Course Description

ECCE with Montessori Teaching – Part Time Evening

Portobello Institute

This option delivers the Montessori Teaching modules through part-time study and the early years modules through blended learning study. The Montessori modules are delivered through part-time study over a 7 month period and focus on the minor awards that deliver learning in the Montessori method and pedagogy. Classes are generally held one evening per week and are split between the practical Montessori approach and theory training, with time spent learning the theory and practising the Montessori presentation skills during each session.

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 includes the modules listed below, studied by blended learning to achieve the Early Years Care & Education major award.

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

There is a calendar of workshops and students have a choice of when they wish to attend. Full tutor support is available with programme managers also available to meet and support students to complete assignments.


This course is run in the following locations:


ECCE with Montessori Teaching – Part Time Evening

-Cork City

-Portobello Institute, Dublin

-Blanchardstown, Dublin

-Swords, Dublin

-Dundrum, Dublin

Swords, Dundrum, Dublin City South, Blanchardstown, Cork City, Cork, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code EYMA-P-DS-OC-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Early Childhood Education, Education
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Swords, Dundrum, Dublin City South, Blanchardstown, Cork City, Cork, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 15th October 2019
Course End Date 21st April 2019
Course Fee 2399
Course Duration 6 Months
Course Times Tue, 7-9.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Full Major Award in Montessori Teaching with ECCE
Entry Requirements Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Learners should hold a minimum Level 5 in Early Childhood Education. To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
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Portobello Institute

43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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