The Screening and Assessment for Early Identification for Children with Special Educational Needs Certificate Programme provides students with an overview of other professionals who also work with young children with special educational needs. It looks at ways to support collaboration on behalf of children. Students will gain information about common assessment processes for young children (0–8 years) with exceptional learning needs and at different levels.

The programme will provide students with a basic understanding of various types of assessments for young children. This programme will also include formats for the early identification of children with exceptional learning needs (eg, identification, referral and screening) and assessment tools to examine or focus on particular areas of development.


Intended learning outcome

  1. Evaluate the major purpose and characteristics of screening assessments and appropriate use for young children with special educational needs in various setting.
  2. Interview parents/co-workers/interdisciplinary team members to gain information about family concerns, aspirations and a child’s daily routines.
  3. Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of co-workers and interdisciplinary team members, including the ECE and SEN teachers.


4 months, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Class schedule and venue

For class schedule and venue, please click here

Teaching mode

Face to face teaching

Medium of instruction

Both English and Cantonese classes are available. For details, please click here for the class schedule.

Tuition Fee

$4,950 (collected on an equal monthly installments basis)

Tuition fee to be settled by four installments, 1st/2nd/3rd installment each HK$1,238 and 4th installment HK$1236, the first installment has to be settled upon submitting the application.


Professional Certificate in Working with Children with Special Educational Needs

Students who have completed all four constituent courses and fulfilled relevant course and attendance requirements will be awarded with a Professional Certificate in Working with Children with Special Educational Needs which is equivalent to a HKQF Level 4 qualification.

(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

Certificate Award at HKQF Level 4 

A Certificate Award of Completion will be awarded to students who obtained a passing grade and fulfilled the attendance requirement in individual courses. The award is equivalent to a HKQF Level 4 qualification.

Application procedures

  1. Please prepare the following documents:
    a. Completed application form (download application form here), and
    b. Cheque or proof of payment for tuition fee, and
    c. Copies of academic certificates.
    d. Submit an English or Chinese personal statement according to the language of the programme applied.Submit all of the above documents via the following channels:a) By mail (based on the postmark date):
    Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
    2 Tin Wan Hill Road, Tin Wan, Aberdeen
    (mark ‘CPD’ on the cover)Orb) By email: cpd@yccece.edu.hk
  2. Application will be processed only when all required documents and tuition fee are received.
  3. Applicants may be required to attend an interview in connection with the application if needed.
  4. Applicants should receive, via email, admission notification and class details 7 days before course commencement.

Payment methods

1. Pay by cheque
Payable to Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education Limited

2. Pay by bank transfer (through ATM or online banking)
Bank Name: Hang Seng Bank Limited
Account name: Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education Limited
Bank account number: 024-239-558778-001
Bank address: Shops 9-10, 1/F, Tung Ning Building, 251 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong.

3. Pay by cash or EPS on campus in person

Application deadline

13 August 2021 (Friday)

Education Pathways

For graduates applying for YCCECE’s HDECE/BEdECE programme, the credits gained for this programme can be recognised under its credit transfer and exemption policy.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund and eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government. Please contact our college for enquiries on eligibility and the application process.

1. Eligibility Criteria

a. Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction.
b. Upon successful completion of the CEF reimbursable course and paid-up tuition fees on a monthly instalment basis.
c. Candidates aged between 18 and 70.
d. Applicable to CEF reimbursable courses that bear the CEF logo.

2. Guidance Notes

a. Application form and relevant documentary proof can be provided to applicants who has successfully completed the CEF reimbursable course, applicants should submit all kinds of relevant documents to OCEF.

b. The maximum entitlement for new applicants is HK$20,000. For applicants who have opened CEF accounts before 1 April 2019, they are eligible for claiming the additional HK$10,000 subsidy and the unused balance (if any) of the original subsidy of HK$10,000. The co-payment ratios by learners (i.e. the percentage of fees to be borne by learners) for the first HK$10,000 subsidy is 20% of the course fee* and that for the second HK$10,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee.

3. Reimbursement Procedures

The application must be submitted within one year upon the successful completion of the course. Late applications will not be accepted. The completed application form [SFO 313 (2020)] with certification by institution / course provider together with copies of supporting documents [Hong Kong Smart Identity Card, documentary proof of course fee paid, documentary proof that the applicant has successfully completed the CEF reimbursable course, documentary proof of passing the specified benchmark test / examination, benchmark test / examination fee receipts (if applicable) and the front page of the applicant’s bank passbook or bank statement showing the name, account number and bank name / bank code] should be submitted to OCEF:
a. Mail to Office of the Continuing Education Fund (Units 07-11, 25/F., CDW Building, 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong)
b. Applicants may also place their applications in the drop-in boxes located at 12/F Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices

4. Form & Download

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursement Application Form

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

This course is an eligible course under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme.


The College reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the class schedule(s) / venue(s) etc if circumstances so warrant.

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Admission Requirements

Obtain five level 2 (including Chinese & English) in HKDSE


Holders of Certificate in Early Childhood Education as approved by the Education Bureau [C(ECE)]

Holders of Qualified Kindergarten Teacher (QKT) or Qualified Assistant Kindergarten Teacher (QAKT)


Mature applicant of age 21 and above who does not meet the requirements stated above is required to attend an interview


Holders of equivalent qualifications


For any enquiries, please contact (852) 3977 9877 or email to cpd@yccece.edu.hk.