Montessori Pedagogy FdA

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UCAS code: X110 72 UCAS points
  • FdA Montessori Pedagogy, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • FdA Montessori Pedagogy, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • TBC
  • FdA Montessori Pedagogy, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 14160 Per year

What makes this course different

  • 86%

    Our students feel they are given the opportunity to explore their own ideas and concepts in depth (NSS, 2017).

  • Specialist academics

    UEL is the largest provider of early childhood courses in London and our academic team have extensive experience in the field, which they bring into the classroom.

  • 92% of overall research

    Rated as world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised

    REF 2021

Course modules

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Theoretical Foundations of Montessori Pedagogy I

Montessori Curriculum - Practical Life

Montessori Curriculum – Sensorial

Montessori Curriculum – Language and Literacy 1

Health and Wellbeing at Work (Mental Wealth)

Montessori Curriculum – Mathematics 1

Reflective Practitioner 1

Theoretical Foundations of Montessori Pedagogy 2

Montessori Curriculum – Language and Literacy 2

Montessori Curriculum – Mathematics 2

Understanding of the World and Creative studies

Statutory Guidance for the Early Years

Reflective Practitioner 2

Synthesis of Theory and Practice

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Your future career

This programme is designed to allow you to gain the necessary knowledge and practical skills to work as a Montessori teacher in the Early Years sector. It will help you gain a deep understanding of child development in the Early Years. You will develop an understanding of the early years' framework and statutory requirements for working in the Early Years in the UK. You will gain transferable skills, particularly in listening and communication, independent research, critical thinking and analysis, and prioritisation. You will learn time management and collaborative teamwork to allow you to operate successfully in a variety of fields.

Industry links


Graduate employers

Graduates could go onto work in Montessori schools, or use the skills they have learnt to supplement their existing roles.

Job roles

Roles which our graduates have gone on to are Deputy Headteacher, but you could also use your experience to enhance your current working practice.

Apart from the classroom, careers are also available in child development research, special needs support, psychology and counselling, childcare, humanitarian education initiatives and Montessori Teacher Training.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Education Studies Online
The role of SENCO is key within schools, and this course supports SENCOs to develop their knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence in the area of SEND and leadership. Students are supported by tutors who have in-depth knowledge of the demands of the role. They can access support via email, using discussion boards on the Virtual Learning Environment and through face-to-face tutorials."
Nicole Whitelaw

PGCert Special Educational Needs Coordination Course Leader

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Knowledge is developed through: Lectures, guided and independent reading, group discussions and tutorials, written essays and assignments, practice with demonstrating Montessori materials and activities, practical workshops, creation of portfolios for Montessori activities, practical and oral review, self-evaluation of own understanding of the practical application of the Montessori materials and the theory underpinning the materials.

Thinking skills are developed through: Group discussions and tutorials, reflection on application of activities, guided and independent reading, creation of portfolios of Montessori activities, observation in a Montessori classroom and self-evaluation.

Practical skills are developed through: Practice with demonstrating Montessori materials and activities, creation of handmade Montessori materials, creation of portfolios for Montessori activities and teaching practice in a Montessori classroom.

Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through: Seminars, tutorials and group discussions, practical workshops, writing essays and assignments, placement at Teaching Practice schools, self-evaluation and project work.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. 

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. 

    Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs). Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    Our aim is to prepare our students for a broad range of careers so that they can make amazing contributions to their communities. When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.



    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible.

    Class sizes


How you'll be assessed

We assess modules by coursework and exam (practical and oral). The course is 2 years full time and 3 years part time.

Campus and facilities

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Education and Communities

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

Docklands Campus Children's Garden
I learned so much and it was an in-depth experience with the children then I came straight out of the organisation and into a job.

The Maria Montessori Institute is full of experienced passionate people. The course that I did has been the most intensive course I have ever done. It's not just about how to teach children, it's the whole insight you can only get from thorough training."


Maria Montessori Institute