International Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course Overview

The International Diploma in Early Childhood Education is a comprehensive course of studies, which integrates principles in early childhood and child development theories into practice, and prepares students for the early childhood industry or related fields.

Students will be provided with various learning approaches with insights on partnership and communication skills in their work with children and families.

As part of lifelong learning, students will also be embarking on professional mastery and continual professional development to become an early childhood professional.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Help put education principles and child development theories into practices
  • Recognise the importance of including Parents and the Community in the care and education of young children
  • Recognise the importance of safety, health, hygiene and nutrition aspects in the care and education of young children
  • Understand the professional value and ethics of a preschool teacher
  • Be a reflective early childhood practitioner
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration at work place.
  • Engage in continual professional development to become an early childhood professionals

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • 5 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 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 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)

Principles of Early Childhood and Centre Visioning and Planning


Understanding How Children Learn and Develop


Professional Mastery, Value and Professional Ethics


Teamwork and Collaboration at Workplace


Health, Safety and Nutrition


Partnership with Families

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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