Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Professional and Vocational Education) - Admissions - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Postgraduate Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Professional and 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 apply a range of formative and summative assessment strategies to aid student learning and to ensure that students meet the required standards
  • Develop and implement online teaching strategies to support student learning and
  • Continue to learn within rapidly changing educational environments through the skills of enquiry, application and reflection

Remark: The curriculum of this programme is currently under review and is subject to revision.

 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 held on weekday evenings and/or on Saturdays at Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre and/or Tai Po Campus. The programme consists of a programme orientation and the following components:

  Credit Points
General Methods 6
Education Studies 12
Elective Studies 6
Field Experience 6
Total 30


PGDE(PVE) programme is designed for addressing needs that have arisen from changes in post-compulsory education, including the development of career-oriented studies, associate degrees, vocational training and re-training. Participants are required to hold a recognised degree or equivalent and a teaching position in a local university, post-secondary institution or secondary school to undertake relevant teaching during the specified Field Experience Supervision Period (October to April) to fulfill the following FE requirements:

  • To undertake 5 periods of teaching in a PVE environment for a minimum of 4 weeks and 8 weeks in Year 1 and 2 respectively with not less than 36 teaching hours in each FE.
  • Each class should have not less than 8 students.

For participants without a relevant teaching post are required to make their own arrangements to fulfill the above.

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

Applicants should:

  • 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 (Provisional and subject to adjustment)