WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
Previously known as Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education*
This course is equivalent to the Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education under Early Childhood Training Accreditation Committee (ECTAC) guidelines. The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education course is an 800-hour programme specially designed for staff working with pre-schoolers to expand their specific teaching skills and knowledge required for both kindergartens and childcare settings. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded with a certificate from SEED Institute.
They will also be awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education.
About Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)
WSQ, or the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications, is a national credentialing system that trains, develops, assesses and recognises adult workers for competencies they need to stay employable. Based on standard developed by the SkillFuture SG (SSG) [formerly known as Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)] and various industry partners, WSQ ensures workers acquire skills needed by employers at the workplace. With clear progression pathways, workers can also use WSQ to upgrade their skills and advance in their careers. The quality of WSQ is assured by SSG, from the development of competency standards, accreditation of training providers to the award of its qualifications.
- Provide trainees with an understanding of early childhood education and child development, as presented in the context of the trainee’s work experience in Singapore
- Present trainees with skills and practical knowledge to facilitate lesson-planning
- Stimulate and bring trainees’ attention to the important aspects and value of their work in relation to their contribution to the future of the Singapore society
- Inform trainees of the approaches in early childhood education which provide for an interactive and developmentally appropriate learning environment
- Enable trainees to collaborate with fellow colleagues, parents and other professionals in supporting children’s cognitive and affective development
The part-time (day) course duration is about 13 months and the part-time (night) course duration is about 24 months. Students are also required to complete 560 classroom hours and 240 practicum hours.
|Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education||20 Hours|
|Human Growth and Development, 0 – 8 Years||39 Hours|
|Observation and Assessment||21 Hours|
|Play and its Role in Children’s Development||27 Hours|
|Guiding and Managing Behaviour||21 Hours|
|Children with Special Needs||20 Hours|
|Creativity and the Young Child||12 Hours|
|Introduction to Quality Environments and Resources||27 Hours|
|Integrated Learning Experiences Language and Literacy||42 Hours|
|Integrated Learning Experiences Numeracy Skills||42 Hours|
|Discovery of the World||24 Hours|
|Aesthetics & Creative Expression - Visual Arts for Young Children||24 Hours|
|Aesthetics & Creative Expression Music and Movement for Young Children||24 Hours|
|Motor Skills Development||24 Hours|
|Social and Emotional Development in Young Children||24 Hours|
|Programme Planning||21 Hours|
|Classroom Management/ Discipline||18 Hours|
|Personal and Professional Growth of an Early Childhood Educator||24 Hours|
|Speech and Language Studies||16 Hours|
|Safety, Health, Hygiene and Nutrition||30 Hours|
|Working with the Parents, Families and the Community||60 Hours|
|Supervised Teaching Practice||240 Hours|
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A range of assessment tasks will be utilized that relate to the diverse individual and team-based conceptual and problem solving tasks typically encountered in the pre-school environment. All modules will be assessed throughout the duration of the course. Each module requires either a written examination and/or a classroom assignment (individual and/or group).
Candidates must score at least 50% in each area of assessment to successfully complete the course. If a candidate fails in any module, he/she is allowed one supplementary examination. After which, the candidate is expected to repeat the module.
The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (ACECCE-AEP) certificate will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete all the modules in the course and obtain 80% attendance per module.
Part-time students will have to find their own practicum centres (at registered childcare centres) when they have received the letter of acceptance from SEED Institute.
- Listing of Childcare centres registered under ECDA: Click here
- Listing of Kindergartens registered under ECDA: Click Here
Applicants can try approaching the principals/supervisors to seek approval in doing practicum at their centres. Please note that practicum cannot be done in Playgroup, enrichment centres, tuition centres and international schools.
Current CIT trained teachers (employed in a Child Care Centre before Oct 2011)
Minimum 3 GCE 'O' level credits including EL1 or
|Completed 10 years of formal education and passed state exam with credits in 3 different subjects including English as 1st language or acceptable equivalent|
NOTE: This ACECCE cannot be used to enter the PDECCET course unless the applicant has attained 5 GCE 'O' level credits including EL1.
HEALTH CLEARANCE Requirement: Please refer to the following link under childcare link for health clearance requirement:
Full course fee
Nett course fee
7% GST on nett course fee
Total nett course fee payable, including GST
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding
|No Funding||SSG 90%||Mid-Career 90%||WTS 95%|
|Full course fee||$7,920.00||$7,920.00||$7,920.00||$7,920.00|
|Nett course fee||$7,920.00||$792.00||$792.00||$792.00|
|7% GST on nett course fee||$554.40||$55.44||$55.44||$55.44|
|Total nett course fee payable, including GST||$8,474.40||$847.44||$847.44||$847.44|
|Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding||$8,474.40||$847.44||$847.44||$451.44|