Awarding Institution: 

Awarded by SEGi

Full Time Duration: 
2 to 2½ years
Intake Dates: 
Please refer directly to the respective SEGi campus


Educators at all levels play a significant role in developing the knowledge of the society. New approaches to education, emphasising knowledge building rather than transmission can contribute to preparing citizens to participate more fully in the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘information society’.

Education begins in early childhood. If you have a passion to nurture the young and wish to invest in the building blocks of their future, then this Diploma programme is intended for you. This programme is suitable for early childhood professionals, or parents who wish to tap into their child’s fullest potential.

Career Opportunities

Those trained in early childhood education are always in demand. Graduates may look forward to a fruitful career in the following early childhood-related functions:

  •  Teaching
  • Ownership or management of a childcare or nursery
  • Educational product research and development
  • Pre-school management consultancy
  • Employment within international schools

Entry Requirements

  • SPM
  • or O-Levels
  • or SM2
  • or Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School UEC Certificate
  • or equivalent qualification (3 credits).

Programme Modules

Foundations in Early Childhood Education Psychology of Young Children Development of an Early Childhood Professional
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • The Child, Family and Society
  • Planning and Organising Early Childhood Care and Educational Settings
  • Development of Young Children
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Play and Learning
  • Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities
  • Becoming an Early Childhood Professional
  • Academic English & General Language Training
  • Management of Early Childhood Settings
  • Contemporary Issues and Trends in Early Childhood
  • Practicum
Early Childhood Pedagogy Studies for Young Children Creative Arts
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Home School Partnership
  • Physical Education for Young Children
  • Social Studies for Young Children
  • Mathematics for Young Children
  • Science for Young Children & Technology for Young Children
  • Language and Literacy for Young Children
  • Technology for Young Children
  • Music and Drama for Young Children
  • Art and Craft for Young Children
Montessori Theory and Practice Compulsary Subjects  
  • Introduction to the Theory and Practice of the Montessori Method of Education
  • Play and Learning
  • Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Moral Studies
  • Malaysian Studies