This one year course develops essential craftsman’s skills to assist students in gaining employment in this industry. Within this year students will be introduced to the use of hand tools and woodworking machinery as they construct their furniture projects.
One of the following:
Leaving Certificate Established/ LCVP
Leaving Certificate Applied
Relevant Level 4 QQI Award
Mature applicants are welcome
- Furniture Making
- Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
- Design Skills
- Wood Finishing
- Veneering and Marquetry
- Safety and Health at Work
- Work Experience
- Information Technology
Level 5 Award Furniture Design and Making (5M2012)
Safe Pass Certificate
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.
Graduates may progress to the Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making at DFEi.
Elsewhere: 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 both Universities and Institutes of Technology.
- Bachelor of Architecture (DT101)
- BTech in Timber Product Technology (DT169)
- BSc in Product Design (DT001)
- BSc in Furniture Design and Manufacture (GA981)
- BSc in Furniture and Wood Technology (GA982)
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.