Montessori Partnership Level 4 Montessori Diploma in Early Years Education

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About Our Workshops 2 different formats for you to do your workshop element

You can choose to do the 2 week summer course which is held in a different location every summer during the last week of July and the first week of August.

You might find attending 6 x weekend workshops more convenient. We hold these throughout the year in different locations around the UK. Please download the information pack below for more information. You can mix and match locations but we strongly recommend that you attend Practical Life and Sensorial first. This will make your progress through the course easier for you.

The cost of either workshop format is included in the course fees.

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: £3390.00

Option 2 Payment of a deposit of £500 then 16 x monthly instalments of £190.32 (total cost: £3545.00)

Once you have paid your deposit, you will be able to set up your instalments on your student membership page.

North of England Workshops

North of England Workshops

Venue: Alderley Day Nursery, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK10 4TD
Times: 9:00 – 18:00
Tutor: Helen Lerebours

2nd – 3rd February: Practical Life 

2nd – 3rd March: Sensorial 

13th – 14th  April: Maths 

1st – 2nd June: Language 

6th – 7th July: Sensorial 

Tea & Coffee are provided but you will beed to bring your own lunch. Please bring indoor shoes or slippers.

Birmingham Workshops

Birmingham Workshops

Academic Year 2019

Venue: Blenducate, 69-85 Whitmore Road, Birmingham, B10 0NF

Times: 9:00-18:00

Tutor: Helen Lerebours


15th – 16th June: Practical Life 

13th – 14th July: Sensorial 

14th – 15th September: Maths

12th – 13th October: Language 

2nd – 3rd November: Cultural 

Tea & Coffee are provided but you will need to bring your own lunch. Please bring indoor shoes or slippers.