Course ID PDT020190281
Course Title Preparation for Principalship Course for Aspiring Principals (Secondary Schools) (2019/20) [Please refer to respective university's website for the latest arrangement.]
Organising Division Professional Development and Training Division
First Issue Date and Time 2019/08/23 16:46
Latest Issue Date and Time 2020/03/31 15:37
Events(s)
 Event (ID)   Date   No. of Event Days   Venue   Speaker(s) / Facilitator(s)   Max. no. of participants 
 AA    2019/11/05 (Tue) - 2020/02/27 (Thu)     28.0    The Chinese University of Hong Kong   To be assigned by the Chinese University of Hong Kong   32 
 AB    2019/11/01 (Fri) - 2020/05/31 (Sun)     25.0    To be provided by the University of Hong Kong   To be assigned by the University of Hong Kong   32 
 AC    2019/12/21 (Sat) - 2020/04/25 (Sat)     15.0    Hong Kong Baptist University   To be assigned by Hong Kong Baptist University   96 
 AD    2020/01/11 (Sat) - 2020/05/16 (Sat)     14.0    Po Leung Kuk Tong Nai Kan Junior Secondary College   To be assigned by the Education University of Hong Kong   96 
 Event (ID)   Closing date for   Remark 
 Applicant   Recommending / Approving Officer 
 AA   2019/09/27   2019/09/27   Course time (Tentative): Mainly on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings (18:30 – 21:30)

Course duration: 28 days

Application opens from 12 Aug 2019 to 27 Sep 2019.

The course date and maximum no. of participants shown above is tentative. 
 AB   2019/09/27   2019/09/27   Course time (Tentative): Mainly on weekday evenings (17:30 – 20:30); a few classes would be on Saturday afternoons (14:30-17:30)

Course duration: 25 days

Application opens from 19 Aug 2019 to 27 Sep 2019.

The course date and maximum no. of participants shown above is tentative.

(Please refer to website for module session dates) 
 AC   2019/10/18   2019/10/18   Course time: Saturday class (13:30 – 19:20)

Course duration: 15 days

Application opens from 10 Jul 2019;
Application deadline:
Stage 1: 30 Aug 2019
Stage 2: 20 Sep 2019*
Stage 3: 18 Oct 2019*
(*Not applicable when the quota has been filled up in the previous stage.)

The maximum no. of participants shown above is tentative. 
 AD   2019/10/21   2019/10/21   Course time: Saturday class (13:00 – 19:00); OR
Weekday class: Wednesday & Thursday evenings (18:30-21:30)

Course duration: Saturday class: 14 days; OR
Weekday class: 26 days

Application opens from 19 Jul 2019.
Application deadline:
Stage 1: 9 Sep 2019
Stage 2: 23 Sep 2019*
Stage 3: 21 Oct 2919*
(*Not applicable when the quota has been filled up in the previous stage.)
The maximum no. of participants shown above is tentative. 
Participant Group Finance Type: ALL
Level: SECONDARY AND SPECIAL
Subject/Function: ALL
Participant: DEPUTY HEADS, PANEL HEADS AND TEACHERS 
Background As announced in EDB Circular No. 2/2019 dated 28 February 2019, with effect from the 2004/05 school year, aspiring principals have to attain the 'Certification for Principalship' (CFP) requirement in addition to complying with the appointment conditions in force at the time, before they can be considered for appointment to principalship in public sector or DSS schools^. This course is one of the components of the CFP process. (^For details, please refer to the EDB Circular No. 2/2019.)  
Objective(s) To prepare aspiring principals to take up principalship by providing training on practical skills and theories in the Six Core Areas of Leadership. 
Programme Description The course lasts for at least 81 contact hours (75 hours on the six core areas of leadership and 6 hours on action research methodology) with built-in assessments. Participants are required to carry out an action research project to apply what they have acquired from the course in a school setting.

The six core areas of leadership of the course are as follows:

1. Strategic Direction and Policy Environment
2. Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
3. Teacher Professional Growth and Development
4. Staff and Resources Management
5. Quality Assurance and Accountability
6. External Communication and Connection to the Outside World  
Language Medium Please refer to the websites of the relevant universities. 
Content Area Leadership & Strategy (GM)
Enrolment
Enrolment Method: Non-web enrolment
Requiring School Priority: No
Maximum No. of Event(s) selectable: 1
First-Come, First-Served: No
By Mail: Please submit the application to the relevant universities directly. For application details, please refer to the websites of relevant universities.
Evaluation Paper evaluation  
Enquiry
Contact Person(s): For enquiries on course arrangements, please contact relevant universities (see "Remarks" below).
Enquiry Telephone No: 3509 7580
Email Address: caslpd2@edb.gov.hk
Remarks 1) EDB has recognised the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) to deliver this course from September 2019 to August 2021.

2) For the course details, please refer to the following websites:
Preparation for Principalship Course (CUHK)
Preparation for Principalship Course (HKU)
Preparation for Principalship Course (HKBU)
Preparation for Principalship Course (EdUHK)

3) For enquires, please contact:
(CUHK) Ms Yuki CHAU on 3943 1051;
(HKU) Ms Charlotte LI on 3917 8012;
(HKBU) Ms Asa YIP on 3411 5545;
(EdUHK) Ms Nicole TANG on 2948 8311;
(EDB) Ms Fion LAM on 3509 7580.

4) If you wish to attend a course to be conducted in English, please contact Ms Iris LEE (EDB) on 3509 7571 for more information.

5) Preparation for Principalship Course for Aspiring Principals (Secondary Schools) is a recognised training programme on school management for promotion to Principal Graduate Master/Mistress (PGM) in secondary schools.

6) Participants are required to fill in the evaluation form at the end of the course.