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If you have other early childhood qualifications and would like to apply for the Advanced Certificate in Early Years (ACEY) via an alternate pathway, you may sign up for the 2 pre-requisite modules here. You will need to pass these modules before going on to complete ACEY.

Acquire knowledge and skills

Acquire necessary practical knowledge and skills to interact, plan and implement programmes, and set up conducive environments in childcare settings for children from birth to three years of age.

Deepen your understanding

Understand the guiding principles behind the practices of the Early Years Development Framework (EYDF). Apply and implement the suggested practices stated in the EYDF in their work with young children and families.

Field-based training

Participate in 3 practicums totalling 200 hours in an ECDA-registered early childhood development centre with infant care.

Entry Requirements

  • ECDA-certified EY1 Educarer, and have completed either WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC) or the Certificate in Infant/Toddler Care and Development (CITC) and the Early Years Development Framework course; OR
  • Completed Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (FCECCE) or Relief Staff Programme (RSP) or Allied Infant Educarer (AIE) Programme; AND have the following:
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience from attainment of course certificate (FECCE / HCIC / RSP / AIE - Basic Infant Care); AND
  • Recommendation letter from current centre; AND
  • Pass interview and written test; AND
  • Pass 2 pre-requisite modules in ACEY prior to completion of the remainder of the course.


Upon Graduation

Upon successful completion of the 2 pre-requisite modules, applicants will continue with the remaining 525 hours of the ACEY course to obtain the ACEY certification.


ACEY graduates will be awarded with a certificate, and eligible for certification as EY2 educarers. EY2 educarers will be qualified to work with infants, playgroups, pre-nursery groups, and children from 2 months to 3 years of age. 

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon


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Upcoming Intakes

8 months / 600 hours




  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice.
    Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

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