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Course Information QF-recognised
EDB Language Fund Project- Vocational English Course (VEC) for Senior Secondary Students AY 2018/19

The Vocational English Course (VEC) for Senior Secondary Students is offered by the Vocational Language Programme Office and is designed

  • to develop the target learners’ English proficiency with the use of well-designed tasks and activities in vocational contexts;
  • to promote explicit teaching of specific English knowledge and skills to help target learners meet the demands of the workplace;
  • to enhance learners’ confidence and interest in using English; and
  • to provide learners with an alternative qualification for admission to Higher Diploma programmes offered by the Vocational Training Council (VTC)




Target Learners
Secondary 4 and Secondary 5 students in the 2018/19 school year

Admission requirement:
Module 1,2 & 3: having attained a pass in the placement test
Module 4 & 5: having attained a pass in at least one of the QF Level 2 modules (i.e. Module 1,2 or 3)


Recognised Qualifications
The 5 VEC modules have been accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and are benchmarked with the Hong Kong Vocational English Programme (HKVEP) which operates under the auspices of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry International Qualifications (LCCIIQ).

Each learner who obtains an attendance of 70% or above with an overall pass in the module will receive:

a QF-recognised Certificate in Vocational English issued by the VTC


a Language Performance Report issued by the HKVEP

Each learner who passes all the 5 modules will receive:
a Certificate issued by the LCCI IQ   a Programme Completion Certificate

On successful completion of all the 5 modules, learners will be recognized to have attained the English requirement for admission to Higher Diploma programmes (in AY2018/19, VTC will offer 9000+ places across a wide range of Higher Diploma programmes) offered by the VTC through the special admission quota for non-standard entry to local sub-degree programmes.


Course Structure
  * On completion of a QF level 2 module, learners can progess to other modules at QF level 3
^ QR Registration Validity Period : 7 March 2015 ~ 6 March 2023

Mode of Operation
There are two modes of operation: Open Mode and School Partnership Mode.
Open Mode
  Senior Secondary Students can choose to take the VEC in VTC premises. For details, please refer to “Course Schedule”.
School Partnership Mode

School talks and placement tests can be offered to partnership schools upon request. Course schedules can be customised to suit the needs of individual schools.

  Minimum class size : 20 learners
  Venue : As requested by the Partnership School
  Tutor : VTC language tutors
  Please contact the VLPO for details.

Mode of Learning
30 class contact hours and 30-hour Independent Learning Package provided for each module
Available in Open Mode and School Partnership Mode
Programme Schedule

Course Details and Application
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Course Fee
  Open Mode


  School Partnership Mode


Medium of Instruction