Read these guidelines carefully if you are 18+ and you intend to join JC.
MQF Level 4.
This study programme is offered to prospective students who at the time of application are at least 18 years of age, henceforth referred to as 18+ students.
Applicants who are 23 years old or will turn 23 by the time they finish the course are considered as adult learners.
This programme offers prospective 18+ students the possibility of studying one or more subjects at Advanced level (AM) and/or Intermediate level (IM) according to their needs.
Prospective 18+ students enrolling in this programme must be in possession of three (3) passes in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examination or when applicable, their equivalent at Grade 5 or better. The subjects must include: English Language, Maltese and Mathematics.
Adult learners are exempted from presenting the entry requirements above. A SEC level pass in English or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) result is highly recommended.
18+ students and adult learners may choose either one or the other of the following course options:
Option A: Matriculation Course (Standard) aimed at obtaining the Matriculation Certificate in adherence to MATSEC regulations. Students are therefore allowed to choose a maximum of six subjects, two (2) at Advanced Matriculation (AM) level, three (3) subjects at Intermediate Matriculation (IM) level and Systems of Knowledge.
Option B: Matriculation Course (Extra) aimed at obtaining the Matriculation Certificate in adherence to MATSEC regulations. Students are therefore allowed to choose a maximum of six subjects, three (3) at AM level, two (2) subjects at IM level and Systems of Knowledge.
Option C: My Choice Study Programme allows learners to take up to a maximum of four subjects of their choice.
Students are allowed the possibility to study one additional language at IM level. The language session will be held on Wednesday at 14:00 for two consecutive hours over the two year course. Students will be able to sit for the respective MATSEC examination at the end of the course.
In the case of Option B, the registration period for this study programme is limited. Prospective students should be guided by current application dates.
Applicants who do not hold the entry requirements, may be called in for a selection interview to better assess the qualifications and the choice of subjects to ensure progress.
Prospective adult learners who would like to present the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), are to contact the UM Students Advisory Services in order to start the RPL process eight (8) months ahead of the deadline for submission of applicants.
Adult learners should be aware that special course requirements may apply for certain UM courses.
The material covered in these study programmes presumes a SEC level of competence (if available) in the subject chosen.