The Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) Programmes are designed for graduates above Secondary 3, helping them to build a solid foundation for further studies and employment. According to their learning interests, students can choose among various specialised vocational programmes under the three major study areas: "Business and Services", "Engineering" and "Design and Information Technology".
The DVE programmes offer two levels of awards: Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE) and Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE). The curriculum is designed with reference to market needs and the General Descriptors of the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. Some of the CVE qualifications are recognised by relevant government departments as meeting the academic requirements for license registration. To better equip students’ technical skills in different industries, the medium of instruction and assessments for some modules is Chinese.
In addition to strong vocational elements, the curriculum also comprises modules for developing students’ generic competencies such as Chinese, English, Mathematics, Putonghua, Information Technology and Whole-person Development. To develop students’ 21st century competencies for career development, Youth College enriches its pedagogical approaches by adopting the following in the DVE curriculum: