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Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Professional and Vocational Education) (Three-year Part-time)
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Programme Code Venue Programme Leader
C3B003 Tseung Kwan O Study Centre (some courses may be delivered in satellite study centres at urban locations / Tai Po campus / North Point Study Centre as decided by the University) Mr Cho Hoi On Andy

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Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide practitioners or aspiring practitioners in Professional and Vocational Education (PVE) with the skills, understandings, and aptitudes to work effectively, efficiently, and confidently as professional teachers, instructors, trainers, educational designers, and/or change agents, with knowledge in Applied Learning contexts. The students can build upon their existing disciplinary expertise, integrating it with the pedagogical knowledge from this programme.

Programme Features

The programme raises students' knowledge and skills in Professional and Vocational Education (PVE) and Applied Learning contexts.

Choices of Electives

  • Students may undertake elective courses according to their professional needs and interests.
  • Students may complete their final year project based on their learning, professional needs, and interests.

Variety of Learning Modes

  • Students are encouraged to reflect and build on their professionalism via flexible teaching-learning approaches, including face-to-face classes, online classes, teaching-learning engagements, and/or practical examples from the industry and other workplace settings.

Contextualised Field Experience

  • The Field Experience is contextualised to each student's professional and vocational area, enabling tailor-made supervision.

Programme Structure

This 3-year part-time in-service programme consists of 60 credit points (cps). The programme is delivered through face-to-face teaching, online teaching and/or individual / small group supervision. Classes are generally held on weekday evenings and/or Saturdays, while other arrangements will be made when necessary. The programme is structured based on 5 domains as follows:

Domain Credit Points (cps)
Education Studies 12
Major Core 12
Inter-disciplinary Course* 3
Electives 15
Final Year Project Research Methods 3
Honours Project / Capstone Project 3
Field Experience 6
Common Core Language Enhancement* 3
General Education 3



* English as the Medium of Instruction.


Education Studies

This domain aims to broaden students’ educational values, interests, and skills by learning from psychological, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical, and other perspectives. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for professional practice, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, social interaction, ethical decision, and global perspectives. The ES courses are:

  • Understanding Learning in PVE Contexts
  • Assessing and Recognizing Learning in PVE
  • Strategies for Learning and Teaching in Applied Learning
  • Designing Effective Instructional and Curriculum Plans in Professional and Vocational Education



The Core courses equip students with theoretical, philosophical, and research-based knowledge in PVE and Applied Learning settings, enhancing the students’ professional practices by understanding the social, political, ethical, contextualised, and experiential backgrounds. The courses are:

  • Applied Learning in the School Curriculum
  • Ethical Practice in PVE
  • The Policy Context in PVE
  • The Professional PVE Teacher

Interdisciplinary Course

  • The interdisciplinary course, “Rethinking VPET’s Present and Future,” helps students develop socio-historical and lifelong learning perspectives to reflect on the contemporary issues in VPET.

Electives Note 1

This domain offers specialised study in the areas in PVE and related pedagogy depending on the learning interest, professionalism, and career aspirations. Students are required to study a total of 5 courses (15 cps). The courses are:

  • Career Guidance and Counselling
  • Developing Collaborative Networks for Enhancing Applied Learning Curriculum Development in PVE
  • The Reflective Practitioner in PVE
  • Developing Resources to Support Effective Learning in PVE
  • Learners with Specific Learning Needs
  • Enhancing Participation and Engagement in Learning
  • Mastering Problem-based Learning in Professional and Vocational Education
  • The Self as a Lifelong Learner in PVE
  • Life Skills Education

Note 1: Certain elective courses will be offered occasionally or on an alternative-year basis.


Final Year Project

Research Methods

The course prepares students to develop a proposal for conducting a research-based project (Honours Project) or an inquiry-based project (Capstone Project) in their chosen areas. It introduces fundamental knowledge and principles of research, ethical issues in the research process, and methodology for conducting research in education and related disciplines.

Honours Project / Capstone Project

The Final Year Project requires students to utilise all their learning and experiences acquired in the programme to complete a research-based project grounded on their personal and professional interests. Students can opt for Honours Project or Capstone Project in their Final Year Project study to be supervised by a University academic staff.

Field Experience

Field Experience (FE) provides students with supervised teaching experiences under their PVE contexts to develop teaching capabilities in 2 components: Teaching Practice and Field Experience Portfolios. Students will need to put theories learned in the programme into practice in addressing their weaknesses and strengthening their expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating their teaching. Besides providing teaching practice supervision under the PVE contexts during FE, the programme provides FE opportunities in Applied Learning (ApL) settings.

General Education

General education courses provide knowledge related to well-being, positive thinking, stress management, and healthy living to broaden students' perspectives on personal and professional development. Students are required to take one general education course (3 cps).

Language Enhancement

The compulsory 3-cp English Enhancement Course aims to help students acquire linguistics skills in both academic and social contexts. It prepares students to write coherent and organised academic texts by developing essential skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing. In addition, the course will enhance students' ability to make appropriate correspondence in the workplace.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Cantonese. English or Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant lectures and/or courses, as appropriate.

Field Experience (FE) Requirements

About teaching setting and periods

(a) For students who are teaching applied learning (ApL) course(s) in secondary schools / ApL providers –

     to have a minimum of 8 periods of teaching in ApL courses for:

  • 8 to 12 consecutive weeks with not less than 36 teaching hours in total for FEI and
  • 8 to 12 consecutive weeks with not less than 36 teaching hours in total for FEII

     during the FE supervision period Note 2.

(b) For students who are not teaching applied learning (ApL) course(s) in secondary schools/ApL providers –

     i) to have a minimum of 8 periods of teaching in PVE-related discipline for:

  • 8 to 12 consecutive weeks with not less than 27 teaching hours in total for FEI and
  • 8 to 12 consecutive weeks with not less than 27 teaching hours in total for FEII; and

     ii) to have a minimum of 9 teaching practice arrangement hours of secondary schools offering ApL / ApL course providers attachments in FEI&II Note 3

     during the FE supervision period Note 2.

Note 2: FE Supervision period is normally from October to April / early May of the academic year.
Note 3: PVE students will be assigned (based on their background and their possessed subject knowledge and experience) to practice either at a Senior Secondary School or ApL Institutes. FE supervision may be conducted subject to the mutual agreement between FE Supervisor, student, and the Secondary School / ApL Institutes. The programme office will issue the information on ApL teaching practice arrangement to students.

About teaching mode

All students are required to conduct teaching / teaching practice in simulated mode, virtual mode (synchronous and/or asynchronous modes), and authentic mode of classroom teaching for FE. In case of prolonged class suspension that the requirements of the authentic mode of classroom teaching cannot be fulfiled, an Extended School Attachment will need to be arranged.

Professional Qualifications / Career Prospects

The BEd(PVE) programme enhances graduates' competence and professionalism in PVE-related education, with knowledge in Applied Learning contexts.

An Academic Upgrade and Further Development

Graduates who work in a PVE institution (e.g., tertiary institution, training centers, etc.) can gain a Bachelor of Education Degree in Professional and Vocational Education to advance their academic background upon completing the programme. This Bachelor's degree with honours provides an opportunity for graduates to continue their academic development through postgraduate studies in relevant PVE-related specialties.

A Professional Advancement

Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements from the programme, graduates are eligible to apply as a Registered Teacher (RT) through the Education Bureau (EDB), subject to EDB's final decision. Please refer to the EDB website for teacher registration-related matters (

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should:

  • hold qualifications pertinent to PVE at Qualifications Framework Level 4*; and
  • have at least two years of working experience that includes, preferably, workplace learning in, and pertinent to, the teaching practices in a PVE setting.

*Applicants without a QF level 4 certificate, please visit the QF "Recognition of Prior Learning" website to check eligibility to apply for one:

Admission Interviews

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. Priority of admission will be given to applicants teaching Applied Learning subjects.

Admission Enquiries

(852) 2948 6886


Programme Enquiries

(852) 2948 8677

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.

EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Team of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB which will consider, among other things, whether an applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence (including sex-related offences) in Hong Kong or elsewhere, or is involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations. For details, please browse the EDB’s website.

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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