Educarer Aide Training (ECAT)

New Pathway to Work in a Childcare Setting (for Persons with Disabilities)

ELIGIBILITY
  • Female, Singaporean or SPR
  • Aged 19 & above
  • Certified of permanent disability
  • Not a full-time student
  • Have attained a minimum academic qualification of WPL Level 2 (Reading), Level 2 (Listening) & WPN Level 1
  • Physically mobile and able to travel independently
PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME 1 :
FUNDAMENTALS IN EDUCARER AIDE TRAINING (February to April 2020)

Module 1: Becoming an Educarer Aide
This module provides an introduction to working in the Early Childhood Setting. Topics include the roles & responsibilities of an Educarer Aide, the roles of Early Childhood Professionals and Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills with Adults and Children.

Module 2: Child Development & Guidance
This module equips trainees with a basic understanding of children’s developmental stages and how children learn. Trainees will learn about the different behaviours, learning needs and socio-cultural background of children, as well as the strategies in managing children’s behaviour.

Module 3: Aesthetics & Creative Expression and Motor Skills Development
This module explores the Expression of Art, Music and Movement, and Motor Skills Development in the Early Years. It covers the elements and strategies of these learning areas.

* Fees (Before GST): S$1500
* Skillsfuture Credit and/or PSEA may be utilised
* Training allowance is available for unemployed trainees
Terms & Conditions apply

PROGRAMME 2 :
SPECIALIST TRAINING FOR EDUCARER AIDE (May to July 2020)

Module 1: Caregiving Practices for
Children 0-8 years

This module gives trainees exposure to the daily caregiving routines, schedules and transitions for children. It covers the different types of caregiving routines tasks, the steps involved, and the Dos & Don’ts related to implementing the daily routines and schedules.

Module 2: Apply Basic Health, Hygiene, Safety and Nutrition Practices for Children 0-8 years
This module identifies the health requirements, issues and concerns relevant to children 0 – 8 years. Trainees will learn how to provide support to the needs of children in these aspects (following the centre’s Standard Operating Procedures). Topics covered include the basic infection control guidelines for children, safe and hygienic food handling practices for children, and how to respond to signs and cues of children’s illness, incidents and accidents.

* Fees (Before GST): S$1500
* Skillsfuture Credit and/or PSEA may be utilised
* Training allowance is available for unemployed trainees
Terms & Conditions apply

ASSESSMENT

Trainees will undergo assessments in the form of individual and group projects, quizzes, oral questioning, role-plays and practical performances.

AWARD OF CERTIFICATES

1. Certificate of Attendance (for each module)
For trainees who have attained ≥ 75% attendance
2. Certificate of Achievement (for each module)
For trainees who have attained ≥ 75% attendance, and passed all assessments

Trainees who have successfully attained Certificates of Achievement for all 5 modules at Fundamentals level and Specialist Training level will be awarded an Educarer Aide Training Certificate (full certificate) in Early Childhood Care and Education.

For more information:
please contact Ms Karen Bay at 63344445 ext 118 / karenbay@pcs.org.sg