The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), established in 2011, is the country’s leading education and training institution. Throughout the six institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, MCAST offers 185 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 6). The students are prepared for careers in different sectors of the economy or for higher education.
MCAST collaborates with local industries to assure that the skill and knowledge within the curricula are appropriate and relevant to a dynamic and forward-looking economy. The available programs are flexible, relevant and responsive to the aspirations of the students and the needs of the industries, which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy.
Mcast has a wide ranging and unique remit in the post-secondary sector offering courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 6. Within the Malta Qualifications Framework, MCAST provides Level 1 and 2 Foundation programmes for students who may have left formal schooling without any formal qualifications with the aim of helping them to at least achieve a Level 3 Vocational qualification and possibly even more. MCAST also provides Level 4 courses to students who may wish to enter employment at the technician level or who may aspire to continue their studies at a higher degree level. Finally, MCAST offers courses at Level 5 and 6 in which students aim to achieve a first degree.
MCAST’s mission statement is
"To provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy.”