Education and Career Guidance: Curriculum

The Education and Career Guidance (ECG) curriculum covers primary to pre-university levels. Find out what your child learns in ECG.

The Education and Career Guidance (ECG) curriculum develops each student's self-identity and ability to make education and career choices. It emphasises different aspects to match the students' development needs as they progress from the primary to the post-secondary stage.

Primary schools

At primary schools, the ECG curriculum focuses on awareness. ECG is used to introduce students to a wide range of occupations. Through lessons and interactive activities, students learn to:

  • Understand their strengths, interests and aspirations.
  • Explore different occupations in the world of work.
  • Plan their educational pathways and select secondary schools.

The curriculum is delivered during the Form-Teacher Guidance Periods (FTGP) from Primary 3 to 6 in the following formats:

  • 10 periods over Primary 3 and 4.
  • 12 periods over Primary 5 and 6.
Secondary schools

At secondary schools, the ECG curriculum focuses on exploration. ECG helps students understand themselves better and guide their exploration of different education and career pathways.

Students learn to:

  • Be more aware of their skills, interests and abilities.
  • Manage relationships with people who have influence over their decisions.
  • Explore relevant courses of study.
  • Understand careers in different sectors.

The curriculum is delivered as part of the Character and Citizenship Education syllabus. Students will recieve at least 4 hours of ECG lessons each year.

Junior colleges and Millennia Institute

At junior colleges and Millennia Institute, the ECG curriculum focuses on career planning. ECG supports students in synthesising information gathered from relevant sources to make sound education and career decisions.

Students learn to:

  • Clarify their career identity.
  • Develop skills in gathering information.
  • Develop decision-making skills.
  • Understand more about working in the globalised, ever-changing world of work.

The curriculum is delivered as part of the Character and Citizenship Education syllabus. Students will recieve at least 9 hours of ECG lessons over 2 or 3 years.