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Certificate Programmes




  • Overview
    This course aims to introduce concepts of early childhood development and care for ages 0-8. The course introduces the various prominent child development theories to better understand the application of positive strategies and practices that best support a child’s growth and development. The course covers relevant research on how children learn in terms of brain development, language acquisition and importance of play.

    Participants are encouraged and supported to develop and demonstrate the values and best practices of early childhood care and to demonstrate the various necessary skills to quality care for young children. Also, it aims to equip participants with practical strategies, skills and practices to connect with the families, early childhood educators, and general public in their role as dedicated caregivers and advocates for safeguarding the rights of a child.

    Medium of instruction:

    English

    Application deadline:

    1 Apr 2021 (Thur)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$3,000
    (Tuition fee to be settled by two installments, each HK$1,500, the first installment has to be settled upon submitting the application)

    This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund, eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government.

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Professional Certificates




  • Overview
    The years 0-8 are well known as the “golden age” in child development while the developmental stage of infants and toddlers up to three years old is profoundly consequential in terms of brain development and future growth. The Professional Certificate in Infant and Toddler Education is designed for learners to gain extensive practical knowledge and skill working with children aged 0-3 and to address early problem identification in and intervention with infants and toddlers.

    The Professional Certificate consists of three constituent certificate courses listed below. Students will be granted a certificate award upon successful completion of the course. To attain a Professional Certificate in Infant and Toddler Education, students are required to complete all three courses.

    (I) Foundation of Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
    (II) Educational Observation for Infants and Toddlers
    (III) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs

    Medium of instruction:

    English

    Tuition fee:

    HK$4,950 per course



  • Overview
    Learning through play has been prioritised worldwide in early childhood related educational activities in recent years as it has constantly proven to expand knowledge, exploration and meaningful experience in the early stages of a child’s development. However, various reports have shown that children in Hong Kong are frequently stressed due to study pressure and deprivation of playtime.

    The Professional Certificate in Play-based Pedagogy is offered to help new candidates and early childhood education workers to identify and develop knowledge and skills that may be applied in practice for children in preschools. This is intended to strengthen collaboration and engagement with parents and carers in normalising play-based approaches and advocating this pedagogy to a wider community.

    The Professional Certificate consists of 4 constituent certificate courses listed below. Students will be granted a Certificate Award upon successful completion of the certificate course. To attain a Professional Certificate in Play-based Pedagogy, students are required to complete all 4 constituent courses.

    (I) Development and Learning through Play in ECE
    (II) Supporting Emergent Literacy through Play
    (III) Developing Children’s Expressive and Creative Arts through Play-based Approach
    (IV) Building Partnerships with Families in Play-based Educational Programme

    Medium of instruction:

    Chinese (supplemented with English)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$4,950 per course



  • Overview
    It is evident that early identification and early intervention have a positive impact on children with special educational needs, maximising their full potential to achieve as much independence as they are capable of, in order to become well-adjusted individuals in their community. Thus, early childhood educators, who are the children’s first teachers, play a critical role in supporting those with diverse learning needs.

    The Professional Certificate in Working with Children with Special Educational Needs aims to equip new candidates and current practitioners in the ECE field with the professional ability to analyse and review developmental delays in atypical children as well as designing learning environments. They learn how to implement and evaluate individualised early interventions for young children with the assistance of screening assessments under varying ECE settings.

    The Professional Certificate consists of 4 constituent certificate courses listed below. Students will be granted a Certificate Award upon successful completion of the certificate course. To attain a Professional Certificate in Working with Children with Special Educational Needs, students are required to complete all 4 constituent courses.

    (I) Understanding Children with Special Educational Needs and Their Families
    (II) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 3-6 years with Special Educational Needs
    (III) ) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs
    (IV) Screening and Assessment for Early Identification for Children with Special Educational Needs

    Medium of instruction:

    English

    Tuition fee:

    HK$4,950 per course