Mature applicants

Mature Learner Entry Requirements

The College welcomes mature learners onto its courses. Due to the nature of each course, entry requirements are different depending on the course selected.

BA in Montessori Education. (level 7)

  • We welcome learners progressing from level 5 awards in Early Childhood Care & Education or related fields.
  • Learners wishing to apply to the course using RPL and or RPEL must inform the College at the time of application. Further details on the requirements and processes for RPL and RPEL can be found here
 

BA Hons in Montessori Education (level 8)

  • Applicants may apply to this programme having achieved at least a Merit grade in the College's BA in Montessori Education.
Please go to the mature learners application page to get application details.

Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Montessori Education (level 8)

  • Applicants are required to hold an undergraduate degree at level 7/8
 
  • Learners wishing to apply to the course using RPL and or RPEL must inform the College at the time of application. Further details on the requirements and processes for RPL and RPEL can be found here
Please go to the mature learners application page to get application details.

Interview:

Applicants will be required to present for interview, the purpose of which is to make them aware of the nature and expectations of the programmes. Applicants are welcome to ask staff members on hand any questions they might have about the programme. They will be contacted in advance by letter and given a clear outline of what the interview will entail. Applicants are requested to provide certain documentation (such as completed Garda Vetting Form, transcripts, references etc.) All applicants are informed of the outcome within two weeks of the interview. This is weighted on 50/50 basis with the Leaving Certificate.

Garda Vetting:

Applicants are requested to fill out a Garda Vetting form prior to admission onto the course. Forms will be provided by the College and are to be returned to the College in original format.

CAO:

CAO Mature Students Page

Queries

If you have any queries regarding the entry requirements, please email the Programme Director of the course you are interested in

  • BA in Montessori Education & BA Hons in Montessori Education:  info@snmci.ie
  • Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Montessori Education: Ann King ann.king@snmci.ie