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Continuing Studies and Lifelong Education - PolyU

PolyU encourages lifelong learning through continuing studies and offers quality, diversified and flexible study pathways for personal enrichment or professional development.

PolyU-affiliated CPCE offered integrated articulation pathways

The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) provides articulation opportunities for those pursue further studies through the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) and the Hong Kong Community College (HKCC).

All-round development opportunities for sub-degree students at HKCC

Continuing studies at the Hong Kong Community College provides high quality Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes covering the domains of arts, science, social sciences, business and the specialised areas of design and health studies for secondary school leavers.

Hong Kong Community College aspires to become a leading self-financed community college in Hong Kong. In pursuing this objective, Its mission is to offer quality continuing and professional studies that meet the changing needs of our community and prepare graduates for pursuing further studies or career development. Hong Kong Community College also endeavours to provide all-round development opportunities for students to equip them with creativity, active learning, critical thinking, self-confidence, a positive attitude and a sense of responsibility.

Professionally-oriented courses for lifelong learners at SPEED

Continuing Studies at the School of Professional Education and Executive Development provides university-quality continuing education to students from all walks of life.

The aim of PolyU SPEED is to make students a highly-sought after individual when they complete their studies. We are dedicated to providing continuing education to nurture a vibrant learning community, to nourish the life of the mind, and to promote the pleasures of intellectual exploration. Starting from the 2014/15 academic year, our top-up degree programmes are offered at honours degree level. The overwhelming demand for our programmes over the years is a powerful testimony to our programme quality and the concerted efforts of our students, staff, alumni and industry partners.

Close rapport and collaboration for mutual benefit

With the support of PolyU’s diverse faculties, Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) provides custom-made professional training and consultancy services in finance, law, engineering, corporate management, e-marketing, and language/communication skills. The Corporate Development and Training Division (CDT) is one of the three core divisions of the IfE that uses PolyU's intellectual capital and knowledge base to help businesses achieve sustainable growth. We have worked with many organisations across various industries for offering continuing and professional studies in the workplace.

We also offer rigorous, comprehensive, custom-made training for government-funded services and institutions. All custom-made training is led either by the programme director or a PolyU professor. They plan training objectives and learning outcomes, shortlists the most suitable instructors, and suggests the most appropriate way to deliver the training for maximum effect.

High quality English language and communication skills training

The Centre for Professional and Business English (CPBE) has set one of the highest standards in English language and communication skills training in Hong Kong since 1991. We work with businesses, professional bodies, government departments and other public organisations to improve the communication skills of staff at all levels. Our mission is to enable people to communicate more effectively in English in professional environments. CPBE also provides training for tertiary and secondary English teachers who prefer continuing their studies in English language and communication skills. The training will deepen teachers’ knowledge and understanding of English language teaching.