• TGS-2023019459 (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2022017640 (SCTP) (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019455 (CCP)(Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019463 (Exclude EYDF)(Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019461 (SCTP) (Exclude EYDF)(Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019454 (CCP) (Exclude EYDF)(Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019457 (With Exemption) (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019458 (SCTP) (With Exemption) (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)

The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years course is designed to prepare Early Years Educators in the care, guidance and education of infants and toddlers from 2 months to 36 months old.

The course aims to enable students to:

  •  Gain understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and suboutcomes of the Early Years Development Framework
  • Develop understanding of the needs and development phases of infants and toddlers (2 to 36 months old)
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in setting up appropriate learning environments, and planning programme for infants and toddlers in centre-based settings
  • Attain knowledge of the importance of health, safety, first-aid and nutrition
  • Develop understanding of the important roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers
  • Acquire skills to engage in reflective practices
Modules Duration
Module 1

  • Demonstrate Understanding of the Centre’s Vision, Mission and Values (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)
Module 2

  • Assist in Integrating Respectfulness, Responsiveness and Reciprocity within the Curriculum
  • Display Sensitivity to Each Child’s Needs (Within a Group Setting) through Respectful, Responsive and Reciprocal Interactions and Relationships with Children
  • Support Children’s Development of Secure Attachments through Warm, Consistent and Nurturing Care-giving (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)
Module 3

  • Identify How Children (Birth to Age 3) Learn and Develop
Module 4

  • Assist in Observation and Documentation of Children’s Learning

Module 5

  • Assist in Planning and Implementing of Developmentally Appropriate Teaching, Learning and Caregiving Approaches Aligned to Curriculum Frameworks
Module 6

  • Assist in Setting Up Quality Learning Environments
Module 7

  • Adhere to Health, Safety, Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)
Module 8

  • Facilitate the Continuity of Care and Education between the Home and Centre

Module 9

  • Engage in Partnerships and Collaborations with Community Stakeholders
Module 10

  • Engage in Continuous Learning and Reflective Practice (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)

Module 11

  • Commit to Uphold the Professionalism of the ECCE Sector
Module 12

  • Collaborate with Colleagues to Foster Positive Workplace Relations (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)
Module 13

  • Supervised Practicum

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This course consist of:

Online* Class Hours: 400 Hours
Practicum^: 200 Hours
Total Hours: 600 Hours

Full-Time Course: 10 Months
Part-Time Course: 16 Months / 10 Months (Fast-track)

*Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning
^Conducted in-person at an ECDA-licensed childcare centre


A range of individual and group projects, quizzes, presentations, role-plays and practicum.

Note: Some projects will include practical tasks such as observation of children and implementing activities in Early Childhood classroom settings.

Award of Certificate

Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, and a minimum of 80 % attendance, trainees will be awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years.

  • Completed Secondary Four education or 10 years of formal education
  • Attained an average SOA 5 in the WPL series, including an SOA 5 for WPL (Writing) OR any of the Englisn Language Acceptable Alternatives by ECDA

Please click here for the list of English Language Acceptable Alternatives.

Alternate Entry Requirements

  • No additional language requirement
  • Relief staff program (RSP)/ Fundamental Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (FECCE)/ WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC)/ Certificate in Infant and Toddler Care and Development (CITC)/ Certified Early Year 1 (EY1).
  • 1 year of relevant working experience from attainment of certification.
  • Strong Recommendation Letter from current centre (with at least 6 months of employment)
  • Pass interview and written test

Students enrolling into this programme under “Alternate Entry” route must complete and pass the first 2 pre-requisite modules before proceeding on to complete the remainder of the programme.

WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years → WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education*

*Alternate Pathway to WSQ ACECCE is available to those who meet the alternate pathway entry requirements.

SkillsFuture Credit (For Self-fund applicants only)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may utilise their SkillsFuture Credit to defray course nett fees. For more information, please visit www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Preschool Educators (Optional)

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Preschool Educators is jointly offered by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG). It is designed to equip mid-career switchers who aspire to become Preschool Educators with the necessary qualifications and skills. The CCP operates in a full-time work and study mode under which the participating preschool operators will employ eligible trainees before commencement of the full-time course. Successfully employed trainees under the CCP will receive monthly salary and course sponsorship from employer. Additionally, they will also be required to commit to a bond agreement with their employer.

Eligibility criteria for CCP applicants who:

  • Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR) aged 21 years and above
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
  • Have fulfilled the minimum course entry requirements;
  • New hires must not have attended the same early childhood programme and received funding previously;
  • New hires should be hired for not more than six months;
  • New hires must not be in the same job role prior to joining the CCP;
  • New hires must not be a shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
  • New hires must not be related to the owner(s) of the CCP company; and
  • New hires must not be immediate ex-staff of CCP company or its related companies.
  • New hires must not be under SSG suspended / withholding listing for funding.

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