Awarding Institute: 

During the course of the diploma, you will gain an understanding of the cognitive, psychological and physical development of the child and how to use this knowledge to develop and promote child development. 

You will develop the skills to asses and diagnose students’ individual learning needs, and to work with learners of all abilities. 

You will also get to meet and network with childcare providers and teachers to share experience and establish contacts.

Study duration : 2.5 - 5 years

Programme Structure: 
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education:
  • Early Learning & Environments 
  • Development of Young Children 
  • Play and Learning 
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition 
  • General Language Training 
  • Physical Education for Young Children 
  • Malaysian Studies / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 for 
  • International students 
  • Academic English 
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children 
  • Creativity for Young Children 
  • Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities 
  • An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of the 
  • Montessori Method of Education • Presentation Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Moral Studies / Islamic Studies
  • Science & Technology for Young Children 
  • Mathematics for Young Children 
  • Planning and Organizing early Childhood Care and Educational Settings 
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches 
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management 
  • Practicum 1 
  • Co-curriculum Management 
  • Social Studies for Young Children 
  • Language amd Literacy for Young Children 
  • Partnering with Families & Community 
  • Management of Early Childhood Settings
  • Becoming an Early Childhood Professional
  • Practicum 2

As part of the curriculum, students will be required to take 4 general subjects (Mata Pelajaran Umum), as required by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Entry Requirements: 
  • Pass SPM / SPMV with at least 3 credits
  • UEC with minimum Grade B in 3 subjects 
  • O-Levels with minimum Grade C in 3 subjects 
  • SKM Level 3 
  • STPM with at least a C in any subject 
  • Any other equivalent qualification or certificate programme recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Education
Career Opportunities: 

You may look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling career in various early childhood-related fields; including roles of teaching, management of a childcare centre or preschool, pre-school management consultancy, educational product research and development. You will also able to find employment with International Schools.