Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Does teaching children excite you? If you have always longed to make a difference in the lives of children and play a part in educating them, then consider our Diploma in Early Childhood Education. By enrolling in this programme, you will learn various aspects of child development and you will also acquire professional skills to engage in teaching-learning processes and experiences, curriculum planning and various aspects of management in Early Childhood Education.

Offered in Duration Study Mode Intakes Entry Requirement
Kuala Lumpur Campus 2.5 years Full time
(Evening class is available)
January, May, September Pass SPM/O-Level/UEC or equivalent with 3 credits


Level 1 Level 2 MPU
  • Foundation of Early Childhood Education
  • Development and Learning of Young Children
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • English Enhancement: Reading and Writing
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Socio-emotional Development of Children
  • Early Childhood Teaching Principles
  • English Enhancement: Listening and Speaking
  • English Enhancement: Academic English
  • Young Children Classroom Behaviour Management
  • Curriculum Approaches in Early Childhood Teaching
  • English Enhancement: English for Business
  • Play and Learning
  • Planning and Organising Early Childhood Care and Education Settings
  • Cognitive Planning and Teaching
  • Language, Literacy and Communication for Young Children
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Planning and Design
  • Learning Disabilities and Special Education Needs
  • Mathematics for Young Children
  • Science for Young Children
  • Technology for Young Children
  • Art and Craft for Young Children
  • Music and Drama for Young Children
  • Social Studies for Young Children
  • Physical Education for Young Children
  • Practicum
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Study Skills
  • Business Ethics/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Community Service
To prepare yourself better and get hands-on experience in teaching, you can undergo a 12-to 14 week of Teaching Practicum at the UCSI Child Development Centre, which is right on campus. UCSI-CDC is designed to provide a pleasant and conducive learning environment for children to get a head start in academic excellence and overall character development. UCSI-CDC adopts an integrative learning approach using various child-focused themes, projects and activities which are tailored to the needs of each individual child. UCSI-CDC offers plenty of interactions between teacher and child, and among children themselves, to encourage them to pursue their interests and talents through creative, independent thinking, as well as teamwork and responsible conduct.

Study Pathway

You can apply for for advanced standing into the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and gain Year 2 entry at University College Birmingham, UK. The degree will be awarded by the University of Birmingham.

Career Opportunities:

  • ECE Curriculum Developer
  • Education Toy Consultant
  • Pre-School (TASKA) Teacher
  • Kindergarten Owner or Principal
  • Private/International School Teacher (Pre-School Level)
  • Nursery Home or Childcare Centre Manager

How to reach us

T: (+603) 9132 6688 – Course Enquiry | E: enquiry@ucsicollege.edu.my