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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.

Beauty and Spa Therapy course (Full Time)
Portobello Institute’s Beauty and Spa Therapy course provides you with internationally recognised ITEC qualifications that will equip you with the full range of practical skills needed for modern beauty and spa salons. During this 7-month…
Beauty Therapy (Part-Time Evening)
Portobello Institute's part-time Beauty Therapist  ITEC diploma course gives the participant the complete foundation upon which to build a career. The programme includes all of the essential salon treatments for skin, eye, make up, waxing,…
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…
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…
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies (Blended Learning)
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…
BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies (Blended Learning)
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Energy Management Level 1
Improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints is the focus of many organisations. Energy Management Level 1 Programme is aimed at those with a role in the efficient utilisation of energy in industrial and commercial…
Energy Management Level 1 (Online course )
Improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints is the focus of many organisations. Energy Management Level 1 Programme is aimed at those with a role in the efficient utilisation of energy in industrial and commercial…
Environmental Impact Assessment Diploma
here are a wide range of issues currently facing organisations in the whole area of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). These include: process and best practice, practical requirements, the legislative framework and cost benefit analysis among…
Waste Management Level 1 Award - Part Time
The Waste Management programme provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to waste management in Ireland.  The programme includes a practical application of waste management and the classes are presented by experts from the…
BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management - Blended Learning
Are you interested in advancing your career in facilities management with a BSc in Facilities and Workplace Management? This honours degree has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so you can study in…
Energy and Sustainability in Facilities Management (Level 4)
Facilities management profession is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of support services for the property it manages. Facilities Managers play a central role in implementing sustainable energy practice within their business and in…
IWFM Level 3 Diploma 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…
IWFM Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management (Part Time)
Resolving non-routine problems that are complex is the everyday role of the FM manager. To be successful, the FM manager needs a broad understanding of facilities management. This IWFM level 4 programme seeks to equip…
IWFM Level 5 Diploma in Facilities Management - Part Time
The IWFM level 5 qualification is aimed at facilities managers with existing experience working in middle to senior management with responsibilities for specialised and complex FM functions. This programme is also suitable for those aspiring…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Visual Retail Display - 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 Fashion Industry & Design module. All modules…
BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Coaching - Full Time
Do you want to begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher? If the answer is yes, then this BSc in Physical Education & Coaching will be of interest to you. With the introduction of…
Gym Instructor course - Part time
Gym Instructors assume many different roles in a fitness center, that of motivator, supervisor and trainer. This course provides learners with all the necessary skills to fill these roles for their clients. Through a combination…
Healthcare Support, Blended Learning
New Government regulations stipulate that a QQI Level 5 qualification will be the minimum requirement for an individual to work within the Healthcare sector; this Major Level 5 Award will enable the learner to acquire…
Healthcare Support, Blended Learning
New Government regulations stipulate that a QQI Level 5 qualification will be the minimum requirement for an individual to work within the Healthcare sector; this Major Level 5 Award will enable the learner to acquire…
Occupational Therapy with Health Care Skills - Blended Learning
The Health Care Services certificate with an emphasis on Occupational Therapy assistant provides training for Care Assistants and Occupational Therapy assistants and equips them with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a…
Occupational Therapy, Theory & Practice Only - Blended Learning
Occupational therapists help people who have problems with their physical or mental health. Their aim is to maximise their clients independence at home and with their working and social lives. They assess needs, and plan…
Speech & Language Therapy: Theory & Practice Only (Blended Learning)
Speech and language therapy assistants work with Speech Therapists to help people to minimize or overcome impaired speech, voice, language or swallowing difficulties. They also help people with psychiatric disorders, people who have suffered from…
Facial Makeup - Part Time
This foundation Make Up course is ideally suited to those seeking to complement a a beauty qualification with a make-up qualification. The fundammentals of make-up are covered during this course including skin tones, face shapes,…
Make Up Artistry - Part Time Evening
Portobello Institute was the first college in Ireland to offer Make-up Artistry training in 1998 and has over 20 years experience training skilled and creative make-up artists. We offer you the most comprehensive make-up artistry course, taught by…
Makeup Artistry - Full Time
Portobello Institute was the first college in Ireland to offer Make-up Artistry training in 1998 and has over 20 years experience training skilled and creative make-up artists. We offer you the most comprehensive make-up artistry course, taught by…
Montessori Teaching (Full Time)
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…
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…
Manicure & Pedicure - Part Time Evening
If you are interested in Nail Courses, Portobello Institute recommends that you begin with this one - the ITEC Certification in Manicure & Pedicure.  Once you have gained this qualification, you are eligible to study…
The Nail Technician - Part time
The developments in nail products and ensuing surge in popularity of nail bars has created a real opportunity to build a career as a skilled nail technician. Opportunities include working in a salon, in one…
Nursing Studies - Full Time
Are you interested in starting your journey to becoming a nurse? Portobello Institute’s Nursing Studies course is designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree course in Nursing.  This QQI Level 5…
Nursing Studies - Intensive 12 weeks
Are you interested in starting your journey to becoming a nurse? Portobello Institute’s Nursing Studies course is designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree course in Nursing.  This QQI Level 5…
Nursing Studies Blended Learning
Are you interested in starting your journey to becoming a nurse? Portobello Institute’s Nursing Studies course is designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree course in Nursing.  This QQI Level 5…
Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer & Nutritional Advisor - Part Time
The Gym Instructor part of the course will offer students understanding in the areas of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training for all individuals including young people aged 14-16 years, over 50's, ante natal and post-natal…
ITEC Personal Trainer Certificate (Part Time)
The Personal Trainer Certificate course builds on the Gym Instructor course taking a more in-depth look at functional anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and also exercise prescription. This course enables candidates to provide clients with…
The Skin Specialist - Part Time
This Skin Specialist course is aimed at those with a particular interest in the skin and is the basis upon which to start building skills and knowledge in this area. This programme covers the necessary…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Intellectual Disability Studies Certificate - Distance Learning
The Intellectual Disability Studies distance learning course has been specifically designed by Portobello Institute so that students are equipped to provide the optimal levels of support required for people with intellectual disabilities and their families…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Understanding Basic Sign Language - Distance Learning
Approximately 40,000 deaf and hearing people overall use Irish Sign Language (ISL) either as their first language or in addition to their first language on a daily basis in Ireland. The Understanding Basic Sign Language…
Understanding Disability Etiquette - Distance Learning
Do you know the correct approach to take with a person who is disabled? Do you worry about using the wrong language or being patronising? Do you speak to the ‘person’ or their ‘carer’? Do…
Understanding Speech and Language Difficulties - Distance Learning
Being able to communicate our thoughts, aspirations and basic needs is a civic right. Speech and language are the main media through which we communicate. For a variety of reasons some individuals have a delay…
Visual Impairment Awareness - Distance Learning
In the present ever changing and evolving world of today, diversity, equality and differentiation are commonly used terms. Therefore, in accordance with The Equality Status Act 2000, valuing and accommodating all citizens of the state,…
BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy - Blended Learning
Are you interested in becoming a professionally qualified sports therapist with a BSc in Sports Therapy? This honours degree has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so you can study at your time.…
BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy - Full Time
Are you interested in becoming a professionally qualified sports therapist with a BSc in Sports Therapy? Or perhaps Physiotherapy is your ultimate career goal – with this degree, you can access a direct path of progression to…
BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Coaching - Blended Learning
Do you want to begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher? If the answer is yes, then this BSc in Physical Education & Coaching will be of interest to you. With the introduction of…
BSc (Hons) Sports Performance Analysis - Blended Learning
Are you interested in becoming a qualified sports performance analysis with a BSc in Sports Performance Analysis? This honours degree is delivered over three years and has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so…
BSc (Hons) Sports Performance Analysis - Full Time
Are you interested in becoming a qualified sports performance analysis with a BSc in Sports Performance Analysis? This honours degree is delivered over three years and has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so…
BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE - Blended Learning
Do you want to understand how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. If the answer is yes, then this BSc in Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE…
BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE - Full Time
Do you want to understand how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. If the answer is yes, then this BSc in Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE…
Sports Massage ITEC Level 3 - Part time
The main aim for the Sports Massage ITEC Level 3 is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy.  It has been designed to provide learners with…
Sports Massage ITEC Level 4 - Part time
The main aim of the ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy.  It has been designed for…
Personal Trainer Certificate (Part-time)
The Personal Trainer Certificate course builds on the Gym Instructor course taking a more in-depth look at functional anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and also exercise prescription. This course enables candidates to provide clients with…
Nutritional Advisor Part time
The main aim of the award is to enable Learners to gain the necessary theoretical skills in order to provide healthy eating advice to the general public. Skills & Knowledge Gained: • The related knowledge…
Galileo Computerised Res System - Part Time
The Galileo Computerised Reservation System is the most widely used computerised reservations system in travel agents around the country. The Galileo reservation system enables travel agents to check availability and details of every scheduled flight…
October 2019 Airline and Cabin Crew Studies - Full Time
Opting for a career in the airline industry brings to life the opportunity to hop on a plane every other day! So whilst the primary purpose of airline staff is ensuring the safety of passengers, crew and…
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…
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…
Travel Agency & Galileo - Booking Package
The Retail Travel Agent Practice course is designed for those who want to be a travel agent or pursue a career in the travel industry. The Retail Travel Agent Practice course has been successfully meeting…
Travel Agency Skills - Part Time
The Retail Travel Agent Practice course is designed for those who want to be a travel agent or pursue a career in the travel industry.   The Retail Travel Agent Practice course has been successfully meeting…
Travel and Tourism - Full Time
The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the largest and ever changing sectors in the world. It accounts for a third of global services trade and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. The industry…
Waste Management Level 1
The Waste Management programme provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to waste management in Ireland. The programme includes a practical application of waste management and the classes are presented by experts from the…

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