KLC International Institute

Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC)

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The WSQ HCIC course is designed to prepare early years educarers interested to work with infants and toddlers from 2 to 18 months. The course will equip educarers with the knowledge and skills in caregiving, guidance, provision of appropriate learning experiences and stimulating environment in the care of infants and toddlers


Course Objectives


  • Gain understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and sub-outcomes of the Early Years Development Framework
  • Acquire knowledge on the developmental domains and their interrelation with learning and development of infants and toddlers (2 to 18 months old)
  • Demonstrate understanding of how infants grow and develop through the provision of quality learning experiences and setting up of appropriate learning environments
  • Develop understanding of the importance of health, safety, first-aid and nutrition
  • Gain understanding of the important roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers


Structure of course


Name of Module Total No. of Hrs
Overview and Introduction to early years landscape in Singapore 16
Principles of Infrant and toddler development 24
Infrant / Toddler Curriculum 50
Environmental design for infrant / toddler programmes 30
Partnership with Families 25
Health, safetly and well-being 35
Professional placement 120
Classroom hours 180
Practicum hours 120
Total no. of hours 300
Full-time Course 5 Months
Part-time Course 8 Months

Entry Requirements

  • Only for teachers working with children aged 2 months to 18 months in infant and child care centres
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • At least Secondary 2 qualification OR
  • Completed 8 years of formal education* and
  • Completed Fundamental Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education and
  • Attained an average SOA 4 in the ES WSQ WPL Series and
  • Childcare First Aid Certificate

*Official documents from institutions are required to show completion of 8 years of education. Medium of instruction is to be in English.

Delivery methods

  • Total of 300 hours inclusive of 180 hours for classroom and 120 hours for practicum.

Assesment Methods

  • Individual and/or group assignments, written examinations, and supervised teaching practice

Graduation and Degree

  • WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (HCIC), accredited by the Early Childhood Development Agency and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency


Commencement date


Full/part time

Full Time, Part Time

Length of course

Ful-time: 5 Months Part time : 8 Months

Course Price

$ 3,550.00

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