31 May, 2022 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

How Do You Apply For a Place in Portobello if You Are Doing Your Leaving Cert?

If you are currently studying for your Leaving Cert and are looking to go to Portobello Institute once you finish, but you are unsure of how to go about applying, don’t worry. We’ll take you through every step you need to know to secure your place at Portobello!

Research the course

Each of our courses across our six departments has its own dedicated course page on our website.

Each page is full of information such as modules, career opportunities, fee information etc. This will enable you to make a confident and informed decision about what course to apply them. You can find them all here.

Book a call

If you’ve read the course page for the course you want and are still unsure, you can book a consultation call with our expert advisors.

From there, they will talk to you and assess your suitability for the course(s) you have an interest in. These consultations are completely free. Find the details for each advisor below.

We are not on the CAO

The first thing to know about applying for a course at Portobello Institute is that we are not a part of the CAO application system.

The entry requirements for our courses are not based on the points you earn in your Leaving Cert, instead, they are based on your suitability for the course you are applying to.

Our entry requirements are moderate, and also static, meaning they don’t change year to year. They are achievable and realistic.

You can apply direct

Because we are not on the CAO, we have our own, direct application process that is readily available on our website.

Once you apply, you will speak to one of our expert advisors, who will go through your application process with you, ensuring you meet entry requirements and that you are a good fit for the course.

Wait for your offer

Once you’ve done your interview, your application will be reviewed and, should you be successful, you will receive an offer to take up your place for our Autumn intake.

At Portobello, we can give conditional offers before you even sit your first Leaving Cert exam, which will ensure a place for you in Portobello once the conditions of the offer have been met.

So, why wait? Book your consultation today and begin the journey to following your passion and choosing a course for the career you want!

Get in Contact

If you are interested in any of our sports courses or have any questions you can book a consultation call with our expert sports advisor Jo Shaw here, email jo.shaw@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0024. 

If you are interested in any of our Early Childhood Studies degrees or courses you can book a consultation call with our expert early years advisor Jennifer Matteazzi here, email jennifer.matteazzi@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0031. 

If you are interested in any of our Facilities Management degrees or qualifications you can book a consultation call with our expert FM advisor Brandon McLean here, email brandon.mclean@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0035. 

If you are interested in any of our Business of Fashion degrees or qualifications you can book a consultation call with our expert advisor George Boylan here, email george.boylan@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0041. 

If you are interested in any of our SNA qualifications, you can book a consultation call with our expert advisor George Boylan here, email george.boylan@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0041. 

If you are interested in any of our Travel and Tourism degrees, masters or qualifications you can book a consultation call with our expert advisor Brandon McLean here, email brandon.mclean@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0035.

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