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How to Apply?

Step 1

Ensure you have met the entry requirements and possess the relevant qualifications and work experience for the course.

Step 2

Ready to apply? Click "Apply Now" on the respective course pages. Find out which course you qualify for here.

Step 3

If your application is successful, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept the offer.

You may qualify for certain financial schemes for course fee payment, e.g. SkillsFuture Credit, MOE Bursary. Scroll down to learn more.


Other ways to apply

1. Apply via the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) and be fully sponsored by your employer for your EC training!

The day intakes of selected courses are eligible for Workforce Singapore’s CCP, where your employer may sponsor your training at NIEC and provide a monthly salary during your course. Here’s how it works:


  • Secure sponsorship by an early childhood development centre (ECDC) licensed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). You may need to fulfil a bond to work with your employer. Visit the ECDA website for job portals and contact the centres directly for CCP opportunities.
  • Apply for our courses within 6 months of being hired. Upon successful enrolment, you will start your training at NIEC while working at the ECDC.
  • Enjoy full course sponsorship and a monthly work salary, provided by your employer!

The CCP is open to all company-sponsored applicants who:

  • Are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above;
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least 2 years at the point of application;
  • Are newly-hired by participating ECDA-licensed ECDCs;
  • Are not in the same job role prior to joining the CCP.

To be eligible, you must be employed as a trainee teacher for no longer than 6 months from the course application date. Other terms and conditions apply.


Learn more:

2. Apply via the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) for Working Adults to enjoy a holistic poly/ITE experience.

The EAE is only applicable for these full-time courses:

The EAE for Working Adults is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. For more information, visit the EAE website.


When to apply:

  • ITE-EAE - Application for entry to AY 2024: To be available
  • ​Poly EAE - Application for entry to AY 2024: To be available


Financial Schemes

For Students

  • A. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

    Part-time diploma, post-diploma and certificate students may apply to withdraw their PSEA balances for course fee payment.



    Singaporean students or students with Singaporean siblings who have PSEA funds. To check your PSEA balance, please call the PSEA Scheme Hotline at +65 6260 0777.


    How to Apply?

    1. Login using SingPass and fill up e-form. 
    2. Follow the instructions in the e-form and submit to MOE accordingly. 
    3. Ensure that the information provided is correctly completed. MOE will not be able to process your application if the information is incorrect or incomplete. 
      • For the guide on how to fill up the form, please click here
      • For a list of NIEC course codes and course descriptions, please click here
    4. For further enquiries, please email
  • B. SkillsFuture Credit

    SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning.



    • Applicable for all Continuing Education and Training (CET) and CPD courses.
    • Trainees may utilise the credits for this course and apply via This has to be performed 60 days before the course start date.
  • C. MOE Bursary

    Singaporeans who are pursuing the following courses can apply for the MOE Bursary Scheme:



    Successful applicants will receive bursaries to defray part of their tuition fees.



    • Singaporeans who meet the household income criteria are eligible to apply.


    Income Criteria Annual Bursary Quantum
    (For certificate level)
    Annual Bursary Quantum
    (For diploma level)
    Total Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) <= $4,000 or
    Per Capita Income (PCI) <= $1,000
    $140 $800
    GHI between $4,001 and $6,900 or PCI between $1,001 and $1,725 $660
    GHI between $6,901 and $9,000 or PCI between $1,726 and $2,250 $300

    Applications submitted on or after 1 April 2020 will qualify for the scheme above.


    *How to calculate Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)

    PCI = Total Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) divided by Number of Immediate and Non-immediate Family Members in the Household



    Yearly basis


    How to Apply

    For more information on how to apply and the supporting documents required, please contact us at

  • D. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

    UTAP is a scheme under the NTUC Education and Training Fund to help NTUC members defray their cost of training.


    NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when signing up for NIEC courses supported under UTAP. NTUC members aged 40 and above can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of *unfunded course fees.


    *Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidies. Please refer to NTUC's website  for terms and conditions.



    NTUC members must meet the following criteria:

    • Union member must commence the course within UTAP approved period.

    • Union member must achieve minimum attendance for the course based on existing Government regulations and sit for all prescribed examination(s) if any.

    • Union member must submit claims via UTAP system within 6 months after course completion.

    • Union member must not claim full funding through company sponsorship or other types of funding.

    • Union member must have paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout the entire course duration and at the point of claim.

    Applicable for courses as listed on NTUC's website by searching “National Institute of Early Childhood Development” under “Training Provider”.


    How to Apply?

    • Login to your U Portal account to submit the UTAP application. NTUC Members should apply for their UTAP claim within 6 months after course ends.


    For more information, please refer to NTUC’s website here.

For Employers

Incentives for Employers


SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) provides absentee payroll funding to encourage employers to upskill their employees. Please visit the SSG website to check out the list of courses approved for funding support by SSG.


Other funding support may be offered. Please contact us for more information on funding.

Course Fees

Please refer to individual course pages for course fee information.

Registration Fee

S$64.20 (inclusive of GST)
Note: The registration fee is non-refundable.

Payment of Fees

You will be informed of the fees payable and payment deadline in our letter of offer. If fees are not paid by the due date, the admission offer will lapse and appeals are subject to available vacancies. Please note that fee payment via eNETS credit card is currently unavailable due to technical issues. Meanwhile, you may pay via the following options:


For application fee

  •  eNETS debit card

For course fee

  • eNETS debit card
  • Internet banking
  • PayNow
  • Cheque
  • Invoice (for company sponsored applicants)
  • SkillsFuture Credit

If you face any issues with payment or have any queries, please contact us at We apologise for any convenience caused.

  • Self-sponsored

    By SkillsFuture Credit

    This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit claims will be advised upon admission into the course.


    For more information, visit the SkillsFuture Credit webpage.


    By Online Payment

    You may make an online payment via eNETS. Refer to the e-offer letter for instructions on enrolment and payment. Please allow up to 3 working days for processing. You may be requested to submit an online payment receipt to the Course Administration Officer.

  • Company-sponsored

    By Invoice


    For company-sponsored courses, please contact us to request for an invoice to be emailed to your company. Course fee payment can be made with a company cheque or via internet banking.


    We are unable to issue any invoice if payment is made prior to invoicing your company. We do not accept cash payment.