WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (Childcare)

Course Introduction

The WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (Childcare) is designed to be delivered as a Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for childcare teachers and prepare trainees who aspire to work in the early childhood field. It aims to provide the basis for effective teaching of and interaction with young children through a thorough examination of both the theoretical and practical knowledge of child development at a higher level. Effective communication skills and ability to work with parents and others are also greatly emphasised in this course.

Course Benefits

  • Enable students to transfer education philosophies and child development theories into practices which provide wide-ranging, multimedia and developmentally appropriate experiences for young children
  • Enable students to be skillful in their role of observation and application of knowledge of child development, in order to design a learning environment that meets the needs of each individual child
  • Present students with a variety of approaches and strategies which facilitate a creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children
  • Enable students to develop interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with fellow colleagues, parents and other professionals in the community
  • Help students design, implement and evaluate learning environments and classroom activities based on the Pre-school education curriculum framework/goals and desired outcomes

Course Pre-Requisites

Local Qualifications
Bachelor Degree (with English as medium of instruction) OR
3 years full-time Local Polytechnic Diploma; AND
At least a credit in GCE ‘O’ Level EL1* or English Language Acceptable Equivalent
*Those with a C5 or C6 in EL1 are given 2 years from the point of teacher registration to obtain either a B4 or any acceptable alternatives.

Target Audience/Who Should Attend

Prepare who aspire to work in the early childhood field

Course Outline 

Refer www.klc.edu.sg

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