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ECCE with Montessori Teaching - Part Time Evening

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1 Year


QQI Level 6


Awarding Body

ECCE with Montessori Teaching - Part Time Evening

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Jenny at or call her on 01-8920031. 

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies through online learning or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  

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.

QQI Full Major Award in Montessori Teaching with ECCE 

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.

This course is delivered as a combined part-time evening course, one evening per week  with the ECCE modules delivered through blended learning mode of study.   See the workshop schedule here.

  •     Early Learning Environmenbt
  •     Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
  •     Early Childhood Arts and Culture
  •     Work Experience
  •     Child Development
  •     Early Childhood Curriculum
  •     Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues
  •     Personal and Professional Development


The cost of this option is €1,799 for the Montessori modules plus €600 for the ECCE level 6 giving a total of €2,399. There is a discount of €150 off the ECCE modules when booking the Montessori and ECCE modules together giving a total of €2,249

Protection for learners fee €100

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €899

Balance in to 5 instalments of €309 due 10th of the month after the course starts.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, electronic fund transfer or in person to our offices.

Instalment fee  payable - €195 spread across 5 instalment payments, included in figures detailed above

Protection for learner fees are due on or before the start date

Read our Terms of Enrolment here for more information about payment arrangements


Pease note places on this course are only confirmed once the deposit of tuition fees has been received.


Kate began her studies in 2016 and found the college to be everything she hoped it would be and more. 

I couldn't believe that in one year I would complete a QQI Level 6 Major Award in Childcare with Montessori and would be able to begin working right away and even have the option to open my own Montessori school if I wanted or porgress onto a degree programme. Full story

Kate Walsh


"For Hamila, her chosen course offered by Portobello Institute was just perfect; delivered on a part-time basis and with weekly classes meant interaction with peers along with tutor support. The part-time course delivery option is very suitable with a manageable workload for busy adults." Read more 

Halima Ansari


“I look forward to a rewarding and challenging career in Early Childhood Care and Education over the coming years with the continued benefit of spending more time with my children”. Read more

Sheena Heavey

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