Diploma in



The course is not available in the Academic Year 2019.
You may wish to check out the new Diploma in Early Childhood De​velopment & Education​ via Early Admission Exercise 2018.



Practice-based Learning

Go on weekly attachments at childcare centres.


Find Your Specialty

Early Childhood Teaching Track or Early Literacy Track.


Industry Recognition

Established diploma awarded by National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and accredited by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).


year 01

Build your knowledge in child development, child health & well-being, language arts, and creative arts for young children. Practise with weekly attachments.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, click here.

year 02

Further your knowledge in the holistic development of a child, and curriculum planning and design. Hone your skills with weekly field practice.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, click here.

year 03

Create educational resources with the Early Literacy Track, or improve your teaching practices with the Early Childhood Teaching Track. Deepen your knowledge with structured internship or industry project.

For a complete listing and description of the modules, click here.

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Early Childhood Education (N66)

For Students with ‘O’ Levels

ELR2B2-A (2018) – 16

Planned Intake (2018) – 225​

Entry Requirements


To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • Subject‘O’ LEVEL GRADE
  • English Language 1 - 6*
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)** 1 - 6#
  • Any three other subjects**1 - 6

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

* To be granted teacher certification status to teach up to Kindergarten levels by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), new teachers must have a minimum of a B4 grade for English Language (EL). Those with a C5 or C6 in EL are given 2 years from the point of teacher registration to obtain either a B4 or any acceptable EL alternatives. Click here for the list of acceptable EL alternatives.

#Students with a D7 in Mathematics may apply for the course provided they have GCE ‘O’ Level passes (1-6) in 5 subjects (including English).

** The main medium of instruction for these subjects must be in English, except for a language subject.

Successful candidates are required to pass a medical examination before confirming acceptance to the course.

Medical Conditions

The following medical conditions may lead to non-acceptance into the course.
Candidates are advised to check with the Admissions Office or the School of Humanities & Social Sciences before they apply.

  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Uncontrolled Epilepsy
  • Psychiatric Condition
  • Uncontrolled Asthma
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Legal Blindness
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Profound Deafness

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

Application will open in June 2018.​

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

The exercise is now closed.

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

December 2017 to March 2018.​

For Students with Other Qualifications

Click here to find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as ‘N(A)’ Level, ‘A’ Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.