Why YC

Want to break out of the traditional way to enter higher education and develop your interest into a major?  The Youth College offers a diversified professional curriculum and provides valuable further study pathways for students at secondary three to six levels.  Students can choose programmes in different fields according to their interests to lay a solid foundation for further studies and employment in the future. 


Well Recognised Qualifications

Programmes are designed to cope with development of a wide variety of growth industries, such as beauty care and hairdressing, electrical and mechanical services, automobile, information technology, business, fashion, jewellery, watch and clock, print media and hotel industries.

Students can choose from an array of specialisations to suit their own interests and needs. The DVE programmes offer two levels of awards, Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE) and Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE).  It normally takes three years for a school leaver from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 to acquire the DVE award.

The curriculum is designed with reference to market’s needs and the General Descriptors of the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, providing recognised qualifications for both employment and further studies.  Some of the CVE qualifications are recognised by relevant government departments as meeting the academic requirements for license registration.


Flexible Curriculum for Education and Employment

The programmes are designed with dual objectives, preparing students for further studies as well as employment.  Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements).  DVE students may also consider taking the optional module “Mathematics 3E: Mathematics for Further Studies” for the eligibility to apply for VTC’s Higher Diploma Programmes which require Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics as one of their general entry requirements.

Holders of the DVE award may choose to seek employment.  Some graduates may pursue further part-time studies while employed.  Some students can join the VTC Earn & Learn Scheme, and receive on-the-job training while earning a stable income and allowances.


A Balanced Curriculum for All-round Development

To help students build a solid foundation for further study and employment, in addition to strong vocational elements, the curriculum also comprises modules for developing generic competence in different areas such as Chinese, English, Mathematics, Putonghua, information technology and whole person development.

To better equip students with technical skills in different industries, the medium of instruction and assessments for some modules is Chinese.


  1. Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules) are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements).
  2. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate Programmes (VB), students can progress to local or overseas universities, or to higher education at one of VTC’s member institutions, subject to their internal and external academic results. Students shall pay attention to the specific entrance requirements of some degree / higher diploma programmes (if applicable). 
  3. THEi admits graduates from the relevant Higher Diploma programmes into the senior years of its Degree programmes.
  4. Higher Diploma graduates can apply for admission to top-up degree programmes offered by SHAPE in collaboration with overseas universities, or degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities.
  5. Students of the programmes concerned may join the VTC Earn & Learn Scheme. Please go to https://www.vtc.edu.hk/earnlearn/ for scheme details.