MCAST offers 260 part-time courses
MCAST is receiving online applications for over 260 part-time evening courses beginning in October.
Over 4,000 individuals choose the College’s part-time courses every year. These programmes, which are offered through evening or Saturday morning classes, place an emphasis on quality education through hands-on, practical learning.
The part-time courses are particularly aimed at adults whose work or family commitments make it difficult for them to follow full-time education, but who would still like to acquire skills and qualifications to secure new jobs, seek career advancement or simply to learn more about subjects that interest them. Young students aged 16 and over also take up these courses to support their full-time education with additional knowledge, skills and experiences.
New courses include Astronomy Basics, Children’s Learning Activities and Play, Decontamination Management, Dry Stone Wall Restoration (in collaboration with Majjistral Park), Herbalism for Self Healing – Advanced, Preparation and Marble Laying on Stairs, Scientific Horticulture – The Art and Science of Growing Healthy Plants, and Wine Tasting.
MCAST is also collaborating with the Malta Lift Association to offer new certified courses in lift installation, maintenance and repair, with Transport Malta to offer Certificate of Professional Competence courses for drivers of passenger transport, with the Malta Resources Authority to offer courses in LPG installations for fitters and engineers, as well as with the Foundation for Human Resources Development to offer a new advanced course entitled ‘Leadership for Business’. Courses for technical personnel aspiring to work on the installation and repair of different stationary refrigeration systems are also being introduced.
MCAST is introducing new part-time evening courses leading to the MATSEC Advanced or Intermediate level examinations in various subjects. These courses are ideal for individuals who would like to deepen their knowledge of particular subjects, or who require these qualifications to continue their studies at tertiary level.
There are also courses in applied science, animal care, bee keeping, gardening, horticulture, organic farming, wine making, art, interior design, fashion design and tailoring, video and photo editing, welding, DIY, construction, installation of renewable energy systems, various business and management skills, use of accounting software, make-up techniques, beauty therapy and hair care, sports psychology, electrical and electronic technologies, web and software development and programming, use of general engineering machine tools, and several programmes leading to the acquisition of licences required to operate various types of sea vessels or to work in the maritime sector.
Prospective learners may visit www.mcast.edu.mt/shortcourses to obtain more information about each course and to submit their online application. A copy of the booklet with the details of all the courses on offer is being sent to all households and businesses in Malta and Gozo. Applicants who do not wish to apply online may submit their application form, available in the same booklet, at the MCAST Main Campus, in Paola, on weekdays between September 3 and14 from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.