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Modular Certificates Accumulation Scheme

Objectives

To encourage members of the public (including females and homemakers) who are not able to take training courses of the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) offering in full-time mode owing to their family roles to make flexible study arrangement and acquire recognised qualifications; and to help unleash the potential of labour force and mitigate the impact of a shrinking labour force.

 

Operational Mode

Under the Modular Certificates Accumulation Scheme, upon successful completion of a number of specified half-day or evening courses, trainees may apply for a certificate bearing a qualification equivalent to a designated full-time course from a Training Body1 offering the last half-day or evening course on the list. There are no restrictions on the choices of Training Bodies and the sequence of study (unless otherwise specified).

 

Courses Covered under the Scheme

 

"Foundation Certificate in Post-natal Care Worker Training" Course 

In 2015-16, the "Foundation Certificate in Post-natal Care Worker Training" course is to be piloted under the Scheme. The four specified half-day or evening courses are as follows: 

Course Category and Course Title

Course Category

Industry Category

Course Title

"Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus" Courses 

Domestic Services 

  • Foundation Certificate in Post-natal Care (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Infant Care (Part-time) 

Generic Skills Training Courses 

Generic Skills 

  • Foundation Certificate in Personal Attributes (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Job Search Skills (Part-time)  

Upon successful completion of the above-mentioned courses2, trainees may apply for a certificate of the course, "Foundation Certificate in Post-natal Care Worker Training", recognised by the "Qualifications Framework" (QF).

 

"Foundation Certificate in Care Worker Training" Course 

In 2016-17, the Scheme is extended to cover the "Foundation Certificate in Care Worker Training" course. The seven specified half-day or evening courses are as follows: 

Course Category and Course Title

Course Category

Industry Category

Course Title

"Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus" Courses 

Healthcare Services 

  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Lifting and Transfer) (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Pressure Sore Care) (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Feeding Skills) (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Vital Signs Measurement) (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Incontinence Care) (Part-time) 

Generic Skills Training Courses 

Generic Skills 

  • Foundation Certificate in Personal Attributes (Part-time)
  • Foundation Certificate in Job Search Skills (Part-time)  

Upon successful completion of the above-mentioned courses3, trainees may apply for a certificate of the course, "Foundation Certificate in Care Worker Training" course, recognised by the QF.

 

Application for Exemption for Previous Studies

 

Courses with Training on "Personal Attributes and Job Search Skills" 

Trainees who have successfully completed the core module of "Personal Attributes and Job Search Skills" of an ERB full-time placement-tied course or completed the half-day or evening courses of "Personal Attributes" and / or "Job Search Skills" accredited under the QF and bearing QF credits may apply for exemption for previous studies under the Scheme. Upon successful completion of the other half-day or evening courses without exemption, trainees may still apply for a certificate bearing a qualification equivalent to a corresponding full-time course.

 

Other Relevant Courses

Trainees who have been awarded certificates of other relevant ERB courses accredited under the QF and bearing QF credits may apply for exemption for previous studies under the Scheme on a condition that the design of such courses is considered equivalent to that of any specified half-day or evening course. Upon successful completion of the other specified half-day or evening courses without exemption, trainees may still apply for a certificate bearing a qualification equivalent to a corresponding full-time course.

As "QF credits" was launched by the Education Bureau in 2012, relevant certificates obtained by trainees accredited under the QF may not bear QF credits.  The ERB will consider these certificates on a case-by-case basis when processing applications for exemption for previous studies.


Enquiry

Please contact ERB at 182 182 or relevant Training Bodies for further details and application procedures of the Scheme.

 

1 The Training Body must also be offering a corresponding full-time placement-tied course in the same financial year (i.e. from April of the current year to March of the following year).

2 "Modular Certificates Accumulation Scheme" involves credit accumulation. Trainees who had obtained certificates of the courses which were not accredited under the QF and bearing QF credits are not eligible to apply for a certificate of the course, "Foundation Certificate in Post-natal Care Worker Training".

3 "Modular Certificates Accumulation Scheme" involves credit accumulation. Trainees who had obtained certificates of the courses which were not accredited under the QF and bearing QF credits are not eligible to apply for a certificate of the course, "Foundation Certificate in Care Worker Training".