Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course Summary

Entry Requirement:

(i) Pass SPM/SPMV with 3 credits;

                          OR

(ii) Pass STPM with at least C Gred (NGMP 2.0) in any subject;

                          OR

(iii) Pas STAM with at least Maqbul Gred;

                          OR

(iv) Pass SKM (Level 3) in Early Childhood Education & Pass SPM with 1 credit in any subject;

                          OR

(v) Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3 KKM)

                          OR

(v) Other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government.

MQA No : PA 7965
MOE Reference : N/143/4/0107[JPT/BPP(K)1000-600/J541 Jld. 3 (9)]
Duration : 3 Years
Intakes : 2017 - February / May / October

Brief Description of Programme

This program is designed to offer students with a wide range of knowledge on basic education for young children. The curriculum provides knowledge and skills development to establish a safe, secure and stimulating environment for young children.

Students will develop understanding on children's developmental areas including cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language and moral. Upon completion of this program, students develop themselves into teachers who become instrumental in nurturing and guiding young children.

Who should be joining?

  • School leavers.
  • Employees in early childhood education industry.
  • Any individual who has the spirit or perseverance to work in the early childhood education industry. He/She must have the full commitment, vision and belief that the early childhood education industry would be a better career opportunity.

Career prospects

  • Teacher at Preschool/kindergarten
  • Caregiver at Nursery/childcare centre
  • Writer for Children's Books
  • Designer for Teaching/Learning Aids or Toys or Digital Story Book
  • Consultant for Interior/Exterior (Early Childhood Centre)
  • Entrepreneur (owner of the centre)

Options for Academic Progression

Students can opt to do the Bachelor's Degree programme in Malaysia or overseas and apply for credit transfers for equivalent subjects. 

 What are the attractions about this Programme?

  • Employment - highly demanded with many vacancies available in Malaysia & overseas 
  • Hands-on programme - practice learning subject with real kids
  • The programme's curriculum is equivalent to similar programme offered worldwide (internationally)

Salary guide for The Fresh Graduates 

 Job Title Salary (RM)
Teacher at Preschool    1,200 - 2,800   
Consultant (Business & Management)     1,800 - 3,200   

 *Salary guide is based on the market reference range for the job description, location and core competency requirements.

Note: updated May, 2017

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