Travelling to countries or places for personal or business purposes has become a social, cultural and economic phenomena according to the UNWTO. People can experience new cultures, languages and see the world from a different perspective as a result of travel. Working within the tourism industry as a tour guide can offer an extremely fulfilling career, meeting different people and engaging with those from a wide range of cultures, languages and religions.

Portobello Institute offers you the opportunity to study for an accredited nationally recognised tour guide award. Courses are available to study through flexible blended learning with a blend of in-person familiarisation trips and online lectures that you may choose to study at a time suited to you.

Whether you are beginning your career or already working in the industry and want to advance your career, we are committed to supporting you to follow your passion and fulfil your potential, offering you the course for the career you want.

If you are interested in pursuing education in tourism, speak to Brandon McLean at [email protected] , call him on 01-8920035 or book a one-to-one career consultation with him at a time that suit you by clicking here.

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This course was 100% the right choice for me and I walked straight into a job as a tour guide which I thoroughly enjoy!

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Daniel Foley – ‘I walked straight into a job’ with Tour Guide Qualification Daniel Foley – ‘I walked straight into a job’ with Tour Guide Qualification
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"I loved the course. I am definitely more confident again in my knowledge after refreshing"

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Cathy Whelan – Refreshing Her Knowledge as a Tour Guide to Open New Opportunities Cathy Whelan – Refreshing Her Knowledge as a Tour Guide to Open New Opportunities
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“Tutors at Portobello Institute – they believed in me, supported me and helped me every step of the way – in so many ways!"

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Frankie Farrell – Overcoming Learning Difficulties at Portobello Institute Frankie Farrell – Overcoming Learning Difficulties at Portobello Institute