Portobello Institute has systems in place with Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) to ensure that learners are protected in the event of a cessation of training by the college. This is to ensure that there is a smooth continuance for the learner.  A system is in place to detail arrangements in the event of a programme of more than a three month duration ceasing unexpectedly.

The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6 requires that all programmes of 3 months or more duration have in place arrangements for the Protection of Enrolled Learners to ensure learners have the opportunity to complete their programme of study. The College has made arrangements with at least two other providers to comply with this legal obligation.

Please see the list below for relevant arrangements for each programme.

  • Business Studies Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Child Psychology Level 6 - Iona College, The College of Progressive Education, Dorset College
  • Community Care Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Community Health Services Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Contact Centre Customer Service- Business Development Skills Level 6 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Dublin Tourist Guiding level 6 –The College of Progressive Education, Dorset College, Iona College
  • Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • ECCE in Montessori Pedagogy Level 6 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Fashion Design Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Healthcare Support Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Health Service Skills Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Legal Studies Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Management Skills for ECCE Setting - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Nursing Studies level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Retail Practice Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Sport, Recreation & Exercise Level 5 & 6 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Sports Stadium Steward Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Special Needs Assisting Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Special Needs Assisting Level 6 - Iona College, Dorset College, The College of Progressive Education
  • Supervisory Management Skills for Healthcare Staff Level 6 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Therapeutic Play Skills Level 6 - Iona College, Dorset College
  • Tourism with Business Level 5 - Iona College, Dorset College

To read the QQI policy document on the Protection of Enrolled Learners please click here.