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Specialist Diploma in Special Education Needs (Preschool)

Course Overview

This Special Education Needs course aims to provide trainees or those who wish to enter the Community and Social Services environment, with the necessary basic skills and knowledge to effectively support children with special needs in the early childhood education.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work with children with special needs using the necessary skills
  • Support learning for children with special needs
  • Establish programme plans and services capable of meeting complex needs of children with special needs
  • Assist with the development and implementation of communication programmes to meet the needs of children with special needs.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits including English Language.

Language Requirements:

  • A credit in GCE ‘O’ Level English Language; IELTS 5.0; or at least average SOA 5 in the WPL series.

    The course comprises of 7 modules conducted over 12 months of a part-time study or 6 months of full-time study. Students are required to complete 360 hours of study.

    Students must pass all prescribed modules. Upon successful completion of the course, an “Specialist Diploma in Special Education Needs (Preschool)” 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)
    Overview to Early Years Landscape in Singapore
    Understanding How Child Learn and Develop
    Support Children with Special Needs
    Assist with Programming and Learning Needs for Special Needs Children
    Plan, Implement and Evaluate Programmes for Special Needs Children
    Support Special Needs Children with Communications Difficulties
    60hr Supervised Practice (Optional)
    Total Hours 360

    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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