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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 Dublin 1.

The college offers a number of full time, part time blended and distance learning courses covering 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. Courses range from 1 year certificate and diploma courses or 3 year degree courses.

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.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Course Dublin Aromatherapy is the study of essential oils, which are derived from plants. These oils are complex chemicals with unique fragrances and healing properties. They have being used for centuries to promote health and well being, treating both the mind and body. Successful participants of the course will be able to carry out…

Waxing Course

Waxing Course. Waxing is an advanced beauty therapy skill. It is in demand in today’s beauty salons and is a specialized skill set to promote your salon career. Beauty salons not only need to provide their clients with advanced waxing treatments. The salons have also opened their doors to men and are offering them specialized…

Beauty Specialist Certificate Course

Beauty Specialist Certificate Course. The Beauty Specialist Certificate course is an excellent way to build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to start a career as a Beautician. This course will prepare you for working in a Beauty Salon or opening your own Salon. As well as learning all about how the Beauty business…

Beauty Specialist Diploma

Beauty Specialist Diploma. Portobello Institute’s Beauty Specialist diploma course brings you up to speed with the complete Beautician’s toolkit of salon treatments for skin, eye, make up, waxing, manicure and pedicure. If you are looking for a career in a profession that has been transformed over the last 10 years, then Portobello Institute’s Beauty Specialist…

Beauty Therapy Course

Beauty Therapy Course. At Portobello Institute, we offer Beauty students the opportunity of learning in a Beauty School environment, within the setting of a busy college, allowing our Beauty students to avail of a more rounded college life. During this programme you will learn the up to date skills and the professionalism needed to succeed…

Business Management

The Business Management course is designed to provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the role and function of management in the business environment and offers the opportunity to develop effective management skills to work independently or within a supervisory capacity. Students will explore the role of management within an organisation focusing on leadership,…

Montessori Part 1 - Early Years Care & Education

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. FETAC Certificates are now obtained through a new Common Award System (CAS) and awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Our Montessori and Early Childhood courses aim to develop in…

Montessori Part 2 - Eary Years Care & Education

Stage 2 of the Early Years course provides an opportunity for the Learner to gain an understanding of the concept of progression in child development and be able to devise a range of activities that will promote physical, social, emotional, intellectual development in children from 0-6 years. Learners will also reflect on the wide range…

Play Therapy Level 1

Play, a familiar activity for most children, is a way to help children with issues they may have to deal with in their daily lives or in difficult circumstances, such as hospitalization or abusive conditions. Play helps to reduce stress in a child. Play therapy is based on this fact that children can express themselves…

Play Therapy Level 2

The Play Therapy Level 2 course progresses from the Level 1 play therapy course for those who wish to continue to develop their understanding and skills within this area. Applicants must have successfully completed Play Therapy Level 1 before moving onto this course.

Special Needs - Intensive Blended Learning

The Special Needs Education Certificate is a part time evening course 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…

Special Needs Assisting (Intensive Blended Learning)

Special Needs Assistant – QQI Level 6 Component Certificate The Special Needs Assistant course is designed for learners who wish to progress from a QQI Level 5 to a QQI Level 6 qualification. The course content is structured to give a broader, knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding disabilities and or learning difficulties.

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;…

Speech and Language Therapy (Theory and Practice Modules)

For those that do not wish to complete the Full Major Award in Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (Health Service Skills), you can now enrol onto the Theory and Practice modules separately.

Occupational Therapy - Theory & Practice Modules

For those that do not wish to complete the Full Major Award in Occupational Therapy (Health Service Skills), you can now enrol onto the Theory and Practice modules separately.

Interior Design

Portobello Institute’s Interior Design foundation course has been designed with the help of professional interior designers and architects and focusses on Residential Interior Design. The interior design course will provide you with a solid understanding of all the key features of interior design – colour mixing, texture, 3D effects, materials, lighting, space planning, drafting and…

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies course provides a foundation in Irish Law and business. It is suitable for those who would like a career as an assistant in a legal environment or for those who wish to continue their legal studies to degree level. Studying law is an exciting and challenging choice. It provides an introduction to…

High Fashion & Media Make Up

The Facial, Fashion and Photographic makeup course covers the ITEC syllabus for both the Level 2 Facial Make Up certificate and Level 3 Fashion and Photographic Make up certificate. There has been huge growth in the Irish entertainment and cosmetic industry increasing the employment opportunities of qualified and skilled make up artists. The cosmetic and…

Make Up Artistry

Make Up Artists are becoming more and more in demand in the Irish and International Entertainment and Cosmetic industries. Portobello Institute’s Make Up Artistry courses combine the technical skill set required with internationally recognised rewards, to give you the opportunity to work in the many challenging aspects and the diverse world of Make Up Artists.

Special Effects (Make-Up Course)

This Special Effects Make Up course is specifically designed for the already established make up artist looking to upskill into an alternative area of make up. The Irish film industry has seen an explosion in the last number of years thus bringing a demand for highly trained artists. This course is specifically tailored and taught…

Holistic Massage

Holistic Massage. Holistic Massage has been used for thousands of years as a simple and effective method of attaining & maintaining good health. Massage has been incorporated into many health systems and is the basis and foundation skills of any massage therapist. The Holistic Massage course will give you all of the classical massage movements…

Manicure & Pedicure

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 for further Nail Courses such as Nail Art and Nail Technician (Gel & Acrylic Nails). The Manicure & Pedicure course…

Manicure Pedicure & Nail Technician - Course Combo

Manicure & Pedicure (ITEC) Nail Technician (Gel & Acrylic Nails) Note – the Manicure & Pedicure Certificate is required in order to be eligible for the Nail Technician course – except when you do both courses together.

Nail Technician - Gel & Acrylic Nails

The Nail Technician course is a progression course from basic Manicure and Pedicure. During this course you will master Gel and Acrylic nails, as well as understand and advise your clients on the different types of nails that will suit their needs and lifestyle. This Nails Course is an advanced course which will prepare you…

Visual Retail Display

The Visual Retail Display course is hands-on and practical. Have a look at the exhibition photos of what past students of the Retail Display course have done. Like them, you too will learn how to create eye-catching visual Retail Displays that inspire the consumer to want more… If you want to create imaginative, exciting and…

Physiotherapy Assistant - Theory & Practice Modules

For those that do not wish to complete the Full Major Award in Physiotherapy Assistant (Health Service Skills), you can now enrol onto the Theory and Practice modules separately.

Galileo Computerised Reservation System

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…

Travel Agency Service Skills

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 Agent + Galileo Computerised Reservation System - Combo Course

Retail Travel Agent Galileo Computerised Reservation System (CRS)

Health Service Skills

The Health Service Skills Distance Learning course is ideal for those employed, or seeking employment in the healthcare sector, and also provides an ideal stepping stone for those wishing to progress to further education in the health services. As outlined by HIQA* all newly recruited care staff and those in a role less than one…

Health Services Skills with Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Theory & Practice - Blended Learning

This Health Service Skills certificate with an emphasis on Speech and Language assistant provides training for care assistants and Speech Therapy assistants and equips them with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will gain a knowledge of varying roles of the speech and language therapy assistant…

Healthcare Support

New Government regulations stipulate that a FETAC 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 the knowledge, skill and competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of healthcare settings including and…

Nursing Studies - Pre-Nursing

The Pre Nursing course is designed as programme of preparatory study to enter a degree programme in Nursing Studies. Students undertaking this course can also apply for training positions in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing and Childrens Nursing. The Pre Nursing course introduces students to the caring role of the nurse and emphasises…

Reflective Practitioner - Supervision

Guided reflections of experience enable an integration of experimental learning with theoretical understanding. Further, this will lead to enrichment of the field that one is working in. We may have been trained several years ago… learning paths… This course is specially designed and suitable for practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work, education, sociology,…

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