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PLC (Further Education)

Advanced Certificate

Furniture Design & Making 2

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Course Code
6M2230
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
1 Year
Attendence
Full Time

Course Description

Take your woodworking and furniture making skills to the next level with the Furniture Design and Making Year 2 course. Advanced woodworking, computer aided manufacture and finishing techniques are taught in parallel with analysis, critical thinking and problem solving skills to enable you to create thoughtful, functional and beautiful furniture. To maximize your learning potential on this course, a competency with woodworking tools and machinery is required.

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
College Website Course Page

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Furniture Design 6N5449
    Furniture Making with Machinery 6N15994
    History of Furniture 6N5448
    Computer Aided Draughting 6N3652
    Computer Numeric Control N32997
    Wood Finishing 6N15996
    Communications 6N1950
    Work Experience 6N1946
Important
  • Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.
  • Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M2230

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Further Research

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