(MC) Advanced Certificate in Inclusive and Special Education

advanced certificate in inclusive and special education

In the early years of a child’s life, there are many developmental milestones to achieve in terms of cognitive development, social development, as well as emotional development. Evidence from studies in neuroscience shows that the highest growth rate happens during these early years. This is the most critical period for a child with special needs to gain relevant skills to help them to cope with their developmental needs and maximise their potential in every way possible through early intervention.

The proposed Advanced Certificate is a 3-month part-time course designed specifically to train potential teachers, parents and caregivers to identify, detect and support children with learning and developmental difficulties. This course consists of five segments which aim to equip learners with the relevant knowledge and skills to assist children with special needs.

The individual modules are developed based on the Skills Framework for Early Childhood, and they cover the technical skills and competencies for a beginning early intervention educator.

(MC) Courses are modular and stackable, allowing progress towards a certificate level qualification as you complete each individual module. These “stackable certificate courses” will help working adults to upskill in a manner that is easier to manage as they pursue their learning and development. This certificate will be issued by College of Allied Educators and it is not a WSQ full qualification.

Faculty School of Education
Programme Code ACISE
Next Intake 27 Jan 2024 / 31 Jan 2024
Contact +65 6533 0031
Office Operation Hours 11.00am – 8.00pm / Mondays – Fridays

Learning Outcomes:

  • Equip participants with skills to educate their students and children and understand more about the importance of early intervention. They will benefit from the knowledge gained to better understand and assist their children with special needs during the early years.
  • Hone the observation and documentation of children’s learning through various methods and activities. They will learn how to better manage the behaviours of children and collaborate with early intervention teachers and other professionals to better understand children’s interests and learning behaviours.
  • Further develop and apply the principles and practices of early intervention, describe the theories differentiating the different learning and teaching approaches, as well as integrate lessons and activities to support the holistic development of children under their care.
  • Establish intervention requirements based on your assessments, allowing you to formulate relevant Individualised Education Plans. You will also learn how to describe the impact of family expectations, needs and culture as well as establish the priorities of the families and caregivers.
  • Impart the knowledge and technique necessary for working with other services, professionals and volunteers. You will learn the principles and applications of professional and ethical conduct as well as gain the ability to liaise with other service professionals to meet goals, objectives and activities of the teams.

Class frequency: 1 day per week, 8 hours per day

Total contact hours: 80 hours

  • Classroom training: 75 hrs
  • Assessment: 5 hrs

All modules and lessons to be conducted online via Zoom.

Early Intervention Principles and Practices (WSQ)
The module will help to better equip participants with skills to educate their students and children and understand more about the importance of early intervention. They will benefit from the knowledge gained to better understand and assist their children with special needs during the early years.

Classroom Management in Inclusive Education (WSQ)
The module will enable participants to hone their observation and documentation of children’s learning through various methods and activities. They will learn how to better manage the behaviours of children and collaborate with early intervention teachers and other professionals to better understand children’s interests and learning behaviours.

Individualised Intervention Planning and Implementation for Children with Special Needs (WSQ)
The module will enable participants to further develop and apply the principles and practices of early intervention, describe the theories differentiating the different learning and teaching approaches, as well as integrate lessons and activities to support the holistic development of children under their care.

Child Functional Needs Assessment (WSQ)
The module will enable you to establish intervention requirements based on your assessments, allowing you to formulate relevant Individualised Education Plans. You will also learn how to describe the impact of family expectations, needs and culture as well as establish the priorities of the families and caregivers.

Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Special Education (WSQ)
This module will impart the knowledge and technique necessary for working with other services, professionals and volunteers. You will learn the principles and applications of professional and ethical conduct as well as gain the ability to liaise with other service professionals to meet goals, objectives and activities of the teams.

There will be an assessment component for each module in the following form:

  • Oral Questioning
  • Role Play Scenario
  • Written Assessment

For each module, participants will be graded as “Competent” or “Not Yet Competent”.  They must achieve the status of “Pass” and “Competent” for all segments/modules.

Attendance:
Students who have missed the 75% attendance without valid approved reasons will Fail By Attendance for the module. They will be advised on the next course of action and counselled if necessary.

This award is not a full WSQ certification even though the course comprises of WSQ modules only.

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 Years Old
  • Language Proficiency: At least a Pass in GCE N-level English
  • Obtained at least 1 Pass at GCE N-level, or equivalent

Preview Days & Time: Book your preview in the form below.
Next Intake: 27 Jan 2024 (Sat intake) / 31 Jan 2024 (Wed intake)
Duration: 3 Months (Part-Time)
Contact Hours: 80 hrs
Schedule: Wednesday | Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Course Fee Structure: Payment to be made to
COLLEGE OF ALLIED EDUCATORS PTE LTD
Non Refundable Application Fees: Application Fee – S$150.00
Course Fee: S$2,870.00
Total Payable before GST: S$3,020.00
GST of 9%: S$271.80
Total Payable after GST: S$3,291.80
Payment Mode:

Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / PayNow / In-house Instalment

– Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
– In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
Refund terms: Refund table as per student contract
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS): Fee Protection Scheme
Other Fees: Miscellaneous Fees

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.