Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course Overview

Specialist Diploma is specially designed to equip preschool professionals with the skills necessary management and administration skills to operate early childhood centres. This programme will provide knowledge relating to early childhood research and development, programme management, resources management and leadership for an organised and effective preschool.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Raise awareness of issues pertaining to curriculum implementation and current research in early childhood and education
  • Be equipped with the skills to appraise teachers and provide mentor fellow-teachers
  • Acquire management and supervision skills that promote teamwork among staff and collaboration with parents
  • Be equipped with the administrative and management skills necessary for the efficient operation of early childhood centres

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma holders; or WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education or equivalent

Language Requirements:

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

Course Structure & Duration

The course comprises of 4 modules conducted over 4.5 months of a part-time study or 3 months of full-time study. Students are required to complete 180 hours of study.

Requirement for Award

Students must pass all prescribed modules. Upon successful completion of the course, an “Specialist 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)
1

Current Issues and Research in Early Childhood Education


2

Designing the Early Childhood Education Curriculum


3

Understanding and Implementing Action Research in Early Childhood Education


4

Leadership, Management & Administration in Early Childhood Education Settings



Total Hours180

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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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