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1 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Post-Secondary Courses The aim of this presentation is to help Form 5 students at M.A.Vassalli to make the right choice when selecting a post – secondary course. Click on icons to view presentation List of Educational Institutions

2 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Educational Institutions Institute of Tourism StudiesInstitute of Health CareHigher Secondary – Giovanni Curmi Institute for Conservation & Restoration Studies MCASTJunior College – Gan Frangisk Abela

3 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Ġan Franġisk Abela Junior College IntroductionEntry RequirementsChoosing your SubjectHome Page

4 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

5 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

6 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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.

7 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY IntroductionCourses OfferedHome Page

8 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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 cannot register at the Junior College and 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

9 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum GIOVANNI CURMI HIGHER SECONDARY Courses Offered Ordinary Level Revision CourseAdvanced/Ordinary Level Course Matriculation Certificate Exam Course Main Page

10 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

11 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

12 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

13 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES Introduction Selection Criteria Courses Offered Home Page

14 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

15 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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. Certificates 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

16 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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) General Assistance (ESTS) Introduction Selection Criteria Home Page INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES

17 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Food Preparation & Service Foundation Level The Food Preparation and Service programme is designed to equip students with multiple skills in basic Food Preparation and Production and 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 30th June. Main Page Courses Offered INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDIES

18 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

19 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

20 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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 and English Language 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

21 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Extended Skill Training Scheme (Hospitality Trades) The Institute of Tourism Studies in collaboration with the Employment and Training Corporation, organizes the following programmes of studies within the Extended Skill Training Scheme. Food Preparation and Service Restaurant/Bar Operations General Assistance 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

22 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum University of Malta Institute of Health Care IntroductionCoursesAdmission RequirementsHome Page

23 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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. The Institute of Health Care educates students in preparation for one of the Health professions such as Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Speech- Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Radiographers, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Dental Technicians, Environmental Health Officers and Podiatrists. Courses Main Page University of Malta Institute of Health Care

24 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Courses 1.Diploma in Health Science in Dental Technology 2.Diploma in Health Science in Environmental Health 3.Diploma in Health Science in Midwifery 4.Diploma in Health Science in Nursing 5.Diploma in Health Science in Psychiatric Nursing 6.Diploma in Health Science in Podiatry 7.Diploma in Health Science in Radiography Duration: 4 years full-time incorporating theoretical and practical components. Please note that not all courses listed are offered every year. The Institute of Health Care offers other courses which Fifth Formers cannot follow because they cannot satisfy all the necessary require- ments. 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. Admission Requirements Main Page University of Malta Institute of Health Care

25 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

26 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage IntroductionCoursesHome Page

27 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

28 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Masonry Heritage Skills Courses MCAST Foundation Certificate Masonry Heritage Skills (RIFFIED) Main Page Courses Offered Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage

29 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Masonry Heritage Skills Courses 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. MCAST Foundation Certificate Masonry Heritage Skills (RIFFIED) Main Page Institute of Conservation & Management of Cultural Heritage

30 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

31 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST IntroductionSelection CriteriaList of Institutes

32 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

33 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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 Selection Criteria Continued

34 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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. List of Institutes

35 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

36 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses OfferedHome Page

37 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and RepairMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Manufacturing Eng.MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Mechanical EngineeringMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Eng.Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and RepairCertificate in Mechanical Engineering (Craft Level)Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Category A Licence Course 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 li 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 Certificate in Automotive Body and Paint 1

38 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Mechanical Engineering This Course provides 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. Students who finish this course successfully can proceed to the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma or to Mechanical Engineering Craft Courses. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education, Interview and/or Aptitude Test. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering

39 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair (Level 2) This programme is designed for those preparing for employment in the Motor Vehicle Industry. The Technicians Certifi- cate provides a broad introduction to the theoretical and practical side of motor vehicle servicing for front-line workers. Successful students may proceed to the Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Graphical Communications. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered

40 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) A BTEC First Diploma is 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 technical practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Graphical Communications. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered

41 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) This BTEC National Diploma provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for learners wishing to enter a career as a technician in the area of Mechanical Engineering and/or provides progression to Higher Education Vocational qualifications such as BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. This qualifications provide access to more specialist units and therefore broadens and deepens the learners’ experience in preparation for the world of work. Duration: Diploma - 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any two other subjects. Graphical Communications is the preferred subject. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered

42 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Mechanical Engineering MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Operations & Maintenance Engineering (Level 3) The BTEC National Diploma provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for learners wishing to enter a career as a technician in the area of Mechanical Engineering and/or provides progression to Higher Education Vocational qualifications such as BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. This qualification provides access to more specialist units and therefore broadens and deepens the learners’ experience in preparation for the world of work. Duration: 3 years part-time on an apprenticeship or 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics, English Language and any other subject. Main Page Courses Offered

43 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Craft Level) (Level 2) This programme is designed for those preparing for employment as Mechanical Fitters in the Mechanical Engineering Industry. During this course, students follow the C & G course (1155) Craft Certificate. Duration: 1 year full-time or part- time on an apprenticeship. Entry: Sec/O level pass in Mathematics and another subject. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered

44 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Repair (Craft Level) (Level 2) This programme is designed for those preparing for employment as mechanics in the Motor Vehicle Industry. During this course, the students follow the C & G (3905) course. Duration: 1 year full-time or part- time on apprenticeship. Entry: Sec/O level pass in Mathematics and another subject. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered

45 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Certificate in Automotive Body and Paint 1 (Level 2) This programme is designed for those preparing for employment as Panel Beaters and Sprayers in the Motor Vehicle Body Works Industry. Duration: 1 year part-time & 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: Sec/O level pass in Mathematics and another subject. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering Courses Offered

46 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Category ‘A’ Licence Course (Level 2) Duration: 19 months. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics, English Language. Main Page Institute of Mechanical Engineering This course is designed specifically to equip individuals with the necessary theoretical and practical understanding of aircraft maintenance. 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 authorisation. Courses Offered

47 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses OfferedHome Page

48 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate 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 Dip/Certif. in Electical/Electonic Engin.

49 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Level 1) 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. Successful students may proceed to follow a course in leading to Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology Electrical Installation or to the course leading to the BTEC First Diploma 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, Interview and/or Aptitude Test together with a Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

50 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology (Level 2) This is a course for those who wish a career progression within the electrotechniocal industry. It can contribute towards the knowledge and understanding required for the related ability to perform practical Electrical Installation tasks. Students are also helped to develop relevant personal skills that will be useful to them when working in a domestic environment. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and any other subject prferably Physics, English, Computer Studies, Graphical Communications or Chemistry. Courses Offered Main Page

51 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Certificate in Industrial Electronics (Level 2) This MCAST programme is designed to provide the basic skills required by the manufacturing industry. This Course is supported by practical sessions and is widely accepted by the local industry. Students are given an overall background and introduction to modern concepts, technologies and equipment. Successful students may proceed to follow a course leading to the Technician Diploma in Industrial Electronics or in Computer Engineering. Duration: 1 year full-time + 1 year part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and Physics together with a Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness. Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses Offered

52 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) (Level 2) 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 industry. The selected units assist companies to find workers with fundamental skills in installation and repair of Appliances, Electronic Circuit Construction, Maintenance and basic skills on Radio & TV systems, Telecommunications Technology, Digital Net-works and PC Hardware and Software Installation. Successful students may apply to follow the BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or the BTEC National Diploma in Communication Technology. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics and Physics together with a Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness. Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses Offered

53 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma/Certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Level 3) This qualification prepares students for employment as technicians in the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Sector. It provides the student with the practical skills, knowledge and understanding required to design, install, operate and maintain complex electrical engineering equipment and systems. Students are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise for the challenges of business development in a wide range of Electrical and Electronics Industries. Students obtaining a Merit or a higher grade may proceed to the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Communication/Electrical/Electronic). At the end of this course, students may apply for the Journeyman's Certificate at Technician level or its equivalent. Duration: 1 year full-time + 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 together with a Medical Certificate for Colour Blindness. Main Page Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Courses Offered

54 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Communications Technology (Level 3) This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current employment within the Telecommunications Industry. The qualification will enable future employment within the design, installation, maintenance and technical services area of the Telecommunication sector. Successful completion of this course may lead to the BTEC Higher Nationals and professional occupations in the Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering Sectors. Duration: 1 year full-time + 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship or 3 years part-time (depending on sponsorships). Entry: SEC/O level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any two other subjects preferably English Language and Computer Studies. Main Page Courses Offered

55 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses OfferedHome Page

56 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Courses Offered MCAST Foundation Certificate in Trowel TradesMCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction in StoneMCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction & Eng. SkillsMCAST Certificate in Construction and Engineering SkillsMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in ConstructionMCAST Certificate in Heating, Ventilation & Air ConditioningMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in ConstructionMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Building Services Eng.MCAST Introductory Course in Masonry Heritage Skills 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

57 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Trowel Trade (Level 1) This is an MCAST Certificate Course at craft level. Successful students may proceed to the Certificate in Trowel Trades. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished compulsory education. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering

58 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction in Stone (Level 1) This is an MCAST Certificate Course at craft level. Successful students may proceed to the MCAST Certificate in Construction in Stone. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished compulsory education. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered

59 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction & Engineering Skills (Level 1) This is an MCAST Certificate course at craft level. Students may sit for Level 1 E.A.L., E.M.T.A. Exams. Successful students may proceed to the MCAST Certificate in Construction & Engineering Skills, MCAST Certificate in Trowel Trades, MCAST Certificate in HVAC, MCAST - BTEC First Diploma in Construction or MCAST-BTEC Certificate in Construction. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished compulsory education. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered

60 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Certificate in Construction & Engineering Skills (Level 2) Students must obtain the practical and theoretical competences together with complimentary subjects to cover the full programme. Students may sit for City & Guilds examination in one of the following trades: Welding & Fabrication, Pipework, Plumbing or Woodwork. Duration: 3 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: 2 Sec/O level passes in Mathematics and one other subject. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered

61 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Construction (Level 2) This course leads to a First Diploma in Construction that will offer opportunities for work in the construction industry, in the following areas: Design, Site Management, Planning, Surveying, Enforcement. Successful students may proceed to MCAST- BTEC National Diploma in Construction or National Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: 2 Sec/O level passes in Mathematics and another subject from: English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Business Studies, Accounts, Graphical Communication, Environmental Studies, Economics and Commerce. English Language is a preferred subject. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered

62 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Certificate in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (Level 2) Students must obtain the theoretical and practical competences, together with complimentary subjects to cover the full programme. Successful students may proceed to the MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Students may sit for the (C&G) Certificate in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Graphical Communications. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered

63 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Construction (Level 3) MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Building Services Engineering (Level 3) Students may choose either MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Construction or MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Students also follow a number of specialised units as part of this Diploma Course. 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, Chemistry, Accounts, Graphical Communications, Economics and Commerce. English Language is a preferred subject. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering Courses Offered

64 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Introductory Course in Masonry Heritage Skills (RIFFIED) (Level 1) This is an MCAST Certificate programme at craft level. Successful students may proceed to the MCAST Certificate in Masonry Heritage Skills (SEWWEJ). Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished compulsory education. Main Page Institute of Building & Construction Engineering

65 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Information & Communication Technology Courses OfferedHome Page

66 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Computing MCAST-BTEC First Diploma for I.T. Practitioners MCAST-BTEC National Diploma 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

67 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Computing (Level 1) By combining theory with practical work, students cover a wide range of topics ensuring that they receive a thorough foundation with regards to the basics of Information Technology. Students who finish this course will not have gained enough knowledge to seek employment within the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Industry but this is a Preparatory Course for the further Diplomas offered at this Institute. 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. Main Page Institute of Information & Communication Technology Courses Offered

68 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma for I.T. Practitioners (Level 2) This Course is the second in a series of programmes designed to start preparing students with the necessary skills to work in the Computing Industry. Students with the proper qualifications do not need to start from the MCAST Foundation Certificate in Computing but can start directly at this level. This Course leads to further Diplomas within the Institute as the student will not have gained enough knowledge to seek employment within the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) 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. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Information & Communication Technology

69 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Computing (Level 3) This intensive course aims to provide students with the required skills to work in the Computing Industry. Students specialize either in Software Development or ICT Systems Support. In each case students study subjects that are relevant to the needs of Industry. After the first year, students who opt for ICT Systems Support may decide to pursue their studies either on a full-time basis for a further year or part-time on an apprenticeship for further two years. Apprentices that success- fully conclude their apprenticeship will also be eligible for the Journeyman’s Certificate at Technician Level. Students with the proper qualifications do not need to start from the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma for I.T. Practitioners) but may 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. Duration: 2 years full-time or 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. Main Page Institute of Information & Communication Technology

70 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Business & Commerce Courses OfferedHome Page

71 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Courses Offered Diploma in Banking & Financial ServicesDiploma in Insurance StudiesMCAST Certificate in RetailingMCAST Certificate in Administrative & Secretarial StudiesMCAST Certificate in Marketing StudiesMCAST-BTEC National Certificate in BusinessMCAST Intermediate Certificate in BusinessAAT Diploma in AccountingMatriculation Certificate CourseMCAST Foundation Certificate in BusinessMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science 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 another 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 MCAST Diploma Course for Pharmacy Technicians Institute of Business & Commerce

72 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Diploma in Banking and Financial Services (Level 4) 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. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce

73 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Diploma in Insurance Studies (Level 4) The course, intended to equip students with various skills required for them to take up a career in insurance, is spread over two years. 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

74 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Certificate in Retailing (Level 1) 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

75 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Certificate in Administrative & Secretarial Studies (Level 3) This course enables participants to understand the key areas of administration, 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 a 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

76 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3) 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, and selling and sales management within the marketing environment is well understood. Duration: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics and two other subjects. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

77 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Certificate in Business (Level 3) 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

78 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Intermediate Certificate in Business (Level 2) 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

79 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

80 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Matriculation Certificate Course (Level 3) 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, Italian, Graphical Communication / Engineering Drawing *, Information Technology, Maltese, Marketing, Philosophy, Pure Mathematics, Physics, Sociology and Systems of Knowledge *. * offered only at Intermediate Level. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

81 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Business (Level 1) 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. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce Courses Offered

82 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3) This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge necessary for a career in laboratory work. Participants will be trained in scientific principles, laboratory organization and scientific applications as required by industry, and the pharmaceutical sector. Duration: 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and General Science are the preferred subjects. Institute of Business & Commerce Main Page Courses Offered

83 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Diploma Course for Pharmacy Technicians (Level 3) This 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 course is being organised in collaboration with St Luke’s and Mater Dei Hospitals and is recognised by the Pharmacy Council. The course will offer exciting 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 English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and any 3 other subjects. Main Page Institute of Business & Commerce

84 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Art & Design Courses OfferedHome Page

85 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Courses Offered MCAST Preparatory Course Certificate in Art & DesignMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in PrintingMCAST-BTEC National Diploma / Certificate in Design Crafts MCAST Access Course to Dip. to Foundation Stud. in Art & DesignMCAST-BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies 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

86 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Preparatory Course Certificate in Art & Design (Level 1) 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. Duration: 1 year Full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education + Tests. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Art & Design

87 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Printing (Level 2) 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 the working life. Successful students may apply for the Journeyman’s 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 & Interview. Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered

88 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design (Level 2) 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 & Interview. Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered

89 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma /Certificate in Design Crafts (Level 3) Crafts persons and Designer-makers often produce hand made 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 several crafts. Successful students participating in the Apprenticeship Scheme may apply for the Journeyman’s Certificate at Craft level or its equivalent. Duration: Certificate: 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Diploma: 2 years full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. Art is compulsory. Graphical Communications, Mathematics and English Language are the preferred subjects. Interview + Portfolio. Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered

90 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design (Level 3) This course is designed for students who have been successful in a number of SEC/ O levels 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 National Diploma in Foundation Studies. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in four subjects. Mathematics and English Language are compulsory subjects. Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered

91 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design (Level 3) The BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design is distinguished by its recognition of the importance of independent thinking, organization and motivation leading to an informed choice of progression opportunities, such as the Higher National Certificates/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. Main Page Institute of Art & Design Courses Offered

92 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Maritime Institute Courses OfferedHome Page

93 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

94 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum OIC Navigational Watch (Level 3) The course aims at giving the candidate the necessary training to qualify for a Certificate of Competency as an officer in charge of a navigational watch. The Maritime Institute may help students to find a sponsor but students are encouraged to find their own sponsor for training on sea-going vessels. Duration: 2 academic years full-time with a 12 months ocean going experience in between. 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. Courses Offered Main Page Maritime Institute

95 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum OIC Engineering Watch (Level 3) The course aims at giving the candidate the necessary training to qualify for a Certificate of Competency as an officer in charge of an engineering watch. The Maritime Institute may help students to find a sponsor but students are encouraged to find their own sponsor for training on sea-going vessels. 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. Geography and a foreign language are the preferred subjects. Main Page Maritime Institute Courses Offered

96 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Probationary Officer Cadet (Level 2) This course is for those who in the future intend to apply for the course leading to Officer-In Charge of Navigational Watch or Engineering Watch but do not as yet possess all the academic entry requirements to start the course. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: SEC/O level passes in English Language and any three other subjects apart from a Medical and Physical Aptitude Test and Interview. Physics and Mathematics are mandatory to start the courses as Officer in Charge Navigation or Engineering Watch. Main Page Maritime Institute Courses Offered

97 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Community Services Courses OfferedHome Page

98 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Courses Offered Diploma in HairdressingMCAST Foundation Certificate in HairdressingITEC Diploma in Beauty SpecialistsMCAST Foundation Certificate in CareMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social CareMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Early YearsMCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Health StudiesMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Sports & Exercise Sciences 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 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 Assistants

99 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 1) This Course gives basic skills of hairdressing for students who want to work in a salon. It can lead to further training. Successful students may proceed to the City & Guilds Certificate course in Hairdressing on full-time basis or as apprentices. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. Applicants may be called for an Aptitude test and/or Interview. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Community Services

100 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Diploma in Hairdressing (Level 2) This Course leads to a City & Guilds (C & G 1122) qualification designed for a student starting to work in a salon. It provides a broad introduction to the theory and practical side of hairdressing. The diploma provides practice involving a broad range of skills appropriate to a person who may be working independently. 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

101 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists (Level 2) This Course leads to a qualification in the Beauty Therapy Industry. Students are encouraged to gain knowledge and understanding in this area and it also helps to provide opportunities for students to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as Beauty Specialists. 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

102 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Care (Level 1) This course provides basic skills to students who want to work in the Care Sector. It also expands their knowledge and understanding which underpins a wide range of caring professions. It can lead to further training. Successful students may proceed to the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education. Applicants may be called for an Aptitude test and/or an Interview. Main Page Institute of Community Services Courses Offered

103 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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. It also provides opportunities for learners to gain an internationally recognised quali- fication to enter employment as carer or progress to vocational quali-fications 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

104 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum 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

105 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Early Years (Level 3) This course is designed to enable students to work with children in a professional capacity. The qualifications provide the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a care or 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

106 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Sports (Exercise and Fitness) The BTEC First Diploma in Sports (Exercise and Fitness) is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in employment in sport and related industries. In particular it prepares students for employment in the sport sector in a junior/assistant role. 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

107 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Community Services MCAST Diploma for Dental Surgery Assistants This course is intended to provide students with the necessary theoretical or practical skills necessary to work and provide assistance to professional dental personnel. Students are expected to undertake a period of on-the-job training where they will be able to acquaint themselves with 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, Maltese and one subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Biology is the preferred subject. Main Page

108 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Institute of Agribusiness Courses OfferedHome Page

109 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Courses Offered MCAST Foundation Certificate in AgricultureMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in AgricultureMCAST-BTEC National/Certificate/Dip. in Agr. AgribusinessMCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care 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

110 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST Foundation Certificate in Agriculture (Level 1) This course is designed to equip students with a range of skills enabling them to become competent in various agricultural activities. Successful students will have an opportunity to progress to the MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Agriculture. Certificate in Horticultural Skills, or MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care. Duration: 1 year full-time. Entry: Finished Compulsory Education together with an Interview and / or Aptitude Test. Courses Offered Main Page Institute of Agribusiness

111 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Agriculture (Level 2) This course is intended to prepare students with various skills required to take a career in agriculture. It aims to develop the student’s potential to become competent in various agricultural activities. Successful students have the opportunity to progress to the MCAST-BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma in Agriculture (Agribusiness). Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time on an apprenticeship. Entry: SEC/O level passes in any two subjects. English Language and Biology are the preferred subjects. Main Page Institute of Agribusiness Courses Offered

112 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Agriculture (Agribusiness) (Level 3) The course covers many aspects of modern agriculture and allows the student to develop skills in a supportive and practical environment. This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to gain experience whilst developing and learning new skills. Duration: 2 years full-time or 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. Main Page Institute of Agribusiness Courses Offered

113 Guidance Section: M.A.Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care (Level 2) This course is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm required. Students will be required to undergo a period of work experience within an Animal Care environment with animals ranging from horses and farm animals to small mammals. This practical experience will back up the theoretical knowledge gained at the Institute. Successful students may progress to the MCAST/BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management. 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. Main Page Institute of Agribusiness


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