Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Programme Overview

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education aims to equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies for them to be professional practitioners and be employed in childcare settings and preschools. This new programme designed to address critical issues in early childhood education system in Malaysia in order to meet

The graduates of Diploma in Early Childhood Education can fill this increasing demand either from public or private pre-schools in Malaysia as qualified and trained teachers. this is so you can not only develop professional skills but can also find out about the wide range of professional careers open to you within the field.

Pass a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least 3 credit in any subjects or equivalent; or


Pass 0-Levels with at least a Grade C in 3 subjects; or


Pass a Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least a Grade C (NGMP 2.0) in 1 subject or equivalent; or


Pass a Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum of Maqbul, or


Pass a Level 3 Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) in related fields and pass a SPM with at least one honors in one subject; or


Pass a Early Childhood Education Certificate (Level 3, KKM) or Certificate (Level 3, KKM) in a related field from a HEP recognized by the Government of Malaysia with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; or


Other qualifications recognized by the Government of Malaysia.


For international students, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IEL TS) of 5.0 or equivalent is required.

Graduates will have a chance to pursue your bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or any related course locally or abroad.

Year 1     

Introduction  to Early Childhood Education                  

Child Growth and Development               

Skills for Preschool Teachers 

Health, Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood Education

Management and Administrative of Early Childhood                 

Social Development in Early Childhood

Guiding Young Children in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Planning and Development

English Language in Early Childhood Education

Play in Early Childhood Education


Year 2           

Music and Movement

Early Childhood Science

Planning and Administering Early Childhood Education

Language Development in Early Childhood 

Early Childhood Mathematics


Year 3          

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Special Need For Early Chilhood Education

ICT in Early Childhood Education

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education

Relationship with Family and Community

Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education

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Programme Status:

Provisional Accreditation

Programme Code:

MQA/PA 8913



Study Mode:


Study Level:



Januari, April and September


2.7 years