would have experienced a good basis in tools; materials and process handling in various trades. It would enable the student to choose and progress in one specific trade as a career. Duration: 1 year full-time Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

61 Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered MCAST Introductory Course in Masonry Heritage Skills (RIFFIED) (Level 1) This is a compulsory induction programme comprising basic practicals and underpinning knowledge about stone restoration. Successful students will be eligible to continue the proper course in stone restoration Duration: 3 months. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

62 Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered MCAST Certificate in Construction & Engineering Skills (Level 2) This is a craft level course in one of the chosen trades: Woodwork; Plumbing; Welding and Sheet Metal. It comprises of theoretical knowledge together with extended practical training both off-the-job and on-the- job. Successful students will be able to work in various employment with continuous supervision Duration: 3 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: 2 SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and one other subject. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

63 MCAST Certificate in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered This course comprises of theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills that include the handling of basic engineering tools, materials related to HVAC and basic calculations to enable the student to follow a craft level standard in the trade. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and another subject from Physics, Graphical Communications and English Language. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

64 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Construction (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered This course comprises of college based training on the various subjects related to the building and construction sector. It enables successful students to consolidate their choice of career within the sector by equipping them to be able to follow a National Diploma. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: 2 SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and another subject from : English Language, Physics, Business Studies, Graphical Communication, Environmental Studies, Accounts, Economics and Commerce. English Language is a preferred subject. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

65 Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered Main Page The National Diploma Course based on both off-the-job and on-the-job training gives a depth knowledge and experience of the general requirements and specialist areas in the field of building and construction. This enables the successful learners to be able to carry out duties, at a professional and technical level, that are continuously required in an Architect/Building Engineering Consultants office or firm dealing in the building and construction business. Duration: 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and any other three subjects from: Business Studies, English Language, Environmental Studies, Physics, Accounts, Graphical Communications, Economics and Commerce. English Language is a preferred subject. MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Construction MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Civil Engineering MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Building Services Engineering (All Level 3) St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

66 Institute of Information & Communication Technology Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

67 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Computing Courses Offered Successful completion of any of these courses would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Institute of Information & Communication Technology MCAST-BTEC First Diploma for I.T. PractitionersMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Computing St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

68 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Computing (Level 1) Main Page Institute of Information & Communication Technology Courses Offered By combining theory with practical work, students cover a wide range of topics ensu- ring that they receive a proper understanding of the basic areas that make up Information and Communication Technology. This course is the first in a series of programmes that will prepare individuals to work within the computing Industry. The course is a preparatory course to the further diplomas within the Institute. It is therefore to be noted that by attending this course, the student will not have gained enough know- ledge to seek employment within the ICT Industry. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Completed Compulsory Education. Aptitude test and/or Interview. Applicants academic qualifications will not be considered during student selection procedures. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

69 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma for I.T. Practitioners (Level 2) This Course is the second in a series of programmes designed to provide students with the necessary skills to work in the Computing Industry. At this level, students are introduced to subjects in both the networking and software development areas. Students with the proper qualifications should not apply to the MCAST Foundation Certificate in Computing but should start directly at this level. This Course is a preparatory course for further Diplomas within the Institute as the student will not have gained enough knowledge to seek Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Information & Communication Technology employment within the ICT Industry. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects. Mathematics, English Language and any one subject from Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting and Business Studies are the preferred subjects. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

70 MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Computing (Level 3) Institute of Information & Communication Technology This intensive Course aims to provide students with the required skills to work in the Computing Industry. After the first year, students specialize in either Software Development, or Networking and ICT Support. In each case students study subjects that are relevant to the needs of Industry. Students with the proper qualifications should not apply to the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma for I.T. Practitioners but should start directly at this level. Students who successfully complete the MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Computing may find a number of career opportunities both within the ICT Industry and also in I.T. Departments of other Industries. EitherCourse which is of a 2 years duration full-time. OrCourse A which is of a 3 years duration 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. Mathematics, English Language and any one subject from Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting and Business Studies are the preferred subjects. Certain conditions apply. Courses Offered Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

71 Institute of Business & Commerce Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

72 Courses Offered MCAST Foundation Certificate in RetailingMCAST O Level Revision CourseMCAST Foundation Certificate in BusinessMCAST Intermediate Certificate in BusinessMCAST Certificate in Marketing StudiesMCAST-BTEC National Certificate in BusinessMCAST Certificate in Administrative and Secretarial StudiesMatriculation Certificate CourseDiploma in Banking and Financial ServicesDiploma in Insurance Studies In most cases finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Business & Commerce organises other course which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page AAT Diploma in Accounting Institute of Business & Commerce St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

73 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Retailing (Level 1) Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course is designed in such a way that candidates are given an overall picture of the retail trade and the business environment, together with comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and the practical aspects of selling goods and services to customers. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education and Aptitude Test.

74 MCAST O Level Revision Course (Level 1) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course is intended for students who have already followed a course of study and sat for the SEC Exams. MCAST is thus providing the opportunity to students who did not manage to obtain the necessary results to undertake a revision programme with a view to obtaining the necessary entry requirements for further study. Study subjects include Maltese, English Language, Mathematics, Physics, French or Italian and one from Business Studies, Commerce and Accounts. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. Students must be in possession of a minimum of a Grade 6/D in all subjects applied for. Students applying for this course are not entitled for maintenance grant or stipend. Courses Offered

75 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Business (Level 1) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course aims at giving students an introduction to the world of business while consolidating their knowledge of those basic subjects required for them to join a variety of courses. It may also serve as a stepping stone to the MCAST Intermediate Certificate in Business. This course is not intended to prepare students for immediate employment. Duration: 1 year full time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education and Aptitude Test

76 MCAST Intermediate Certificate in Business (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course examines more closely the various basic business functions. It prepares students to understand better the different aspects of business operations. The course offers students the opportunity to get to know better those areas of business and commercial studies they may wish to embark upon in the future. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/ O level passes in two subjects. Business Studies is the preferred subject.

77 MCAST Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section The Certificate in Marketing Studies enables participants to acquire a clear idea of what reliable customer service and public relations entail. In addition, the aim of the course is to ensure that the practice of advertising, selling and sales management within the marketing environment is well understood. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in English Language, Mathematics, Maltese and two other subjects.

78 MCAST-BTEC National Certificate in Business (Level 3) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section The Certificate in Business is designed for those wishing to achieve employment at a junior level within businesses and organisations. It provides a mixture of theory and a practical vision of real life situations in business. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. English Language and Mathematics are the preferred subjects.

79 MCAST Certificate in Administrative and Secretarial Studies (Level 3) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course enables participants to understand the key areas of admini- stration, office equipment, services and supplies, routine procedures, standards and the work environment. It is also designed to provide participants with the ability to take down notes as well as transcribe business documents from printed and hand-written copy to a mailable business standard. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Maltese, English Language, Mathematics and any two other subjects.

80 Matriculation Certificate Course (Level 3) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course prepares students to sit for the full Matriculation Certificate Examination of the University of Malta. It is of interest to those who: are considering entering University wish to further their studies before starting work want to opt for diploma/degree courses in the Business and Computing fields Duration: 2 years full time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in any three subjects from English Language, Mathematics, Maltese and Physics or Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry and two other subjects. Subjects offered include Accounts, Computing, Economics, English, Environmental Science*, French, Graphical Communication/Engineering Drawing *, Information Technology, Italian, Maltese, Marketing, Philosophy, Pure Mathematics, Physics, Sociology and Systems of Knowledge *. * offered only at Intermediate Level.

81 Diploma in Banking and Financial Services (Level 4) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course leads to a qualification designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge to help them gain a firm base from which to go on and specialize further in the area of Financial Services. Students who opt to study Pure Mathematics at Intermediate Level may join the Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance) at the University of Malta. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, English Language, Maltese and any two other subjects.

82 Diploma in Insurance Studies (Level 4) Institute of Business & Commerce Main Page Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section This course intends to equip students with various skills required for them to take up a career in insurance. It aims to develop the students potential to enable them to become competent in insurance operations. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Maltese, English Language, Mathematics and any two other subjects.

83 AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Courses Offered This course is intended to provide specialist support staff for employment in Accounting and Finance. Successful students will be qualified to carry out accounting or financial duties in the offices of practising accountants, in industrial and commercial organisations and so on, depending on the level of studies they complete. Duration: 1 year full-time (Certificate) + 2 years full-time (Advanced Certificate and Diploma). Entry: SEC/O level passes in any four subjects.

84 Institute of Art & Design Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

85 Courses Offered MCAST Foundation Certificate in Art & DesignMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in PrintingMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Design CraftsMCAST-BTEC National Certificate in Design Crafts MCAST Access Course to Foundation Diploma in Art & Design MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design In most cases finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Art & Design organises other courses which fifth formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Institute of Art & Design MCAST-BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

86 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Art & Design (Level 1) Institute of Art & Design This course is intended to provide a broad education in Art and Design as a basis for further training. Students will be encouraged to build a portfolio of work which is a necessary requirement for progression to the BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design or the First Diploma in Printing. Students will also attend lessons in English, Mathematics and Maltese on a regular basis throughout the course. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education and Tests. This programme is designed to provide an opportunity to school leavers to follow a structured programme of study in that area which is closer to his/her interests. The programme includes a significant amount of vocational practice that will help students to form a clear idea of the nature of the trade or vocation they intend to follow. Assessment of each unit is mainly through a system of continuous assessment and tests. Students who show better understanding and application will be awarded the grades of merit or distinction. Courses Offered Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

87 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Printing (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Art & Design St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section BTEC First Diplomas do not purport to deliver occupational competence in the sector. This should be demonstrated in a work context. This Diploma in Printing focuses on education and training providing opportunities for learners intending to enter employment in the trade. This qualification provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. Successful students may apply for the Journeymans Certificate at Craft level or its equivalent. Duration: 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level Art and one other subject. Portfolio and Interview. Courses Offered

88 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design (Level 2) Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered This BTEC First Diploma provides the underpinning knowledge and practical skills with the aim to benefit both those students who choose to progress to a related employment and those who prefer to proceed with their studies in Art, Craft and Design. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level Art and one other subject. Portfolio and Interview. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

89 Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Design Crafts (Level 3) MCAST-BTEC National Certificate in Design Crafts (Level 3) Crafts persons and designer-makers often produce handmade objects for direct retail outlets. Some artisans work alone and set up small workshops. Today there are a number of organizations and professional bodies giving advice for such start-ups. Advice must be sought as it will be difficult for a small business to survive without this support. Design-craft applications may be found in: Craft pottery/Ceramics; Repousse work; Craft Products in Wood; Stone carving/Sculpture; Stone craft products; Stone restoration; Wood- carving; Woodturning/Lathe work; Hand-crafted glass products; Craft objects in Metal; Stained glass work; Spun Products in Metal; Costume Jewellery; Dressmaking; Jewellery in precious metals; Enamelling; Thread Crafts; Curtain making; Silversmithing; Lace making. Duration: Diploma 2 years full-time. Certificate 2 years full-time on an apprenticeship. Successful students participating in the Apprenticeship Scheme may apply for the Journeymans Certificate at Craft Level or its Equivalent. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. Art is compulsory. Graphical Commu- nications, Maths and English are the preferred subjects. Interview and Portfolio. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

90 Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Design Crafts (Level 3) MCAST-BTEC National Certificate in Design Crafts (Level 3) Crafts persons and designer-makers often produce handmade objects for direct retail outlets. Some artisans work alone and set up small workshops. Today there are a number of organizations and professional bodies giving advice for such start-ups. Advice must be sought as it will be difficult for a small business to survive without this support. Design-craft applications may be found in: Craft pottery/Ceramics; Repousse work; Craft Products in Wood; Stone carving/Sculpture; Stone craft products; Stone restoration; Wood- carving; Woodturning/Lathe work; Hand-crafted glass products; Craft objects in Metal; Stained glass work; Spun Products in Metal; Costume Jewellery; Dressmaking; Jewellery in precious metals; Enamelling; Thread Crafts; Curtain making; Silversmithing; Lace making. Duration: Diploma 2 years full-time. Certificate 2 years full-time on an apprenticeship. Successful students participating in the Apprenticeship Scheme may apply for the Journeymans Certificate at Craft Level or its Equivalent. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. Art is compulsory. Graphical Commu- nications, Maths and English are the preferred subjects. Interview and Portfolio. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

91 MCAST Access Course to Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3) This course is designed for students who have been successful in a number of SEC/Olevels but who have not yet obtained a qualification in Art or Art related subject. Students will be advised how to build a portfolio of artwork which is mandatory for progression to the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. English Language and Mathematics are compulsory subjects. Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

92 Institute of Art & Design MCAST-BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3) Courses Offered Main Page The MCAST-BTEC Foun- dation Diploma in Art and Design is distinguished by its recognition of the importance of independent thinking, organization and motivation leading to an informed choice of pro- gression opportunities, such as the Higher National Diplomas. There is a variety of specialized disciplines within Art and Design on which to build a viable and rewarding career. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Art, English Language and four other subjects. Interview and Portfolio of Artwork. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

93 Maritime Institute Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

94 Courses Offered OIC Navigational WatchOIC Engineering WatchProbationary Officer Cadet Successful completion of any of these courses would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Maritime Institute organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Maritime Institute St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

95 OIC Navigational Watch (Level 3) The course aims at giving the candidate the necessary training to qualify as an officer in charge of a Navigational Watch on a foreign- trading merchant vessel. Their training consists of a number of maritime related subjects as well as a high level of fitness training and leadership training where they are expected to attain a high degree of competence. Officer cadets are expected to wear a merchant marine uniform whilst undergoing training. They may be assisted in finding a sponsor for the practical training period at sea. All officer cadets are expected to abide by a code of conduct for the duration of the course. Duration: 2 academic years full-time with a 12 months ocean going experience in between. Courses Offered Main Page Maritime Institute St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Entry: SEC/O level passes in Physics (at Grade 4/B or better), Mathematics, English Language and any three other subjects apart from a Medical and Physical Aptitude Test and interview. Geography and a foreign language are the preferred subjects.

96 OIC Engineering Watch (Level 3) The Course aims at giving the candidate the necessary training to qualify as an Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch on a foreign-trading merchant vessel. The training consists of a number of marine engineering and other related subjects as well as physical fitness training and leadership training where all candidates are expected to participate in and attain a high degree of competence. Officer Cadets are expected to wear a merchant marine uniform whilst undergoing training. They may be assisted in finding a sponsor for the practical training period. All Officer Cadets are expected to abide by a Code of Conduct for the duration of the course. Duration: 1 academic year full time, 6 months ocean going experience, 3 months work at Dock/Ship yard and another academic year full time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics (at Grade 4/B or better), English Language and any three other subjects apart from a Medical and Physical Aptitude Test and interview. Chemistry, Graphical Communication and a foreign language are the preferred subjects. Main Page Maritime Institute Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

97 Probationary Officer Cadet (Level 2) This course is intended for candidates who in future intend to apply for the course leading to an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch or Engineering Watch but who as yet do not possess all the academic entry requirements to commence the course. SEC/O Level passes in Maths and Physics are mandatory to commence these courses. This course gives candidates the possibility of experiencing what it would be like to train on joining the Officer in Charge Courses and will also help them choose the career path they wish to follow at sea; whether related to Deck (Navigation) duties or Engineering. Duration: 1 year full-time. Main Page Maritime Institute Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section Entry: SEC/O level passes in English Language and any three other subjects apart from a Medical and Physical Aptitude Test and Interview.

98 Institute of Community Services Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

99 Courses Offered Diploma in HairdressingMCAST Foundation Certificate in HairdressingITEC Diploma for Beauty SpecialistsMCAST Foundation Certificate in CareMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social CareMCAST-BTEC Nat.Dip. in Childrens Care, Learning & Dev.MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Health StudiesMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Sports (Exercise and Fitness) Finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Community Services organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Institute of Community Services MCAST Diploma for Dental Surgery AssistantsMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Applied ScienceMCAST Diploma Course for Pharmacy Technicians St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

100 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 1) The programme is designed to provide school leavers the opportunity to follow a structured programme of study that will help them to form a clear idea of the nature of the trade or vocation they intend to follow. This course gives basic skills for further training in the hairdressing trade. During this course students learn subjects which can lead them to a hairdressing career. Successful students may proceed to the City & Guilds Certificate course in Hairdressing. Duration: 1 year full-time.. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Community Services Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. Applicants may be called for an Aptitude test and/or Interview St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

101 Diploma in Hairdressing (Level 2) This Course leads to a City & Guilds (C & G 1122) qualification which is designed for students wanting to start working in a hair salon or may want to work independently. The diploma provides a wide range of theoretical and practical skills in hairdressing. Duration: 2 years full-time or three years part- time on an apprenticeship. Entry: 2 SEC/O level passes. English Language, Art, Home Economics and one subject from Biology, Physics and Chemistry are the preferred subjects. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

102 ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists (Level 2) This course is designed for students wanting to find employment within the beauty industry. The diploma (ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma) which leads students to become beauty specialists helps them develop a range of skills and techniques which are essential in this field. Successful students may proceed to obtain further diplomas on full-time basis or as Apprentices. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: 2 SEC/O level passes. English Language, Art, Home Economics and one subject from Biology and Chemistry are the preferred subjects. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

103 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Care (Level 1) This programme is designed to provide school leavers the opportunity to follow a structured programme of study that will help them to form a clear idea of the nature of the trade or vocation they intend to follow. This diploma gives basic skills for further training in the care trade. Students are encouraged to gain knowledge and understanding which underpins a wide range of caring professions. Successful students may proceed to the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care. Duration: 1 year full-time. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. Applicants may be called for an Aptitude test and/or an Interview. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

104 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 2) The BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed to develop and equip students with the knowledge, understanding of practical skills required at an operational level in the Care Sector. The course offers students the possibility to progress to vocational qualifications in Care, Health and Social Care. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: 2 SEC/O level passes. English Language and one subject from Biology, Physics and Chemistry are the preferred subjects. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

105 MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies (Level 3) The BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies has been developed to prepare learners to work in health related careers in a professional capacity. It provides opportunities to enter employment such as a paramedic or in the fields of medical science and investigation, or a specialised area of employment or progress to higher qualifications. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and Biology. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

106 MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Childrens Care, Learning and Development (Level 3) This course is designed to enable students to work in a professional capacity with children in Child Cared and Kindergarten Centres. The qualifications provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required in the early years environment. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and one other subject. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

107 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Sports (Exercise and Fitness) (Level 2) The BTEC First Diploma in Sports (Exercise and Fitness) is designed for those who wish to find employment within the sports sector. The course equips the students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in sport, such as that of a junior/assistant. Successful students may progress to the BTEC National Diploma in Sports. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: 2 SEC/O level passes. English Language, Biology and Physical Education are the preferred subjects. Medical Certificate Fitness Test to be conducted prior to starting the course. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

108 Institute of Community Services MCAST Diploma for Dental Surgery Assistants (Level 3) The MCAST Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistants provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills essential to work and assist the professional dental personnel. Students are expected to undertake a period of on-the-job training where they will be able to acquaint themselves with the modern and specialist equipment as found in modern dental clinics and hospitals. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in 4 subjects. These must include English Language, Main Page English Language, Maltese and one subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Biology is the preferred subject. Courses Offered St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

109 Institute of Community Services MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3) Courses Offered Main Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section The MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science is designed to provide students with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge essential for a career in laboratory work. Candidates are trained in scientific principles, laboratory organisation and scientific applications as required by industry and pharmaceutical sector. Duration: 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: 4 SEC/O level passes. English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and General Science are the preferred subjects.

110 Institute of Community Services MCAST Diploma Course for Pharmacy Technicians (Level 3) Courses Offered Main Page The course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will be trained in scientific and pharmaceutical principles including hands-on- experience. The programme will offer opportunities in the hospital pharmacy sector and in the pharmaceutical industry. Duration: 2 years full-time including structured work experience. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and three other subjects. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

111 Institute of Agribusiness Courses OfferedHome Page St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

112 Courses Offered MCAST Foundation Certificate in AgricultureMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in AgricultureMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in AgricultureMCAST-BTEC National Certificate in Agriculture In some cases finishing one course successfully would give you the opportunity to follow other courses of a more advanced level within the same institute. The Institute of Agribusiness organises other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained from the Guidance Officers. Main Page Institute of Agribusiness MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

113 MCAST Foundation Certificate in Agriculture (Level 1) The programme is designed to provide an opportunity to school leavers to follow a structured programme of study in that area which is closer to his/her interests. The programme includes a significant amount of vocational practice that will help students to form a clear idea of the nature of the trade or vocation they intend to follow. The course is designed to equip students with a range of skills and competences Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Agribusiness enabling them to become competent in various land based activities. Topics include: tractor driving and handling; soil management; establishing crops; animal management; livestock nutrition and farm maintenance. Students are expected to work in a relevant work placement for a minimum of 8 hours per week. Successful students will have an opportunity to progress to the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Agriculture, MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care or First Certificate in Horticultural Skills. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education together with an Interview and / or Aptitude Test. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

114 MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Agriculture (Level 2) This course is intended to introduce students to the basics of machinery and crop production. Students will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to enable them to work on a modern farm. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and students are required to work in at suitable placement. Successful students have the opportunity to progress from this course to the MCAST-BTEC National Certificate or MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Agriculture. Key skills are also developed and assessed throughout the programme. Main Page Institute of Agribusiness Courses Offered Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in any two subjects. English Language and Biology are the preferred subjects. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

115 MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Agriculture (Level 3) This course is geared to give students an all-round knowledge of the agricultural industry and the opportunity to gain experience whilst developing and learning new skills. Students will learn about the production and management of crops, livestock and farm machinery. A range of study methods are employed whereby students are encouraged to relate theory to practice at all stages. Students are required to attend scheduled husbandry and crop duties which form an integral part of their course curriculum. This practical experience will back up the theoretical knowledge gained at the Institute. Students have the opportunity to choose either the animal care or the horticultural option. Successful students in the Animal Care stream have the opportunity to progress from this course Main Page Institute of Agribusiness Courses Offered to the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Animal Management. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level in any four subjects. English Language, Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry are the preferred subjects. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

116 Main Page Institute of Agribusiness Courses Offered National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) This course is geared to give students an all- round knowledge of the agricultural industry. Students will learn about the production and management of crops, livestock and farm machinery. This course is designed to give the students the opportunity to gain experience whilst developing and learning new skills. A range of study methods whereby students are encouraged to relate theory to practice at all stages. Students are expected to attend scheduled husbandry and crop duties which form part of this course. This practical experience will back up the theoretical knowledge gained at the Institute. They have the opportunity to choose either the animal care or the horticultural option. Duration: 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level in any four subjects. English Language, Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry are the preferred subjects. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section

117 Institute of Agribusiness Courses Offered Main Page MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care (Level 2) This course offers an introduction to working and handling animals. It provides the practical skills and background knowledge required to form a solid foundation in animal care. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course covers the basic knowledge and technical practical required skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities. Students are expected to attend scheduled husbandry duties which form part of this course. Successful students have the opportunity to progress from this course to the MCAST-BTEC National Certifuicate or MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Agriculture. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level in any two subjects. English Language, Biology or equivalent qualifications are the preferred subjects. Interview and / or Key Skills Test. St. Ignatius College Boys Secondary School - Guidance Section


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