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Non-Education Certificate & Diploma Programmes

Non-Education Certificate & Diploma Programmes

 

School Regulations

  1. Attendance to an enrolled course is restricted to the student himself / herself.
  2. Students are not allowed to attend sections other than the enrolled one without prior approval by the School. In case of violation, the School reserves the right to terminate the student’s right to attend the class and the tuition fee will not be refunded.
  3. Students should bring along their Student I.D. Card / H.K.I.D. Card to classes for identification, or their entries may be denied.
  4. Students are encouraged to attend to all classes in order to keep up with the learning progress. Absentees have no right to object to any decisions made regarding changes in class schedule between instructors and students during class period.
  5. Students would be treated as absent if they do not attend the lessons, regardless of the reason(s).
  6. Students should be punctual. Students who are late and / or take early leave for more than a quarter of the scheduled time would be treated as absent for the whole lesson, regardless of the reason(s).
  7. All mobile phones and pagers should be tuned off/to silent mode during the lessons.
  8. Students should observe the School regulations, respect instructors and uphold class discipline. Students who misbehave or violate the School regulations or the laws of Hong Kong may be requested to withdraw from the course with no refund. If a student has caused damage to public property, a fine will be levied based on the market value of the damaged item.

Examination Arrangement

(i) Make-up Examination

  1. The School normally does not entertain request from individual students for alteration of examination date / time.
  2. If a student is unable to attend an examination due to extenuating circumstances, a request for make-up examination should be submitted to the Registry prior to the scheduled examination. For emergency situation that occurs on the day of examination and results in a student’s absence in the examination, an application for make-up examination should be submitted within 1 week after the scheduled examination. All applications should be accompanied by valid supporting document(s) to certify that the student is unable to attend the scheduled examination, for example, an employer’s letter in case of a business trip, a sick leave certificate issued by a medical practitioner in case of illness. A handling fee of HK$200* per course will be charged. The School will not accept application on the ground of travelling.
  3. A course may end at a date later than it is originally scheduled (owing to reasons such as postponement of classes / examination due to adverse weather or the instructor’s leave of absence). The School would normally not accept any applications for make-up examination if the concerned examination has been postponed for not more than two weeks.
  4. Upon approval of application, the student concerned will be notified of the date and time of the make-up examination.
  5. Make-up examination of each term will be arranged on specific dates. Approved students are required to attend make-up examination on the designated date while no further examination will be arranged for a student if he / she is absent from the make-up examination as scheduled. Students should refer to the schedule of individual programmes for the exact date of make-up examination. The application fee will not be refunded.
    (For Flexible Study Mode students, make-up examination of Autumn Term 2018 and Spring Term 2019 is scheduled as follows, no further examination will be arranged for a student if he/she is absent from the make-up examination as scheduled.
    2018 Autumn Term: 4 May 2019 (Sat) 
    2019 Spring Term: 31 August 2019 (Sat)
  6. The application form for make-up examination can be downloaded here.

 

(ii) Supplementary Examination

  1. Students who fail a course only due to failure of its written examination component may be allowed to sit for supplementary examination, subject to the recommendation of the Division/ Programme in consultation with the relevant course instructor. The concerned students are required to follow the relevant procedures for taking supplementary examination and paying handling fee by the stipulated deadline. No further supplementary examination will be arranged for a student should he / she fails to complete the required procedures by the stipulated deadline or be absent in the supplementary examination as scheduled.
  2. Students are allowed to take supplementary examination for a maximum of one course per term. Grade D is the maximum grade for the course after supplementary examination.
  3. If a student fails in supplementary examination, he/she will have to pay the tuition fee to retake the course. However, there is no guarantee that the relevant courses would be offered in the next term. In this light, students might have to extend their study period or even be unable to complete the entire programme.  Moreover, the related course contents and tuition fee are subject to change.
  4. Students who are permitted to attend the make-up examination of a course but fail will not be allowed to take supplementary examination of that course.
  5. Supplementary examination of each term will be arranged on specific dates. Students are required to attend supplementary examination on the designated date while no further examination will be arranged for a student if he/ she is absent from the scheduled supplementary examination. Students should refer to the schedule of individual programmes for the exact date of supplementary examination. The handling fee will not be refunded.
    (For Flexible Study Mode students, supplementary examination of Autumn Term 2018 and Spring Term 2019 is scheduled as follows, no further examination will be arranged for a student if he/she is absent from the supplementary examination as scheduled.
    2018 Autumn Term: 4 May 2019 (Sat)
    2019 Spring Term: 31 August 2019 (Sat)

*Students with disabilities or special education needs who require special examination arrangements may contact the School Registry before course commencement.

 

Examination Regulations

  1. No students shall be permitted to enter the examination venue 30 minutes^ after the start of the examination.
  2. Students are not allowed to leave the examination venue after they are admitted into the examination venue (except with permission of the invigilator) during the first 30 minutes^ after the examination has started, and the last 15 minutes of the examination.
  3. Before entering the examination venue, students should make sure that unauthorized articles/items (e.g. books, manuscripts, notes, paper and all kinds of electronic/communication devices such as mobile phones, iPod, MP3 players, electronic dictionaries, databank watches) are taken out from their pockets and placed inside their bags.
  4. Once they have entered the examination venue, students should place their bags under their seats immediately. They should also make sure that no unauthorized articles/items are put on the desk unless prior approval is given by the invigilator. For open-book examination, students are allowed to bring to the examination venue those authorized reading materials only.
  5. All mobile phones or other electronic communication devices must be switched off.
  6. No pencil case/box should be placed on the desk. Students who bring a pencil case/box must place the stationery on the desk and put the pencil case/box under the seat.
  7. Students should bring their registration slip/student ID Card/HKID card and place it at the top right-hand corner of the desk throughout the examination. Students without any such identification may not be allowed to sit for the examination.
  8. Students must follow the invigilator’s instructions throughout the examination.
  9. Students are required to remain absolutely silent throughout the examination and must not speak or do anything to disturb other students. If they have questions, they should put up their hands and wait for an invigilator to come and offer help.
  10. Students must not turn over the pages of the examination question paper and must not start working until they are instructed to do so.
  11. Students should not leave the examination venue unless permission is granted by the invigilator.
  12. Students are not allowed to bring along any unauthorized articles/items and electronic communication devices to the toilet or out of the examination venue during the examination. Before leaving the venue, the invigilator has the right to check whether the student has placed any unauthorized articles/items in his/her pocket(s).
  13. At the end of the examination, students must stop writing and wait for the invigilator to collect the answer books. They should not leave until the invigilator allows them to do so.
  14. A student who has committed any of the following offences in an examination will be disqualified and treated as failing the examination. No make-up or supplementary examination will be arranged.
    1. Copying other students’ work or any form of cheating inside or outside the examination venue;
    2. Having unauthorized articles/items on the examination desk, in the pockets or on his/her body after entering the examination venue and during the examination session;
    3. Removing articles/items other than personal belongings from the examination venue;
    4. Leaving the examination venue without permission;
    5. Disobeying instructions of an invigilator.
      ^ The duration may vary between different courses.

 

General Assessment Requirements

Assessment of academic performance is mainly based on students’ performance in assignments and term examination of individual courses.

 

Class Attendance

Students are required to fulfill the 75% attendance requirement for each course. Students should be punctual. Students who are late and / or take early leave for more than a quarter of the scheduled time would be treated as absent. For courses with attendance less than 75%, a remark “UA” (unsatisfactory attendance) will be shown on transcript to indicate students failing to meet the attendance requirements.

 

Graduation

Students are eligible to graduate and will be issued a certificate and transcript (student copy) if they successfully fulfill the academic requirements of all courses or acquire approval of credit transfer / exemption and satisfy other graduation requirements.

 

* All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

 

ARRANGEMENTS OF CLASSES AND EXAMINATIONS 
UNDER TYPHOONS AND RAINSTORMS

I. Arrangement of Classes

 

Rainstorm “Amber” or “Red” Warning Signal

If a Rainstorm “Amber” or “Red” Warning Signal is in force before class hours, students are expected to come to classes provided that it is permissible under the prevailing traffic and weather conditions.

 

“Black” Rainstorm Warning Signal Issued / Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above Hoisted / “Extreme Conditions” is in place

  Arrangements of Classes (See Note)
When classes are in progress

Typhoon signal no. 8 / Extreme Conditions: All classes in progress will be suspended immediately.

“Black” Rainstorm signal: Classes will continue until the completion of the session.

Between 6:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Classes with commencement time before 1:00 p.m. will be cancelled.

(Example: a 2-hour class which runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be cancelled.)

Between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Classes with commencement time before 6:00 p.m. will be cancelled.

(Example: a 2-hour class which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will be cancelled.)

At or after 3:00 p.m. Classes with commencement time after 3:00 p.m. will be cancelled.

 

II. Arrangement of Examinations

 

Rainstorm “Amber” or “Red” Warning Signal

Examinations will be held as scheduled when an “Amber” or “Red” Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force. However, students should be allowed to sit for make-up examinations if they cannot attend examinations owing to bad weather conditions.

 

“Black” Rainstorm Warning Signal Issued / Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above Hoisted / “Extreme Conditions” is in place

  Arrangements of Examinations (See Note)
Examinations which are in progress

Examinations will continue until the completion of the sessions.

Between 6:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Examinations commencing at or before 1:30 p.m. will be postponed.

(Example: a 2-hour examination which runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. will be postponed.)

Between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Examinations commencing at or before 6:00 p.m. will be postponed.

(Example: a 2-hour examination which runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30p.m. will be postponed.)

At or after 3:00 p.m. Examinations commencing after 3:00 p.m. will be postponed.

 

Forecast on Issuing of Typhoon Signal No. 8:

If the Hong Kong Observatory announces that Typhoon Signal No. 8 will be issued at a prescribed period of time, classes/examinations which fall within that period will be cancelled.

 

Note
(i) Please refer to the CIE webpage for programmes of the College of International Education 
(ii) The above arrangements do not apply to the following:

Applied Learning (ApL) Courses and Hong Kong Baptist University Kindergarten (Please refer to the announcements made by the Education Bureau. Information about the Kindergarten is also available on its webpage.)
Corporate training / commissioned courses (Please refer to notices or webpages of individual courses)

Announcements made by the Education Bureau do NOT apply to the School’s courses (except ApL Courses and Hong Kong Baptist University Kindergarten).

 

October 2019

 

Public and School Holidays (Up to Jun 2020)

Classes will be suspended on:

Public Holiday:

14 Sept 2019
1 Oct 2019
7 Oct 2019
25-26 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020
27-28 Jan 2020
4 Apr 2020
10-11 Apr 2020
13 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
1 May 2020
25 Jun 2020

School Holiday:

13 Sep 2019 (only evening class will be suspended)

24 Dec 2019 (only evening class will be suspended)


31 Dec 2019 (only evening class will be suspended)

24 Jan 2020 (only evening class will be suspended)

 
 
 
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