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Programme Information
Vocational English Programme (VEP)
The Vocational English Programme (VEP) is offered by the Vocational Language Programme Office and is designed to improve learners’ English language skills which can be used across a wide range of real-life settings and situations.

Target Learners
Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students

Recognised Qualifications
On completion of a VEP programme, each learner will be awarded:
a Certificate in Vocational English issued by the VTC
The VEP programmes allow flexibility in accumulation of learning outcomes for admission to the VTC programmes.
On successful completion of all the 5 modules, learners will be recognized to have attained the English requirement through the special admission quota for non-standard entry to local sub-degree programmes for admission to Higher Diploma programmes offered by the VTC (in AY2019/20, VTC offers 9000+ places across a wide range of Higher Diploma programmes).  Applications will be assessed individually by the departments concerned. 

Programmes Structure
  * On completion of a QF level 2 Certificate Programme, learners can progess to other Certificate Programmes 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 certificate programme(s) in face-to-face, electronic or blended mode of learning according to their own needs and pace of learning.  For details, please refer to “Mode of Learning” and “Programme Schedule”.
School Partnership Mode

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

  Target learners : Senior Secondary Students
  Minimum class size : 25 students
  Venue : As requested by the Partnership School
  Tutor : VTC language tutors
  Please contact the VLPO for details.

Mode of Learning
There are three modes of learning: Face-to-face mode, E-mode & Blended mode.
Face-to-face Mode
30 class contact hours and 30-hour Independent Learning Package provided for each certificate programme
Available in Open Mode and School Partnership Mode


More flexible online learning schedule
Multimedia tools such as online tutorials and forums available to increase learning motivation
15 class contact hours (including teaching and learning activities and assessments); 60 hours of study in total for each certificate programme

To experience eVEP, please visit

  E-learning Aptitude Questionnaire    
Blended Mode
THREE e-mode plus TWO face-to-face mode programmes
Available in Open Mode and School Partnership Mode

Class Meeting Time

Programme Details and Application
Secondary 4 & 5: Please click here.
Secondary 6: Please click here.


Programme Fee
  Open Mode
  # Students with financial needs may apply for fee remission (Face-to-face mode only)
§ 3 E-mode + 2 Face-to-face mode programmes


  School Partnership Mode
  # Students with financial needs may apply for fee remission (Face-to-face mode only)
§ 3 E-mode + 2 Face-to-face mode programmes


*For further details, please feel free to contact the VLPO at 2595 8119.