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Me ? … a degree! News Slope
Me ? … a degree!

Aoife never thought of herself as being capable of completing a degree but found she could with the guidance and support of her tutors at Portobello

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Early Years - It’s a man’s world too! News Slope
Early Years - It’s a man’s world too!

As the number of men training roles in the early years sector increases, Gianluca Marangon brings a new perspective to Montessori teaching

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Enhancing careers for existing FM professionals News Slope
Enhancing careers for existing FM professionals

Linda had worked in FM for many years but had no relevant qualifications. She found the BIFM course related perfectly to her job and increased her knowledge, confidence and ambition!

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Nursing graduate, Nicole Bolger shares her success News Slope
Nursing graduate, Nicole Bolger shares her success

"Thanks to the nursing course I was accepted onto Children’s and General Nursing Level 8 in UCD."

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A truly remarkable story: Sergey Dolgy News Slope
A truly remarkable story: Sergey Dolgy

We are absolutely delighted to share his remarkable journey

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Ian Heffernan, Fashion Graduate shares his journey News Slope
Ian Heffernan, Fashion Graduate shares his journey

“I would highly recommend gaining work experience as it is great to be able to put theories learned into practice".

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A snapshot of graduate stories News Slope
A snapshot of graduate stories

We have put together just some of our stories to help you make the right decision.

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Damien gets FM qualification in one year! News Slope
Damien gets FM qualification in one year!

Moving from carpentry to facilities management, Damien needed new knowledge and skills and the BIFM course provided ‘relevant and usable’ content in just one year.

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Understanding children and better parenting News Slope
Understanding children and better parenting

Following his SNA couese, Alban Hysa suggests, “It is a very insightful course not only for the role of an SNA but also for anyone working with children."

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Qualify as an SNA in one week! News Slope
Qualify as an SNA in one week!

Orla completed her level 5 SNA as a one full week intensive course and she secured a new job immediately afterwards.

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Blended Learning – the perfect approach for early years practitioners. News Slope
Blended Learning – the perfect approach for early years practitioners.

The combination of distance learning and tutorials in highly relevant subjects allows Natasha to continue in her full time role and apply her learning on a daily basis.

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IWFM for career advancement  - become the best in the business! News Slope
IWFM for career advancement - become the best in the business!

As an FM professional Peter decided to study for the management level IWFM level 5 in order to progress his career. He found the course, tutors and learning environment at Portobello to be so good - he is now embarking on the IWFM level 6.

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Claire loved the small class sizes and supportive environment News Slope
Claire loved the small class sizes and supportive environment

Claire completed the Montessori course and loved studying at Portobello so much that she immediately enrolled on the Early Childhood degree programme

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A Montessori qualification in just one month! News Slope
A Montessori qualification in just one month!

Maria took a month out from her teaching job in Paris to come to Portobello for intensive training in the Montessori method and was amazed by how much she learned.

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Aoife Brennan Speech & Language Therapy graduate story   News Slope
Aoife Brennan Speech & Language Therapy graduate story

Following on from the course, Aoife was accepted onto a Master’s programme for speech and language

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Riding high on the sports therapy degree! News Slope
Riding high on the sports therapy degree!

John gains great experience with Emerald Enduro challenge looking after world class mountain bikers

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FM qualifications are no longer desirable, they are expected News Slope
FM qualifications are no longer desirable, they are expected

Mark Moloney’s career took him from the building trade to FM where he attributes his career progression to his BIFM qualifications.

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Elizabeth's experience on completing beauty workshops News Slope
Elizabeth's experience on completing beauty workshops

To do something for herself Elizabeth enrolled in a number of one day beauty workshops with Portobello Institute.

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Joan’s Montessori School goes from strength to strength News Slope
Joan’s Montessori School goes from strength to strength

“Deciding to study at Portobello Institute was one of the best career decisions I have made with the second best decision being to open my own Montessori school”.

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Montessori Intensive Success Story, an international perspective News Slope
Montessori Intensive Success Story, an international perspective

Irene found that an intensive course in Montessori teaching at Portobello Institute was the perfect choice for her needs – "intensive training in a central location with the potential to get an internationally recognised qualification, quickly".

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