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    Bachelor's Degree / Higher Diploma / Diploma Programme

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education

    Year 1 Entry

    Four-Year Full-Time

    • Overview

      The Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (BEdECE) programme aims to nurture world-class early childhood educators who are knowledgeable in contemporary and international ECE theories and practice and can be strong advocates for children and their families.


      The BEdECE programme is a multi-entry and multi-exit programme, providing great flexibility to students and supporting lifelong learning. Those requiring pre-service training will acquire all 4 ECE Professional Qualifications in Hong Kong, enabling them to be registered with the Education Bureau (EDB) and Social Welfare Department (SWD). Those who are already ECE practitioners in the field can also pursue in-service training via a top-up degree (Year 3 entry), paving the way towards Kindergarten Principal certification.


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    Programme Features

    • 100% English Medium of Instruction environment

      Provides ample opportunities for students to practise and raise their English proficiency which gives them a competitive edge for further study or employment.

    • Graduates of the programme can become:

      • Registered as Kindergarten Teacher by Education Bureau
      • Registered as Child Care Worker and Child Care Supervisor by Social Welfare Department
      • Qualified as Special Child Care Worker by Social Welfare Department
      • Met the academic requirement as kindergarten principal
    • Choice of Concentrations in Senior Years

      Other than the General ECE concentration, full-time BEdECE students can choose one of the concentrations when they enter to year 2 in order to strengthen their area of expertise, which paves their way to becoming an ECE expert. Students will take 4 courses in their chosen concentrations. 

      These specialisations will strengthen students’ skills and knowledge in their opted area of specialism and give them competitive edge for employment when they graduate.


      Special Education Needs (SEN) concentration

      • Current Trends in Inclusion
      • Instructional Strategies for Children with Multiple Disabilities
      • Intervention Strategies for Supporting Children’s Communication Skills
      • Developing Life Skills: Assistive Technology for Young Children with Physical Disabilities


      Infant and Toddler Education and Care  (INTOD)  concentration

      • Child Development in the Context of Families, Schools and Communities
      • Assessment Purposes and Approaches for Describing Infants and Toddlers in their Environments
      • Curriculum and Intentional Planning of Interventions for Infants and Toddlers
      • Collaborative Leadership for Infant-Toddler Systems

       Innovations and New Literacies (INL) concentration

      • Nature and Living
      • Play and Learning in the 21st Century
      • Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
      • New Literacies in Early Childhood Education

      Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) concentration

      • Language Acquisition
      • Understanding Chinese Language Learning in Young Children
      • Pedagogy in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
      • Curriculum and Teaching Material Design for TCSL


    • Practicum and Advanced Practicum

      The 8-week Practicum and 8-week Advanced Practicum provides wonderful opportunities for students to be placed in different Early Childhood Education Settings to polish observation and hands-on skills.


      Students will have the opportunities to have Practicum in international and local kindergarten and in special education settings.



      A unique feature is that practicum experience in Yew Chung International School is exclusive to YCCECE students taking the ECE programmes.


    • Capstone Project

      In the last term of the Programme, students will take the Capstone Project which will be conducted in an ECE setting where they will be engaged in in-depth Action Research on real-life ECE-related issues. Students may choose different ECE settings such as schools, children hospitals, non-government organisations etc.

    Admission Requirement


    Year 1 Entry

    Including Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics, “Attained” (A) in Citizenship and Social Development, plus Level 2 in one elective/ “Attained” in one Applied Learning subject


    Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)

    • Grade E or above in 2 AL subjects or equivalent AS-Level subjects in HKALE; and
    • AS in Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture; and
    • 5 subjects at Grade E or above in Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) including English Language and Chinese Language


    International Baccalaureate (IB)


    Obtained the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 including 3 higher level and 3 standard level subjects and a Level 4 in English Language


    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level / International A-Level


    • Grade E in 2 AL subjects; or
    • 1 AL plus 2 AS subjects; and
    • Grade E in English Language at A/AS Level or Grade C in English Language for GCE O Level/GCSE/IGCCSE


    Other Qualifications


    Other equivalent qualifications including non-local qualifications obtained in or outside Hong Kong

    Pass the admission interview

    Tuition fees

    4-Year Full-Time

    Year Tuition Fee (2024/25) After deducting NMTSS^
    Year 1 HK$93,460 HK$59,070
    Year 2 HK$93,460 HK$59,070
    Year 3 HK$105,140 HK$70,750
    Year 4 HK$105,140 HK$70,750

    ^Eligible students will receive subsidy amount of $34,390 per year (2024/25)

    Eligible students enrolled in the full-time self-financing Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the College (year one or year three entry) will be provided with a non-means-tested annual subsidy of HK$34,390 for academic year 2024/25. The annual subsidy may be adjusted each academic year by the Education Bureau.

    Note for non-local students

    *Non-local (i.e. Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, or Overseas) students should contact our Admissions Office for details on tuition fees:




    (i) Attained “3322” in HKDSE when they are enrolled in eligible self-financing first-year-first degree programmes; or

    (ii) Attained Grade E in at least 2 AL subjects or equivalent (1 AL counted as 2 AS-Level subjects) and Grade E in Use of English and Chinese Language & Culture in HKALE when they are enrolled in eligible self-financing first-year-first degree programmes; or

    (iii) Attained sub-degree qualifications (after completing locally-accredited sub-degree programmes in relevant disciplines) when they are enrolled in eligible self-financing top-up degree programmes.


    Students holding a student visa or an entry permit issued by the Immigration Department for entry to Hong Kong for the purpose of education are not eligible for the non-means-tested annual subsidy.


    Application Fee

    The Application Fee is HK$150 and is non-refundable. Applications will not be considered until the Application Fee is received.


    Registration Fee

    A Registration Fee of HK$5,000 is payable upon accepting an offer of a place in the College. This Fee is credited towards the student’s payment of the College Tuition Fee, and guarantees the student a place in the selected Programme and is non-refundable.


    Caution Money

    On registration for a programme, students are required to pay one-off Caution Money of HK$400. The Caution Money remains in the College under the student’s name and may be used by the College to cover:

    • Any unpaid bills or expenses incurred by the student;
    • Part or all of any graduation fee incurred by the student.



    All Fees paid are non-refundable.

    Scholarship & Bursaries

    • YCCECE offers various scholarships and bursaries for students with outstanding academic achievements or demonstrated financial need. Students are welcome to contact our Admissions Office for more details.

      Scholarships & Bursaries

    Career Prospect

      • Teaching positions in international and local kindergartens/schools and child care centres, special schools and other educational settings
      • Exclusive 1-year employment opportunities at Yew Chung International Schools in Hong Kong / Mainland China through “Yew Chung / Yew Wah Teachers of Tomorrow Scheme”
      • More promotion opportunities such as coordinators / principals in schools
      • Administration in NGOs, family and children’s agencies and other educational bodies
      • Research opportunities in organisations and tertiary institutions
      • Other jobs such as children book publishers and education officers in Government

    Qualifcation Framework (QF) Information

    QF Level: 5

    QR Registration Number: 18/000441/L5

    Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2028