Vocational education may take the form of apprenticeships, (which are part-time studies and parttime training on-the-job); as well as studies at different vocational institutions in Malta, such as the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS), the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) or the Malta Centre for Restoration.
The post-secondary academic route, known as Sixth Form, lasts for two years. Upon completion students may take the Matriculation Certificate Examination (MATSEC) to progress to higher education.
The figure below outlines the Maltese Education System from primary to higher education. It also explains the different entry and transition requirements to specific stages of the education system.
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