WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC)

Provided by KLC International Institute

Course introduction


The WSQ HCIC course is designed to prepare early years educarers interested to work with infants and toddlers from 2 to 18 months. The course will equip educarers with the knowledge and skills in caregiving, guidance, provision of appropriate learning experiences and stimulating environment in the care of infants and toddlers.

Course Objectives

  • Gain understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and sub-outcomes of the Early Years Development Framework
  • Acquire knowledge on the developmental domains and their interrelation with learning and development of infants and toddlers (2 to 18 months old)
  • Demonstrate understanding of how infants grow and develop through the provision of quality learning experiences and setting up of appropriate learning environments
  • Develop understanding of the importance of health, safety, first-aid and nutrition
  • Gain understanding of the important roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers

Name of Module Total No. of Hrs
Overview and Introduction to early years landscape in Singapore 16
Principles of Infrant and toddler development 24
Infrant / Toddler Curriculum 50
Environmental design for infrant / toddler programmes 30
Partnership with Families 25
Health, safetly and well-being 35
Professional placement 120
Classroom hours 180
Practicum hours 120
Total no. of hours 300
Full-time Course 5 Months
Part-time Course 8 Months


Individual and/or group assignments, written examinations, and supervised teaching practice

Award of Certificate
Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, and a minimum of 80% attendance, students will be awarded the WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC).

Programme Structure
Classroom Hours: 180 Hours
Practicum Hours: 120 Hours
Total Hours: 300 Hours
Full-Time Course: 5 Months
Part-Time Course: 8 Months

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and should have:
• At least Secondary 2 qualifications OR
• Completed 8 years of formal education *and
• Attained an average WPL SOA 4 in the ES WSQ WPL Series
*Official documents from institution are required to show completion of 8 years of education. Medium of instruction is to be in English.

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

  • Course fee funding of 90% is available for qualified Singaporean/SPR.
  • Course fee funding of 95% (WTS Scheme) is available for Singaporean
      - Aged 35 years old and above, and
      - Earning $1,900 and below per month (Only applicable for employed participants)

Fees & Funding

Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit