Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education (K/A 30-Week Course)

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Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education (K/A 30-Week Course)

Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education


MCAST is pleased to offer Learning Support Assistants 1 the opportunity to further their studies through the Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education (30 ECTS, MQF level 5) study programme. The training will focus on The Philosophy and Sociology of Inclusive Education, IEPs, Numeracy and Literacy, Supporting Students with Particular Needs and work placement.


Training will be held at the MCAST premises and will be offered as an evening course with sessions being delivered typically twice a week for a period of 27 weeks with each session being of 3 ½ hours long. Successful candidates will be awarded the Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education at the end of the course. A minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory.


Candidates who are in possession of the Award in Inclusive Education will be exempt from the 4 units covered in that course and that are repeated in this programme.


Candidates who are not in possession of Matriculation or SEC passes at Grade 5 or better (or Grade C or better for ‘O’ Levels) in English, Maltese and Maths may still apply but would have to attend additional units in these subjects to be able to be eligible for the Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education qualification.


Interested applicants must fill in the attached application form and hand it in, together with a copy (front and back) of their ID card to the following address. Candidates must present their original certificates for authentication. Copies of the certificates must also be included.


Eligibility Criteria


Applicants must satisfy the following requirements by the end of the application period.


Applicants must:


- be in possession of a Certificate in Education for Learning Support Assistants (10 week course)

- be in possession of the Certificate in Inclusive Education (20 week course);

- be in possession of Matriculation or SEC passes at Grade 5 or better in English, Maltese and Maths

OR an MCAST full Level 3 Diploma or higher

- be in possession of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or equivalent;

- be in possession of passes in English and Maltese Proficiency Tests as approved by MCAST

Please note that as of the next intake of the MG2I-C0210 - Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education - (K/A 30 week course) of 2019, the eligibility requirements with respect to Proficiency Levels in English Maltese and Mathematics, along with exemptions from the same have been revised as follows.

Holders of documentation showing possession of the following qualifications, are to be presented by applicants, in view of obtaining exemption from the Proficiency Tests/Proficiency Courses applicable for entry to the above mentioned programme of studies delivered through MG2I:

 · A MATSEC Advanced / Intermediate Level grade E or better in Pure Mathematics, English Language and Maltese, will provide exemption in the respective subject for which the grade will be presented;

· A SEC Level grade 5 or better in Mathematics, English Language and Maltese, will provide exemption in the respective subject for which the grade will be presented;

· An Ordinary Level (external awarding body) grade C or better in Mathematics, English Language and Maltese, will provide exemption in the respective subject for which the grade will be presented;

· An MCAST MQF Level 3 full qualification (awarded from 2011 onwards) clearly showing successful completion of Maltese, English and Mathematics studied as Key Skills - an official Record of Achievement / Transcript is to be presented together with the respective Certificate. This also applies for courses offered by MCAST and leading to UK level 2 qualifications issued by UK Awarding Bodies such as BTEC;

· An MCAST MQF Level 4 full qualification (awarded from 2012 onwards) clearly showing successful completion of Maltese, English and/or Mathematics studied as Key Skills as part of the MCAST qualification - an official Record of Achievement / Transcript, is to be presented together with the respective Certificate.

· An official document showing a successful outcome of similar Proficiency Testing leading to entry / exemption as administered by University of Malta. The date of this UoM Proficiency testing, shall be at the earliest eight years back from the month of current application submission (ex:- January 2011 for applications submitted to MG2I in January 2019). The subject/s in which the applicant would have been assessed as proficient in, are to be clearly identified in view of MCAST endorsing exemption in Maltese, English and / or Mathematics.

 Applicants who will not present any of the above, will be expected to sit for a Proficiency Exam administered by MG2I, in all or any from Maltese, English and Mathematics, the outcome of which will identify any eligibility for exemption from the respective study units forming part of the programme of studies.

Applicants failing the Proficiency Examination will need to attend a Proficiency Course in the failed subject, and secure a grade of Pass in the Proficiency Course, before being able to submit their application to continue their studies through MCAST's Higher Certificate in Inclusive Education - (K/A 30 week course).

Candidates may sit for MCAST Proficiency Tests before course commencement. Details will be issued by the Office of the Part-Time Courses at MCAST in due course.

Applicants may be asked to undergo an interview.

If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of available places, applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:

1. Qualifications
2. Work experience
3. Performance in interview

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