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Furniture Design & Making

Course Code(s):  5M2012
QQI Award Code:  5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2012
QQI Award Code 5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides for students who wish to develop practical cabinet making skills. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and prepare them for the whole world of work as furniture and cabinetmakers. The Safe Pass legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part of the course. The course is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education.

What will you Study?

Cabinet Making
Wood Turning 5N1359
Carving
Painting and Decorating
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Building Materials
Electricity
Fret Work
Inlaying and Marquetry
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Carpentry and Joinery
Wood Fabrication 5N1999
Interior Design
Word Processing 5N1358
Wood Craft and Metal Craft
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Drawing 5N1862
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AFURX 5M2012

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Photographer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Packaging Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Architect   Fashion Designer  
CAD Technician   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Camera Operator   Animator  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Ceramics Technologist   Cabinet Maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Machinery Technician   Carton maker  
Toolmaker   Glassmaker  
Printer   Draughtsperson  
Instrument Craftsperson   Modelmaker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Ergonomist  
Metal Fabricator   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Carpenter / Joiner  
Theatre/Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer/maker  
Horologist   Blacksmith  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Engineer - Transport Design  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
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