WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care

Course Overview

The WSQ Higher Certificate Infant Care (WSQ HCIC) is a required professional qualification for an educarer working with children aged 2 to 18 months. The course is designed to prepare early years' educarers with the knowledge and skills in caregiving, provision of appropriate learning experiences and stimulating environment in the care of infants and toddlers.

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Acquire strong understanding of theories and practices in child development
  • Implement theories into practice
  • Plan and execute intentional as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate programmes and activities for young children (2 to 18 months)
  • Facilitate effective development and learning among children of various age groups
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders towards the holistic and comprehensive development of young children
  • Develop a commitment towards professional development and personal growth

Entry Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Secondary 2 or minimum 8 years of formal education
  • Average SOA 4 in the WPL Series

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


The course comprises of 7 modules conducted over 8 months on a part-time basis or 4 months on a full-time basis. Students are required to complete 180 classroom hours and 120 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 “WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care” by Skillsfuture Singapore Agency.

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, individual/group work or written assignments. 

Course Structure

Module NameDuration (Hours)
ECE031 Overview and Introduction to Early Years Landscape in Singapore (EYDF)16
ECE045 Principles of Infant & Toddler Development24
ECE046 Environmental Design for Infant/Toddler Programmes30
ECE047 Infant/ Toddler Curriculum50
ECE048 Partnership with Families25
ECE049 Health, Safety and Well-being35
ECE050 Professional Placement120
Total Hours300

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

“Taking up the WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care at Asian International College has provided me with an opportunity to upgrade my skills to enhance my career prospects, teaching me the child developmental stages and how I can apply this knowledge to better take care of the infants.”

Sri Raihana Binte Ismail  (Class of 2016)

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