Diploma in





One Of Its Kind

First and only such diploma course in Singapore.


Real-World Learning

Learn outside the classroom with cultural immersion locally and abroad.


Industry Recognition

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

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 here.

year 02

Learn about child development, education practices, early mathematics, social awareness in children, and Tamil film & arts.

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

year 03

Further your knowledge in curriculum planning, classroom management, and psychology of exceptional children. Practise during three-month internship with a pre-school.

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

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Tamil Studies with Early Education (N95)

For Students with ‘O’ Levels

ELR2B2-A (2018) – 21

Planned Intake (2018) – 30

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

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.

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.