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Cavan Institute
Carpentry Techniques

The purpose of this Carpentry Techniques course is to provide students with information, skills and practical experience necessary to work in the area of carpentry and joinery.

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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute : 

Graduates of this course in Carpentry Techniques may progress to level 6 courses Design (Year 2) or Renewable and Engineering Technology (Year 2).


Graduates of this course in Carpentry Techniques 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).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include woodworking trades, construction, engineering and design, i.e., carpentry, joinery, cabinet making, or a career in furniture, product, industrial sustainable design or architectural technology.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Construction Technology


Course Fees





Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Construction Technology

Architectural Drawing

Computer Aided Draughting (2D)

Safety and Health at Work

Combined Materials

Furniture Making

Wood Fabrication

Work Experience



About This Course

This course in Carpentry Techniques, which focuses on passive house building techniques and "Nearly Zero Energy Building" (NZEB) standards, aims to produce graduates who are equipped to work in the rapidly changing landscape of today's wood construction industry.

The Carpentry Techniques course is practical in nature and aims to prepare students to find employment with small and large contractors as apprentices or trainee carpenters.

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