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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.

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…

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 your own time. Supported seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your…

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. Seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. You can…

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 a Masters in Physiotherapy. During this three year BSc honours degree, you will develop a knowledge and understanding of Sports…

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 Physical Education as a state exam subject, this course is equipped to meet the demands of the growing market for…

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 Physical Education as a state exam subject, this course is equipped to meet the demands of the growing market for…

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 you can study in your own time. Seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to…

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 you can study in your own time. Seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to…

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 will be of interest to you. As you study this degree, you will learn to draw on knowledge from many…

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 will be of interest to you. As you study this degree, you will learn to draw on knowledge from many…

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…

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…

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 meeting sustainability targets. Their input can allow the organisation can realise substantial cost savings through implementation of an efficient energy…

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 environments. Energy Management Level 1 is aimed at technicians, engineers, operation/facilities managers, and others, who wish to gain an understanding…

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 environments. Energy Management Level 1 is aimed at technicians, engineers, operation/facilities managers, and others, who wish to gain an understanding…

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…

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 in the world, encode and decode every airport, city, airline and equipment type in the world, sell seats, issue tickets…

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 in a variety of settings. Suitable for anyone with an interest in intellectual disabilities this course is highly recommended as…

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 gain a recognised FM qualification. The IWFM level 3 programme is available to study through part-time tuition. It is delivered…

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 learners to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to deal with the issues that arise every day in…

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 to these roles. The IWFM level 5 programme is available to study through part-time tuition. It is delivered over evening…

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…

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 (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 room leader / supervisor / manager in a Montessori room. During this 7-month course you will acquire a thorough knowledge…

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.…

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…

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.…

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

The introduction of PE as a Leaving Cert exam subject has increased the demand for qualified PE teachers. We recognise that there are many teachers qualified and teaching other subject specialisms who may be interested in upskilling and adding PE to their professional remit as a second (or additional) subject. Teachers from a non-science or…

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

Have you have completed a sports degree and are interested in becoming a PE teacher? These modules will supplement your original BSc degree credits to meet the curricular subjects’ requirements for gaining access to a Professional Masters in PE and becoming a registered PE teacher. This pathway is ideal for students who have completed a…

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 personalised training programmes/sessions for their needs to improve overall fitness including strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory function as well as detailed…

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 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…

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…

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 head injuries and those who are learning to cope with a degenerative disease. A number of our graduates have been…

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 the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work in an unsupervised capacity as a sports massage practitioner, with non-pathological (non-injured)…

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 practitioners currently working in Sport and Active Leisure, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Massage Therapists. The purpose of this…

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 of the many nail bars or setting up as a mobile nail technician building a loyal personal client base. This…

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 skills and knowledge to be proficient in preparing and providing a wide range of skin care treatments. Understanding the preparation…

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;…

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…

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…

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 the demands of employers of this industry for over 15 years. The sound practical training has produced a high employment…

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 the demands of employers of this industry for over 15 years. The sound practical training has produced a high employment…

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 and employment opportunities available are wide and varied whether you like travelling, sitting in an office, meeting new people every…

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 distance learning course will give a concise overview of ISL, basic signs and instructions for their use. Students will gain…

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 you assume that a person with a disability always needs assistance? If these are questions you ask yourself then this…

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 or inflictions to their speech and language development. Through this course the student will develop a strong knowledge based insight…

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, regardless of impairments is essential. This course aims to provide the student with an insight and indepth knowledge of visual…

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 together make up the complete Fashion Buying & Merchandising course which sets the foundations for a successful career in either…

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 waste sector. At the end of this course each learner will be able to assist in the development of waste…

BSc (Hons) In Facilities and 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 your own time. Supported seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your…

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 environments. Energy Management Level 1 is aimed at technicians, engineers, operation/facilities managers, and others, who wish to gain an understanding…

Environmental Impact Assessment

There 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 others. Portobello Institute’s Environmental Assessment Programme is designed to provide a critical overview of the theory and practice of EIA…

IWFM Level 3 Diploma In Facilities Management (Part Time)

Who is this programme for?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. Aims of the Programme The learning outcomes for this programme include:…

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 learners to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to deal with the issues that arise every day in…

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 to these roles. The IWFM level 5 programme is available to study through part-time tuition. It is delivered over evening…

MSc In Facilities and 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.…

MSc In Facilities and 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.…

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