How to Apply?

Step 1

Ensure you have met the entry requirements and possess the relevant qualifications and work experience for the course.

Step 2

Ready to apply? Click "Apply Now" on the respective course pages. Find out which course you qualify for here.

Step 3

If your application is successful, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept the offer.

You may qualify for certain financial schemes for course fee payment, e.g. SkillsFuture Credit, MOE Bursary. Scroll down to learn more.


Other ways to apply

1. Apply via the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) and be fully sponsored by your employer for your EC training!

The day intakes of selected courses are eligible for Workforce Singapore’s CCP, where your employer may sponsor your training at NIEC and provide a monthly salary during your course. Here’s how it works:


  • Secure sponsorship by an early childhood development centre (ECDC) licensed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). You may need to fulfil a bond to work with your employer. Visit the ECDA website for job portals and contact the centres directly for CCP opportunities.
  • Apply for our courses within 6 months of being hired. Upon successful enrolment, you will start your training at NIEC while working at the ECDC.
  • Enjoy full course sponsorship and a monthly work salary, provided by your employer!

The CCP is open to all company-sponsored applicants who:

  • Are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above;
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least 2 years at the point of application;
  • Are newly-hired by participating ECDA-licensed ECDCs;
  • Are not in the same job role prior to joining the CCP.

To be eligible, you must be employed as a trainee teacher for no longer than 6 months from the course application date. Other terms and conditions apply.


Learn more:

2. Apply via the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) for Working Adults to enjoy a holistic poly/ITE experience.

The EAE is only applicable for these full-time courses:

The EAE for Working Adults is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. For more information, visit the EAE website.


When to apply:

  • ITE-EAE - Application for entry to AY 2023: To be available
  • ​Poly EAE - Application for entry to AY 2022: To be available


Financial Schemes

For Students

For Employers

Incentives for Employers


SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) provides absentee payroll funding to encourage employers to upskill their employees. Please visit the SSG website to check out the list of courses approved for funding support by SSG.


Other funding support may be offered. Please contact us for more information on funding.

Course Fees

Please refer to individual course pages for course fee information.

Registration Fee

S$64.20 (inclusive of GST)
Note: The registration fee is non-refundable.

Payment of Fees

You will be informed of the fees payable and payment deadline in our letter of offer. If fees are not paid by the due date, the admission offer will lapse and appeals are subject to available vacancies. Please note that fee payment via eNETS credit card is currently unavailable due to technical issues. Meanwhile, you may pay via the following options:


For application fee

  •  eNETS debit card

For course fee

  • eNETS debit card
  • Internet banking
  • PayNow
  • Cheque
  • Invoice (for company sponsored applicants)
  • SkillsFuture Credit

If you face any issues with payment or have any queries, please contact us at We apologise for any convenience caused.

  • Self-sponsored

    By SkillsFuture Credit

    This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit claims will be advised upon admission into the course.


    For more information, visit the SkillsFuture Credit webpage.


    By Online Payment

    You may make an online payment via eNETS. Refer to the e-offer letter for instructions on enrolment and payment. Please allow up to 3 working days for processing. You may be requested to submit an online payment receipt to the Course Administration Officer.

  • Company-sponsored

    By Invoice


    For company-sponsored courses, please contact us to request for an invoice to be emailed to your company. Course fee payment can be made with a company cheque or via internet banking.


    We are unable to issue any invoice if payment is made prior to invoicing your company. We do not accept cash payment.