Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

Course Overview

The Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (FECCE) programme is specially designed to enable preschool assistants to play a valuable role in supporting the preschool teachers in classroom management and supervision of children aged 18 months to 4 years. Graduate from FECCE may pursue Higher Certificate in Infant Care to become a certified educarer/infant teacher.

This programme is recognised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills in the growth and development of the child
  2. Meet and respond to the basic needs of children
  3. Plan and deliver quality programs and experiences for young children
  4. Provide a stimulating and safe environment for young children
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities as a caregiver

Entry Requirements

Minimum Secondary 2 level education or its equivalent

HEALTH CLEARANCE Requirement: Please refer to the following link under childcare link for health clearance requirement:


The course comprises of six modules conducted over 4 months on a part-time basis or 2 months on a full-time basis. Students are required to complete 120 classroom hours and 60 practicum hours.

Requirement for Award

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 “Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education” 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 and role-play.

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

Course Structure

Module NameDuration (Hours)
Child Development and Guidance (0-8 yrs)30
Creative Approaches to Caring and Learning35
Safety, Health and Nutrition25
Professional Development20
Working With Families10
ECE006 Supervised Teaching Practice60
Total Hours180

Please click here for module synopsis.

Course Fees and Funding

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.

What Our Student Says

"The Fundamentals Certificate gave me a good overview of Early Childhood Education. The faculty was knowledgeable and patient. They were even able to make the 'dry lesson' on early childhood theories come alive!"

Vivien Yip (Class of 2009)


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