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We follow the MQA  entry criteria for admission into our courses.  The admission requirements are:

Certificate 1

General Entry Basic Education or
Ability to communicate in the language of instruction
Alternative Entry 16 years of age

 


Certificate II

 

General Entry
Basic Education or
MNQF Level 1 Qualification
Alternative Entry
18 years of age and work experience of one year in a job that requires reading,
writing and communication in the language of instruction


Certificate III

General Entry
Basic Education or
MNQF Level 2 Qualification
Alternative Entry
18 years of age and work experience of one year in a job that requires reading,
writing and communication in the language of instructio


Certificate IV

General Entry
Lower Secondary Education OR
MNQF Level 3 qualification
Alternative Entry
6 years of age and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 3 OR
18 years old and completion of basic education and 1 year work experience


Diploma

Minimum Credits General Entry
Alternative Entry
120 credits of which 90 credits at level 5 Higher Secondary Education OR
MNQF Level 4 qualification
Completion of Lower Secondary Education and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 4. OR 20 years old AND 1 pass in a Lower Secondary School Exam and 1 year work experience
240 credits of which 90 credits at level 5
and a further 90 credits at level 4 or  higher
Lower Secondary Education OR
MNQF Level 3 qualification
Completion of Secondary Schooling and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 3.
16 years of age and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 3 OR
18 years old and Completion of basic education and 1 year work experience


Advanced Diploma/ Associate Degree/ Foundation Degree

Minimum Credits General Entry
Alternative Entry
120 credits of which 90 credits at level 6 MNQF Level 5 qualification in the relevant field 18 years old and a MNQF level 4 qualification with 2 years of work experience in the
proposed field of study
140 credits of which 90 credits at level 6 Higher Secondary Education OR
MNQF Level 4 qualification
Completion of lower Secondary Education and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 4 OR
20 years old and 1-pass in a Lower Secondary School Exam and 1 year work experience

 

Bachelor's Degree

General Entry
Higher Secondary Education OR
MNQF Level 4 qualification
Alternative Entry
Completion of lower Secondary Education and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 4 OR
20 years old and 1-pass in a Lower Secondary School Exam and 1 year work experience

 

Bachelor’s Degree with honours

General Entry
Higher Secondary Education OR
MNQF Level 4 qualification in the relevant field
Alternative Entry
Completion of Lower Secondary Education and completion of Foundation Study at MNQF Level 4. OR
20 years old AND 1 pass in a Lower Secondary School Exam and 1 year work experience

 

Explanation of Terms used in MNQF

 

1. Basic Education:
Completion of the 7th year of a School

2. Lower Secondary Education:
Minimum 3 passes in nationally recognized secondary school examinations.
(Note 1: This will include certifications awarded through national systems normally after 10 years of formal schooling.
Note 2: A pass at this level is considered a pass usually classified as acceptable for entrance to pre-university courses. For example at GCE O/L, a pass is considered C and above.)

3. Completion of Secondary Schooling
Completion of the final grade of a lower Secondary School programme. This is normally after 10 years of schooling.

4. Higher Secondary Education:
Minimum 2 passes in nationally recognized Higher Secondary School examinations. (Note 1: This will include certifications awarded through national systems normally after 12 years of formal schooling. Note 2: A pass at this level is considered a pass usually classified as acceptable for university entrance. For example at GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above.)

5. Foundation Study at a MNQF level:
Foundation study at a MNQF level is a programme of study that provides the entry requirements to an MQA approved course of study at the next MNQF level.
Foundation Study programmes may only be conducted at MNQF levels 3 and 4.

Foundation Study at a MNQF level will have the following features:
a) A Foundation Study programme at a MNQF level need to be approved by MQA.
b) A Foundation Study programme may lead to a stand-alone qualification registered with MQA.
c) Courses that provide entry through Foundation Study programmes need to state this intent on application for course approval.
d) A Foundation Study programme may only be conducted for a minimum duration of one academic year of full-time study leading to 120 credits.
e) A Foundation Study programme at a MNQF level may be designed:
- to deliver the characteristic generic outcomes specified by the level descriptors of MNQF; or
- to deliver a programme of study to develop a general academic studies foundation required for entry into    courses of study at the next MNQF level; or
-  a combination of a and b.
f) A foundation study programme at a MNQF level may provide entry to more than one MQA approved courses of study at the next MNQF level