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Furniture Design and Making

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Furniture Design and Making

Course Code: CI061FU
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Furniture Design and Making
QQI Code: 5M2012
Duration: 1 Year
Furniture Design and Making
Carpentry Techniques

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
The aim of our carpentry techniques course is to provide students with the essential skills and capabilities to design, plan and produce quality fine furniture and other craft products. The course is strongly vocational as students’ time is spent between the fully equipped workshop and the drawing and design studio. 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.

Course Content
Computer-aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Furniture Making
Materials and Finishes
Art Woodwork
Wood Turning
Wood Fabrication
Work Experience
Team working

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include apprenticeships in the woodworking trades, i.e., carpentry, joinery, cabinet making or a career in furniture, product, industrial or sustainable design.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to a QQI level 6 course in Furniture Design (Year 2) or Architectural Technology and Design (Year 2), both available at Cavan Institute.

Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).