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Introduction

The Vocational Training Council

Vocational Training Council (VTC), being the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong, provides valuable credentials for some 250,000 students each year through a full range of pre-employment and in-service programmes with internationally recognised qualifications.

In support of the Government’s initiative to diversify the curriculum of senior secondary students, the VTC has been offering a variety of Applied Learning (ApL) (formerly known as Career-oriented Curriculum (COC) courses since the first piloting year 2003/04. VTC has established a firm foundation and reputation and is the leading provider of the ApL courses, taking up a lion’s share of students. The VTC has a robust quality assurance system and the courses are regularly reviewed and updated. In 2019/21, the VTC continues to offer a series of quality courses that well suit the diverse learning interests and needs of the secondary five and six students.

Special Features

Recognition of Qualification

Performance standards in ApL courses are designated as “Attained” , “Attained with Distinction (I)” and “Attained with Distinction (II)” and are reported on the certificate of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). Students attaining the results of “Attained” , “Attained with Distinction (I)” and “Attained with Distinction (II)” in the ApL courses are accepted as attaining the competencies required at HKDSE Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4 or above respectively for the purpose of further studies and/or work.

  1. Students attaining the results of “Attained” , “Attained with Distinction (I)” and “Attained with Distinction (II)”in the ApL courses are accepted as attaining the competencies required at “Level 2” , “Level 3”and “Level 4” in HKDSE respectively, and a maximum of two ApL courses can be counted for admission purpose. Only relevant ApL courses will be considered in the application for Degree programmes.
  2. General entrance requirements of Degree Programmes : Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language, AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR equivalent.
  3. General entrance requirements of Higher Diploma Programmes: Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma; OR equivalent.
  4. Higher Diploma graduates can apply for admission to top-up degree programmes offered by the VTC in collaboration with local and overseas universities, or degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities.
  5. General entrance requirements of Diploma of Foundation Studies and Diploma of Vocational Education Programmes: Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure); OR equivalent.
  6. For specific entrance requirements of each programme, please visit the VTC Admissions Homepage http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission
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