We are expanding our training, professional development and open access courses to support wider information sharing about the Montessori philosophy and practice throughout the UK and overseas. MCI maintains a wide portfolio of accredited and internally awarded qualifications and courses available to support practitioners and trainees at all stages of their career across the education sector.
Through a range of mutually beneficial partnerships with our partners and validators, MCI operates:
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy: Birth to Seven (Early Years Educator)
NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy: Birth to Seven (Early Years Educator)
NCFE Level 4 Education & Training award within our Montessori Tutor Training programme

Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP): Philosophy & Practice

Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP): Infant & Toddler Specialism (Birth – Three years)


Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) – Leadership 
Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) – Supporting individual needs 

IMP courses are internally awarded MCI certifications that support professional development and up-skilling for qualified practitioners. These are a series of specialist courses designed to enhance knowledge of Montessori Pedagogy within a variety of roles for those professionals wishing to add Montessori professional specialism to their practice

Delivery of all of these courses and qualifications is flexible and accessible for applicants based in the UK and overseas. Contact us today to find out more about which courses are available to suit your study requirements (info@montessori.org.uk).

For those looking to study at undergraduate (distance learning, accelerated courses) and postgraduate level you can also apply directly to the International Montessori Institute at Leeds Beckett University in the North of England. Additionally, PhD programmes will be available and we are hugely proud to be able to confirm that we will be launching the very first Professorship for Montessori Education. Please contact info@montessori.org.uk for further details.

International Montessori Institute

Through our on-going partnership with Leeds Beckett University we are able to offer an authentic and highly-valued route into Higher Education through the International Montessori Institute. Launched in 2020, we are thrilled that we have been able to collaborate within the Higher Education sector with Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Education. The Institute now has the UK’s first dedicated suite of qualifications at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level in Montessori education, including support of the world’s first Professor of Montessori through high-quality research into Education, Early Years and the impact of the Montessori approach – the driving force behind the research centre and its activities.