Diploma in





First of its Kind

The only such diploma course in Singapore, with a curriculum that is taught in Tamil and English.


Real-World Learning

Get fully immersed in the local Indian community through Service-Learning projects.


Industry Recognition

Conducted by the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic at the NIEC (NP) campus, and recognised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).


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Tamil Studies with Early Education (N95)

For Students with ‘O’ Levels

Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2020 JAE
11 to 22

Planned Intake (2020​)

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*
  • Higher Tamil OR 1 - 4
  • Tamil1 - 2
  • Any three other subjects**1 - 6

Candidates would need to be certified medically fit for study by a certified medical doctor, and to work with children according to ECDA’s medical requirements for preschool teachers.

You must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) and fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-A aggregate type listed here.

To be granted teacher certification status to also teach English up to Kindergarten levels by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), new teachers must have a min of a B4 for GCE ‘O’ level English Language (EL).


* All applicants with a C5 or C6 in EL in the GCE ‘O’ Level examination are given two years from the point of teacher registration to obtain at least a B4 in ‘O’ Level English (English as a First Language) or English Language Acceptable 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.









Keen to apply for this course via the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)?

Click here for the Ultimate Early Childhood EAE Guide by NIEC​ - your one-stop shop to all-you-need-to-know about early childhood training and how to ace your EAE application!

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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.