DFEi has a long history of providing further education and training courses aimed at students who want to work in the furniture industry. Students develop essential craftsman’s skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry. Within this year students further develop their skills to create more complex designs. They achieve a higher level of hand skills and wood machining competences using modern technologies including CNC.
One of the following:
Level 5 Award Furniture Design and Making or equivalent
Applications are welcome from learners with relevant experience in this area
Furniture Making with Machinery
Computer Aided Design (3D)
Level 6 Award Furniture Design and Making (6M2230)
Visual Design Exhibition
A Visual Design Exhibition of students’ work from this course is held annually in DFEi, in May, providing an opportunity for students to showcase the skills and knowledge they have acquired.
Assessment techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:
Collection of Work
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.
BTech in Timber Product Technology – Advanced entry into 2nd Year
TU Dublin – City Campus (formerly DIT)
BSc in Furniture Design and Manufacture – Advanced entry into 2nd Year
BSc in Furniture and Wood Technology – Advanced entry into 2nd Year
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Graduate opportunities may include the following: furniture designer or maker, apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery, interior design, product design, construction industry, management/sales within the furniture industry or self-employment.