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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Emer McIntyre

Beauty Therapy Tutor


Emer has been a qualified beauty therapist for 16 years. She relocated to Australia and worked in a busy salon in Sydney for a year. 


Upon returning, she worked in a day spa for 6 years where she managed the salon for 2 of these years. It was here that Emer really honed her skills and love of facials and massage, completing her teacher training diploma in 2012. Afterwards, Emer managed a busy Dublin salon for 4 years. Emer has been teaching in portobello for the last 2 years, she tutors the massage workshops (which are worships for therapist to upskill) and also lecture the ITEC skin and eye evening modules. 


I really enjoy the teaching aspect of my job as I love seeing how the students progress week by week and build up their confidence.”


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