The qualification landscape has shifted significantly over the last number of years where academic routes taken by young people progressing to third level education are becoming more diverse.

The key message for all students is that there are numerous routes into education for achieving your overall goal.  

Students consider Portobello Institute to be a positive stepping stone towards higher education choices across a number of disciplines. For this article we have focused on our progression routes towards a career as a PE teacher in Ireland.

The demand for PE teaching has resulted in continued competition and a corresponding hike in CAO points towards this well sought after career choice.   Sports degree courses at Portobello Institute in conjunction with London Metropolitan University have been designed to help students towards their long term goals.

Portobello Institute offer two degree programmes in sports therapy and sports science and physical education, both of which are a 3 year degree programme. We have an extensive dedicated and experienced team of academic advisors, programme managers and tutors who are readily available to explain how the knowledge and skills learned at Portobello Institute equips learners for their next phase.

Graduates have been hugely successful in careers as sports therapists, managers and indeed across a number of key roles within the sports industry.  The sports science and physical educational degree provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to progress to further study.

Progression routes are available across Ireland and the UK and include University of Limerick, University of Ulster and Reading University.   Full list of relevant routes are noted on our website.

For full details on our degree programmes and any possible career opportunities contact our sports advisor Shane Ferris on 01 892 0011 or email    

If you prefer to meet face to face pop into our open days and we'll talk you through your options including any other exciting sports qualifications of interest.