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Certificate in PDP on Core Training for Promotion of Deputy School Heads in Primary and Secondary Schools - School Administration and Management
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Certificate in PDP on Core Training for Promotion of Deputy School Heads in Primary and Secondary Schools - School Administration and Management*
Programme Code CHA043
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 18 hours
Venue Tseung Kwan O Study Centre (Cohort 1 to 3) and North Point Study Centre (Cohort 4 to 6)
Programme Leader Dr. Chan Tsan Ming Kenneth and Dr. Tsang Kwok Kuen
Programme Enquiries

Miss Cass Lai 2948 8008

* subject to approval

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help participants to: 

  • enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence in school development, administration, and management, and assuming a leadership role in schools; and 
  • deepen their understanding of national and international development and education trends. 

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one non-credit-point course with a total of 18 contact hours, i.e. School Administration and Management

There is no assessment but 100% attendance is required. 

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate. 

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
6 The admission of the six cohorts will be conducted by three batches. The first batch (cohort one and two) will be held during Oct to Nov 2024. The second batch (cohort three and four) will be held during Nov 2024 to Mar 2025. The third batch (cohort five and six) will be held during May to Jun 2025. Related course information will be posted onto the Training Calendar System, EDB in due course.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be: 

  • serving senior teachers (i.e. Senior Graduate Master/Mistress (SGM), Primary School Master/Mistress (PSM) or Education Officer (EO)) in primary, secondary or special schools; and 
  • priority will be given to those who are currently on acting appointment as or aspiring for promotion to Principal Graduate Master/Mistress (PGM), Senior Primary School Master/Mistress (SPSM) or Senior Education Officer (SEO). 

Applications should be submitted online at the Education Bureau (EDB)'s Training Calendar System (TCS)


To be awarded a Certificate, participants must obtain a 100% attendance. No additional assessment task is required. 

Other Information

This 18-hour training programme is one of the enhanced training programmes for promotion recognised by the EDB for teachers aspiring for promotion to PGM/SPSM/SEO. After successful completion of the course, training hours will be recorded under the "Core Part" of the Enhanced Training Requirements for Promotion. Details of the relevant training requirements can be found in the EDB Circular No. 6/2020. 

Remarks: Each school can recommend more than one teacher. 


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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