The London college Early Childhood course has intakes for students twice a year, in September and February.
View Term Dates pdf.
Open evenings are held every month for prospective students to find out more about the Montessori Approach and the courses run at the college and gives the opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Entry is through interview with the Academic Director, if you are interested please contact the admissions officer on telephone 020 7493 8300 ext 316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry for graduates of the Foundation Certificate is through submission of a 1000 word essay, set and marked by MCI prior to entry.
Once accepted, you will be offered either an unconditional place at the college, which you have met all the entry requirements for your course entry, or a conditional place, which means that you should obtain a further qualification before beginning one of our courses. The most usual conditional place offer applies to students whose first language is not English and who require a Cambridge First Certificate or its equivalent.
Upon receiving your place offer letter you need to register on the course by sending in a completed registration form, together with the registration fee and deposit by the required deadline.
Entry is in either September or February.
The course is studied in one academic year (two semesters) to Certificate Stage 2 level awarded upon successful completion of written coursework and final examinations. Total study time in college is 36 weeks (216 hours) supported by extensive home study.
There is a choice of study times
September intake students can study on either:
February intake students can study on either:
Teaching practice is not part of the course, but is optional after successful completion of the part time course. It comprises 420 hours in an approved Montessori nursery and has to be completed within three years of starting the course.
The course fees include the course materials published by Montessori Centre International. In addition, students are required to purchase compulsory books as identified on the MCI book list.
An examination fee is payable by all students who qualify for examinations.
The teaching practice fee is optional for part time students.
The non refundable registration fee of £100 is payable on registration, together with a £500 deposit which is refundable against the last instalment of the course fees.
You can save on your course fees if you pay for your course in full before the start of your study.
Alternatively you can pay by three instalments, dates are on the fee sheet. Fees are due prior to these dates and the college reserves the right to administer a surcharge if the student fails to observe these conditions.
The terms and conditions of your commitment to pay the tuition fees are stated on the registration form. Acceptance on any course is conditional upon your agreement to the terms and conditions .
View the Fee Sheet pdf.
Montessori Centre International is a private college and relies on fees being paid promptly on the due date. We recommend you discuss fully at interview your plans for paying the fees and make sure that you have sufficient financial resources to cover your whole period of study.
We recommend that you take out insurance to cover these payments in case of absence due to long term illness or accident.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact 0800 100 900.
This application becomes a binding contract when a signed copy is received by the Montessori Centre International Ltd to whom all fees are payable. The contracted fees are the full tuition fees for the selected course, as stated in the course details. Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable. Students accept liability for the full contracted fees upon agreement to these Terms and Conditions.
Failure on the part of the student to adhere to the study programme in no way affects the student's liability to pay the contracted fees - particularly as the expenses of the college are in no way lessened by one student's withdrawal, and naturally have to be calculated beforehand on the assumption that the full number will continue through the course.
The College allows tuition fees to be paid in three equal instalments as per the dates given on the fee sheet and in the course details. Students with fees unpaid after these dates will incur a surcharge of £100 without exception. The full remaining balance of a course will become payable should instalments fall into arrears. Cancellation or deferral Students who cancel or delay the start of a course five weeks prior to the start date will be liable for a cancellation/deferral fee. The full contracted fees are payable for cancellations made less than five weeks prior to the start of the course.
The Registration Fee is not refundable. Course fees are inclusive of VAT but do not include teaching practice fees or examination fees.