International Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course Overview

The International Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education is an advanced course of studies, which provides students with the various curriculum framework for early years, which aim to facilitate students to plan appropriately suitable integrated programmes for young children.

Students will be provided with knowledge to apply appropriate and suitable learning environment to meet the needs of young children.  The course will also introduce various strategies to observe, document and assess child learning.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Provide students with ability to observe, document and assess children learning and development.
  • Apply knowledge to design appropriate learning environment meeting the needs of each individual child
  • Use variety of approaches and strategies to facilitate developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children
  • Plan an integrated programme to meet the needs of young children.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • AIC International Diploma in Early Childhood Education; or other Early Childhood Education related Diploma or Professional Diploma or its equivalent.

Language Requirements:

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

*Candidates with WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years (WSQ ACEY) or its equivalent will be given advanced standing/exemption on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by Asian International College.

Course Structure & Duration

The course comprises of 7 modules conducted over 16 months of a part-time study or 9 months of full-time study. Students are required to complete 450 hours of study.

Requirement for Award

Students must pass all prescribed modules. Upon successful completion of the course, an “International Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education” 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)

Inculcating Early Years Curriculum


Planning an Integrated Programme


Classroom Management, Observation and Documentation of Children's Learning


Designing Learning Environment for Young Children


Positive Interaction and Effective Communication with Children


Guiding Self and Social Development in Children


Practicum for Preschool Teachers (Optional)

Total Hours450

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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