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ECDA-certified L1 or L2 teachers who wish to be certified to work with infants aged 2 to 18 months can now embark on top-up modules from the Advanced Certificate in Early Years (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 which guides practices of the Early Years Development Framework (EYDF) and apply and implement the suggested practices stated in the EYDF in their work with young children and families.

Practice-oriented training

Participate in practicum totalling 106 hours in an ECDA-registered infant care centre.

What You Will Learn

Click here for a complete list of modules that will be covered in the course.

Entry Requirements

  • ECDA certified L1/L2 preschool teachers who have successfully completed any of the following ECDA-recognised diploma/certificate:

    • WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education (WSQ PDECCE) or acceptable equivalent

    • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (WSQ ACECCE) or acceptable equivalent

Upon Graduation

L1/L2 teachers who are above 21 years old will be eligible for certification as EY2 educators by ECDA. They will be qualified to care for infants, playgroups & pre-nursery groups, and children from 2 months to 3 years of age.


L1/L2 teachers who are below 21 years old will receive the EY2 certification upon reaching 21 years old. In the interim, they will receive the EY2(C) certification.

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon


Day & Time


Upcoming Intakes

5 months/222 hours

3 weekdays: 6.30pm - 9.30pm/6pm - 10pm

NIEC (City)


Please note:

  • Courses will be open for application 4 months before the respective start dates.
  • 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.
  • Priority will be given to company-sponsored applicants.
  • Your learning is important to us, and we have designed our lessons to facilitate your optimal learning experience for this course. Our courses are largely conducted online and around 30% of lessons will be conducted face-to-face for effective learning across practice-oriented sessions, such as for child safety and child development. You will be expected to attend the face-to-face lessons physically. Students will be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of modules that are conducted face-to-face.

Before You Apply

Prepare the following documents:

  • Image of your NRIC (front and back)
  • Early childhood qualifications (Certificates and transcripts)
  • Recent digital photo with a white background
  • ECDA L1/L2 Certification
  • Recent Preschool Employment Letter
  • Recent Pay Slip

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Gina Lee
Email: gina_lee@niec.edu.sg 
Phone: 6887 9501