Postgraduate Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Professional & Vocational Education)

Graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • apply and adapt key concepts and theories of education and learning within the contexts of PVE;
  • work effectively within their own contexts by understanding, evaluating and interpreting the contexts of PVE from multiple perspectives;

  • design and implement learning environments that are learner-centered and adopt a learning-by-doing strategy oriented to lifelong learning;
  • develop and implement online teaching strategies to support student learning;
  • develop and apply a range of formative and summative assessment strategies to facilitate students’ learning and to ensure that students meet the required standards; and
  • continue to learn within rapidly changing educational environments through the skills of enquiry, application and reflection.


 I think the PGDE(PVE) is a really useful and practical postgraduate programme, particularly for teachers and educators in professional training, adult learning or continuing education fields. The lectures are interactive and lecturers are patient, knowledgeable and responsive. I have been able to meet classmates from different backgrounds and disciplines; our classroom discussions are always lively, diverse and fruitful.

Miss Karen Tse
Administration Manager, The Open University of Hong Kong
Alumna of PGDE(PVE)


Teaching staff in tertiary education institutions, especially teachers of Associate Degree and sub-degree professional and vocational education programmes, and teachers of applied learning courses.

This is a two-year part-time programme comprising 30 credit points (cps). Classes are normally held on weekday evening(s) and/or on Saturday(s) at Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre and/or Tai Po Campus as decided by the University. The programme consists of a programme orientation and the following components:

  Credit point (cp) 
General Methods 6
Education Studies 12
Elective Studies 6
Field Experience 6
Total 30

# 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 and curriculum changes.

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English and/or Putonghua may be adopted as the language of instruction for some courses, as appropriate.

Applicants should normally:

  • Hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; and
  • Hold a teaching post in a local university, post-secondary institution or secondary school.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.


HK$21,050 per annum