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Hand­crafted Fur­ni­ture Design / Construction Technology

Course Code(s):  5M2012 5M2010
QQI Award Code:  5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2012 5M2010
QQI Award Code 5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a one year course for students considering a career in furniture making, construction related courses or engineering. The programme offers students a unique opportunity to develop proficient skill levels in the design and manufacture of handcrafted furniture and/or skills required by the construction industry.

What will you Study?

Course - Handcrafted Furniture Design and Manufacture:
Furniture Making 5N1275
Design Skills
Drawing 5N1862
CAD
Wood Turning 5N1359
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Preparation and Experience

Course - Construction Technology:
Building Construction 5N1570
Drawing 5N1862
CAD
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Mathematics
Communications 5N0690
Work Preparation and Experience
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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