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Montessori Part 2 - Early Years Care & Education - Blended Learning

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Qualification

Qualification
Minor Award

Qualification

Awarding Body
QQI

Start Date

Start Date
November 2025

Montessori Part 2 - Early Years Care & Education - Blended Learning

To meet the needs of an expanding Early Years Care and Education (ECCE) sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training.  Our Early Years course is delivered in two stages and it aims to develop in our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices in conjunction with the principles set down by Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Aistear: the Framework for Early Learning.

Early Years and Education Level 6 (Stage 2)

Stage 2 of the Early Years course provides an opportunity for the Learner to gain an understanding of the concept of progression in child development and be able to devise a range of activities that will promote physical, social, emotional, intellectual development in children from 0-6 years. Learners will also reflect on the wide range of early years provision, including private, voluntary, independent and state-maintained and explore both historical and contemporary perspectives on key areas of theory and research underpinned early years practice. It is imperative that practitioners understand other approaches to curricula so that they can embrace a variety of philosophies and weave certain aspects or thinking into their work. Wherever graduates opt to work, upon successful completion of the course, the modules selected give support to the safety and well-being of all children and their families.

QQI Minor Awards at Level 6 in:

  • Child Development - 15 credits
  • Early Childhood Curriculum - 15 credits
  • Childhood social, Legal & Health Issues - 15 credits
  • Personal & Professional Development - 15 credits

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.

This is a blended Learning course with 1 weekend workshop per module and the remainder delivered through supported on-line learning. Please see the workshop schedule here

  1. Child Development
  2. Early Childhood Curriculum
  3. Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues
  4. Personal and Professional Development
  5. Work Experience - 20 hours

The cost of this course is €600

Course Progression

Students can complete the Montessori Minor awards.  The two awards together will give you a full major award in ECCE with Montessori Teaching

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Course Code Location & Info Price
EYCP2FB18 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

Rolling schedule of monthly workshops
Sat & Sun 9.30 - 5.30pm
€600 Book Now
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