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Caroline Hosey discusses her time at Portobello studying Early Childhood Studies News Slope
Caroline Hosey discusses her time at Portobello studying Early Childhood Studies

Caroline Hosey talks about studying Early Childhood Studies and her experience in Portobello.

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Sheena Heavey on her new role as SNA News Slope
Sheena Heavey on her new role as SNA

We were absolutely delighted to catch-up with past student Sheena Heavey on how she’s getting on in her new role

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Busy mum Sheena, balances college and kids to retrain for a SNA job she loves News Slope
Busy mum Sheena, balances college and kids to retrain for a SNA job she loves

After 30 years in financial services Sheena switched to become a Special Needs Assistant. She describes the course as ‘ an enjoyable challenge that fitted perfectly with her home life’.

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Sinead manages work, home and study to achieve her degree News Slope
Sinead manages work, home and study to achieve her degree

“Overall, I honestly found the balance of home life, work life and studying not as overwhelming I initially thought it would be and I submitted my thesis the day before my fourth baby was born!”

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Antonia gives back by helping children in India News Slope
Antonia gives back by helping children in India

As Antonio Marin Motos undertakes takes additional courses at Portobello, she finds time to volunteer in India.

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Emma rises to the challenge and changes her life with a childcare course News Slope
Emma rises to the challenge and changes her life with a childcare course

“My whole journey in college has been truly life changing. I have gained so much, and I can honestly say to anyone if you feel you want to go to college…. You can do it! That mountain is high and hard to climb but it is so worth it … Follow your dreams and believe in yourself, you can be anything yo

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Taking the fear out of returning to education News Slope
Taking the fear out of returning to education

Portobello tutors make returning to education less daunting for Halima Ansari. “All tutors were very approachable, friendly and helpful in their manner. It can be a very daunting experience going back into education after so many years, but the tutor support made the whole experience more comfortable for me”.

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A complete career change for Kate News Slope
A complete career change for Kate

Kate studied full time for 1 year and secured a great job in childcare. Her success has motivated her to undertake her degree through blended learning.

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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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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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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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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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