VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 4 67 VPET SERVICES at degree level. Interdisciplinary programmes are developed to meet the growing demand for talents with interdisciplinary knowledge, versatility and independent thinking skills. 4.6 The HD curricula are enriched with a strong focus in languages and soft skills development to strengthen students’ language ability and communication skills and furnish them with appropriate attitudes and values for life. In addition, HD students are required to attend no less than 90 hours of Industrial Attachment (IA) or equivalent training, such as work-integrated learning, field work, practicum, etc., to enable them to have a better understanding of the workplace and to facilitate their smooth transition from study to work. In order to enhance HD students’ multi-disciplinary skills, employability and opportunities for articulation, successful completion of the Enrichment Modules is set as a graduation requirement. Diploma of Foundation Studies Programme 4.7 The DFS programme is offered to Secondary 6 school leavers who do not fulfil the entrance requirements of sub-degree programmes. Its curricula contain generic elements to help students realise their potential in their future career and to build a good foundation for further studies. 4.8 DFS is pitched at QF Level 3 and is regarded as an equivalent qualification to Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, for civil service appointments. DFS graduates are eligible to apply for VTC’s HD programmes. Diploma of Vocational Education Programmes 4.9 The DVE programmes are offered at YC. Students can choose from an array of specialisations to suit their own interests and needs. The DVE programmes aim at helping students to develop competencies in a specific trade through a balanced curriculum with both generic and vocational skills so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and/or further study. 4.10 DVE programmes are offered in three major areas: i) Business and Services, ii) Design and Information Technology, and iii) Engineering. Depending on the student’s choice of modules and study pace, it normally takes three years for a Secondary 3 to 5 school leaver to acquire a DVE award. School leavers who have completed Secondary 6 can usually acquire