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WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education

Accredited by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)

Course Overview

WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (WSQ PDECCE) is designed to equip preschool teachers with the relevant skills and knowledge for effective teaching and curriculum planning.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Provide an overview of the preschool and national education systems in Singapore and their desired outcomes
  2. Analyse their roles in the facilitation and scaffolding of children’s learning in the early years
  3. Understand educational considerations that help various exceptional needs children to be more successful in their learning.
  4. Recognise the importance of including Parents and the Community in the care and education of young children
  5. Recognise the importance of safety, health, hygiene and nutrition aspects in the care and education of young children

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • 5 GCE ‘O’ level credits

Language Requirements:

Formal education in English

  • A grade C6 in GCE ‘O’ level English Language or any acceptable alternatives (For English programme)

Formal education is NOT in English

  • A grade B4 in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 or any acceptable alternatives

*For a list of acceptable alternatives in place of GCE ‘O’ level English Language, please refer to List of English Language Acceptable Alternatives for Course Admission​​​​​​ from the ECDA website.

HEALTH CLEARANCE Requirement: Please refer to the following link under Childcare Link (Refer to page 13 of document)

    The course comprises of 7 modules conducted over 30 months of a part-time study or 18 months of full-time study. Students are required to complete 900 classroom hours and 300 practicum hours.

    Students must pass all prescribed modules and practicum and fulfil all requirements for graduation. Please refer to Student Handbook for more details.

    Students who successfully complete all modules will be awarded the “WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education” by SkillsFuture Agency Singapore.

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

    Assessments will be based on students’ performance in assignments – in the form of field research, case studies, journal writing, reflection, classroom discussions, in-class test, group work/presentation and practicum.

    Module Name/Topic Name Duration (Hours)
    Principles & Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education 30
    Child Development & Learning 210
    Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy 460
    Personal Growth & Professional Development: Reflective Practitioner 100
    Safety, Health, Hygiene & Nutrition 40
    Partnership with Families and the Community 60
    Professional Placement 300
    Total Hours 1200

    Please click here for module synopsis.

    Please click here for the course fees 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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