Welcome to the College of Progressive Education

QQI courses in Childcare, SNA (Special Needs Assistant) training,
Montessori Teaching, & courses in Healthcare.


The College of Progressive EducationFull Time Courses

Full-time Programmes in Child Care, SNA (Special Needs Assistants) training, Montessori Teaching, and Healthcare. These programmes take place over one academic year.  Students attend class for the first three weeks of the course, then subsequent weeks alternate between work placement and the classroom until the end of the programme.  Assessment takes place both on a continuous basis, as well as structured assessments at the end of relevant modules.
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The College of Progressive EducationPart Time Courses

Part -time major award are typically evening or Saturday courses and are 12-18 months duration.  Students attend class two evenings per week from 7pm – 9.30pm and a number of Saturdays, depending on the programme.  Assessments take place on the Saturdays Seminars. Course materials for some programmes are accessed through Moodle, an online learning portal.
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The COllege of Progressive EducationBlended Learning

The blended learning programmes are delivered over a two year period for Childcare & Montessori and 6-10 months for SNA.  Childcare & Montessori Students access their course materials through Moodle, an online learning portal. Tutors are available to answer queries for two hours, one evening per week by telephone and at anytime via email. Students attend a number of Saturday Seminars….
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The majority of the College programmes are accredited by QQI at Level 5 or 6 to ensure learners meet or exceed the legislative requirements of the workplace. All our programmes are designed to prepare the learner for the workplace. 

Visit the QQI web site here to find out more about QQI awards and what they can do for you.


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Childcare Courses, Child Care Courses, Progressive College 
SNA Courses, Special Needs Assistants Courses, Progressive College 
Montessori Courses, Montesori Courses, Progressive College 


Joane O'Neill Special Needs Assistant Full Time

I’m now full time working as an SNA, and really loving my job. Thanks to all at Progressive for their help and support.

Joanne O’Neill

Thanks for a great year, all passed and done! Delighted with the results!

Dillon Murphy
Mary Tetcor - Montessori Teacher

Thanks to Progressive College and your great staff, I’m now working in a Montessori Full-time and really happy! Thanks for a great course.

Mary Tector