Certificate in Food Preparation & Service



 Entry Point 


MQF Level

Total Credits

Programme Duration
2 Semesters + LITP

Job Roles May Include

  • Kitchen Porter
  • Commis de Rang
  • Commis Chef de Partie
  • Commis de Bar

Additional Information

A profiling interview upon admission may be conducted in order to better assist students with their learning process. Admissions of special cases will be referred to ITS’ Admissions Board.

Note: Programme 4 Part 1 is identical to Programme 5 Part 1.

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and evaluate theoretical knowledge related to kitchen, bars and restaurant operations.
  • Create and maintain good customer and staff relations employing effective methods of communication.
  • Comply with legal requirements on safety, health and hygiene.

Entry Criteria

Successful completion of Foundation in Hospitality & Tourism (MQF Level 2).


Applicants who successfully achieve a minimum of 5 O level subjects of which; 2 O level subjects shall include Hospitality, Mathematics, Maltese, English and/or Home Economics at MQF Level 3 (SSC&P level 3) and any other 3 O level subjects at MQF level 2 or better (SSC&P level 2).


Applicants who successfully achieve a minimum of 4 (four) O level subjects of which 1 (one) O level shall include Hospitality or Home Economics with a result of grade 1,2 or 3 (MQF level 3 / SSC&P Level 3) attained during the September 2020 examination session and any other 3 (three) O level subjects with any grade between 1 and 7 (MQF / SSC&P level 2 or better attained either by the respective secondary schools or MATSEC predictive assessment or during the September 2020 including English language, will be admitted to the certificate programme of their choice.


Successful completion of the Alternative Learning Programme Plus (ALP+), of which Hospitality should preferably be one of the vocational subjects chosen.


Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate for an interview prior to acceptance.

The successful completion of the Princes’ Trust programme is considered as equivalent to one O Level.


Last Updated: 8th April 2020


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