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Cavan Institute

Carpentry Techniques


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.

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.


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).

  • Furniture Design,   Making & Technology - ATU Galway/Mayo

  • Advanced Wood & Sustainable Building Technology - ATU Sligo 

  • Furniture Design - TUD 

  • Product Design - TUD 

  • Furniture Making & Architectural Woodworking - ATU Galway/Mayo

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

  • Teamworking

  • Mathematics

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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