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Professional Diploma for Legal Executives

IVE - Business
IVE - Business
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Programme Code
Subject Area
Legal, Business & Management
Programme Type
Professional Diploma
Offering Institution
IVE - Business
Contact Hours
2 Years
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Please contact 2708-5325 | IVE - Business for the details of class commencement date

The programme provides practical training to the students and equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be a paralegal/legal executive.  Graduates are able to work in law firms or in-house legal department of commercial enterprises.

Programme Features

  • The programme fulfills the Benchmarks for Legal Executive Courses prescribed by The Law Society of Hong Kong

  • Graduates of the programme who fulfill the relevant requirements may use the professional title "Legal Executive" *

  • The programme is recognized by the Judiciary where graduates who are “Legal Executives” with legal work experience for 3 years enjoy limited rights of audience in both the District court and the High Court.

  • Practice modules are taught by experienced solicitors/barristers

*Graduates who have satisfied the following requirements are entitled to use the title “Legal Executive”:

(a)  who have obtained a pass in 5 subjects in HKCEE or a combination of results in 5 HKDSE subjects of Level 2 in NSS subjects, “Attained” in ApL subjects (subject to a maximum of 2 ApL subjects”) and Grade E in Other Language subjects or who have been in law-related employment in Hong Kong for 3 years; and
(b)  who have obtained a minimum grade of D in English language (Syllabus B)(or equivalent) in pre-2007 HKCEE, or a minimum level 3 in English language from 2007 HKCEE onwards, or a minimum overall score of 6 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or a minimum Level 3 in English Language in HKDSE since 2012.


Application Deadline: 12 July 2024 (Fri)

Date of commencement: 5 Sep 2024 (Thu) (Tentative)

Venue: IVE(Haking Wong), 702 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement:

1) 5 HKCEE subjects at Grade E/Level 2 or above, including English Language (Syllabus B) and Chinese Language and with at least 2 years work experience; or

2) 5 HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language and with at least 1 year work experience; or

3) Aged 21 or above with 3 years law related employment in Hong Kong together with minimum Grade D in English Language (Syllabus B) / Level 3 in English Language or 6.0 in IELTS. (Please attach evidence of law-related employment to your application. Admission interview may be required.); or

4) Equivalent.

Note: Graduates of the programme have to fulfill the relevant requirements in order to use the professional title "Legal Executive".


Programme Fee HK$72,000 (For two years to be paid by five instalments) 

Programme Leaflet: Download

Application Form: Download


Programme Leader: Mr. Derek Ho (Tel: 2256 7245, email: derekho@vtc.edu.hk )


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