What is CPD? The term CPD refers to Continuing Professional Development. It is the process of tracking and documenting skills, knowledge and experience. It is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that can help manage learning and growth. Overall, it is the means by which...

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Ultimately, over the last two weeks everyone who undertook state exams will now be faced with a number of choices. Try not to get too focused on one driving factor post exams, and try and remember that whatever decision is made now does not dictate your entire future and that varying career...

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A career working with children was always on the cards for Early Years degree student Limin.  Uprooting from her home country of China many years ago, Limin proudly calls Ireland her second home. With her love of children Limin started the early stages of her career working in the baby room in a...

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        Schools out! What now? We have handpicked some of the best family events happening around Ireland this summer. Explore unique locations, go to family festivals and create long lasting memories with adventures around the country. Here’s our list of the top 8 things to do over the...

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              Current Sports Therapy student John Daly speaks about his course at Portobello Institute and the opportunity presented to him with the recent Enduro World Cup Series. An early realisation for John that Sports Therapy was the career choice for him was after completing his...

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        With the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams fast approaching we have outlined 10 quick tips to help reduce any stress levels and maximum effective study. Be organised. Get all of your notes in order to avoid any wasted time. Take note. Study should involve a pen and paper. When...

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        What is Sports Psychology? Sports psychology studies the link between psychology and sports. It is ultimately how the mind affects sport, athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. Sport psychology is an expertise that uses psychological knowledge and skills to help the...

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          It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to complete the full-time makeup artistry course at Portobello Institute but the feedback from our students is always positive and they thoroughly enjoy their year. This week we caught up with one of our recent students Ciara O’Toole to...

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        Education has never been more accessible with blended learning becoming a hugely popular option among adults. We now live in a digital age and the ways in which we learn are constantly changing. Blended learning has been described as studying the best of both worlds, involving both a...

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What does facilities mean? Buildings where people live, work and play need to be comfortable, safe and fully operational. In short, these environments need to be managed and maintained effectively. Sustainability is viewed as a corporate value all around the world. This is particularly true in...

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        That time of year is upon us again with 120,000 students in the midst of State exams since 9.30am this morning. This is the beginning of a 3 week process so we have presented 5 short tips to help you to get to the end of exam time! Firstly, try your best to relax! Exam nerves and...

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          Pre-university courses are becoming an increasingly popular path to achieving educational goals. Essentially, these courses make qualifications possible. By undertaking a pre-university course learners can gain a foundation level of knowledge in their chosen sector, and once they...

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