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Higher Diploma Programmes

Higher Diploma in Beauty and Personal Care Products

Programme code AS114211

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)
Entrance Requirements
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 / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Aims
Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)

This programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge of beauty and personal care products (cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances) in the key areas of product quality and product ingredient formulation science. This programme is suitable for students who are planning to pursue a career in the beauty and personal care products industry.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed in multinational or local beauty and personal care products enterprises as product specialist, beauty / product advisor, and product sales executive.

This programme is linked to the “Earn and Learn” scheme. Upon completion of the full-time first year of this programme1, the student may choose to study in the “Earn and Learn” scheme.
Under the “Earn and Learn” scheme, students can enroll in the seventh semester of the “Earn and Learn” Part-Time (Day) mode. Students will be employed by the participating companies as registered apprentice for two years in the “Earn and Learn”. During the two-year training period, there will be salary, government allowance and additional subsidy. For the two years of “Earn and Learn” scheme, the employer will sponsor the apprentice to study the Higher Diploma (HD) programme at IVE for one day per week2.
 
For details, please refer to the “Earn and Learn” scheme website https://www.vtc.edu.hk/earnlearn/html/en/industry/s6/Beauty Care.html

Notes:
The tuition fee for the full-time Higher Diploma is paid by the student.
2 Employers will sponsor the tuition fees for these two years.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programme:
  1. Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science offered by the Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan;
  2. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health Care offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi);
  3. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Science and Safety offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi); and
  4. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Testing and Certification offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi).
Professional Recognition
Students can apply for the Student Memberships of
  1. The Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong Limited;
  2. The Hong Kong Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.