The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential skills and capabilities to design, plan and manufacture quality fine furniture. The course is strongly vocational as students’ time is spent between the fully equipped workshop and the drawing and design room. Students learn a variety of traditional and modern woodworking processes using the finest quality hardwoods, plastics, metals and other composite materials. As part of the course, students manufacture several articles of furniture which they have custom designed in their own style.
QQI Level 5 Award Subjects
Design Skills (5N0784)
Furniture Making (5N1275)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Computer Aided Design (5N1604)
Combined Materials (5N0764)
Appreciation Art, Crat & Design (5N0755)
Five passes in the Leaving Certificate/Applied or QQI Level 4 or equivalent qualification. Prior learning and practical work experience taken into account at interview stage. Mature and international students are most welcome to apply. A limited number of VTOS places are available.
Students can progress through the Higher Education Links Scheme Click here for links
Course Fee €300.00
PLC courses are free for VTOS students
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