Applied Learning (ApL) is an integral part of the senior secondary curriculum. Students can choose courses as elective subjects according to their interests, wishes and aspirations. The characteristics of the courses are as follows:
- The curriculum provides diverse learning activities from which students can apply and practice relevant underlying theories and concepts
- Develop career-related competencies and develop students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes
- Develop generic skills and understand your aspirations in real situations to prepare for further studies and work in the future
Starting with the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination in 2018, students' results are subdivided into "Attended", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)". The performance level of “Attained and Distinction (I)” is equivalent to the level 3 of the HKDSE Category A, while “Attained and Distinction (II)” is equivalent to Level 4 or above.
"Caritas Institute of Community Education" offers a number of applied learning courses, including "Automobile Technology", "Cosmetic Foundation" and "Health Care Practice".
Among them, the "Cosmetology Foundation" is accredited as QF Level Three of accredited qualification in 2014:
Qualifications: Certificate in Fundamental Cosmetology (Senior Secondary Applied Learning) (QF Level 3)
Qualification Register No.: 14/000697/L3
Qualification Register Valid Date: 22/01/2014 to 31/08/2017
Qualification Register Number: 17/001050/L3
Qualifications Registered effective date: 01/01/2018 To 31/12/2022