Montessori Partnership
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Promoting quality in Montessori teacher education


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Equip yourself to put the child in touch with the universe!

Learn how to sow seeds in the heat of the child's "flaming imagination" (Maria Montessori)

Be inspired by Montessori’s Cosmic Education and learn how to put the Cultural Subjects at the core of the curriculum!

Enrol now on our Montessori Primary Teaching Course, covering age ranges 6-12.

Liverpool – course starts on 19 February 2017 and taught sessions run in blocks of 5-6 days during school holidays between 19 February 2017 and 30 May 2018 . Course end date: 19 February 2020, by which all teaching practice requirements must be fulfilled.

The Montessori Partnership Primary Diploma course is a well-established part time course designed for people wanting to apply the Montessori approach to their work with children aged 6-12, either in a Montessori primary school, or in a home-based or other setting.

The course is taught face to face.   The course comprises lectures, demonstrations of the primary materials, supervised practice, participatory workshops and teaching practice. Students are helped to produce a range of classroom material, assemble portfolios and undertake research to expand theoretical knowledge. Field trips and observation visits are an important part of the course.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this teacher training course. We had stimulating discussions on a wide range of topics, and were able to pursue our own interests - just as we encourage the children to do. The course leader shared her knowledge in an accessible way, but was also skilled in provoking discussion among the students. We were supported to think critically and make links between our own experiences and the new information that we were acquiring. While the course work was at times intense, there was a good balance of different types of assessment (e.g. files/portfolios, essays, observations, projects/materials, and exams). I will certainly continue to pursue the topics that were introduced through the course".  (Irene, Primary Student)

Course structure

For Certificate : 210 contact or Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

For Diploma: 210 contact hours (GLH) plus 200 hours (GLH) of supervised teaching practice. Additionally, approximately 840 private study hours, giving a total of approximately 1250 Notional Learning Hours (NLH).

Teaching practice

Teaching practice can begin at any time from the start of the course up and consists of 200 hours of supervised classroom practice in a Montessori Primary setting, assessed by report and portfolio. Course assessment is by project, coursework, and written and practical examinations.

The Montessori Partnership Diploma in Primary Education is awarded to students who successfully complete all the requirements of lecture attendance, coursework, practical and written examination and teaching practice.

The Montessori Partnership Certificate in Primary Education is an interim qualification for students who have successfully completed all the requirements of lecture attendance, coursework, practical and written examination but have not yet completed their teaching practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course will either hold a recognised Montessori early years Diploma/Certificate and/ or an educational qualification at degree level. Holders of degrees in other related fields will also be considered.

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Course content

Practical Subjects :

Language: grammar and syntax, including use of grammar boxes, parsing symbols and sentence analysis charts; teaching a foreign language; reading and comprehension; appreciation of literature; creative and other writing. Students compile a language file.

Mathematics, including geometry: The Montessori elementary mathematics and geometry materials are presented and explored, with plenty of time for hands-on practice. Other non-Montessori materials are also presented to ensure a balanced curriculum. Students compile a mathematics file and a geometry file.

Cultural Studies: The concept of the great lessons as the basis for the cultural curriculum is explored and students are introduced to a wide range of Montessori materials in the fields of biology, botany, science and technology, geography and history. Students are required to present a cultural project for assessment.

Creative Studies: Art, music, movement and dance, drama and PE are also covered.

Theoretical Subjects:  A general overview is given of the development and needs of the 6 to 12 year old child. Montessori's idea of cosmic education and the great lessons are examined, and detailed consideration is given to the development of the creative imagination. Following this overview sessions are devoted to the child's moral, spiritual and social development, with particular emphasis on how children learn. The role and responsibilities of the primary teacher are examined in detail, as are the attributes of the prepared environment for the primary class. The question of transition into, and out of the Montessori primary class is addressed. Finally the Montessori curriculum is considered in the round and compared with the National Curriculum.

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 If for any reason you change your mind, we offer a 14 day cooling off period. If after paying and enrolling, you no longer want to do the course, contact Miranda and you will be given a full refund. If however you change your mind after the 14 days the deposit value of £500 becomes non refundable.

Option 1: Complete Enrolment Form & Pay In Full


Option 2: Complete Enrolment Form & Pay Deposit


This forms the first part of your payments to us. You will need to visit our website again within one month and choose the "Pay balance by instalments" option. This will take your first monthly payment of £175. This will recur automatically until we have collected 16 payments and they will come from the card you used to make the first payment. 

Option 2: Pay Balance


This is the second part of your payments to us. You need to do this within one month of paying your deposit. This will take your first monthly payment of £175. This will recur automatically until we have collected 16 payments and they will come from the card you used to make the first payment. 

Once we have received your order, we will send you a Learning Agreement. You need to fill this in, sign it electronically, and send it back to Miranda at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The course fee does not include food, travel or accommodation.

Returning the learning agreement ensures that you are officially enrolled on the course.

Fees include attendance at all course sessions, all exam fees and the teaching practice fee, but exclude stationery and craft materials, travel and accommodation.

'I needed to let you know how much I enjoyed the course this week!...I feel I learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our discussions! You make me feel at ease...' - Primary Course student

Primary Student Handbook 

Primary Course Prospectus 

Primary Learning Agreement

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