This Foundation degree, developed in partnership with and validated by London Metropolitan University, is designed to provide a degree level qualification for the Montessori community. This vocationally based level 5 qualification combines the best of the London Metropolitan’s Early Childhood Studies Programme with Montessori pedagogy for working with children from birth to seven years of age. The Foundation Degree is designed to develop high levels of professional competence in students wishing to become Montessori teachers and aspiring to achieve a full BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood by continuing their studies at London Metropolitan University. Graduates will have opportunities to progress towards the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes. Students on the full-time mode combine classroom based study with practical experience on placement in an MEAB accredited Montessori setting.
Students who already hold a Montessori International Diploma and have 3 years current teaching experience, gain accelerated progression onto the second year of the FdA and study six modules over 2 semesters attending one day and one evening per week.
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On successful completion of the two year full time study graduates receive a dual qualification: the FdA (Montessori Early Childhood Practice) from London Metropolitan University and the Early Childhood International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy from Montessori Centre International.
Full-time students should have a minimum of one A-level, normally at grade C or above plus at least one further pass at A-Level (to a combined total 120 UCAS points or above) or an equivalent standalone subject (CACHE Level 3 Certificate/Diploma, BTEC, International Baccalaureate etc). You should also hold GCSE Maths and English (grade C or above) or equivalent. Applicants with international qualifications (EU) and mature applicants are welcome. Candidates with English as an additional language must hold IELTS (Academic) 6.5. All offers are subject to interview at Montessori CentreInternational. Applications for full-time study must also be submitted through UCAS (the course reference is: London Met X311).
For part-time study, students must hold the MCI International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy plus three years current classroom experience. Students must currently be based in a setting at least 2 days per week to be able to carry out the observation elements of the course. Applications for part-time study are made directly to the college, tel: 020 7529 1305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to study
Study is at the Montessori International College in London (Foundation Degree Full time)
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