Full time make-up student Sophie Kelly is coming to the end of her year with Portobello Institute.  Here she looks back on her course and how she has changed her outlook on life. As my course draws to a close I have been reflecting over the year and how I have grown as a person and make-up artist...

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Does the idea of retail and fashion excite you, the thought of being in charge of sourcing a selection of clothes for a shop, while being fully attentive to trends? Buying roles differ between companies but all fashion buyers are responsible for overseeing the development of a range of products...

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          As part of Enhancement week at the college our Early Year’s students experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Headfort Pre-School in Kells, Co Meath. A special thanks to our past degree student and the school's early years manager, Tracey Maree. The school’s mission...

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          Summer intensive courses allow for compressed learning covering the equivalent course content of a standard course, with face-to-face peer discussion, networking and completion in a shorter concentrated timeframe. Intensive study can be the perfect option for those on summer...

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        Distance learning has become a very popular study option amongst adults with busy lives. It gives the opportunity to study while you work or attend to other commitments. Everything is central, to hand and online - tutor support, assessments, online library facilities and notes. For...

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As part of our Enhancement Week Portobello Institute were delighted to welcome Play Therapist Dearbhail from Midlands Play Therapy into the college to speak with our Montessori and Early Years students.  Dearbhail has been working with children and families since 1996 as a Social Worker and Play...

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        Some students find work placement daunting but once you prepare yourself it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips in helping you to find the perfect placement for you.  Benefits of work placement Work experience provides a great opportunity to gain experience in a real working...

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        Choosing a course in any college can be a daunting task.  Third level colleges offer open days to help students to benefit from specific course details and to essentially introduce them to the wider experience of life as a student. Research is crucial to making the right decision....

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At Portobello Institute we believe in enriching the academic year for our students with relevant guest lectures from industry experts, providing them with a well rounded learning experience. This week our Early Years department will have an enhancement week which entails a full week of industry...

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        Special Needs Assistants are recruited to assist in the care of pupils with additional needs in a non-teaching nature in an educational environment.  In general terms an SNA is a care and support role, working under the guidance and supervision of the class teacher. SNAs can work...

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Our Enhancement Week, aimed at quality provision in the early year’s sector, was held on the week of the 13th February 2016.  Early years Providers, Practitioners and Educators came together for a seminar to share and learn about quality enhancement practices.  The theme was “Developing a vision...

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        Waste management is the steps and policies taken to manage waste in an ethical manner in line with regulation.  In order to achieve this waste needs to be managed from creation to final disposal. The processes include development, transportation, recycling, any treatments or changes...

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