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Applied Learning Courses (2019 – 21 cohort)

Target Students:

Students who will progress to Secondary 5 in the school year 2019/20

Mode of Attendance:

Mode 1:

Classes will be of 3 or 4 hours and be held on Saturday mornings or afternoons at the VTC premises. Summer block may also be arranged subject to requirement of individual courses.

Mode 2:

Subject to mutual agreement with schools and the VTC, classes can be conducted on weekdays or Saturdays. Summer block may also be arranged.Class venues can be flexibly arranged at the VTC premises or school premises, subject to facilities and equipment required for the course.

Course Duration:

ApL courses are of 180 hours in duration (3 or 4 hours per lesson), and the minimum attendance requirement is 80%

Classes of 2019/21 cohort will commence in September 2019 (i.e. Secondary 5) and end in December 2020 (i.e. Secondary 6);

Medium of Instruction:

Chinese / English (subject to enrolment situation)


Applications should be made to the EDB from 26th February to 12th April 2019 through the secondary schools in which applicants are studying. Applicants will be selected according to their interests, aptitude and abilities etc through interview or written test (subject to individual course)

Course Fee:

Course fee ranges from $13,500 to $15,300 (Course fee is fully subsidised by the EDB and secondary schools)

For schools participating in the Mode 2 operation, course fee reductions will be offered to schools with respect to the agreed class size, venue and facilities support provided by the schools and/or sharing of teaching duties by school teachers .