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

Our early childhood care and education graduates understand that they are sculpting young minds and the future of society. Our graduates significantly impact the early years sector by working within county childcare committees, Pobal, DCEDIY, teaching on early years programmes and in many other roles. Successfully opening and running early years settings and Montessori schools have been the career choices of many of our graduates.

Portobello Institute is participating in the Nurturing Skills Learner Fund Scheme 2024 (NSLF). You can find out the latest information on the NSLF and register your interest here.

The new fund helps early years educators to upskill to level 7 and level 8 qualifications by covering a significant part of the cost.

The courses covered by the Nurturing Skills Learner Fund at Portobello Institute include:

If you have any questions you can book a consultation call with our expert course advisor Sarah Coyne email [email protected] or call 01 892 0041.

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Blended Learning

MA Inclusive Education and SEN

This course enables students to 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.

The next start date for this course is TBC. To register your interest in this course please use the make an enquiry button or contact our course advisor Jennifer by emailing [email protected].

 

Blended Learning

MA 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. The blended learning option enables students to work full-time and study this MA in Early Childhood Care & Education.

The next start for this course is TBC. To register your interest please contact our course advisor Jennifer by emailing [email protected]

 

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"If you work full-time, have a family and can only study at a certain time choose Portobello Institute and you won't regret it"

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"I never thought I’d be able to study again at that level but it panned out. I’m delighted I was able to achieve it.”

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