Diploma in Early Childhood Education


Emphasising the core values and skills required in the early childhood curriculum, this programme enables learners to design, implement and evaluate appropriate learning experiences for early childhood settings.

Duration of Study

3 years

Credit Hours


Career Prospect

Preschool Educators, Childcare Educators, Educational Assistant, Entrepreneurs

Subjects Offered

  • Basic Entrepreneurship
  • Academic English 1
  • Principle of Management
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Professional Communication
  • Science for Young Children
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1*
  • Academic English 2
  • Co Curriculum
  • Curriculum and Development
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
  • Academic English 3
  • Education Technology for Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Approaches in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Bahasa To Young Children
  • Childhood Literature-Malaysia and International Folktales
  • Teaching English To Young Children
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Music & Drama for young Children
  • Art for Young Children
  • Social Skills & Moral Development
  • Behaviour Management for Young Children
  • Assessments for ECE
  • Play Therapy
  • Managing Childcare Centre
  • Special Needs
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • School and Community
  • Industrial Training 1
  • Industrial Training 2

Entry Requirement

  • Passed SPM / SPMV with at least credit in 3 subjects; or
  • Passed the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Grade B in 3 subjects; or
  • Passed GCE O Level with at least a full pass in 3 subjects; or
  • Passed Level 3 Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) in relevant field; and
  • Passed SPM with at least one credit in 1 subject; and
  • Has gone through consolidation program (if necessary); or
  • Passed certificates in related fields (level 3 MOH) with at least CGPA 2.0; or
  • Passed the STPM with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in 1 subject; or
  • Passed STAM (Maqbul rank); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian government.

Additional Requirement for International Students - English

  • For international students:
    An English Exam as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 500 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 5.0 OR equivalent is required.

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