For full time courses, an interview and acceptance of your application by Portobello Institute is required before you make a full course payment. When you book online, the payment taken is €50. This is the fee for the interview ONLY. Please read The Enrolment Process below and follow all the steps. Once you have booked for an interview, we will communicate with you using the mobile and/or email address you provided.
The Enrolment Process
Step 1. Apply for Interview
Before applying for an interview, please check that you are eligible to take the course - each course page has a section marked 'Entry Requirement' and this section details the eligibility requirement. If you are not sure about eligibility, please contact us before making any payment.
If you wish to go ahead and apply for an interview simply make a payment for €50 using one of the payment methods listed in the section below Course Payment Options.
Please note: The €50 payment is non-refundable Do not make any other payment until you have had the interview and have been offered a place by Portobello Institute.
Step 2. Acceptance of Place if Interview is Successful
If you are offered a place after interview, you can accept by making;
1) Full payment of the course fees upfront.
2) Paying 50% of the course fees upfront and 50% within the next 2 months.
3) Payment of €1250 upfront and remaining balance can be set up on an instalment plan. This option is subject to an additional administration fee. Please contact us for further information on instalment plans.
Note on EXAM FEES : All exam fees must be paid before the course start date regardless of payment choice above. You will find details of exam fees in the relevant course pages. Exam fees listed in a currency other than Euro must be paid separately by Bankers Draft and made out to Portobello Institute in the currency specified. If no exam fee is specified, that means the exam fee is already included in your course fee.
Please note: There is a Late Payment policy which may apply if your account is not settled within 10 days of course commencement.
Click the Book Now button at the bottom of the course page, fill out the appropriate details and continue to pay online. Please pay €50 only. Do include your PPS number if your course is QQI/HETAC certified. Your PPS number is required by these examination bodies. You can omit this if you are an International Student.
Please contact Portobello Institute regarding course enrolment. There are a number of steps involved which we would be happy to assist you on. International students must complete an interview with the course director before they are accepted onto a course. You will find detailed information in the International Students section.
Cancelling your place on a Full time course
You can decide to cancel your place on the course within 14 days of us receiving your acceptance of your place on the course. In this instance an administration fee of €120 will be withheld from your refund. For further details on cancelling your place please refer to our Terms and Conditions .
Failure to pay on the due date will result in a cancellation of place on course and a penalty fee of 10% of the total course fee will be charged. Fees are still payable should a student fail to complete the course. Tuition fees, deposits and examination fees are not refundable under any other circumstances.
There is an instalment option available for full time courses. Please refer to the information provided and contact Portobello Institute directly on 01 892 0000.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Portobello Institute reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient applications and fees will be fully refunded in this instance. For more details of our Refund Policy, please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.