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.

Course Structure & Duration

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.

Requirement for Award

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.

Delivery Mode and Assessment

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 & Synopsis

 Module Name / Topic NameDuration (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 Hours360

Please click here for module synopsis.

Course Fees

What Our Student Says

“Thank you AIC. You made me discover a passion to further learn and to achieve at a level higher than I thought possible.

Thank you for making the course everything it has been. I'm forever grateful.”

Valle Marizal Bermeo (Class of 2014)

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