Professional Diploma in Special Child Care and Inclusive Education(Confirmed)

Course Code

Period and Mode of Study
1 year face-to-face teaching (part-time mode)

Application Information
Application deadline: 25 April 2024 (Thur)
Notification of application result: on or before 30 April 2024 (Tue)

Course Fee
HK$23,000 per programme (The tuition fee should have to settle by two equal instalments. Each instalment is HK$11,500)
Course Schedule
The Class Commencement date: 3 May 2024

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

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

Course Schedule (tentative)

Term 1: May - Jul 2024 every Tuesday and Friday
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Term 2: Jul - Oct 2024 every Tuesday and Friday
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Term 3: Oct 2024 - Jan 2025 every Tuesday and Friday
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Term 4: Jan 2025 - Mar 2025 every Tuesday and Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
and Saturdays for visits

1. LIFE reserves the right to change the course schedule, timing and location. LIFE will notify Students separately if there are any updates.
2. ​If classes / activities / examinations are cancelled due to bad weather, LIFE will inform students about the make-up arrangement and re-schedule of the examinations. Please pay attention to the announcement in due course. Please visit our website for more details.       

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 equivalent; 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 complete an online application form and upload copies of the following supporting documents:
  1. Copies of academic transcripts/certificates; AND
  2. Copies of Registered Child Care Worker proof;  AND
  3. Copies of proof of employment;  AND
  4. Copies of supporting documents for application of privilege (if applicable); AND
  5. An ID photo with white background; AND
  6. Document of tuition fee payment (Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form); OR ​

  7. Applicants are required to post/send the cheques within three days upon submission of online application form.
    Two separate cheques for Application Fee and Tuition Fee for the first instalment (Please make crossed cheques or bank drafts payable to “Lingnan University”.) 
    (Post-dated cheque is not acceptable. Please write down 1. Course Name, 2. Applicant's Name and 3. Contact No. on the back of the cheques.)
  • Please post/send to the cheques Lingnan Institute of Further Education, specifying “Application for Lifelong Learning Programme - Course Code".​ 
    Address: Room 301, 3/F, Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong 
    Office hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • Please send the cheques to Lingnan University Union Park Learning Centre (UPC)​
    Address: 6/F, Union Park Centre, 771-775 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong​
    Office hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays; 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturdays


  1. Application Fee: HK$200

  2. 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) Cheque 
Please make crossed cheques or bank drafts payable to “Lingnan University”.  Post-dated cheque is not acceptable.  Please write down 1. Course Name, 2. Applicant's Name and 3. Contact No. on the back of the cheques.
(2) VISA / Mastercard
Applicants can upload the completed Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form when filling in the application form. Applicants will be contacted via email for transactions afterwards.
Points to Note:

Applications will be processed only upon receipt of the completed application form, copies of supporting documents and crossed cheques of application fee and tuition fee.  Registration fee paid shall not be refunded. Tuition fee and other fees paid (if any) are neither refundable nor transferable except when the programme for which an offer is made is subsequently cancelled by LIFE.  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.  Students will be notified about the class arrangements via email.  Official receipts will be issued for all payments made by applicants.  Unless otherwise notified, applicants are expected to be present for class at the time and place indicated on LIFE website or the leaflet. In the event of any inconsistency between the online version and the leaflet version, the online version shall prevail.  LIFE reserves the rights to make final decisions whether the programme(s) are offered.​

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

Applicants wishing to apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement (if applicable) must complete the CEF "Statement of Consent Form” and submit the original to LIFE for processing on or before the course commencement date.
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 on Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement, please refer to: "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" on our website.