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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          At Portobello Institute, our class sizes differ per department but the majority of our classes have an impressively low student-teacher ratio. As a general rule we cap all of our part-time classes at a maximum of 14 students.  Classroom size can directly impact student performance...

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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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        Applying for any job can seem like a daunting and difficult challenge.  The apparent factors are a well planned and written CV together with good interview success.  To help you to land your dream job, whatever the sector, we have put together some tips which can help boost your...

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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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        Why property could be the right career choice...  Do you have a passion for all things property? A career in property management can be very rewarding with plenty of great reasons to work in this sector.   Daily tasks will vary, with a focus on taking care of property on behalf of...

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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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        An early riser or a night rider you will need to be forever flexible and perfectly groomed whether it’s a 6am or 11pm start. Duty begins prior to flight departure. Pre-flight briefing sets individual roles and responsibilities while covering health and safety in detail for the...

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        A day in the life of a healthcare worker can be described as challenging, but every day allows for great job satisfaction and knowing you can make a real difference. Each day is a new start with new challenges, new patients, resulting in new achievements and important skills...

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