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JS8507

Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education 幼兒教育高級文憑

HD(ECE)

Short Description

This programme aims to provide students with the academic and professional preparation necessary to become competent, caring and reflective beginning teachers able to work in a range of early childhood settings and undertake further professional advancement. Graduates of the programme will (i) be eligible to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers and Registered Child Care Workers; (ii) be recognised as having acquired training on the One-year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work of the Social Welfare Department; (iii) have the professional qualification required of child care supervisors; and (iv) be eligible to apply for the University's Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) Programmes (Part-time), and Undergraduate Programmes (Full-time) (Senior Year Admissions).

Streams of Study

The programme will offer two streams of study in the 2024/25 academic year:

  • Chinese as the Medium of Instruction [CMI] - The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English will be adopted as the language of instruction for specific courses, as deemed appropriate.
  • English as the Medium of Instruction [EMI] - The medium of instruction is mainly English.


Students will be given the opportunity to choose either the CMI or the EMI stream upon admission to the programme. The final allocation of students to the CMI or EMI stream will be decided by the University.

Remarks:
Nil

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Note: 
Subject weightings may be adopted in the admission score calculation for particular programmes. Please click here for more information.  

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 2
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 3 SUBJECTSNote 2

Note: Not more than two Applied Learning subjects, excluding Applied Learning Chinese

Remarks:

(1) Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B) graded “Attained with Distinction / Attained with Distinction (I)/(II)” is accepted as one of the elective subjects, excluding Applied Learning Chinese. For Higher Diploma, not more than two ApL subject will be counted as having met the requirement of the other subjects.

(2) The Mathematics Extended Part (M1/M2) is counted as an elective subject for the purpose of meeting the University’s GERs, but cannot be used as a substitute for the Mathematics Compulsory Part. If applicants have taken both M1 and M2, only the module with the best result will be taken into consideration.

(3) Other Language subjects (Category C) will be accepted as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

(4) For non-Chinese speaking (NCS) applicants who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), the University accepts the Alternative Chinese Language (ACL) qualifications, such as GCE (A-level / AS-level) (Grade E), GCE (O-Level) (Grade C), GCSE (Grade C / Grade 4), IGCSE (Grade C / Grade 4) and HKDSE ApL(C) (Attained), as equivalent to Level 3 in DSE Chinese Language for meeting the minimum Chinese Language requirements and for calculation of the related admission scores, except for programmes which require students to have possessed a good command of Chinese.

(5) The admission scores will be the sum total of the level/grade values of the best five HKDSE subjects, regardless of whether they are core or elective subjects and excluding the Citizenship and Social Development subject.

(6) For Higher Diploma programme, either the “Attained” level in Citizenship and Social Development or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Liberal Studies attained in 2023 or before is recognised for meeting one of 'any three other subjects' requirement in the GERs. The past result of HKDSE Liberal Studies will be included in the admission score calculation as long as it is among the best five HKDSE subjects.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

"Combined sittings" is accepted for meeting the GERs and for the calculation of admissions scores. If an applicant has taken the HKDSE examination in a subject more than once, the best result for that subject will be counted. There is no score deduction for repeated subjects.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 15,040

Contacts

Admission Enquiries

Email: admission@eduhk.hk

Tel: (852) 2948 6886

Programme Enquiries
Ms Woo Yuen Shan

Email: yswoo@eduhk.hk

Tel: (852) 2948 7567

Programme Enquiries
Ms Lau Ling Nui Suki

Email: lauln@eduhk.hk

Tel: (852) 2948 6791

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 1534 774 671 588 759 4326
2022 1898 825 669 671 801 4864
2021 2268 1000 837 847 999 5951
2020 2631 1168 921 850 1115 6685
2019 2837 1171 1044 1022 1266 7340
2018 3117 1364 1252 1139 1413 8285
2017 3824 1812 1469 1399 1728 10232
2016 4235 2075 1663 1541 1890 11404
2015 5500 2756 2116 1799 2355 14526
2014 6437 3254 2423 2008 2758 16880
2013 6814 3836 2678 2274 3104 18706
2012 5641 4045 3114 2288 2849 17937

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 323 38 22 7 2 392
2022 339 45 17 0 0 401
2021 355 29 0 0 0 384
2020 312 27 0 0 0 339
2019 351 0 0 0 0 351
2018 313 0 0 0 0 313
2017 335 0 0 0 0 335
2016 345 0 0 0 0 345
2015 345 0 0 0 0 345
2014 315 0 0 0 0 315
2013 255 0 0 0 0 255
2012 168 0 0 0 0 168