The only such diploma course in Singapore, with a curriculum that is taught in Tamil and English.
Learn outside the classroom with cultural immersion locally and abroad.
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).
Get an introduction to Tamil history, literature and culture. You'll also learn about child development and early education practices.
For a complete listing and description of the modules,
Continue your cultural journey through modules such as Introduction to Tamil Film & Performing Arts and Tamil Arts & the Contemporary Society. Explore the role of an educator and gain insights into the socio-emotional wellbeing of children.
Deepen your knowledge in curriculum planning, classroom management, and the psychology of exceptional children. Complete a three-month internship at a pre-school.
ELR2B2-A (2018) – 21
Planned Intake (2019) – 30
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-A
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
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
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.
** The main medium of instruction for these subjects must be in English, except for a language subject.
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.