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Full Time Enrolment

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 proceed and apply for an interview simply make a payment of €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 you are successful with your interview

If you are offered a place after interview, you can accept by making;

  1. Full payment of the course fees upfront - €1,650 deposit must be paid to secure your place.
  2. Paying 50% of the course fees upfront and 50% within the next 2 months.
  3. Payment of 40% off the cost of the course and the 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.

Course Payment Options


Click the Book Now button on the course page, fill out the appropriate details and continue to pay online. Please pay €50 only. 

Late Payment Policy

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.

Instalment Policy

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.

Instalment Options 

We are now offering flexible payment options to enable students to spread the cost of their courses.

To see if you are eligible for a payment option plan and for further details please contact the number for the various departments listed below.  Email addresses are

Early Years - Jennifer Matteazzi - 01 892 0040

Special Needs – Megan Carr - 01 892 0024

Sport & Health -  Shane Ferris- 01 892 0011

Business & Travel -  01 8920 0000

Creative and Beauty – Jenny Cosgrave – 01 892 0031

CME - Lynda O'Neill 01 892 0020 (Acquisitions Manager)

CME - Mairead Roche 01 892 0032 (Business Manager Coordinator)

Terms and Conditions apply to all instalment payment plans.

**Failure to pay on the due dates of your instalment plan may result in the cancellation of your place on the course and a penalty fee of 10% of the course fee may be charged.**

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