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An Insight into our Montessori Teaching intensive programme

We are delighted to announce our new summer intensive dates for our Montessori teaching course which will run from 1st through to 26th July, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

This is the perfect study option for those who can complete the course work during summer holidays and could be ideal for those who might hold a childcare or special needs assisting qualification wishing to add Montessori to their skillset. It is also the perfect taster for those looking to start a rewarding career in Montessori.

Our intensive programme has been developed to allow for compressed learning covering the equivalent course content of the standard course with face to face contact with a dedicated tutor over a 4 week period.

Time saved with the intensive learning means it is the perfect option for those who want to progress their studies quickly and gain an international recognised qualification level 6 Minor Awards in Montessori Education. By also completing Part 2 students can also achieve the Early Years Care and Education Major Award.

In this course key modules are covered on a weekly basis and include all the core elements of Montessori teaching with Philosophy Practical Life, Sensorial Education Literacy, Montessori Mathematics Arts and Culture and Revision Practical Skill Tests.

Each week is split between practical and theory with time spent learning the theory and practising the Montessori presentation skills for each module leading the students to their practical Skills Tests on week 4.

When the 4-week course has been completed, students have a further 6 months to complete 6 assignments which will demonstrate the understanding and theory underpinned in each module. This will also include 50 hours work experience.

Part of our ethos at Portobello Institute is to ensure that each and every student is supported to have the opportunity to achieve their personal best. This is through small class sizes and tutor support.  Olga McKiernan is our core Montessori tutor who has over 20 years of experience and has been tutoring this course for the past 4 years with a high success rate for students. You can read learners think of her.

We are now enrolling on our intensive course and for full course details please contact Jennifer Matteazzi on 01 8920031 or


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