*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
  • Liberal Studies
  • Career and Life Planning
  • English Language in Creative Arts
  • Fundamentals of Business Studies
  • Exploring Family Issues in Hong Kong
 

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]).


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

Graduate Sharing

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。
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.
So Ka Ho

So Ka Ho

  • Graduate of Diploma in College Foundation Studies 2018
  • Year 1, Associate of Arts (History), Lingnan Institute of Further Education
I am so glad to be a part of LIFE. LIFE offered a comfortable learning environment for me to learn and participate in different activities. Apart from acquiring the knowledge in different categories such as Business, Liberal Studies and Sociology, I discovered the Associate Degree programme that I was interested in. Besides, LIFE often organises different English activities for students to enhance their English level. During the study of Diploma programme, I encountered various difficulties in academic and other aspects, and LIFE lecturers were willing to help us solve the problems. The lecturers here are just like my parents and LIFE is like my home. I do appreciate all my lecturers and I had so many precious moments at LIFE.
呂浩翔

呂浩翔

  • 2018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
學院的大專基礎教育文憑課程以加強各方面(包括中文及英文)的基礎為學習重點,對我的升學十分有幫助。課程多個科目都以英文為主,提升了我讀、寫、聽、說的能力。另外,講師會以生動有趣的方法教學,亦鼓勵同學互動,有助大家盡快融入班中及互相認識。而且講師十分友善,會與同學有講有笑,也樂於在課餘時間解答同學問題。