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Play a part in shaping the lives young children and discover all about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth and development of children 18 months to 6 years old through the DECCE-T (Conv) courses. You’ll get to:

Learn from Experts

Learn all you need to know to progress to be an early childhood educator, with guidance from our experienced lecturers.

Acquire Knowledge and Skills

Acquire knowledge and skills and understand in-depth principles and practices of early childhood education for children aged up to 6 years old.

Put Theory into Practice

Experience 300 hours of practicums at an ECDA-registered preschool to apply what you have learnt from the course.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be conferred the DECCE-T (Conversion) by NIEC. Graduates will be eligible for L2 certification* by ECDA. You will be qualified to teach Playgroup, Nursery, K1 and K2 children from 18 months to 6 years old.


*To be granted certification to teach up to Kindergarten levels by ECDA, new teachers must have a minimum B4 grade for English Language (EL1). Applicants who do not possess a B4 or above in GCE O-level EL1 are given 2 years from the point of teacher registration to obtain a minimum band of 6.5 in IELTS (General) or other ELAA.


Find out more about the modules covered in this course here.


The course is available in Chinese here



Hear more from our students!


“At the preschool that I am attached to under the Career Conversion Programme, the teachers whom I work with taught me a lot. The children are amazing too, although working with them can be taxing initially. I am thankful that I am undergoing DECCE-T (Conversion) while working. The training helped me to handle different situations at the preschool more professionally.”


- Syuhairah binte Hassan, Graduate of DECCE-T (Conversion) 2022 


Minimum Entry Requirements

Local Qualification

Foreign Qualification 


Course Schedule

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13 months / 900 hours

Monday to Friday : 2pm to 6pm


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Please note:

  • 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 applicants enrolling under the Career Conversion Programme.
  • 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 20% of lessons will be conducted face-to-face for effective learning across practice-oriented sessions, such as for child safety, child development and motor skills development. You will be expected to attend the face-to-face lessons physically. A schedule of upcoming modules will be provided to you in advance before course commencement.
  • A course orientation will also be conducted face-to-face where you will be provided with important information about the course, NIEC’s academic policies, the support that you can expect to receive as a student and connect with your community of learning. You are required to attend this session and will be notified of the date and venue 2 to 3 weeks prior to the orientation.

Course Fees

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Before You Apply

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Mr Titus Siah
Phone: 6887 9504 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)