WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education (Childcare) [PDECCE]
This full time programme is recognised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and accredited by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. The course comprises of 640 classroom hours and 300 centre attachment hours. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded a WSQ Qualification certificate from WDA.
This programme provides opportunities for candidates to undertake advanced studies in the theory and practice of early childhood education in the development of young children.
Throughout the programme, candidates will gain knowledge and understanding of recent developments in learning, education, and training, participate in critical discussions, reflect on professional practice and develop skills to be effective teachers and mentors in their pre-school centres.
This programme also aims to provide a balanced and well-round education and strengthen the student-teachers' professional skills in areas that are critical in facilitating young children's understanding of the world that they live in.
Place and Train mode (for company sponsored applicants only)
Training Hours: 640 hours
Centre Attachment Hours: 300 hours
Total Course Hours: 940 hours (13 months)
Note: Applicants must be employed by an ECDA-licensed childcare centre as trainee teachers for no longer than 6 months
This programme adopts a range of assessment tasks that relate to the diverse individual and team-based conceptual and problem-solving tasks. These assessments are based on typically encountered scenarios in the pre-school environment. All modules will be assessed throughout the duration of the course. Some modules also required either a written examination and/or a classroom assignment (individual and/or group).
The Supervised Teaching Practice module will assess candidates' practical application of teaching skills.
Candidates must attain competency in each area of assessment to successfully complete the course. If a candidate recieves a 'not yet competent' in any module, he/she is allowed one supplementary assessment. If the canddiate is unable to attain competency after the supplementary assessment, the candidate is expected to repeat the module.
The WSQ Professsional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (Childcare) will be awarded to candidates who have successfully meet the requirements of the programme. This includes completing the supervised teaching practice, and all the modules in the course. The candidate must also meet the minimum requirement of 80% attendance per module, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The cumulative GPA is derived by averaging the grades of all completion modules.
|Language and Literacy||40 Hours|
|Aesthetics and Creative Expression (Art, Music and Movement)||30 Hours|
|Mathematics for Young Children||40 Hours|
|Discovery of the World||30 Hours|
|Partnership with Families and the community||60 Hours|
|Designing the Preschool Learning Environment||30 Hours|
|Personal Growth and Professional Development: The Reflective Practitioner||60 Hours|
|Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education||40 Hours|
|Play and the Young Children||30 Hours|
|Human Growth and Development, 0-8 Years||40 Hours|
|Infant and Toddler Behaviour and Development||40 Hours|
|Inclusionary Practices for Educating Exceptional Children||40 Hours|
|Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education||30 Hours|
|Motor Skills Development||30 Hours|
|Social and Emotional Development||30 Hours|
|Design and Technology as teaching and Learning Tools||30 Hours|
|Safety, Health and Nutrition||40 Hours|
|Supervised Teaching Practice||300 Hours|
Applicants must be employed by an ECDA-licensed childcare centre as trainee teachers for no longer than 6 months.
Applicant must also possess the following:
|Funding / Grants||
|No Funding||WDA 70%||Mid-Career 90%||WTS 95%|
|Full course fee||$9,500.00||$9,500.00||$9,500.00||$9,500.00|
|Nett course fee||$9,500.00||$2,850.00||$2,850.00||$2,850.00|
|7% GST on nett course fee||$665.00||$199.50||$199.50||$199.50|
|Total nett course fee payable, including GST||$10,165.00||$3,049.50||$3,049.50||$3,049.50|
|Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding||$10,165.00||$3,049.50||$1,149.50||$674.50|