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Preparatory Course for BCA Academy Diploma Admission Test

A.   Title of Course


Preparatory Course for BCA Academy Diploma Admission Test


B.    Overview


The Preparatory Course for BCA Academy Diploma Admission Test prepares students to sit for the BCA Academy Diploma Admission Test administered by BCA Academy.


BCA Academy is the education and training arm of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore.  Since its establishment in 1984, BCA Academy has been providing quality training and education pathways for a diverse group of audience. It offers wide range of built environment programmes which are rigorous and practice-oriented.  At BCA Academy, training pedagogy is enhanced through various on-campus learning galleries and experiential learning features of the training facilities.  Through the years, the Academy has been producing quality graduates who excel in their jobs.  BCA Academy also partners with established universities to deliver leadership programmes to develop the managerial and technical competencies of the industry leaders, who play a crucial role to future-proof the built environment sector.


C.   Objective


The objective of the course is to enable students to acquire the academic knowledge and skills of the subjects offered I.e. English and Mathematics so that students are prepared to take the BCA Academy  Diploma Admission Test administered by BCA Academy.


D.   Course Structure


a.     Course Outline


The course consists of 2 modules:

  1.  English

  2. Mathematics



At the end of the course, the students should have acquired a good understanding of the English Language covering grammar, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners, smiles, proverbs, verbal phrase, vocabulary building and figures of speech.  Student would be able to speak and write proper texts and sentences with the following :

  1. Levels using a wide range of vocabulary with suitable register and tone.

  2. Show clear organization of development of ideas in their spoken and written texts.

  3. Identify main ideas an details in spoken texts as well as take notes.

  4. Understand visual and written text genres at literal, inferential and evaluative levels and evaluate their use of language for purpose and impact.

  5. Speak and write appropriately in response to written, spoken and visual texts.

  6. Speak and read aloud clearly using correct pronunciation, pace, tone and stress.



At the end of module, student should have acquired the mathematical skills such as arithmetic, mensuration, algebra, graphs, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and probability, vectors and set language and notification. The student should be able to :

  1. Understand and apply mathematical concepts and skills in various contexts.

  2. Formulate and solve problems by data organization and analysis, application of appropriate solution techniques and interpretation of mathematical results.

  3. Use mathematical explanations and arguments to make inferences and solve higher order thinking problems.


b.      Scope of Study


Principles, concepts and case studies

c.     Delivery Mode


Classroom lectures, tutorials and group discussions


d.     Commencement Dates / Intakes


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e.     Course Duration


Full-time:6 months


Maximum allowable period to complete the course is 12 months from date of course commencement


f.     Class Period



Monday to Friday

5 sessions per week, 6 hours per session

30contact hrs per week

Total contact hours:   720


g.      Course Fees


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h.     Payment Mode

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For further information or clarification, please call our Student Support   

Services Officer at +65 6221 0603


i.     Assessments


100% External Examination

j.      Assessment Methods


There is no internal assessment. External examinations are administered by BCA Academy.

k.     Assessment Grading Criteria





l.     Expected Examination Results Release Date


Examination results will be released by BCA Academy


(Actual date to be announced by BCA Academy)

m.    Qualification Award


Preparatory Course for BCA Academy Diploma Admission Test awarded by BCA Academy 



n.     Graduation Requirements


Completed the course

o.     Teacher Qualifications


The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified on all teachers in Exerceo Business International College.  All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity  

p.     Progression Pathway


Upon successful completion of the course, students may apply to study relevant Diploma courses offered by BCA Academy or enrol into higher education studies at diploma levels offered by Exerceo Business International College


 E.    Entry Requirements


Age:At least 16 years old at point of registration


Academic:   Completed GCE ‘O’ Level or Year 3 Senior Middle High School or Secondary

School Education (10 years) or equivalent.


Language Proficiency:   Pass English at GCE “O” Level or Senior Middle High School or 10 years

of formal education or equivalent

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