For over 25 years, Portobello Institute has been training professionals for the Travel & Tourism sector. Our courses from awards at level 5 to Masters at level 9 provide you with the opportunity to obtain an recognised qualification that opens up employment opportunities to you. Our courses have been specifically designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed for your chosen career in this fast-growing industry. We have developed an innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Aviation Management for those wishing to gain a role in management and leadership within the aviation sector. These programmes will launch in autumn ’21.

Whether you are beginning your career in travel and tourism or already working in the industry and wanting to upskill, Portobello Institute is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We have developed multiple delivery modes for our courses, ensuring there is an option to suit your individual needs that allows you to fit your study around your busy work and home life.

We believe that real life learning opportunities, which allow you to learn outside of the classroom, are invaluable in preparing you for your career. Portobello Institute has developed a work placement programme with a strong network of travel and tourism contacts. The work placement programme allows you to develop both your skills and confidence and is key to gaining employment in the travel and tourism industry. Graduates have found that this first-hand experience and insight into the industry gave them an advantage when preparing for interview and subsequent roles after graduation. Many students gain employment directly from their placement with a significant number of our graduates working for companies including Guinness Storehouse, Cassidy Travel, Corporate Travel Services, Aer Lingus and Ryanair.

Whether you are beginning your education or returning to education after a number of years in the workforce, our team are passionate about helping you achieve your qualification offering you one to one support throughout your learning journey. The programme management and tutoring team for our travel department have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and combined practical experience in travel and tourism. They bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that they are eager to share with you.

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Tour Guide (Feb 21)

Delivered through a combination of online webinars and field trips, this QQI Level 6 course in tour guiding gives you the opportunity to train and qualify as a tour guide.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
23rd February 2021
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Tour Guide

Delivered through a combination of online webinars and field trips, this QQI Level 6 course in tour guiding gives you the opportunity to train and qualify as a tour guide.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
20th October 2020
Full Time

Airline & Cabin Crew Studies

This full-time QQI Level 5 course in Airline and Cabin Crew Studies is excellent preparation for those students wishing to apply for a position as a Cabin Crew Member in any International airline.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
11th October 2021
Blended Learning

MSc Aviation Management

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc in Aviation Management. This MSc programme will develop critical and practical skills applied in the field of aviation management.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
2nd October 2021