The Higher Diploma (Level 8) in Arts in Early Years Montessori Education is designed for graduates who wish to embark on a career in pre-school education. This programme provides a broad understanding of the field of Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland and internationally. It also provides a firm pedagogical foundation in Montessori philosophy and practice while embracing the core competence, skills and knowledge for working with children within the National frameworks of Síolta and Aistear.
The programme also provides training in business skills appropriate for those wishing to set up /manage a small business. Learners are required to complete a significant practicum, in relevant settings.