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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. 

Debbie Hopkins

Beauty and Makeup Programme Manager

“Portobello is an ever-changing college, moving with the Industry and offering the best services and qualifications to its students so it’s nice to be part of that”. 

An ITEC Qualified Makeup Artist along with my ITEC Lecturing Diploma, teaching and working in Industry, Debbie comes with exceptional experience having worked on beauty show competitions, TV and magazine shoots, Irish celebrities and the voice of Ireland. Exciting makeovers include clients attending Cannes Film Festival 2018. 

Debbie enjoys every term being a new challenge, in the learners, their different personalities and cultures and being part of their education journey starting at the very basics to graduates going on to work for exclusive makeup counters including MAC and Inglot. 

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