Diploma in Education

Course Information

The aim of this Diploma in Education course is to achieve the following:

  • to lay the foundation of education principles and practices for participants interested in the field of education and education-related jobs;
  • to prepare participants for a challenging and satisfying teaching career;
  • to equip existing teachers with the basic essential knowledge and skills needed to be more effective in their teaching profession; and
  • to raise participants’ awareness and appreciation of their opted modules as follows:

-Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects or

-Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects or

-Teaching Adult Learners or

-Child Psychology & Early Childhood.


On successful completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • develop effective lessons with appropriate technology, suitable pedagogies and assessment methods;
  • create a conducive classroom environment for effective learning;
  • apply various interactive pedagogical methods for engaged learning;
  • possess basic understanding of education theories related to effective teaching, learning and assessment;
  • evaluate and reflect on planning, teaching and assessment practices;
  • possess basic understanding of the principles of the Optional Modules of Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects, or Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects, or Teaching Adult Learners, or Child Psychology & Early Childhood;
  • prepare a lesson plan with clear learning outcomes, pedagogies and assessment methods of the modules of their option;
  • develop appropriate strategies to facilitate learning in the adult education classroom (for those who opted for the Module of Teaching Adult Learners); and

develop age-appropriate learning and teaching strategies, and learning activities in the early childhood classroom (for those who opted for the module on Child Psychology & Early Childhood).

Course Duration

Full Time: 6 months, 5 weekdays, 3 hours daily

Part Time: 12 months, 5 weekdays, 1.5 hours daily

Course Admission Requirements

At least 16 years old;


Obtained 3 GCE O Level Credit or Completed our college’s Certificate in Education or equivalent / Attain a credit in GCE O Level English or IELTS Level 5.5 or Minimum 50% score in the Upper Secondary English Placement Examination.

Course Commencement Day

First Monday of January and July.

Course Fees

       1.       Application fee: SG$300 (non-refundable)

       2.       Course fee: SG$9,900

       3.       Medical Insurance fee: SG$200 (non-refundable)

       4.       ICA student pass processing fee: SG$120 (Payable to ICA)

       5.       Payment modes: Cash, Cheque, Telegraphic Transfer

       6.       School Account Details:

                 Company Name: ELMWOOD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTE. LTD.

                 Account Number: 689-373-694-001

                 Bank Name: OCBC Bank

                 Swift BIC Code: OCBCSGSG

Mode of Assessment

The course adopts a holistic assessment approach in which

      a) 20% will be based on the level of participation in class discussions;

      b) 50% will be based on the best 3 assignment tasks for each module; and

      c) 30% will be based on the final examination.

Course Completion

Students must attain at least an overall of 60% score.

Students must achieve at least 90% attendance.