WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care

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SkillsFuture Credit
PSEA/UTAP Eligible

Course Overview

Higher Certificate in Infant Care (HCIC) Course

The WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care course is designed to prepare Early Years Educators who are interested to work with infants and toddlers from 2 to 18 months old. The course will equip educator with the knowledge and skills in caregiving, guidance, provision of appropriate learning experiences and stimulating environment in the care of infants and toddlers.

*This course is also available for international students in both English and Mandarin. Please click on “Free Enquiry” to find out more.

*本课程也适用于英语和华语的国际学生。请点击“Free Enquiry”了解更多详情。

Course Title

Higher Certificate in Infant Care (SS) (Synchronous E-Learning)

Course Objective : Higher Certificate in Infant Care

  • To equip educarers with the basic skills for carrying out observations reflections and documentation.
  • To equip educarers with basic skills to identify children with special needs.
  • To provide with practical experiences in planning developmentally appropriate environments and materials for infants and toddlers.
  • To raise awareness of the safety considerations in planning suitable environments and the selection of materials.
  • To raise awareness on the importance of caregiving and play as curriculum for infants and toddlers.
  • To equip with the skills to plan developmentally appropriate activities and experiences.
  • To raise awareness on the importance of centre-family partnerships.
  • To equip with skills for managing young children in the areas of children’s physical emotional and mental health, safety, hygiene and nutrition.
  • To provide educarers with practical experiences in carrying out routine caregiving, play, observations and interactions.

WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care

Course Content: Higher Certificate in Infant Care

  • Overview and Introduction to Early Years Landscape in Singapore.
  • Principles of Infant and Toddler Development.
  • Environmental Design for Infant/Toddler Programmes.
  • Infant/Toddler Curriculum.
  • Partnerships with Families.
  • Safety and Well-Being.
  • Professional Placement

Application Fees

  • $80 (Non-refundable for local students)
  • $300 (Non-refundable for international students)

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age: 21

Academic Qualification: Secondary 2 qualifications, or completed 8 years of formal education

English Proficiency: Attained an average SOA 4 in the WSQ WPL series


Students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded the WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Other Early Childhood courses include WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years and Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Course Feature

Course Feature

Course Provider: Advent Links-Sauc Education Centre Pte. Ltd.
UEN: 199603889K
Course Reference Number: TGS-2016500681
Mode Of Training: Classroom
Funding Validity Period: 28 Jun 2018 – 04 Aug 2023

Singaporean 40 yrs and above$1,500.00
Singaporean 21-39 yrs / PR$2,500.00
Duration300 hours
(4-8 months)
(180 hours Academic Study + 120 hours placement in PreSchool)

Available in: English

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