Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC)

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC) provide learners with flexible, bite-sized and targeted learning options. These courses enable you to gain or deepen relevant skills and knowledge; and customise your learning according to your needs and interests.

 

Applicants under ECDA’s Professional Development Programme for Teachers [PDP(T)] are required to complete at least 1 Modular course under the Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (ADECL) or Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Learning Support (SDELS).

 

Validity Period

Credits earned from the completion of SBMC is valid for 4 years and can count towards the attainment of a full qualification Diploma/Post-Diploma.

Maximum Candidature Period

For the Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Learning Support (SDELS), the maximum candidature period is 32 months. For other full-qualification courses, students may take up to twice the longest course duration available for the course to complete their studies. For example:

Course

Maximum course duration

Maximum candidature period

Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching (DECCE-T)

30 months

5 years

Diploma (Conversion) in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching [DECCE-T (Conversion)]

13 months

26 months

Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (ADECL)

18 months

3 years

Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood

Intervention (Special Needs) (SDESN)

15 months

30 months

 

Eligibility

For all modular courses, applicants are required to meet the minimum entry requirements (MERs) of the corresponding Diploma/Post-Diploma. Please visit the course pages for the respective MERs.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion of each modular course, you will receive a Statement of Results. Credits earned from SBMC can be considered for credit exemption for the corresponding Diploma.

 

Modular Course

Stackable to

Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching (DECCE-T)

Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (ADECL)

Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Learning Support (SDELS)

SBMCs under Certificate in Inclusive Practice (CIP)

CIP comprises 7 modules, subdivided into 3 clusters. You may apply for this course as:

  • 3 Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) [Clusters A, B and C] OR
  • 7 singular SBMC units [7 modules] OR
  • A full qualification.

Each SBMC or SBMC unit will be stackable towards the full qualification. By completing all 3 SBMCs or 7 singular SBMC units, you will be able to attain the full Certificate. 

 

Maximum Candidature Period

There is no candidature period for SBMCs under CIP. For more information, visit the CIP course page.

 

Modular Course

Stackable to

Certificate in Inclusive Practice (CIP)

 

Note: All modules in the CIP will be recognised as modular courses for the Professional Development Programme for Teachers [PDP(T)]. PDP participants can also take CIP modules to fulfil their minimum CPD hour requirement if they have already completed a modular course.

Professional Development Programme for Teachers [PDP(T)]

Applicants under ECDA's PDP(T) may apply for the following modular courses:

 

Modular Course

Stackable to

Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (ADECL)

Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Learning Support (SDELS)

Certificate in Inclusive Practice (CIP)

 

PDP(T) applicants must also take the compulsory CPD module Developing the Leader in Me or Developing the Leader in Me (Chinese) 自我成长以成为领导者. For more information, visit ECDA's PDP(T) page.


Professional Development Programme for Educarers [PDP(E)]

Applicants under ECDA's PDP(E) are required to take the compulsory CPD module:

For more information, visit ECDA's PDP(E) page.