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Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure) OR Equivalent.
The Programme aims to deliver a quality education, with vocational and generic elements, that will enable students to achieve both the basic skills required for developing a career in the industry, and a sound academic foundation for further studies. The Programme focuses heavily on communication, in particular English, Chinese with Putonghua and Information Technology, as these areas are particularly important in the workplace. Emphasis is also placed on the development of interpersonal skills and teamwork, and a student-centred approach.
This Programme equips students with skills required for employment in the community services industry and also prepares them for further studies.
Graduates of Diploma of Foundation Studies are eligible to apply for VTC’s Higher Diploma programmes, which normally require five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language.
Graduates of Diploma of Foundation Studies - Community Services who passed the required assessment could obtain “Mental Health First Aid Course Certificate” issued by The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong.
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.