Diploma in

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION (N96)​

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)​. ​

For more information on a career in the early childhood sector, you may visit www.ecda.gov.sg/shapeourtomorrow.

Why

Practice-based Learning 

Practice-oriented Learning

Gain relevant work experience through a 22-week internship and two practicum attachments.

ECDA Training Awards 

ECDA Training Awards

Full course fee sponsorship, professional development funding and a one-off grant for study-related expenses.

Professional Development 

Professional Development

Get opportunities to upgrade your career through post-diploma programmes​.​

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Early Childhood Development & Education

For Students with O-Levels

Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2019 JAE
6 to ​15


Planned Intake (2019​)
500

Entry Requirements

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-A

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

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 fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type listed here.


Notes:​

* 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.

# 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.