Portobello Institute’s sports qualifications give you the opportunity to turn your passion into a successful lifelong career by providing you with an internationally recognised qualification that is industry specific.

We offer dynamic, forward thinking environment that is focused on developing graduates who are proficient, evidence-based practitioners. Many of our graduates are now working with elite athletes and teams. Some are successfully running their own businesses and clinics whilst others have chosen to continue to study at Masters level.

For qualified teachers and sports graduates who wish to pursue a career in PE teaching we have developed the certificate in higher education which covers the essential modules you need to progress to a Professional Masters in Education.

Portobello Institute’s degree programmes are delivered both full-time and through blended learning, ensuring there is an option to suit your individual needs, allowing you to fit your study around your busy work and home life.

We run a student sports therapy clinic which allows you to get hands on experience. We have carefully developed a work placement programme with strong links within the sports industry.

Portobello Institute is passionate about helping you achieve your qualification and offer one to one support throughout your learning journey.

Whether you are beginning your career 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 would like guidance on which course is right for you, contact our expert admissions advisor, call 01 892 0029 or book a one-to-one consultation call at a time that suits you here.

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Blended Learning

Qualified Teacher Status – Assessment Only Route

This Qualified Teacher Status – Assessment Only (QTS AO) course allows teachers to demonstrate that they already meet all the QTS standards, without the need for any further training. If you have a degree and substantial experience working in a school, early years, or further education setting, this option allows you to gain QTS without undergoing a teacher training programme

Blended Learning

PGCert in Education (International) & Qualified Teacher Status – Assessment Only

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education International (PGCEi) & Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Assessment Only (AO) course at Portobello Institute offers a unique blend of international pedagogical knowledge coupled with an opportunity to gain the QTS. The Assessment Only Route is a fast-track route to gain QTS. QTS is a UK teaching qualification, application for registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland can subsequently be made through the “qualified abroad route” and is reviewed by the council on a case-by-case basis.

Blended Learning

MSc Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation

Reflecting the growing opportunities in sports sciences, this MSc in Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation aims to develop highly competent, industry-ready practitioners. If you are a healthcare professional wishing to further develop your sport and exercise expertise, this course offers an innovative curriculum, practical skills and expertise relating to rehabilitation in sport and exercise designed to meet your needs. 

Blended Learning

PGCert Performance Analysis

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Performance Analysis. This PGC is designed for those passionate about harnessing the power of data, technology, and strategic insight to elevate sporting outcomes. This course bridges the gap between theory and real-world application, ensuring you are equipped with the cutting-edge skills needed to thrive in the fast-paced world of sports analysis.

Full Time

MSc Physiotherapy

This full-time MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise required for you to become a qualified physiotherapist eligible for registration with HCPC, and eligibility to apply for registration with CORU.

Blended Learning

MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription

This MSc will provide you with an in-depth and relevant focus on applied and academic clinical exercise prescription for working in allied healthcare. The blended learning option enables students to work full-time and study this MSc degree in Clinical Exercise Prescription.

Success Story

“I love helping people prevent injury or recover from injury, whether it is a team member or individual sports enthusiast."

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Cathal Brady – Inspiring Sports Therapy Students to a Fulfilling Career Cathal Brady – Inspiring Sports Therapy Students to a Fulfilling Career
Success Story

This degree allowed me to become a sports therapist and provided a very solid base for where I took my career next.

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Jake Nalepa – Sports Therapy Provided ‘Solid Base’ and ‘Opened Doors’ for Gym Owner and Performance Coach Jake Nalepa – Sports Therapy Provided ‘Solid Base’ and ‘Opened Doors’ for Gym Owner and Performance Coach
Success Story

“Portobello Institute helped me get a place on the PME course, something I didn’t think would be possible."

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Tara McCabe – From A Levels Uncertainty to PE Teaching with Portobello Institute Tara McCabe – From A Levels Uncertainty to PE Teaching with Portobello Institute