WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years

Provided by Asian International College


Course introduction

Introduction


Total Course Fee (95% funded): SGD$ 672.00 (net)
WDA Funding up to 95%
Fees exclude prevailing 7% GST and are subject to change

Duration: from 8 months PT

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Provide educarers with an overview of the history and theories behind early childhood care and education, as well as an understanding of the various domains and stages of development for children from birth to 3 years. These must be portrayed in the context of the work experience of local educarers to help them reflect, assess and improve their current practices.
  • Enable educarers to have a more in-depth understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and sub-outcomes of the Early Years Development Framework (EYDF).
  • Enable educarers to apply and implement the suggested practices stated in the EYDF in their work with young children and families.
  • Equip educarers with necessary skills and practical knowledge to plan and implement programmes, curriculum and environments for the following age groups:
  1. Infants (2 to 18 months)
  2. Toddlers (Above 18 to 30 months)
  3. Nursery children (Above 30 to 36 months)
  • Equip educarers with the skills to engage in reflective practice
  • Equip educarers with relevant skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents and families, as well as key stakeholders in the community to support children’s care, learning and development
Entry Requirements
Existing Teachers (those who have been employed in a childcare centre before 1 Oct 2011):
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Completed Certificate in Infant and Toddler Care or WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care and
  • Attained an average SOA 5 in the WPL Series and any one of the following:
  • A credit in GCE ‘O’ Level English as a 1st Language (EL1) A minimum of Band 5.5 in the International English  Language Testing System (IELTS – General Training) An average SOA of 5 for WPL (written)
New Teachers (those who have been employed in a childcare centre on or after 1 Oct 2011):
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must have at least Sec 4 qualifications completed 10 years of formal education* and
  • Attained an average SOA 5 in the WPL Series and any one of the following:
  • A credit in GCE ‘O’ Level English as a 1st Language (EL1) A minimum of Band 5.5 in the International English  Language Testing System (IELTS – General Training) An average SOA of 5 for WPL (written)
*Applicants are to have passed an examination conducted by the country or state. Medium of instruction is to be in English.

Assessment
Students will be assessed based on individual or group work for every module in the programme. The weightage for assignment will range from 30% to 70%.

Duration
he course is conducted over 16 months (part-time) or 8 months (full-time). Students are required to complete 400 classroom hours and 200 practicum hours.

Award
Students who successfully complete all modules will be awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years by Asian International College.

Course Outline
  1. Overview and Introduction to Early Years Landscape in Singapore
  2. Principles and Practices in Early Years Care, Development and Learning
  3. Programme Planning and Pedagogy
  4. The Early Years Environment
  5. Personal Growth and Professional Development
  6. Partnership with Families and the Community
  7. Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  8. Professional Placement
Funding
Government funding schemes are available for all Singaporeans and PRs. Please approach our friendly Recruitment Officers for assistance.
 



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