Course Description

Level 7 or Level 8 B.Ed Montessori Education (Part Time)

St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland

The level 7 (3 years) / level 8 (4 years) B.Ed in Montessori Education is designed for learners who wish to embark on a career in Montessori Education and Care (ECEC) for the child, birth to twelve years. It is a broad- based modular programme incorporating Montessori pedagogy and philosophy with the core knowledge and skills necessary to work in the early childhood sector.

The programme also provides training in business skills appropriate for those wishing to set up /manage a small business. Learners are required to complete a significant practicum (500 hours over the three year programme), in relevant settings.

Graduates of this course can work or own their own Montessori or Early Years settings. Should graduates of the Level 8 B.Ed (Hons) wish to become a Primary educator, they can then go on to study a PME at another institution.

Course Code NM801
College Name St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland
Course Category Education, Montessori Education
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Honours Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 13th September 2021
Course Fee 4,990
Course Duration 3 years (Level 7) OR 4 years (Level 8)
Course Times Modules are delivered part time, consisting of classes two evenings a week and Saturdays. i.e. Thursday evening 6-9pm, Friday evening 6-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm *COVID Update: Classes are scheduled to be on premise, but there are blended and online contingencies in place should students not be able to attend classes on premise due to Government regulations
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Entry Requirements Applicants to this programme must meet normal HETAC/QQI requirements for entry to a level 7 or level 8 programme as follows: Level 7: O6 or H7 or above in 5 subjects which must include maths and English. Level 8: H5 or above in 2 higher level subjects AND a minimum of 4 O6s at ordinary level which must include maths and English. •Applicants with qualifications above a Level 5 certificate may apply under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning, (RPEL), and are considered on a case by case basis. Please note the application of RPL or RPEL does not reward the merit of Advanced Entry automatically. •Applicants wishing to apply to the course using RPL and or RPEL must inform the College at the time of application. RPL must be submitted within the application itself, while the RPEL submission is to accompany the application. RPEL submissions are to be emailed to
Career Path Graduates of this programme can work in Early Years or Montessori settings. Graduates of the Level 8 B.Ed Honours can progress to the PME thereafter (at another institution) to become a Primary teacher.
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St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland

Block C, Century Court George's Street Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin, 52 South Mall Cork City Co Cork, Dublin, Ireland

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St. Nicholas Montessori Ireland
Block C, Century Court George's Street Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
52 South Mall Cork City Co Cork, Dublin
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