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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. 

Sean Doherty

Early Years tutor

Sean Doherty is a dedicated tutor on our Special Needs Assistant 5 & 6 courses and on various modules on the ECCE programme and has six teaching experience across multiple disciples also including community development and healthcare.

He comes highly educated with a BA in Applied Social Studies, diploma in Voluntary Sector Management, certificate in Therapeutic Dance and Movement and professional diploma in Further Education.

In addition, he holds four years in Residential Services with Adults with an Intellectual Disability and with 14 years in Day Activation Services for Young People with Disabilities.

The most rewarding part of his role as is a tutor is hearing the student’s stories when they come back from placement and also helping them realise that they know more than they thought they did especially after coming back from their work placements.

Unique international experience for Sean includes delivering Dance and Movement classes and Workshops across Europe in Dublin, Porto, Athens and London.

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