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Applied Learning Courses (2020 – 22 cohort)

Target Students:

Application Form Online

Students who will progress to Secondary 5 in the school year 2020/21

Mode of Attendance:

Mode 1:

Classes will be of 3 or 4 hours and be held on Saturday mornings or afternoons at the VTC premises.
Summer block may also be arranged subject to requirement of individual courses.

Mode 2:

Subject to mutual agreement with 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 2020/22 cohort will commence in September 2020 (i.e. Secondary 5) and end in December 2021 (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 25th February to 5th June 2020 through the secondary schools in which applicants are studying.

Applicants will be selected according to their interests, aptitude and abilities etc. through online assessment. Therefore, applicants are required to submit online applications and complete relevant online assessment from 20 to 27 June during the 1st Round application, while the 2nd Round application will be accepted from 6 July to 14 August 2020.

For the 1st Round application, results will be announced in stages by the EDB to schools starting from 6 July 2020. Results of the 2nd Round application will be announced in the same way from late July to mid-August, depending on the applicants’ submission date of their online assessment.

Course Fee:

Course fee ranges from $14,110 to $15,300 (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.