WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years (WSQ ACEY)

KLC International Institute


Course introduction

Introduction


The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years (ACEY) course is designed to prepare early years educarers in the care, guidance and education of infants and toddlers (2 months - 3 years).

Course Objectives

  • Gain Understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and sub-outcomes of the Early Years Development Framework
  • Develop understanding of the needs and development phases of infants and toddlers (0 to 36 months old)
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in setting up appropriate learning environments, and planning programme for infants and toddlers in center-based settings.
  • Attain knowledge of the importance of health, safety, first-aid and nutrition
  • Develop understanding of the important roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers
  • acquire skills to engage in reflective practices

Structure
 
Name of Modules Total No. of Hours
OVERVIEW & INTRODUCTION TO EARLY YEARS LANDSCAPE IN SINGAPORE
- Early Years Landscape in Singapore
16
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES IN EARLY YEARS CARE, DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
- Philosophies and Models of Early Years Care
- Infant and Toddler (0-3 years) Development
- Group Care and Transitions
90
 
PROGRAMME PLANNING & PEDAGOGY
- Observing, Assessing and Documenting Learning and Development
- Caregiving as a Curriculum
- Planning Play and Learning Experiences for Infants and Toddlers
- Young Children with Special Needs
120
THE EARLY YEARS ENVIRONMENT
- Designing Responsive Environments for Infants and Toddlers
48
PERSONAL GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Professional Development and Personal Growth
40
PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY
- Working with Families and the Community
51
 
HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL BEING
- Infant, Toddler Safety, Health and Nutrition
35
PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT
- Supervised Practicum
200
 


Assessment
  •     Projects/Assignments
  •     Written Examination
  •     Practicum

Award of Certificate
Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, and a minimum of 80 % attendance, trainees will be awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years (English) (WSQ ACEY).

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:50

Lecturers & their Modules  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and should have:
• Completed Secondary 4 education* or 10 years of formal education*; AND
• Attained an average SOA 5 in ES WSQ WPL series; AND
- Credit in EL 1; OR
- IELTS 5.5 (General); OR
- SOA 5 in ES WSQ WPL (Writing)

Note: If a candidate has less than 3 ‘O’ level credits but higher than Sec 4 , he/she must attain an averge WPL SOA 5 & SOA 5 for Writing component prior to admission of programme.

*Applicants are to have passed an examination conducted by the country or state. Medium of instruction is to be in English. Official documents from institution are required to show completion of 10 years of education.

Additional Entry Requirements (for Place-&-Train Scheme only):
• Need to be a new entrant
• Need to be employed by a ECDA-registered child care centre of not more than 6 months prior to course commencement


Funding
  • Course Fees of up to 90% is available for Qualified Singaporeans and PRs



Fees & Funding


Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit
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