Read these guidelines carefully if you are a student athlete.
MQF Level 4.
This study programme is offered to students who qualify as national team athletes, and to students who completed their compulsory education at the National Sports School (NSS). These students qualify as student athletes.
While the JC is responsible for the academic aspect of the programme, the respective National Sport Federation/Association (NSFA) or NSS is responsible for the training provided in the relevant disciplines.
This programme offers student athletes the possibility of obtaining their MATSEC Certification whilst maintaining their training programmes with an NSFA, which is officially recognised by the Malta Olympic Committee and/or with the NSS.
Option A: Study Programme aimed for national team athletes.
Option B: National Sport School 16+ Study Programme aimed for students who completed their compulsory education at the NSS and for national team athletes. This option is not offered in all sport disciplines, as it depends on the support given by the respective NSFA.
Student athletes following Option A must present a written endorsement form the respective NSFA that they form part of a national squad/team or potentially can be part of one within one year. This endorsement must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.
Student athletes following Option B must present either a written endorsement from the NSS that they have the potential to continue training with the said school, or from the relevant NSFA (as in previous paragraph).
Two (2) years on a full-time basis.
Students must choose six (6) subjects, two (2) at Advanced Matriculation (AM) level, three (3) subjects at Intermediate Matriculation (IM) level and Systems of Knowledge (as a compulsory subject).
The choice of subjects should include at least one subject from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3. The remaining two subjects may be chosen from any of the four groups (refer to list of subjects and their grouping).
Student athletes following Option A will have their timetables scheduled from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 15:00. This is subject to availability.
Student athletes following Option B will have their timetables scheduled between 10:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and between 08:00 and 17:00 on Monday and Friday. This is subject to availability. Training will be provided by NSS in conjunction with the respective NSFA/s between 07:45 and 09:30 on the days indicated above.
Student athletes are provided with Special Sports Exemptions allowing them to participate in training, events and/or competitions following a request from the respective NSFA.
Student athletes can bring their personal coach/trainer to JC provided they are officially recognised as such by the respective NSFA.
Student athletes must present a written endorsement from the respective NSFA/NSS within ten (1) working days from the submission of their application. Failure to do so will automatically enrol the student in the standard course.
Although every effort will be made by the College Administration to hold sessions as indicated above, the JC reserves the right to make use of other hours beyond those indicated if the need arises.
Student athletes must show commitment not only to their academic programme, but also to their training. Failure to do so will result in the termination of their “student athlete” status.
Student athletes must participate in the annual Junior College Wellbeing and Sports Festival and must represent the College in competitions, games and other sport events.
Only sport entities recognised by the Malta Olympic Committee are considered as NSFAs.
The registration period for this study programme is limited. Prospective students should be guided by current application dates.