First and only such diploma course in Singapore.
Learn outside the classroom with cultural immersion locally and abroad.
Diploma awarded by
National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) in collaboration with
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and accredited by
Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
Hone your Tamil and English language proficiencies, and gain exposure to Tamil history, literature and culture.
For a complete listing and description of the modules, click
Learn about child development, education practices, early mathematics, social awareness in children, and Tamil film & arts.
Further your knowledge in curriculum planning, classroom management, and psychology of exceptional children. Practise during three-month internship with a pre-school.
ELR2B2-A (2018) – 21
Planned Intake (2018) – 30
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-A
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) and 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.
** 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.
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.
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.
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.