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Develop your practical understanding of business finance and become a financially fluent manager with a Professional Course in Finance for Non-Financial Managers. As you transition into management roles, up your game when it comes to dealing with financial concepts and using financial insights to make sound business decisions.

Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.

Start Date

September 23, 2024

Duration

6 weeks (self paced)

Location

Online
Embark on a transformative journey with our Professional Academy Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Master social media marketing’s strategic and practical aspects, including leveraging AI tools and real-world insights for effective campaign execution. Navigate the dynamic social media landscape with ease. Craft and communicate strategic plans, and apply methodologies that transcend basic tactics.

Develop a deep understanding of the intricate landscape of social media and its pivotal role in modern business and brand perception. This course will equip you with the knowledge to move beyond mere theoretical concepts and tactical minutiae, giving you the skills and confidence to craft and execute winning strategies.

Learn how using Artificial Intelligence (AI) can offer a cutting-edge advantage as you craft coherent social media strategies, effectively communicating the strategic value of social campaigns to your employer or clients. The course aims to transform your understanding of social media from a casual personal use to a professional asset, enabling you to leverage platforms to achieve measurable business objectives, engage meaningfully with communities, and significantly enhance the digital presence of your brand or organisation.

Start Date

September 23, 2024

Duration

12 weeks

Location

Online
Kick-start your career in supply chain management (SCM) with an introductory course to the high-level strategy and concepts behind this mission-critical function. Learn detailed theory and practice for everyday SCM processes. The average Supply Chain Manager salary in Ireland is €52,000.

This practical, interactive course will immerse you in the foundational knowledge required to start managing supply chains. You will use a strategic framework to discover the key drivers of supply chain performance, including facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing. You will gain the knowledge and skills to enhance organisational processes for corporate and personal efficiencies. You will learn to streamline supply-side activities to maximise customer value and gain competitive advantage.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

12 weeks

Location

Online
Get an intensive introduction to the cybersecurity landscape with this course. Become familiar with cybersecurity and information security and be better equipped to recognise attacks on your personal or business data. This essential skill will help you reduce risk and protect digital assets.

This practical course is a great introduction to the key themes and concepts of cybersecurity and uses real-world examples to teach methods that you can immediately apply at work or home. By learning to think like a hacker, you’ll understand how tools such as ethical hacking, digital forensics, and open-source intelligence can be used to defend against cybercrime. You will also learn to manage incidents and recover after a breach.

Start Date

September 9, 2024

Duration

12 weeks

Location

Online
This comprehensive Professional Course in Digital Marketing will give you the key skills to build digital marketing strategies from scratch. You will learn the use of channels such as social media, paid search, organic reach, and PR, while developing skills in content creation, content distribution, engagement, optimisation, using video, and email marketing.

Learn to find the right audiences as you engage your community and build your brand across digital channels. Drive valuable traffic to websites with search engine optimisation techniques and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, then convert them using proven tactics. Form long-term relationships with audiences with high-return activities such as email marketing. Discover how to measure, analyse, and optimise your campaigns as you drive successful, cohesive digital marketing strategies.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

18 weeks

Location

Online
Discover the transformative role that Artificial Intelligence is playing in organisations and society today and learn how this technology connects to practical business needs. You’ll learn about the implications of AI from a strategic, tactical, and operational perspective and gain insights on how to integrate AI technology in a way that blends seamlessly with your organisation’s people and processes. This course is suitable for all levels of experience and does not require technical skills like coding.

Understand what AI is in practical terms, learning about the different applications and technologies across diverse industries, geographies, and functions in organisations of all sizes. Using many real-world examples and demonstrations, you will examine the opportunities, challenges, and implications of AI, in the context of business.

This practical, interactive course features case studies, discussions, and debates.

Start Date

September 9, 2024

Duration

12 weeks

Location

Online
Kick-start your career in human resources with this Professional Course in HR Management. Become an effective manager of people and learn how to keep teams engaged, productive, & feeling valued.
Blending theory, case study analysis, and practical tasks, this course will equip you with the tools and skills to jump straight into a human resources role. Learn about workforce planning and wellness programmes. Understand how to follow correct employment law and put in place procedures for every stage of the employment cycle: recruitment, selection, appraisals… You will gain a practical working knowledge of all the main aspects of this role.

Start Date

September 9, 2024

Duration

18 weeks

Location

Online
Our Leadership & Management course will develop your ability to coordinate and motivate teams through the highs and lows of doing business in Ireland, and internationally. Learn how to attract and retain the right people, coaching, career development strategies, change management and business continuity planning on a management course that will take your leadership skills to the next level.

Organisations are only as good as their people, which is why great business leaders are in demand. Learn approaches and frameworks that will help you meet this challenging responsibility. This career-transforming management course will help you develop your leadership skills and learn how to encourage others to flourish while driving real business results. There is plenty of opportunity to put the theories you learn into practice with group discussions and exercises. You’ll learn up-to-date skills including how to manage, lead and conduct performance reviews for hybrid and virtual teams, as well as diversity and inclusion practices.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

Location

Online
The median salary for PMP certification holders in Ireland is €90,300, which is 13% higher than those without it. [1] Earning your PMP adds value and proves you can manage projects for any organisation and industry.
This exam preparation course is ideal for project managers applying for the globally recognised Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification. However, to obtain PMP certification, you must meet specific requirements and pass a 180-question exam.
This course gives you 35 hours of project management training and helps you ace the PMP exam with 90-day access to an online exam simulator. Your instructor is a certified PMP practitioner with real-industry experience and the Institute’s founder was the first-ever Project Management Professional in Ireland.
By doing this course, you will have the opportunity to meet other peers with the same goal. We will tell you what to expect, what is included and how the PMP exam is structured to help you develop a successful strategy to pass the exam.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

4 Days

Location

Online
Project leadership refers to the capability of guiding a team towards successful project completion. Project leaders bring people together to achieve a common goal and accomplish more than they could as individuals.
Organisations face change and disruption in many ways, which can feel unsettling for stakeholders and project teams. It is up to project managers to take a stand and develop the essential leadership skill set to motivate, inspire, energise, and guide people to innovate processes and execute plans with strategic impact.
This diploma in leadership and management offers a university-backed curriculum taught by 10 industry experts and three credentials to help you develop the ability to make effective decisions while engaging and empowering teams in different organisational cultures. It’s time to take your career one step further, refine your leadership and management styles and discover who you are as a project leader.

Start Date

June 6, 2024

Duration

9 weeks

Location

Online
This unique professional diploma is designed for project managers who want to take their careers to the next level. Get the skill set to start strategically looking at your existing portfolio of projects, supporting the strategy of the organisation, and managing projects beyond the tactical level.

Strategic project management is a growing trend in the business world. While traditional project management takes a project from its starting point to its end, strategic project management looks at the big picture.

The median salary for Programme Managers in Ireland is €98,680 and €105,900 for Portfolio Managers.[1] The stakes are higher than ever for project management professionals. Knowing how to set up a project plan or a tool-focused approach is no longer enough. However, the ability to respond quickly to change and act with strategic purpose requires a new set of competencies.

This part-time diploma offers a university-backed curriculum taught by 10 industry experts and three credentials to help you develop the ability to successfully manage multiple projects, translate strategy into action, and achieve a competitive market advantage. Take your career one step further and be identified as a practitioner with proven competency in strategic project management processes and practices.

Start Date

September 23, 2024

Duration

15 weeks

Location

Online
This part-time project management course is ideal for project managers looking to advance their careers with professional certification, or for those looking to enter the field. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of budgeting, scheduling, and everything you need to know to successfully manage projects.

This comprehensive course uses a blend of lectures, real project case studies, expert insights, group discussions, and practical exercises to help you prepare for the next step in your exciting project management career. Each week, you will cover a different aspect of project management and learn new techniques to manage projects.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

9 weeks

Location

Online
The Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management is a 25 credit programme offered via online distance learning through live lectures (which are also recorded for revision etc) over a period of one year on a part-time basis. The programme consists of five subject modules. The student can complete the course of 25 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to the availability of modules. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system.

For Examinations, students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

1 Year

Location

Online
As companies around the world recognize the urgent need to address climate change, many are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Promoting sustainability is on top of every companies priority list with the new policies and rules coming into place. This course is thus essential for you and your employees for the reasons outlined here :

Global Corporate Climate Action: Companies worldwide acknowledge the imperative of addressing climate change, lowering their carbon emissions. Despite this, the crucial role of educating employees often goes unnoticed.

Empowering Workforce with Climate Action 101: Climate Action 101 bridge the gap, equipping employees with knowledge on informed decision-making. Topics range from basic environmental awareness to advanced areas such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable procurement.

Beyond Environmental Impact: Investing in Climate Action training yields benefits beyond sustainability. Trained employees exhibit higher engagement, motivation, increased productivity, and improved job satisfaction. This is especially crucial in attracting and retaining talent, given the environmental passion of Millennials and Gen Z.

Enhancing Corporate Reputation: Integrating sustainability into a company’s culture enhances its reputation, attracting environmentally conscious consumers. This commitment fosters customer loyalty and improves brand recognition.

Start Date

September 9, 2024

Duration

Location

The Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care has been developed to meet the standards for Early Learning and Care (ELC) at NFQ levels 5 and 6. The programme is underpinned by the principles of First Five.

This programme further develops your knowledge and skills through the study of play, development and learning of the young child in historical and socio-cultural context and the implications of this in the ELC settings. A range of local and international perspectives are taken, including children’s rights, children’s health and well-being, pedagogical and curriculum approaches, diversity, and inclusion.

As part of your learning journey, you will explore a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology and social policy, education, and health. The knowledge, skills and competencies you will learn, will prepare you for autonomous practice and will equip you to take responsibility for one of the rooms or areas within an ELC setting.

Start Date

September 16, 2024

Duration

9 months

Location

Blended
Are you interested in advancing your career in facilities management with a BSc in Facilities and Workplace Management? This honours degree has been designed by Portobello Institute to support you to gain a recognised industry specific degree, giving credibility to the knowledge you hold and building on this so you can advance your career. This course offers you a flexible learning – you can study in a place of your choosing in your own time.

Essential knowledge to progress your career in Facilities Management

Designed for those students seeking to progress their career in the field of facilities management, the content of this degree will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the industry. You will study a range of modules considering the fundamentals and operational dynamics alongside the main principles of facilities management. Modules such as Decision Making and Workplace Operations Management in year 1 through to Risk Management and Budgeting in year 2 right through to  Strategic Management in Facilities Management provide you with strong foundations to build and advance your career in the FM and related sectors.

A flexible learning journey to balance work, life and study

We understand the educational needs of those working in the FM sector, the challenges of working long hours in a demanding role, whilst trying to balance home life. This degree and mode of learning is ideally suited to you and will support you to achieve the qualifications you need to progress your career. Supported seminars are delivered by webinar, over the weekend, with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. Attendance at supported seminars is not mandatory however active participation is recommended to support optimum personal learning and academic outcomes.

Learn from the experts

This honours degree is delivered by a team of expert tutors who are experienced facilities managers and educators. You will have personal one to one support from a personal academic tutor who is an experienced FM  and is there to to support you throughout your learning journey to achieve your personal best.

An industry specific qualification, designed by industry, for industry

This BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management and the follow-on programme of a Masters in Facilities & Workplace Management are the only industry specific programmes and qualifications of their type available in Ireland. They have been designed in consultation with leading FM service providers and service contractors to ensure they meet the needs and demands of the sector.

Start Date

October 5, 2024

Duration

3 Years

Location

Blended
Level 7, 20 ECTS Certificate in Emerging Digital Technologies.

Professionals, managers, and decision-makers who aim to stay ahead of the curve and capitalize on market opportunities must gain a deeper understanding of emerging technologies. With our online Certificate in Digital Emerging Technologies, you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity, among others. This will equip you with the skills to make informed business decisions while also adding to your individual learning portfolio.

In recent years, technology has emerged as a critical factor in the success and growth of businesses across all industries. However, many decision-makers struggle to identify the technologies that can positively impact their business and drive their bottom line. Are you hesitant about investing in technology? Would you like help understanding emerging technologies? Do you want to avoid losing your competitive advantage or being slow to adapt to the new post-Covid business world?

You’re not alone – now is the time to prepare for the future.

Start Date

September 24, 2024

Duration

12 Weeks part time

Location

Online
Take the guesswork out of decision making with the TUS Athlone MSc in Data Analytics.

Data Analytics is the process of examining vast quantities of data, often referred to as Big Data, in order to draw conclusions and insights about the information they contain. Some examples of Data Analytics applications include real-time fraud detection, complex competitive commercial analysis, website optimisation, intelligent air, road and other traffic management and consumer spending patterns.

Big Data presents three primary problems: there’s too much data to handle easily; the speed of data flowing in and out makes it difficult to analyse; and the range and type of data sources are too great to assimilate. With the right analytics and techniques, these big data can deliver hidden and unhidden insights, patterns and relationships from multiple sources using Data Analytics techniques.

TUS Athlone, has developed an industry-focused, contemporary masters programme that will equip graduates with the skills and aptitudes necessary to excel in the emerging field of Big Data and Data Analytics. This programme will ensure that you will be able to understand the data context, apply appropriate techniques and utilise the most relevant tools to generate insights into such data.

The programme runs over two academic years, commencing in September, consisting of four semesters. Semesters 1, 2 and 3 will incorporate three key pillars of data analytics: Data, Tools & Techniques and Analysis. Each pillar overlaps with the other to provide a coherent and unified set of core skills in data analytics. Semester 4 will consist of a substantive research project. Classes are delivered online across two evenings a week – Monday’s 7pm-9pm and Wednesday’s 7pm-9pm.

At the core of the discipline is data. In this pillar, students will develop their skills in areas including database technologies, data manipulation languages including SQL and the R programming language. In order to understand the data, a range of techniques will be taught, including programming for Big Data, statistics and probabilities and the interpretation of data. Interwoven within these modules is the use of industry-standard data analytics software tools. The final pillar of the programme is analysis. In these modules, students will develop skills to become data-savvy practitioners, gaining insights into data from which strategic decisions can be made.

Applied Research Project: In Semester 4 of the programme, students will be required to undertake a data analytics project and associated thesis of 20,000 words.

Start Date

September 9, 2024

Duration

2 years

Location

Online (Part Time)
This contemporary MA in Early Childhood Care & Education is designed for professional early years practitioners working within the early childhood workforce, including those who may not be working directly with children.

Currently there is an emphasis on continual professional development within the Education and Health sector, and this master’s programme provides opportunities for students who have successfully completed, a degree in Early Childhood Studies or a relevant discipline to progress into management positions or follow more varied career pathways.

Start Date

October 12, 2024

Duration

2 years

Location

Blended
If you hold a Level 7 BA (Ord) degree in Early Childhood Studies or similar qualification you can top up your degree to a Level 8 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Care and Education in just 10 months through blended learning.

This is a work-based programme which encourages students to refine critical thinking and research skills while also focusing on professional practice and undertaking a research project on an area that interests them.  The students get an opportunity to explore current issues and debates related to early childhood care and education in collaboration with other students, and enhance their professional development through involvement in reflective practice, peer observation and peer supervision. Completing an individual research project through carrying out a systematic investigation of a topic related to the ECEC sector is a valuable learning experience that has lasting benefits for personal and professional development.

Start Date

September 16, 2024

Duration

8 Months

Location

Blended
This newly designed Level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education degree aligns with the requirements of the Qualifications Advisory Board as meeting the requirements of the professional award criteria and standards guidelines.

You can complete this programme in two academic years if you currently hold a QQI ECCE Level 6 award also available through Portobello Institute. The blended learning option enables students to study this degree in their own time, with a combination of webinar tutorial seminars and online learning. You can join the large network of early years practitioners on this learning journey. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable. These factors, together with the one-to-one tutorial support, offer you a Level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education degree that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

Here are some reasons to choose to study with Portobello:

  • Career-focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity to immediately advance your career.

  • Notable professional standards recognition – QAB and DCEDIY recognise this programme as meeting the requirements of professional awards criteria and standards for the early years sector and for higher capitation grant purposes.

  • Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.

  • Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all early years practitioners connecting research and theory with practice throughout their lectures.

  • Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery, helping you maintain a work/life/study balance.

  • Flexible delivery – we deliver theory sessions online whilst also recording the session simultaneously offering you a choice of when and how you learn.

  • Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey

Start Date

September 16, 2024

Duration

2 years

Location

Blended