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    Academic 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
      • Registered as Special Child Care Worker by Social Welfare Department
      • Met the academic requirement as kindergarten principal
    • Choice of Concentrations (ECE, SEN, InTod) in Senior Years

      Other than the General ECE concentration, the BEdECE programme offers to students two additional choices of specialisation in ‘Special Education Needs’ (SEN) or ‘Infant & Toddler' (InTod). These specialisations will strengthen students’ skills and knowledge in their opted area of specialism and give them competitive edge for employment when they graduate.

    • 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
    Requirement

    Year 1 Entry

    Level 3 in English Language and Chinese Language and Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies plus one elective/Applied Learning subject at Level 2 (i.e. 3322+2) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

    OR

    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

    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.

    College Scholarship
    Entrance ScholarshipHK$12,500 to HK$54,720
    (HKDSE ≥ 13 – 20)
    With NMTSS
    Inspire Our Future ScholarshipHK$54,720
    (HKDSE ≥ 16)
    With NMTSS
    Non-Local Student ScholarshipTo be assessed case by case from HK$12,500 to full scholarship
    Principal Recognition ScholarshipHK$22,500 to HK$54,720
    (HKDSE ≥ 12 – 20)
    With NMTSS
    Mr. & Mrs. Ma ScholarshipHK$27,360 to HK$54,720
    (HKDSE ≥ 16 – 20)
    With NMTSS
    Qu Zihan Sino-Western Integrated Scholarship for Early Childhood EducationHK$12,500 to HK$54,720
    (HKDSE ≥ 13 – 20)
    With NMTSS
    Wofoo ScholarshipScholarship assessment criteria:
    Academic Achievement | Referee Assessment | Interview
    HK$35,000

     

    Bursaries
    YCCECE Care BursaryFrom HK$5,000 to HK$10,000
    YCCECE Bursary for NCS StudentsFrom HK$5,000 to HK$10,000

    Tuition Fees

    Full-Time

    Year Tuition Fees (2022/2023) *Note After deducting NMTSS*
    Year 1 HK$87,920 HK$54,720
    Year 2 HK$87,920 HK$54,720
    Year 3 HK$98,900 HK$65,700
    Year 4 HK$98,900 HK$65,700

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


    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$33,200 for academic year 2022/23. The annual subsidy may be adjusted each academic year by the Education Bureau.


    Eligibility:

    (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$300 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.

    Note

    All Fees paid are non-refundable.

    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