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Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Course Overview

The Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to equip students with the necessary theories, knowledge and skills for working with young children in the preschool field.

Students will be provided with basic understanding of child growth and development, including creativity, the use of play as a tool to learn, how to plan and design creatively to provide stimulating environment.  Topics relating to safe and healthy practices, effective communication skills and strategies for working with parents, peers and the community are also covered.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Incorporate education theories and child development theories into practices
  • Process the skills for observation and application of knowledge of child development
  • Have knowledge on a variety of approaches and strategies to creative a developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children
  • Be capable to engage in interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with fellow colleagues, parents and other professionals in the community
  • Design, implement and evaluate activities and learning environments that are appropriate to young children’s developmental needs and learning

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits including at least C6 in GCE ‘O’ Levels EL1 or English Language Acceptable Alternatives


    The course comprises of 6 modules conducted over 20 months of a part-time study or 10 months of full-time study. Students are required to complete 560 hours of study.

    Students must pass all prescribed modules. Upon successful completion of the course, an “Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education” will be awarded by Asian International College.

    *This is not an Early  Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) accredited programme for registration as pre-school teachers

    The course is delivered through a variety of engaging, interactive and hands-on modes, which include face-to-face sessions, small group discussions, projects, role-play, blended or e-learning.

    Students will be assessed through various modes such as in-class test, individual/group work or written assignments.

    Module Name/Topic Name Duration (Hours)
    Principles & Practices in Early Childhood & Education
    Child Development and Learning
    Curriculum Studies and Pedagogy
    Personal Growth and Professional Development
    Safety, Health, Nutrition and Hygiene
    Partnership with Families and The Community
    Total Hours 560

    Please click here for module synopsis.

    Please click here for the course fee details.

    Course fees are subjected to changes without prior notice. For a full schedule of the miscellaneous fees, please click here.

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