Diploma in College Foundation Studies

Key Features

  • Providing a well-rounded foundation education to prepare students to articulate to Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes

  • Developing students' communicative proficiency in English and Chinese for academic and general purpose

  • Imparting fundamental concepts in various disciplines including social sciences, business studies and humanities for further studies

Programme Objectives

  • Develops students’ communicative proficiency in English and Chinese for academic and general purposes

  • Analyses their own strengths and weaknesses and applies the acquired knowledge and techniques to career and life planning

  • Demonstrates fundamental quantitative skills to solve daily problems

  • Provides fundamental concepts in various disciplines including social sciences, business studies, and humanities to be ready for further studies

  • Equips students with essential skills required for taking up entry positions at work

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • effectively communicate in English and Chinese for academic and general purposes;
  • analyze their own strengths and weaknesses and apply the acquired knowledge and techniques for career and life planning;
  • demonstrate fundamental quantitative skills to solve daily problems;
  • explain foundation concepts in various disciplines including social sciences, business studies, and humanities to be ready for further studies; and
  • demonstrate essential skills that are required for taking up entry positions at work.

Curriculum

General Education (12 Credits)
  • Practical Chinese
  • Practical Putonghua
  • Essential English for Everyday Life
  • Introduction to Business English
Specialisation Courses (18 Credits)
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Development of Modern Society
  • Career and Life Planning
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Fundamentals of Business Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
 

Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.
 

Articulation Prospects

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Associate Degree programmes or Higher Diploma programmes offered by LIFE.

Teaching and Learning Support

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Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Continued Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3]).

QR Registration No.: 15/000074/L3
QR Registration Validity Period: 03/02/2015 To On-going

For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

Graduate Sharing

Chan Sheung To Santo

Chan Sheung To Santo

Graduated in 2020 Diploma of foundation studies, Lingnan Institute of Further Education, Lingnan University
Graduated in 2023 Associate in Applied Science (Nutrition and Food Management), The College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
Currently study Bachelor in Social Science (Honours) - Health and Social Services Management, Lingnan University
 
During my year at LIFE, I acquired invaluable study techniques and time management skills. I meticulously planned my schedule to ensure it didn't hinder others' work and allocated enough time for assignments and self-study to avoid procrastination. By establishing habits such as waking up at a specific time and setting goals, I developed self-discipline. These methods enhanced my study efficiency and instilled a proactive approach to life.
 
Looking back, my year at LIFE put me on the right path in life and laid the foundation for my future studies. I would like to thank all the teachers at LIFE for their unwavering guidance and inspiration. Friends, always remember that setbacks are not the end of your journey in life. Use setbacks as fuel to make yourself better. As long as you persevere and work hard, you will eventually find the light at the end of the tunnel!
張凱螢

張凱螢

Diploma Graduate: 2019-20
HDBA Graduate: 2021-22
Current Study: 香港理工大學管理學(榮譽)工商管理學士學位的三年級
 
大家好!我是2019-2020年Diploma也是2020-2022年HDBA的畢業生張凱螢。在這三年LIFE的校園生活,除了學習不同商科的知識外,還認識了一大班志同道合的好同學好朋友。而且這三年在LIFE中,遇到很用心教導學生的老師們,不論在學業上、在升學上還是在人生上的問題,也十分樂意解答我。很感謝老師們的悉心教導讓我成功升上了香港理工大學管理學(榮譽)工商管理學士學位的三年級。現在大學生活十分充實也很開心,感激過去在LIFE中幫助過我的老師同學們!
Chan Chi Kin, Jason

Chan Chi Kin, Jason

  • Graduate of Diploma in College Foundation Studies 2020
  • Year 1, Higher Diploma in Psychology (Guidance and Counselling), Lingnan Institute of Further Education
After studying the 1-year Diploma programme at LIFE, I gained a lot. The teachers here are amiable. Whenever we encountered difficulties, the teachers were ready to help out. By the way, the programme provides wellrounded fundamental concepts across disciplines and we have been well-equipped with essential skills for further study. Finally, this programme gave me an opportunity to get articulated to a Higher Diploma programme, hence getting my dream fulfilled.

Graduate Sharing

Wong Wai Kiu, Kenrick

Wong Wai Kiu, Kenrick

  • Graduate of Diploma in College Foundation Studies 2019
  • Year 1, Higher Diploma in Japanese Language and Communications, Lingnan Institute of Further Education
The Diploma Programme does help me a lot. The programme not only helps to develop my languages as a foundation for my further education and social communication, but also lights up a route for my career and life planning. It is like a pathfinder who clears the fog and shows us the way to success while guiding and keeping us safe. I am sincerely grateful for the assistance provided by teachers and appreciate the enthusiasm they show in my studies in LIFE.
馬天朗

馬天朗

  • 2019年大專基礎教育文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學持續進修學院心理學(諮商與輔導)高級文憑課程一年級
還記得文憑試放榜時,我的成績不太理想,但是我仍然很希望能夠繼續升學,因為基礎文憑可以幫助我日後銜接高級文憑課程,因此我選擇LIFE的基礎文憑作為我升學的起點。當時,其實我很怕自己不能適應大專的生活,因為始終大專跟中學的節奏和模式都不同。雖然大專比較自由,但評核模式跟以往不同,而且幾乎每一科都需要做小組報告。剛開始時很怕應付不來,但幸好有老師熱心教導和幫助,他們亦融入當中,我會把他們視為朋友多於視為老師。在這裡認識了很多新的朋友,我們有著相同的目標,可以一起努力,為日後升學付出和準備。
吳皓怡

吳皓怡

  • 2019年大專基礎教育文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港教育大學幼兒教育高級文憑課程一年級
很開心可以入讀嶺南大學持續進修學院的文憑課程。開始時我對前路感到迷茫,並不明白課程對以後升學有甚麼幫助。幸好在這裡認識到一班志同道合的同學和好的老師,老師們會耐心解答,並提供升學意見。直到課程完結時,不知不覺間已經打好了基礎,也幸運地升讀自己喜歡的科目和學校。除此之外,我還加入了學校的舞蹈學會,一班人經歷排練和表演,為這一年的大專生活留下了美好的回憶。