Montessori Teacher Training Courses

Quality Montessori Training Courses for over 30 years

The College of Progressive Education delivers a wide range of QQI accredited Montessori Training Courses, full time, part time and through distance learning. Our Montessori Courses are delivered Nationwide and are ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in the field of Montessori Education.

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Montessori Teaching Method

Born in Italy, in 1870, Dr Maria Montessori was one of the most influential pioneers of Early Years education of this century. The College of Progressive Education’s School of Montessori provides excellent training for students wishing to pursue a career as a Montessori Directress.  The faculty has been delivering training in the Montessori Method of Education for almost twenty years. In that time, many of our graduates have furthered their studies and even opened their own Montessori pre-schools.  In order to facilitate as many learners as possible, we offer training on a full-time, part-time and blended learning basis. We provide QQI validated ECCE with Montessori as full-time and part-time programmes. In addition the College delivers College accredited Montessori programmes via Blended Learning.

Montessori Training Courses
Karen Higgans, Academic Director

Our Montessori Training Tutors

Our tutors are all highly qualified and respected in the sector.  Many of them operate their own Montessori schools so come to the classroom with a unique perspective and valuable practical experience.  The one thing all our tutors have in common is their love of teaching and their commitment to nurturing the best in all of their students.  The depth of our trainers’ experience and their commitment to the success of each student make The College of Progressive Education a wonderful place to learn!

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Karen  Higgins

Academic Director, Department of Early Years

Classroom Based Montessori Courses

E-Learning / Blended Learning Montessori Courses

What Our Students say about us

montessori training courses Limerick“I returned to studying after 8 years at home with my children. The flexibility of distance learning meant that I could fit the studying and assignments into my family life. I really enjoyed the Level 6 Early Childhood Education with Montessori Course. Our Tutor Lindsey Heppenstall was a huge support. Her Saturday seminars were really interesting and she was encouraging every step of the way. I am now working in a Montessori Preschool and this is down to achieving my qualification and work experience gained through this course. ” Sheila Blake, Na Fianna Montessori


“An enormouLouises part of the course success was due to my tutor Karen Higgins, she was very supportive and motivating in class and online. Any question no matter how big or small was answered within the hour. She was always willing to give you extra help and encouragement. Karen’s knowledge of not only Montessori but childcare in general was invaluable. I would have no hesitation recommending the College of Progressive Education to anyone interested in working in early childcare education.”
Louise Farrelly, Brightsparks Montessori and Daycare


FullSizeRender“I have worked at Brightsparks Montessori and Daycare for 12 years as a Montessori and Childcare assistant. Having already achieved my level 6 in Childcare Supervision I decided to get the Montessori qualification. After researching lots of Colleges I found the College of Progressive Education Blended Learning course to be the best for me, as I could work full time and still achieve my qualification.  The course was intensive and challenging but it was also enjoyable and rewarding. There was ample time between each module to study the practical side of Montessori and also the philosophy.”
Bernadette Kelly, Brightsparks Montessori and Daycare


montessori courses dublin“For several years we at Simbas have been privileged to have some students complete their work experience from the Progressive College. We found each student to have a high standard of knowledge of the Montessori Curriculum and also a willingness to partake in all group activities. We found a number of the students to be so impressive that we offered them a fulltime position. We look forward to the prospect of more students doing their work experience with us and we wish the Progressive College continued success in their training programmes.”
Kim McCarthy, Owner


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