Help! BAH Montessori Routes at SNMCI
You may have heard about the Level 8 BA Honours Montessori Education programme at St Nicholas Montessori College that allows students to graduate before 2023 and register under Route 4 of the Teaching Council, allowing graduates to work in special education settings (see more on Route 4 here!).
While we are thrilled to have this programme, unfortunately this programme is in its last phases due to the removal of Teaching Council registration in 2023. This one year programme will be available until September 2022. As a result, the Level 8 BA Honours programme is available to specific students who meet the entry requirements for either direct entry, RPL entry or Advanced Entry:
Early Years Bachelor Degree holders
Those who hold a Bachelor degree Early Years Education are able to make an RPL application to the Intensive Bridging Programme. Those who successfully complete this programme will be able to make an application to the Level 8 BA Honours Montessori Education, which will begin in September 2022. The application deadline for this programme will be the 14th of February 2022.
Montessori Bachelor Degree holders
Those who hold a Bachelor degree in Montessori Education are able to make a direct application to the Level 8 BA Honours Montessori Education, either beginning in September 2021 and 2022. Application deadlines for both years are the 1st of July 2021 / 2022.
All other Qualifications
Unfortunately, those with non-cognate degrees will not be able to make a successful application to the routes above in the hopes of achieving the Level 8 BA Honours Montessori Education from SNMCI. We would advise those who wish to become Special Education or Primary teachers look into the two year masters in Primary Education (PME). For those who are interested in up-skilling or becoming Montessori and Early Years educators, we advise looking into our Level 7 / Level 8 B.ED Montessori Education programme.
To make a direct and/or RPL application, please complete the application form here and upload the evidence requirement.
Please see the below chart with further information on progression routes.