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This module provides students with an overview of the historical development of early childhood care and education (ECCE), pedagogical principles and contemporary perspectives. Participants will also gain an understanding of the different models of practices internationally including the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) and how they relate to Singapore. ECCE development in the Singapore landscape, policies (of MSF, MOE and ECDA), curriculum frameworks like the Early Years Development Framework and the Nurturing Early Learners: A Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens in Singapore (NEL Framework), as well as SPARK certification that guide provisions of quality care and education and key stage outcomes will also be included.

 

Note:

Entry Requirements

Local Qualification:

  • 5 GCE O-level credits including English (EL1) or other English Language Acceptable Alternatives (ELAA), e.g. a minimum band 5.5 in IELTS (Academic); OR   

  • GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate (IB); OR 

  • Local Polytechnic Diploma and obtained a GCE O-level credit in EL1 or other ELAA; OR 

  • Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0; OR 

  • Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education [ACECCE] (or acceptable equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and 3 GCE O-level credits including EL1 or other ELAA

 

Note: In addition to the above qualifications, a minimum of 1-year work experience is preferred.

 

Foreign Qualification:

  • Completed 10 years of formal education and passed state exam with credits in 5 different subjects including a Grade C6 in GCE O-level EL1 or other ELAA, e.g. a minimum band 5.5 in IELTS (Academic); OR 

  • Obtained a Degree with English as the medium of instruction from a state-recognised university

 

Note: In addition to the above qualifications, a minimum of 1-year work experience is preferred.

Upon Graduation

Upon successful completion of the modular course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon

Duration

Day & Time

Campus

Upcoming Intakes

60 hours

2 weekdays: 6.30pm - 9.30pm and Sat: 9am - 2pm/3pm

NIEC (NP)

Jul 2021

60 hours

2 weekdays: 6.30pm - 9.30pm and Sat: 9am - 2pm/3pm

NIEC (TP)

Apr, Oct 2021

Please note:

  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.
  • Priority will be given to applicants taking up the DECCE-T full qualification.

Before You Apply

1. Prepare the following documents:

  • Image of your NRIC (front and back)
  • Highest formal education qualifications (Certificates and transcripts)
  • Recent digital photo with a white background

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Kwang Qinying
Email: KWANG_Qin_Ying@niec.edu.sg
Phone: 6904 1865