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Diploma In Early Childhood Education (DECE)

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Children Learning and Development have been the focus of Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE provides basic education and prepares children for primary school education. The ECE programme at OUM will contribute to the all-rounded development of ECE teachers by updating their knowledge, skills and attitude as ECE professionals.

The programme is tailor-designed for Early Childhood principals, administrators, teachers, caretakers, childminders and those involved with young learners to ensure that they have the necessary and enriched knowledge about child development and assessment, curriculum content, children arts and music, learning and pedagogy, health and safety, and ECE-center management skills.


Detailed entry requirements

Normal Entry

  • Pass SPM/SPMV/MCE or its equivalent, with minimum credit in 3 subjects; or
  • Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in 3 subjects; or
  • Pass O-Level with minimum Grade C in 3 subjects; or
  • Pass SKM Level 3 in Early Childhood/ Preschool Care and pass SPM with minimum credit in 1 subject; or
  • Pass Community College Certificate equivalent to MQF Level 3 in a related field and pass SPM with minimum credit in 1 subject; or
  • Pass Early Childhood Education Certificate (MQF Level 3) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Pass STPM or equivalent with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in 1 subject; or
  • Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Maqbul; or
  • Other qualifications recognized as equivalent by the Malaysian Government.

APEL Entry

  • Malaysian; and
  • Candidate must be 20 years old and above in the year of the application being made; and
  • Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
  • Pass APEL Assessment for a Diploma (conducted by OUM).

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