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Portobello Institute

43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Portobello Institute offers full time, part time and distant learning courses and evening classes in Lower Dominick St, Dublin 1.

Part-time courses at Portobello Institute cover Montessori & Special Needs, Creative Studies, Beauty Therapy, Sports Therapy & Health related studies, and Business, Travel & Tourism, all of which encompass the necessary educational and life skills necessary to succeed in your chosen career.

The college is situated within the heart of Dublin, close to the main shopping areas and less than a fifteen minutes walk from the cosmopolitan area of Temple Bar. All Buses and the Luas run within a ten minute walk from the College and train and DART stations are near by. Due to the central location of Portobello Institute, there is a full range of accommodation available to suit your requirements, tastes and budgets.

We run a wide range of part-time courses and evening classes. For more information about courses at Portobello Institute, view our courses below in Nightcourses.com’s Course Finder.

Therapeutic Play Skill Blended Learning course

Research has found Play to be an effective therapeutic medium for children in difficult and challenging circumstances such as family changes, separation and divorce,  new schools, chronic illness and even death and dying. It is a natural means for children to work out difficulties they might face such as in making friends, dealing with excessive…

Therapeutic Play Skills

This course will qualify the learner to become a “therapeutic play practitioner” where the focus of their work will be to understand child development from a therapeutic perspective. They will be able to provide suitable therapeutic interventions in accordance with their knowledge and scope of the role of the therapeutic play practitioner in relation to;…

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies (Blended Learning)

According to a recent Survey of Early Years Practitioners carried out by the Consultation for the Review of Education and Training Programmes; the passion and dedication for the improvement of the early year’s sector is evident… The majority of early year’s practitioners are striving to improve their practice for the benefit of children in their…

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies (Full Time)

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU) was one of the first such degrees in the UK. In Ireland, there is an obvious need for well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families across all sectors: play, care, health and education. Portobello Institute is LMU’s only Irish…

BA (Ord) in Early Childhood studies (Blended Learning)

You can gain a level 7 BA in Early Childhood Studies, in just 14 months whilst you are working, if you currently hold a QQI ECCE Level 6 award. You can study this degree in your own time through blended learning, with a combination of tutorial seminars and online learning. With centres throughout Ireland, you…

ECCE with Montessori Teaching - Part Time Evening

This option delivers the Montessori Teaching modules through part-time study and the early years modules through blended learning study. The Montessori modules are delivered through part-time study over a 7 month period and focus on the minor awards that deliver learning in the Montessori method and pedagogy. Classes are generally held one evening per week and…

Montessori Teaching - Part Time Evening

Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Montessori is a National qualification that will allow you open your own Montessori or or work as a Montessori teacher. During this 7-month course you will acquire a thorough knowledge of child development, comparative early year’s methodologies and how to create a positive learning environment for children.…

QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Blended Learning

To meet the needs of an expanding ECCE sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training. Our Early Childhood courses aim to develop our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices…

QQI level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Part Time Evening

To meet the needs of an expanding ECCE sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training. Our Early Childhood courses aim to develop our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices…

Post Graduate Certificate in Innovation for Sustainability in the Workplace

Delivered by experienced industry experts via blended learning with online webinars, this level 9 Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Innovation for Sustainability in the Workplace offers you the opportunity to explore and understand the goals of the sustainability agenda in the workplace. This PGC provides you with up to date sustainability toolkits, techniques and information…

BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management - Blended Learning

Designed for blended learning, you can work full-time whilst studying this BSc in Facilities and Workplace Management. This BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management draws on the range of disciplines from financial to risk management, leadership to project management, and operation management to innovation and business development. This programme is aimed at those, working…

IWFM Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management - Part Time

The IWFM level 3 qualification is aimed at those starting out on the career and knowledge path of FM. This programme is also suitable for first-line managers and supervisors seeking to develop their skills and gain a recognised FM qualification. Over 24 weeks, this IWFM level 3 certificate qualification introduces you to the concepts of…

IWFM Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management (Part Time)

Delivered online with webinars, you can work full-time and study this IWFM Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management. This qualification is ideal for professionals working at an operational management level, responsible for managing day-to-day operations either in-house or outsourced. It is also suitable for those aspiring to work in such a role that currently work…

IWFM Level 5 Diploma in Facilities Management - Part Time

Delivered online with webinars, you can work full-time and study this IWFM Level 5 Diploma in Facilities Management. This qualification is designed for specialist facilities managers and those working at middle or senior management level who are responsible for specialised and complex functions. It is also suitable for those aspiring to work in such a…

MSc in Facilities & Workplace Management (Blended Learning)

The field of Facilities Management is fast becoming a source of strategic management for organisations as the sector grows rapidly in the global market. This MSc Facilities Management sets out to develop the critical and practical skills which can be applied in the practice of facilities and operational management in a highly competitive global market place.…

Fashion Buying & Merchandising - Full Time Year 1

This full-time Fashion Buying and Merchandising programme encompasses the foundations that are necessary to succeed as a fashion buyer in today’s competitive environment. While fashion trends change from season to season the fundamental role of the fashion buyer and fashion merchandiser remains the same. As a fashion buyer, or fashion buyer assistant, you will play…

Fashion Buying and Merchandising (Retail Practice) - Full Time

Portobello Institute’s QQI level 5 Major Award in Retail Practice is an international qualification that will introduce you to the exciting world of fashion. This qualification will allow you to begin you journey to becoming a fashion buyer or merchandiser where you will play an integral role within the infrastructure of the retail team, tracking…

Fashion Industry & Design - Module

This short part-time course is part of our popular Fashion Buying & Merchandising course. Once complete you can choose to progress onto the Fashion Buying Module or the Visual Retail Display module.  All modules together make up the complete Fashion Buying & Merchandising course which sets the foundations for a successful career in either Fashion Buying…

Fashion Management - Full Time Year 2

This full-time Fashion Management programme follows on from the first year Fashion Buying & Merchandising programme. Building on the skills acquired in first year, the content of this programme is designed to enhance students skills to fast-track progression up the career ladder in the business environment of the global fashion industry. Considering and understanding the…

ECCE with Montessori Teaching Blended Learning Course

Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Years Care and Education with Montessori Teaching is an International qualification that will allow you open your own setting or work in the capacity of a room leader / supervisor / manager in a Montessori room. During this 7-month course you will acquire a thorough knowledge…

Montessori Part 2 - Early Years Care & Education - Blended Learning

To meet the needs of an expanding Early Years Care and Education (ECCE) sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training. Our Early Years course is delivered in two stages and it aims to develop in our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners,…

Montessori Teaching - Summer Intensive

This Montessori Teaching course is an ideal study option for those students who can complete the course work during summer holidays. The Intensive Montessori course allows for compressed learning covering the equivalent course content of the standard course with face to face contact with our core tutor Olga Mc Kiernan who has over 20 years…

Certificate in Autism Awareness - Distance Learning

The Autism Awareness distance learning course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with a child with autism in a school, home or social environment. The area of autism has become one of the most highlighted areas of disability in relation to mainstream education in recent years. The aim of…

Certificate in Deaf Awareness - Distance Learning

The Deaf Awareness distance learning course aims to deliver an understanding of the range of communication tactics used in communicating with deaf people. Students will learn to become ‘deaf aware’ and gain a basic knowledge of deafness and communication skills which can be used with a range of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind…

Communication Strategies for Non-verbal Children - Distance Learning

The inability to effectively communicate has been found to affect numerous daily life tasks. Researchers have found that individuals with disabilities experience less success than able-bodied individuals with respect to employment, education, independent living and relationships. It is essential therefore to offer augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to non-verbal children and have the knowledge to…

Coping with Challenging Behaviours - Distance Learning

Coping with Challenging Behaviours distance learning course provides the student with an understanding of challenging behaviours and the factors that can create challenging behaviours. It will also provide the student with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with a child with challenging behaviours in a school or home environment. By choosing to study this…

Dyspraxia Awareness - Distance Learning

The aim of the Dyspraxia Awareness distance learning course is to provide the student with an understanding of dyspraxia and the specific difficulties associated with this condition. Dyspraxia is a difficulty with thinking out, planning and carrying out sensory and/or motor tasks. Children with dyspraxia face many challenges each day in carrying out activities that…

Montessori in the Home - Distance Learning

The Certificate in Montessori in the Home distance learning course will give the learner an introduction to the Montessori philosophy of education and how it applies to the young child in a home environment. It will give a background to Maria Montessori’s wonderful life and the legacy that she left behind of a full curriculum…

QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant - Distance Learning

Are you interested in Special Needs Assistant? This part time course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 5 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting is a qualification that will allow…

QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant - Part Time Evening

Are you interested in Special Needs Assistant? This part time course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 5 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting is a qualification that will allow…

QQI level 6 Special Needs Assistant - Distance Learning

Are you interested in Special Needs Assistant? This distance learning course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 6 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting is a qualification that will allow…

QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assistant - Part Time Evening

Are you interested in Special Needs Assistant? This distance learning course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 6 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting is a qualification that will allow…

Special Needs Assistant - QQI Level 5 - Intensive 1 week

This intensive special Needs Assistant Certificate course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. The field of Special Needs Education is one of enormous variety and ever changing needs. Portobello Institute wish to respond to…

Special Needs Assistant - QQI Level 5 Flexible Learning

Are you interested in Special Needs Assistant? This part time course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 5 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting is a qualification that will allow…

Anatomy and Physiology - Short Online Course

Course Details Anatomy and Physiology is a QQI Level 5 course that is delivered through blended learning. It will equip you with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body as well as an understanding of the inter-relationship between the systems of the body. This is an ideal course to build a…

BA (Hons) Physical Education - Blended Learning

Do you want to begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher? If the answer is yes, then this BA in Physical Education will be of interest to you. Delivered over 3 years, the BA (Hons) Physical Education programme aims to develop your critical understanding of physical education, through theoretical, practical and work-based learning experiences.…

BA (Hons) Physical Education - Full Time

Course Details Delivered over 3 years, the BA (Hons) Physical Education programme aims to develop your critical understanding of physical education, through theoretical, practical and work-based learning experiences. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work in professional sports coaching and the option to study a PGCEi and a MSc Physical Education to become…

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy - Blended Learning

Course Details Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work as a professional sports therapist with the option to progress to a Masters in Physiotherapy and become a qualified physiotherapist. Essential knowledge for a career in the treatment and…

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy - Full Time

Course Details This full-time BSc Hons in Sports Therapy gives you the opportunity to qualify and work as a professional sports therapist with the option to progress to study a Masters in Physiotherapy and become a qualified physiotherapist. Essential knowledge for a career in the treatment and prevention of sports injury This degree programme develops…

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - Full Time

Course Details Portobello’s Institute’s BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science has been designed, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University,  a leading university globally in the field of Sport Science. This broad based degree gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of experts who are all working in the field of sports science with a wide and varied career path upon…

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science- Blended Learning

Course Details Portobello’s Institute’s BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science has been designed, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University,  a leading university globally in the field of Sport Science. This broad based degree gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of experts who are all working in the field of sports science with a wide and varied career path upon…

MSc in Sports Performance Analysis - Blended Learning

Course Details Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc in Sports Performance Analysis. This MSc provides you with an in-depth and relevant focus on applied and academic sports performance analysis skills that are needed for the role as a sports performance analyst in elite and professional sports environments. Overview The…

Postgraduate Certificate in Education International - PGCEi Blended Learning

Course Details This is a postgraduate certificate, internationally recognised as an advanced level of study and qualification for those wishing to enhance their practice and advance to more senior positions in teaching and educational management, in education organisations and international schools. Overview The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) commonly known as a PGCEi, is an…

PE for Qualified Teachers - Certificate in Higher Education - Flexible Delivery Mode

Course Details Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study for this Graduate Diploma in Physical Education. If you are already working as a teacher, this qualification gives you the opportunity to upskill and add PE to your professional remit. Overview The introduction of PE as a Leaving Certificate exam subject has increased…

PE for Sports Graduates - Certificate in Higher Education - Flexible Delivery Mode

Course Details Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this Graduate Diploma in Physical Education. If you are already holding a degree in Sport, this course will provide you with the additional modules required to gain access to a professional masters in PE and begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher.…

Tour Guide - Part Time

Are you interested in becoming a tour guide? The National Tour Guiding Programme is a QQI Level 6 qualification for those who wish to train as a Tour Guide. This course combines practical tour guiding skills with the theoretical knowledge to enable learners to provide guiding and tour management services for tourists. You will explore…

Tour Guide - Part Time

The Dublin City and Environs Tour Guide Programme is a QQI Level 6 qualification aimed at those who wish to train as a Tourist Guide. This course combines practical tour guiding skills with the theoretical knowledge to enable learners to provide guiding and tour management services for tourists.  Learners will explore the historic, cultural and social aspects of the…

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  1. College is great
    Lauren 11th March 2020 at 3:01 pm

    The college is great and the course I did was run so well and professionally

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