Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandarin) - Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College


Preschool years are one of the most critical phases of a child’s developmental milestones and early childhood educators play an important role in nurturing his/her social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandarin) programme is designed to help full-time international students understand the issues and challenges of early childhood education.

During their course of study, students will develop the knowledge and skills to plan, provide and maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for children. Furthermore, this programme aims to increase students’ knowledge of the various child guidance strategies that they can adopt in addressing typical behavioural challenges.

Upon successful completion of the programme, qualified students will be awarded the Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandarin) by DIMENSIONS International College. This qualification opens doors to careers ranging from preschool teacher to day care worker.


  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of early childhood education so that they are able to establish relevant pedagogy and practise skills in this line of work
  • To enable students to learn the social constructivist approaches which aim to help young learners develop a positive sense of themselves in relation to their peers, family and the community

Designed for

  • International students who are keen to acquire in-depth skills and knowledge in early childhood education.
  • Existing assistant preschool teachers who desire to hone their skills and deepen their expertise.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandarin) consists of 9 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education
  • Outline for Human Growth and Development of Young Children
  • Outline for Understand Children’s Play and Development
  • Outline for Promoting Positive Behaviours
  • Outline for Conducive Environment for Young Children
  • Outline for Social and Emotional Development
  • Outline for Language and Literacy
  • Outline for Motor Skills Development
  • Outline for Safety, Health, Hygiene and Nutrition

Scope of Study

Principles, theories and case studies related to early childhood education

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, and discussions

Commencement Date/Intakes

Click here to check the dates of Programme Intake for 2024
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

Click to show course fee.


1. Application Fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Administrative Fee



4. Examination Fee



5. Course Material



6. Medical Check-Up Fee



7. International Student Management Fee



8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



9% GST






Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 9% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: Course materials include, but are not limited to lecture notes, e-books, online resources (including the Turnitin system and portals) and any other materials used for instruction in a course.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st January 2024. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

For more information on Payment Mode, please click here.
For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.
For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


9 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 18 months

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

For career advancement, students can look forward to employment opportunities in the early childhood and education industry.

Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:
Equivalent to year 12 from the respective home country of the applicant
Note: Mature applicants with minimum 5 years of working experience will be considered on case-by-case basis.
Chinese Proficiency: At least C6 in GCE ‘O’ Level Chinese Language or pass a Chinese Language subject at equivalent level. Scores in Chinese Language may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where Chinese was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

During and/or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Individual Assignments and Group Assignments
NOTE: Students must pass all assessments of all modules for graduation.

Assessment Grading Criteria

Theory Component
A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

Assessment Weighting
Individual Assignment (50%), Group Assignment (50%)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandarin) Awarded by awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all modules

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.