SCS-based / SGC-based courses refer to education and training programmes that adopt the Specifications of Competency Standards (SCSs) formulated by various Industry Training Advisory Committees (ITACs or CITAC) or Specifications of Generic (Foundation) Competencies (SGCs) developed by the Education Bureau (EDB) under the Qualifications Framework (QF) as the main basis for curriculum design. The structure and design of SCS-based/SGC-based courses are governed by the principles stipulated under the Qualifications Guidelines (QG) issued by the Education Bureau.
With a view to facilitating the development of SCS-based courses, the EDB has commissioned the production of three sets of sample SCS-based curricula in three industries, namely Watch & Clock, Hairdressing, and Printing & Publishing, for reference of educational and training providers or other interested users. These sample curricula will serve as practical examples in illustrating how the units of competency of the SCS are adopted as the curricular content, and how the QG governing the design of SCS-based courses are applied. The curricula are pitched at different QF levels with different learning sizes, comprising courses of various duration.