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’.
“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!”
“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
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”.
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.
Claire completed the Montessori course and loved studying at Portobello so much that she immediately enrolled on the Early Childhood degree programme
“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”.
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".