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Application Information
Applied Learning Courses
2023 - 25 Cohort; S5 Entry in September 2023

Application Form
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the Application and Assessment Form)

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Target Students:

Students who will progress to Secondary 4 in the school year 2023/24.
Besides, some courses also allow schools to opt for early commencement at S4.
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Mode of Attendance:

Mode 1:

Classes will be held on Saturday morning or afternoon at the VTC premises.
Every lesson will be 3 or 4 hours in duration.
Summer block may also be arranged subject to the requirement of individual courses.

Mode 2:

Subject to the mutual agreement between 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 2023/25 cohort will commence in September 2023 (i.e. Secondary 5) and end in December 2024 (i.e. Secondary 6).

Medium of Instruction:

Chinese / English (subject to enrolment situation)

Online Application and Selection:

Applications should be made to the EDB from 22 February to 12 April 2023 through the secondary schools in which applicants are studying. Each student may take a maximum of two ApL courses.

Applicants will be selected according to their interests, aptitude, abilities etc through an interview/ online assessment. The application result will be announced in stages by the EDB to schools, starting from 7 June 2023.

Course Fee:

Course fee ranges from $15,100 to $16,900 and to be settled in 2 installments. (Course fee is fully subsidised by the EDB)

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.

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