PHDECE Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Part-time)
幼兒教育高級文憑 (兼讀制)

Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) Continuing & Professional Education Programmes PHDECE Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Part-time) 幼兒教育高級文憑 (兼讀制)
A truly professional training ground for future kindergarten teachers
Practice makes perfect, hands-on demonstration for kindergarten teaching skills development
International Articulations and Career
STEAM workshops inspire and equip teachers with innovative STEAM learning tools

Programme Code


Mode of Study


Medium of Instruction

Except for Chinese language courses, lectures will be conducted in English (supplemented with Chinese as appropriate) and teaching notes and course assessments are in English.

Language for Examinations

Examinations will be conducted in bilingual mode. Students are allowed to answer in either Chinese* or English (Except Putonghua and English language examinations).


* For students who intend to articulate to overseas degree/diploma, they are required to take the examinations in English to ensure credit transferability


2 years full-time / 3 years part-time

No. of Lectures per week

3 to 4 lectures per week (7pm to 10pm)


[Local Students]
Part-Time : HK$131,400
(Paid in 6 equal installments, HK$21,900 each installment)

Course Commencement

Sep 2023

Application Period

Applications invited throughout the year.

Application Fee Waivers

Application fee waivers are given to applicants who apply for our Part-time Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme between January and June every year.

Programme Leader

Ms. Jesmond Fan Chui Man, BA (Hons) Bradford, MA Leeds, PGDE HKU


Application Closed

  • This is the 15th year for LiPACE to offer a recognized “Early Childhood Education” teacher training programme in English. HKMU LiPACE (Formally known as OUHK LiPACE) launched the first English MOI training programme “Diploma in Enlightened Early Childhood” in 2008.

  • This programme meets the framework requirements of the Education Bureau for the Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CE(ECE)) training programme

  • Graduates of this programme can gain professional recognition as a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher (QKT), Child Care Worker (CCW) and Child Care Supervisor (CCS)

  • The programme regularly invites guest speakers from a range of early childhood education related businesses, NGOs and organizations, including but not limited to the following:

K’s Kids is a developmental toy brand serving aged 0-3. Its award winning products are highly recommended by baby experts and marketers


Training 2’s is an educational product line with specially developed resources that helps children improve their sensory integration and fine motor skills

International Association of Baby Massage (IABM) is a provider of training courses for parents about trusted methods in baby massage

Kiddy Imagination is a specialized provider of training services for children in various school settings

Hong Kong Unison was established in 2001 to serve as an advocate for ethnic minority community in Hong Kong

Our guest speakers engage student teachers through interactive means, such as demonstrations, hands-on experience, and mock teaching. Some highlights of past seminars and workshops are shown below:

Using LEGO in Kindergarten
Guest Workshop: EVI Services Limited

Gamification in Kindergarten Education
Guest Demonstration: Capstones Boardgame (Registered Social Workers & Kindergarten Teachers)

Enhance physical and attachment through Infant Massageon
Guest Talk: International Association of Baby Massage (Registered Physiologists)

Play Development & Using Toys as Teaching Aids
Guest Seminar: K's Kids and Training 2's (Ms. Karen Wong, Chief Designer of Infant Toys and SEN Tools)

Teaching children about self-protection
Guest Talk: Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

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