Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Diploma in Early Childhood Education
N/142/4/0162 (MQA/PA9451) 04/24

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme introduces students to the knowledge and experience application applicable for children from different cultures and with differing abilities. It is also designed for practicing early childhood educators and childcare providers who want to expand their academic knowledge and enhance their professional skills.

It is specially tailored for those who wish to be early childhood educators and childcare providers intending to acquire a recognised qualification in early childhood education. The programme prepares students to be capable of delivering effective interaction to children in any learning situation; using various effective teaching and learning methods in a conducive learning environment.


Prior to the start of any year of a course (including prior to the start of year 1 at the application stage), a student may request exemption from one or more specific taught modules during the year on the basis of previous qualifications or experience.

Exemptions will only be considered where the relevant course regulations allow for module exemptions to be granted.

Students with relevant Diploma or equivalent qualifications will be exempted from academic year 1 and 2 depending on their qualifications, subjects to approval from the Examination Board.


Assessment is through a mix of examination, coursework and essays, plus other oral and activity-based assignments. Coursework includes problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and individual and group reports.


Graduates will be awarded the MQA(Malaysian Qualifications Agency) accredited Diploma after completion of all three academic years.


  • Growth and Development in Early Childhood
  • Mathematics in Early Childhood
  • Guiding Children Behaviour
  • Computer Application
  • Academic English
  • Early Science and Technology
  • Sociology
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 OR Bahasa Komunikasi 1
  • Early Learning
  • Health Safety and Nutrition
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan OR Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Creative Arts
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Professional Development
  • Community Service 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Organisational Behaviour in Multi Ethnic Society in Malaysia 1
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Practical (TASKA)
  • Program Planning
  • Organizational Management
  • Health Safety and Security
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Written Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Families and Communities
  • Practical (Tadika)

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

  • A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or its equivalent with a minimum 3 credits in any subject or its equivalent; or
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum grade C (GP 2.0) in any subjects or its equivalents; or
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade Maqbul; or
  • A pass in SKM Level 3 in Early Child Care / Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject; or
  • A certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3, MQF) or its equivalent; or
  • A certificate in any field (Level 3, MQF) or its equivalent
  • Other qualifications which recognized by the Government of Malaysia.

Note: For international students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score 500 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score 5.0 OR its equivalent.

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