Option 3 – Montessori & ECCE level 6 Major Award – Mode of Study - Blended learning delivery

Students wishing to study the full ECCE award with the Montessori curriculum can do so by studying all of the modules through blended learning. The Montessori modules are run on a schedule between October and June . A support tutor is allocated and there are 7 weekend workshops to support students gaining experience with the practical materials. The weekend workshops for Montessori run on average once per month from October to May. See a schedule of workshops here

The 4 modules to gain the full major award are available to start throughout the year. There is an online portal with students accessing the coursework online

Part 1 includes the following modules the Montessori Modules

  • Early Learning Environment
  • Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
  • Early Childhood Arts and Culture
  • Work Experience

Part 2 focuses on the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the child aged 0-6 years. There is the opportunity to consider other types of early years provision including state, private, voluntary and institutional. These modules are listed below and are required to achieve the Early Years Care & Education major award. .

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues
  • Personal and Professional Development


The 4 modules to complete the ECCE level 6 Major award are theory based, we offer students the opportunity and convenience to study by blended learning. This approach is ideally suited to these modules as it allows a more flexible learning journey with students having up to 12 months to complete the remaining 4 modules. There is a calendar of workshops and students have a choice of when they wish to attend. As students have already completed the main Montessori method modules, generally these remaining modules are completed with ease however full tutor support is available with programme managers also available to meet and support students to complete assignments

Fee for Option 3

The cost of this option is €1,690 for the Montessori modules and €600 for the ECCE level 6 giving a total of €2,290. There is a discount of €150 when booking the Montessori and ECCE modules together giving a total of €2,140.

Qualification Gained

QQI Full Major Award in Montessori Teaching with ECCE 


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