The Vocational English Programme Grant aims to provide funding for senior secondary students who are interested in pursuing vocational and professional education and training or prepared to join the workforce to enrol on vocational English courses, so as to enhance their English proficiency and providing opportunities for gaining relevant recognition for further studies and employment. The vocational English courses, offered by three designated post-secondary institutions, are recognised under the Qualifications Framework. Schools which have successfully applied for the funding can provide subsidies for Secondary 4 and Secondary 5 students to enrol on a vocational English course provided by any one of the three designated post-secondary institutions in the 2018/19 school year.
Note: Owing to the impact of COVID-19 and class suspension, the deadline for completion of the programme has been extended. Participating schools could make arrangements for the completion of the Vocational English courses and settle all payments of course fees by 31 December 2020.