Starting from the 2020/21 school year, the EDB has implemented the enhanced training requirements for promotion. The training includes the Core and Elective Parts. To be eligible for promotion to a higher rank , all teachers in aided schools must fulfill relevant training requirements as stated in the Codes of Aid, and obtain endorsement from School Management Committees (SMCs) / Incorporated Management Committees (IMCs) for the training undertaken.
The above arrangement comes with a three-year transition period (from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2023). From 1 September 2023 onwards, teachers are required to fulfill the Enhanced Training Requirements for Promotion to be eligible for substantive promotion.
Enhanced Training Requirements for Promotion
(See Attachments 1 to 5 for details)
Training Requirements for Promotion of Teachers in Aided Schools
(See Attachments 6 and 7 for details)
Completed the following parts within the previous ten years from the date of substantive promotion to a higher rank:
 The higher ranks are Primary School Master/Mistress (PSM), Senior Primary School Master/Mistress (SPSM), Senior Graduate Master/Mistress (SGM), and Principal Graduate Master/Mistress (PGM).
 The three-year transition period is from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2023.
Attachment 2 – Enhanced Training Requirements for Promotion (i.e. EDBC No. 6/2020 – Annex 4)
Attachment 3 – Training Programmes for the Core Part (2023/24) [Programmes are open for application now.]
Under the training requirements for promotion of teachers in aided schools, aided school teachers must have undertaken specified training course(s) as stated in the Codes of Aid, or other equivalent training course(s) acceptable to the Incorporated Management Committee / Permanent Secretary for Education in order to be eligible for substantive promotion to a higher rank. The specified training courses refer to refresher training and management training courses.
Attachment 6 – Training Requirements for Promotion (in effect till 31 August 2023)
Attachment 7 – List of Specified/Acceptable Training Courses (2022/23) (Updated on 13.1.2023)
The course lists of the previous 3 years:
List of Specified/Acceptable Training Courses (2021/22)
List of Specified/Acceptable Training Courses (2020/21)
For IMC schools, the Incorporated Management Committee can assess whether course(s) undertaken by the candidate is considered as acceptable/equivalent to the training course specified on the basis of the criteria/guiding principles as prescribed in paragraph 3 of Attachment 6.
For non-IMC schools, schools may seek advice on the equivalence of the training course(s) undertaken by the candidate by forwarding copy of the certificate, transcript and official documents showing the course contents and number of contact hours of the course(s) to respective School Development Officer for assessment.