Professional Diploma in Special Child Care and Inclusive Education

Course Code

Programme Content
Children with Special Educational Needs

Inclusive and Special Child Care Services

Curriculum Planning in Inclusive Education

Teaching and Learning Strategies in Inclusive Education

Play Intervention

Behavioural Observation and Assessment

Integrative Study

Period and Mode of Study
1 year face-to-face teaching (part-time mode)
Course Schedule
The Class Commencement date: February 1, 2023, every Wednesday and Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Course Fee
HK$23,000 per programme (The tuition fee should have to settle by two equal instalments. Each instalment is HK$11,500)

Lingnan University Union Park Learning Centre (UPC)
6/F, Union Park Centre, 771-775 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Application Information
Application deadline: 9 January, 2023 (Mon)
Notification of application result: on or before 13 January, 2023 (Fri)
Qualifications Framework
QF Level 4 
QR Registration No.:19/000495/L4
Registration Validity Period:
01/04/2019 - On-going

Continuing Education Fund(CEF)
Course code: 35F11719A
Statement of Consent Form

(852) 2616 7255



Programme Aims

Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to:
  • identify and apply appropriate service models in inclusive education to cater for learning and developmental needs of children with special educational needs
  • plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum and teaching strategies for children with special educational needs
  • evaluate effectiveness of behavioral and teaching intervention by appropriate observation and assessment methods
  • demonstrate awareness of the importance of ethical and quality services with sensitivity to the needs of children with special educational needs
  • reflect on one’s readiness and competence as a profession to work collaboratively with relevant parties

Programme Content

SCCIE001  Children with Special Educational Needs 
SCCIE002  Inclusive and Special Child Care Services
SCCIE003  Curriculum Planning in Inclusive Education
SCCIE004  Teaching and Learning Strategies in Inclusive Education
SCCIE005  Play Intervention
SCCIE006  Behavioural Observation and Assessment
SCCIE007  Integrative Study

Professional Qualification and Recognition

  • The Programme is designed to be recognized by SWD as registration requirement as Special Child Care Worker.
  • The course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF level 4), QR Registration No.:19/000495/L4

Admission Requirements

  • Be holder of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education; or equivalen;and
  • Have at least one year working experience as a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher (QKT)/Registered Certificate in Early Childhood Education CE(ECE); or Registered Child Care Worker (CCW)

Application Procedures

Applicants are required to post the below listed documents within three days upon submission of online application form. Please post to Lingnan Institute of Further Education (Address: Room 301, 3/F,  Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, N.T.), specifying “Lifelong Learning Programme Course Application - Professional Diploma in Special Child Care and Inclusive Education”.

(1) Tuition Fee
(Please make two separate crossed cheques for application fee and tuition fee payable to “Lingnan University”. Post-dated cheque is not acceptable. Please write down the applicant’s name, HKID card no. and name of programme on the back of the cheque.)
(2) Copies of academic transcripts
(3) Copies of working proof
(4) Copies of Registered Child Care Worker proof
Original copy of Continuing Education Fund (CEF) "Statement of Consent Form" (if applicable)

Applications will be processed only upon receipt of the completed application form, application fee, tuition fee, copies of academic transcripts, copies of working proof and consent for CEF course participant (if applicable) . If the cheque is rejected by bank, the applicant concerned will be required to settle the tuition fee within three working days upon receipt of notification from the Institute. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of enrollment or suspension from taking subsequent classes.  Unless otherwise notified, applicants are expected to be present for class at the time and place indicated in LIFE website or the leaflet. In the event of any inconsistency between the online version and the leaflet version, the online version shall prevail.


Application Fee

Course Fee : HK$23,000 per programme 

The tuition fee should have to settle by two equal instalments.  Each instalment is HK$11,500. The application fee must be paid together with the first instalment in a separate cheque (i.e. two cheques should be issued)

Paymond Methods

(1)  支票
1.) 課程名稱 2.
申請人姓名 3.聯絡電話號碼

(2) VISA / Mastercard



Continuing Education Fund(CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).

Eligibility of Application for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement

If applicant would like to apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement (if applicable), please download the CEF "Statement of Consent Form” on the Institute website and submit the completed "Statement of Consent Form" with the abovementioned documents and cheques when applying the programme. The application would only be processed upon the submission of the signed original copy of the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) "Statement of Consent Form" to the Institute before the course commencement.
Upon successful completion of the CEF course*, to apply for reimbursement, the applicant is required to submit the completed CEF Application Form to the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) with the required documents within one year upon successful completion of a CEF Course. Please follow the notice and instruction from the Institute email or to refer to the Institute CEF webpage (please see the link below) when completing the CEF application form. Enclose the required items with the completed CEF Application Form in an A4 size envelope and submit the envelope to Lingnan Institute of Further Education (Room 301, Lau Ching Him Building, Lingnan University) in person or by post. The Institute will return the institution certified CEF Application Form to the applicant within 20 working days by post.  Failure to provide the required document(s) or complete information may result in delayed application.
*“Successful completion of a CEF course” means that the applicant must have attended no less than 70% of the contactable hours of the course or such higher attendance requirement as prescribed for the course (whichever is higher), and attained an overall mark of either 50% or such higher percentage of assessment(s) as prescribed for the course (whichever is higher)
For more detailed information for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement, please refer to: "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.