This Diploma in Montessori pedagogy is for those interested in working alongside children in a Montessori early years learning environment. The course provides students with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to become a facilitator of Montessori education, acting as a key person in a Montessori classroom.

MCI recognises that a training in Montessori pedagogy requires a breadth of understanding and varied set of skills as well as specific attitudes to children and to on-going development. Taking students through a process which gives them a grounding in the historical context, philosophical approach and developmental understanding of the Montessori pedagogy, creates a firm foundation from which educators can practice. Study flexibly at your own pace on the virtual learning environment and with support from a dedicated tutor(s).

  • Blended Learning programme combining online study using our innovative virtual learning environment, with face to face materials practice.

  • Study flexibly in your own time.

  • Complete within two years.

  • Study at NCFE CACHE Level 3 or 4, leading to a Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy, Birth to Seven (Early Years Educator).

  • Choose to study with our Host Centres across the UK and Internationally.

Entry Requirements:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s to include Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above (4 on the new system) or equivalent international qualifications (a statement of comparability may be required).
  • If English is not your first language you must have IELTS (academic) at level 6.5 or above across all 4 areas.
  • For students carrying out their professional placement in England or Wales, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required, as it is for anyone working with children. There may be different rules for getting a criminal record check in other countries.
  • Additional Entrance Requirements for Level 4: In addition to the above you must also have one ‘A’ Level at Grade C or above, plus one further ‘A’ Level, or equivalent international qualifications (a statement of comparability may be required).

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