Portobello Institute is the Early Years & Montessori sector’s educator of choice as our foundations lie in early years education since 1981. 

Our graduates make significant impacts within the early year’s sector working within county childcare committees, Pobal, DCEDIY and teaching on early years programmes. Successfully opening and running early years settings and Montessori schools have been the career choices of many of our graduates. 

Whether you are beginning your career in early years or already working in the industry and wanting to upskill, Portobello Institute is dedicated to helping you to follow your passion and fulfil your potential by choosing the course for the career you want.

If you are interested in any of our early years or Montessori courses please contact our expert admissions advisor, Jennifer Matteazzi, at jennifer.matteazzi@portobelloinstitute.com, call 01 892 0031 or book a one-to-one consultation call at a time that suits you here.

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Therapeutic Play Skills (Nov ’22)

This blended learning course in Therapeutic Play Skills will provide you with the knowledge, skill and competence to use play as a therapeutic medium in a range of early years and special needs settings.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
26th November 2022
Blended Learning

BA (Ord) Early Childhood Studies – Starts Feb ’23

This level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education degree is delivered through blended learning, you can work full time and complete this degree. Upon completion of this Level 7 degree you will be eligible to gain the higher capitation grant from DCEDIY for your role in an early years setting.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
7th February 2023
Blended Learning

MA Early Childhood Studies – Starts Feb ’23

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MA in Early Childhood Studies. As with any other profession holding a Masters Degree elevates your knowledge, qualifications and career opportunities offering you the opportunity to build further on the strong foundation you have acquired from your undergraduate studies.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
11th February 2023
Blended Learning

New – Postgraduate Certificate in Education International – PGCEi – Starts January ’23

This is a postgraduate certificate, internationally recognised as an advanced level of study and qualification for those wishing to enhance their practice and advance to more senior positions in teaching and educational management, in education organisations and international schools

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
15th January 2023
Blended Learning

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies – Starts March ’23

If you hold a Level 7 BA (Ord) degree in Early Childhood Studies you can top up your degree to a Level 8 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies. Depending on when you start, it will take just 8 – 10 months through blended learning. This final year course consists of an individual research project with one to one tutor support.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
4th March 2023
Blended Learning

New – MA Inclusive Education and SEN – Feb ’23

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this innovative Masters in Inclusive Education and SEN. You will build a comprehensive understanding and critical professional approach to working with children and families with additional physical or intellectual needs and what it means to succeed in terms of equality and inclusion provision.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
11th February 2023
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"The workshop was great, from a Covid-19 perspective it is perfect, people felt safe and there is no obligation to go"

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Anne-Marie Parnell – Safe Montessori Workshop During Covid-19 ‘Increased My Confidence’ Anne-Marie Parnell – Safe Montessori Workshop During Covid-19 ‘Increased My Confidence’
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Sarah Stapleton – ‘Empowered to follow my passion’ with MA in Early Childhood Studies Sarah Stapleton – ‘Empowered to follow my passion’ with MA in Early Childhood Studies
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"It’s open to anyone interested in child development, child welfare, anyone that has an interest n working with children."

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