Montessori Partnership Level 4 Montessori Diploma in Early Years Education

The freedom to study at home

The freedom to study at home

The course offers you a mix of theoretical study, practical handling of the Montessori materials and teaching practice, giving you insight into how the Montessori approach to working with children in the early years is based on a deep understanding of child development underpinned by the theories of Maria Montessori and other educators, and borne out by observation.

Mode of study

The course is delivered by distance learning, a workshop element and teaching practice which is done after the theoretical and practical elements are complete. 

You will be matched with an experienced Montessori tutor who will guide you through your studies.

A certificate is awarded on completion of the theoretical and practical components of the course. The diploma is awarded when you’ve completed a minimum of 240 hours of monitored and assessed teaching practice in a Montessori early years setting.


You have 3 years from enrolment to complete all of the elements of the course.

Qualifications awarded

A Montessori Partnership Certificate is awarded to you when you successfully complete all the requirements of the theoretical and practical components of the course, and pass both the written and the practical examinations. If you then go on to complete all the requirements of the assessed teaching practice you are awarded a Diploma. The Montessori Partnership Montessori Diploma in Early Years Education has been credit rated with 149 points at level 8 (level 4 England) by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and appears on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Throughout the course the Montessori approach is related to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (England), but if you’re not based in England you investigate the requirements of your national early years curriculum and tailor your work accordingly.


The course is open to students over 18 years old educated at least to GCSE pass standard, but preferably to level 3 or A-level or beyond. There are no specific entry requirements, however, and applications from mature people with experience, or individuals with qualifications gained in unrelated fields will be considered, but prospective applicants should note that a GCSE at grade C or above in English and Maths is becoming mandatory for early years leaders and managers in England. The course is delivered and assessed in English.


Option 1: Payment in full: £3325.00

Option 2 Payment of a deposit of £500 then 16 x monthly instalments of £185.94 (total cost: £3475.00)


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