Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP)

CPD for qualified Early Years Practitioners and teachers

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In light of unprecedented circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer our support to the early years community by: Waiving registration fees   |  Offering 30% reduction on course fees (criteria dependent) until September 2020

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Complete within one year, available online


4 intakes a year


Connected Learning

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Price includes online study and apparatus workshop


What you will study.

The course includes 7 units of study including Montessori Philosophy, Activities of Everyday Living, Education of the Senses, Numeracy and Arithmetic, Literacy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Creativity.

You will complete an 88 hour apparatus workshop where you gain hands on experience with the Montessori materials. These workshops are held at a range of MCI approved locations in the UK and overseas.

Innovative, interactive online course content is combined with face-to-face learning with our team of Montessori specialists who lead the 88-hour apparatus workshops.

The course includes 6 units of study: Montessori Philosophy, Activities of Everyday Living, Sensorial Education, Numeracy & Arithmetic, Literacy  and Knowledge & Understanding of the World.  You will learn the aims and objectives of each area of learning and explore how this relates to children’s learning and development.  You will also engage in a range of practical activities to understand how the activities are used and presented at the apparatus workshop.

There are 5 diverse assignments including a quiz, an essay, a lesson plan, observation and final reflection on your practice. On successful completion of the final practical assessment at the apparatus workshop and all five assignments, students will be awarded a Montessori Centre International Certificate.

Why choose the IMP?

Add Montessori to you professional practice

Study Montessori philosophy and pedagogy combined with hands on practical experience.

Flexible learning at your own pace

Connected learning - combine online study with an interactive workshop convenient to you.

Developed for the Montessori community

Qualified practitioners with the IMP are considered Montessori qualified staff for the purposes of the accreditation.

What will I study?

All students will access course materials online through our Virtual Learning Environment. You will be supported by a dedicated tutor via email and video calling. All students will be able to interact via online forum. At the workshop you will be guided by Montessori specialist trainers.

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What are my options after I complete the course?

Since launching in 2014, MCI has trained over 400 students on the IMP. Most students go on to work in Montessori settings or start up their own settings. Qualified practitioners with the IMP are considered Montessori qualified staff for the purposes of Montessori Accreditation. These include primary school teachers who have introduced Montessori in state primaries, for example Aldersbook primary school and many early years practitioners who want to work in Montessori settings. The course is popular internationally with students who can add Montessori practice to their nationally recognised early years qualification.

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Flexible starting points

Join a group starting in January, April, July or October

Bring Montessori to your professional practice

CPD for qualified Early Years Practitioners and teachers

Work in the field of Montessori practice

Use the knowledge you have gained and your passion for child development to explore roles such as Childminder, Nanny, Play Therapist or Educational Psychologist.

Study in line with the Montessori method of learning

Students have opportunities
to engage through diverse
assessments and
individualise their studies.

Your questions answered.

Reflecting the international nature of Montessori, we have students working in many countries around the world with the IMP professional specialism in addition to their national early years qualification.   Please check specific national requirements for working with children to work in your current or intended country of location.  Remember the IMP is not a qualification in its own right.  If you are looking for a full Montessori qualification, look at the Diploma, Cert HE or BA (Hons).

Yes you can. You will need to pay your first instalment at the start of the course, the second instalment 3 months later, and the final/third instalment is required 3 months after that.

Connected Learning describes how you study with us. We connect you with great tutors, both online and face-to-face. We provide a wealth of resources to help your studies, and we connect you to each other – building a community of inspired Montessori educators.

You can be living anywhere in the world and able to attend one of our workshops in the UK or internationally.

How the application process works.

Enquiry received

Our Admissions Team will contact you via email to arrange a call to discuss your options and answer any questions you might have.

Call with our team

The Admissions Team will speak with you, and go through the finer details of your study options, walking you through the application process.

Application pack

The Admissions Team will send you an application pack for you to complete and return to us.

Your interview

Once we receive your application, we'll set up an interview for you with a member of our academic team.

Receive your offer

After your interview, we will extend an offer to you to study with us!

Course starts

You will be enrolled onto our Virtual Learning Environment, and are on your way to becoming a Montessori Practitioner.