17 June, 2022 | Posted by Michelle Hogan

What are the Benefits of Advanced Entry at Portobello Institute?

Portobello Institute is committed to making education accessible so you can fulfil your potential in the career you want.  

Advanced entry to degree programmes at Portobello Institute is possible under different circumstances across our departments. 

We believe in fast tracking your path to success if you are in the position to do so by interpreting your past qualifications and experience and on a case by case basis granting advanced entry into year two or three of our programmes. 

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Advanced entry through recognition of your prior learning and experience comes with a range of benefits.  

  1. Fast track your journey to success. Advanced entry saves you time and money. If you start your degree in year two or three you pay less fees and spend less time studying to achieve the same, quality qualification.
  2. Achieve your career goals faster. If you know what you want and you are choosing the course for the career you want, it can feel like a long time coming as you wait to finally get qualified. Advanced entry gets you to this point faster, getting you out into the working world as soon as possible.
  3. Feel pride in your achievements to date. Using your qualifications to date to gain advanced entry into your degree of choice will give you a sense of pride in the work you have done so far. Rather than repeating the same or similar content again you can feel the value of the study you have already completed paying off by advancing straight into the next step.
  4. Save money. Portobello Institute’s degree schedules are already condensed to be delivered over three years and if you can gain advanced entry this means studying for even less time to gain your degree, saving you money over the course of your studies.  

Anyone can apply for advanced entry to a degree programme at Portobello Institute. All you need to do is get in touch with our admissions department and they can assess your situation one-to-one.  

Advanced entry has proved to be a massive success for many of our graduates. 

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Anne Walding is a guidance counsellor at Coláiste Íde College of Further Education. She has seen many of her graduating learners go on to achieve huge success through Portobello's advanced entry.

“It’s really beneficial and you can see that by how it’s grown. It’s very valuable. We have the staff and personnel that can bridge the gap between Leaving Cert and college. We can do a lot of work on the skills that they need.  

“By the time they come to Portobello in the 2nd year, we’ve got the people that are committed and know what they want. The success rate is really good, we are really happy with it,” she said.

Learners graduating from level 5 or level 6 qualifications across sport, early years or business studies can find impressive and achievable routes to higher education at Portobello Institute.  

Contact Our Admissions Team 

Choosing a course for the career you want is a significant decision that takes courage and determination and lots of research.

Understanding the delivery modes, supports available, career opportunities and further study options are all key considerations when making your choice.   

Our course adviser team are experts in the courses Portobello offers, the employment prospects and possible progression routes to Masters programmes – they will guide you through the detail and support you with any queries you may have.  

It is important you make the right choice for you and choose the Institute and course that will best suit your needs.  

Jo Shaw is Portobello Institute’s Sports Development and Admissions Advisor. Prior to working with us she worked in TCD and Kingston College in the UK. Johanna completed a MPhil in Physical Activity for Health and a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science.  

Jo can speak with you one-to-one about your journey so far, your ambitions and advise the best path to getting there as well as helping you to answer any advanced entry or direct entry questions you may have.   

Get in touch with Jo today at jo.shaw@portobelloinstitute.com call 01 892 0024 or book a one to one consultation call with her here. 

Advanced entry routes are also available in our Facilities Management and Business of Fashion departments on a case by case basis.  

You can contact our Admissions Expert, Brandon McLean for both of these at brandon.mcclean@portobelloinstitute.com call 01 892 0035 or book a one-to-one consultation here. 

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