Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care with Montessori – QQI Level 6 Major Award*

  • This course will consist of a mixture of online and face-to-face classes*.
  • Choose to sign up with a deposit on our Instalment Plan option


The Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care with Montessori is a comprehensive training programme at Level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), specifically designed to equip aspiring educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field of Early Learning & Care, with a Montessori focus.  This program offers an exciting curriculum that combines theoretical understanding with practical application, preparing students to become proficient Montessori educators. Through a blend of interactive lectures, workshops, and professional practice placement experiences, students will develop a deep understanding of Montessori principles and pedagogy, while also ensuring adherence to the quality and curriculum frameworks of Aistear & Siolta.  Upon successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care with Montessori, students will be well-prepared to pursue fulfilling careers as Montessori educators in a variety of early learning and care settings, making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of young children and their families.

*Subject to validation with QQI




Garda Vetting is a legal requirement under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 for the vetting of persons carrying out work with children or vulnerable persons.

Students must complete the Garda Vetting process before commencing work placement.

Students who have spent more than 6 months living outside of Ireland will need to provide a copy of their Police Clearance Certification for all international addresses that they have lived at, before starting placement.

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An internet connection with a speed of at least 10mbps.

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Adobe Reader, to view content.

Word processing software, such as MS Word or Google Docs.

Some courses include video, therefore your computer must be capable of playing video and sound.

Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care with Montessori – QQI Level 6 Major Award

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact kevin.coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.

Course Award

Learners can be enrolled directly onto the ELC Level 6 programme and be certified with a Certificate in Early Learning and Care – Level 6 when complete.

This award has been designed to meet the QQI Professional Award Standards for Early Learning and Care

Why Progressive College?

Online/Blended Learning

All courses are delivered online/blended learning method

Classroom/Face-To-Face Classes

All courses are delivered in a classroom and part-time setting

QQI Accredited

QQI Accredited Online Course delivered either Online, In-Class, or Blended

Payment Plans Available

Choose to pay in full or sign up with with our available instalment plans


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