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The Specification of Generic (Foundation) Competencies (SGC) developed under the QF sets out the foundation competencies from QF Level 1 to QF Level 4, which covers four strands of generic skills: English, Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua), Information Technology, and Numeracy.

Four strands of foundation skills

  1. The 4 strands of SGC have been moderated by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to ensure consistency of QF level across all the UoCs involved.
  2. The contents of the SGC will be updated as and when necessary.

All the Specification of Generic (Foundation) Competencies (SGC) and other related materials contained in this website are protected by copyright, which is owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Permission is granted for users to download the SGC to store them in local computers, provided that this is solely for personal or non-commercial internal use, and provided further that this copyright notice is downloaded at the same time.

Save the above permitted use, any other use (including without limitation any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available to the public) of the SGC is strictly prohibited.