Early Childhood: [KLC] CCP for Preschool Educators
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Accurate as of 22 Dec 2022
What is it?

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP), under work and study mode for aspiring Preschool Educators offered by KLC International Institute (KLCII) aims to equip mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to work as certified Preschool Educators in the Early Childhood (EC) sector.

Under the CCP for Preschool Educators programme, newly hired participants will undergo a structured training programme offered by KLC International Institute (KLC). The training comprising Synchronous e-learning training and On-the-Job training at participant’s workplace childcare centre, will be conducted over 13 - 16 months duration, which will lead to the attainment of a WSQ Diploma.

Upon successful completion of the CCP, participants will register with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) as a certified Preschool Educator and work in an ECDA-licensed Early Childhood Development Centres.

Who can apply?


The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) aged 21 years and above;
  • New hires must have graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, for at least two years prior at the point of course application;
  • Must be a new hired[1] (i.e. not more than six (6) months from date of employment) by participating ECDA-licensed Early Childhood Development Centres;
  • New hire must pass a pre-requisite medical examination required by ECDA to work in the sector;
  • Must not be in a similar job role prior to joining the CCP;
  • Must not be a shareholder of the participating company, or its related companies;
  • Must not be related to the owner(s) of the participating company;
  • Must not be immediate ex-staff of participating company or its related companies; and
  • Individuals can register their interest at www.klc.edu.sg or contact 6337 8338 to find out more about CCP course enrolment and job matching services.

[1] Those hired for not more than 6 months prior to course registration date.

To apply, individuals should meet the minimum course entry requirements as follows:

Job Position Pre-School Educators
Job Role Supports the learning and development of children aged 18 months to six (6) years old

WSQ Qualification to be Attained

WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching (English) [WSQ PDECCE-T (EL)]


WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching (Chinese) [WSQ PDECCE-T (CL)] – for Chinese Language Educators 

WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (Conversion)

[WSQ PDECCE-T (Conversion)]

Minimum Course Entry Requirements

5 GCE ‘O’ level credits in different subjects including English/acceptable alternatives*

5 GCE ‘O’ level credits in different subjects including Chinese/acceptable alternatives*

3-year polytechnic diploma with a credit in GCE ‘O’ level English OR English Language Acceptable Alternatives*


State-recognised university degree where the medium of instruction is English

Programme Duration 16 Months

13 Months

*Please visit www.ecda.gov.sg for the list of English/Chinese Language Acceptable Alternatives.



  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore with a valid Unique Entity Number (UEN) with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA);
  • Offer a full-time position related to job role which the CCP is for at least a 12-month employment contract from the start date of course;
  • Ensure that new hires have met the eligibility criteria and are not:
    • A shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
    • Related to the owner(s) of the company; and
    • Immediate ex-staff of the company or its related companies.
  • Commit to CCP training arrangements for the trainees and the CCP terms & conditions.

How does it work?

Selected applicants will undergo screening, interview and shortlisting process as determined by the hiring employer.

Employers must commit to working with WSG and the appointed programme manager on necessary administrative matters related to the CCP.

Funding support


WSG’s Funding to Employers

Standard Rate

Enhanced Rate


Course Fee Grant

Up to 70% course fee funding

Up to 90% course fee funding [enhanced rate of additional 20% will be claimed through TPGateway. Subject to SkillsFuture Singapore’s (SSG) assessment; SSG’s terms and conditions apply]


Salary Support

Up to 70% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $4,000 per month)

Up to 90% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $6,000 per month)

For SC trainees who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, and/or SC trainees aged 40 years and above in the year of commencement of the CCP.


Note: For individuals newly hired[1] and put on Place-and-Train CCPs for the period between 1 September 2020 and 31 March 2023, the Salary Support (SS) will now be disbursed to participating employers over a longer period, comprising the CCP training duration and an additional period of retention equivalent to the training duration.

[1] The adjustment to Salary Support disbursement will apply based on the date of hire of the individuals (i.e. start of employment with employer and not date of commencement of the CCP). To illustrate, the adjustment to SS disbursement will not apply to individuals hired before 1 Sep 2020, even if they start the CCP after 1 Sep 2020. Conversely, individuals hired between 1 Sep 2020 – 31 March 2023 will be covered by the changes, even if they start the CCP after 31 March 2023.  


Contact details

KLC International Institute (KLCII)

Blk 715, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, # 02-4000,

Singapore 560715 (Main Campus)

Tel: (65) 6337 8338

Email Address: enquiry@klc.edu.sg

Website: http://klc.edu.sg/