Choosing a third level course can be a daunting task for every school leaver and adult learner so we have put together just some of our stories to help those to make the right decision. We fully believe in helping learners to follow a dream or indeed take another route to success. We are...

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Special Needs assistants work in an educational capacity caring for and supporting children in reaching their potential through education. The role of the SNA is primarily to assist the teacher to support students with special educational needs. SNA’s make a huge contribution in supporting those...

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Working in travel and tourism can be described as putting every piece of the puzzle together while providing exceptional customer service along the way. It can also be about making dreams come true for many helping to create lifelong memories. Tourism is an undoubtedly an exciting industry that...

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Sergey Dolgy has just completed a full-time business management programme with Portobello Institute and we are absolutely delighted to share his remarkable journey. Sergey was born in Bobruisk, one of the oldest cities in Belarus and having spent the majority of his childhood in an orphanage he is...

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With the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams starting tomorrow we have outlined 10 quick tips to help reduce any stress levels and maximum effective study for students over the next two weeks. Be organised. Get all of your notes in order to avoid any unnecessary wasted time. Take note. Study...

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We are delighted to share this short piece on CV tips from our highly experienced fashion buying and merchandising programme manager and tutor, Annemarie McAuley. Annemarie comes with a wealth of industry knowledge with over 20 years experience in the sector and over the last number of years she...

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 Assignment writing is a key component to studying at third college and this is significant across all courses up to degree level. Assignment support is to help empower students of all abilities to create strong, credible assignments and build a well thought out piece. At Portobello Institute we...

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Traditionally students think of autumn with the prospect of going to college to complete a degree and while this is the case for many, summer can be the perfect time for new beginnings and to start that course before 2018 gathers too much pace. An increasing number of students are now choosing to...

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The fitness industry has reached a crisis of both vision and application. What do we mean to the average person and how can we increase our reach towards a societal goal of promoting a healthier lifestyle and getting more people regularly active? For an industry whose main purpose it is to...

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After graduating from training college, you will be ready to find employment in your chosen field. But no matter which field you choose, including beauty therapy, creative studies, tourism or business, you will need to take the proper steps in order to distinguish yourself from other potential job...

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You have worked hard to get your ITEC qualification in make-up artistry so what’s next? Alot of makeup artists will find themselves working on a makeup counter which is can be an exciting start into their creative career. The makeup artistry industry is one that experiences continuous growth,...

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Choosing a third level course can be a daunting task for every school leaver and indeed adult learner so we have put together some tips to help those hoping to attend an open day. Third level colleges offer open days to help students to benefit from specific course details and to essentially...

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