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Aidan Maher

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Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.
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Design for Homes

Course Code(s):  5M2208
QQI Award Code:  5M2208 Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2208
QQI Award Code 5M2208 Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Design 4 Homes is a stimulating programme which offers the perfect launch pad for would-be interior designers. Design prospects are endless, design your home, design for friends or launch an exciting new business of your own. Design 4 Homes will provide you with the key skills to undertake residential interior design projects, which include, space planning, colour consultancy, finishes, presentation of ideas, and much more...

What will you Study?

Design Skills
Colour and Light 5N1919
Materials and Finishes
Architectural Draughting
Construction
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Photoshop
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Drawing 5N1862
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ADESX 5M2208

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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   Interior Architect / Designer  
Typographer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Screen Printer   Costume Designer  
Illustrator   Photographer  
Industrial Designer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Textile Designer   Sculptor  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Artist  
Digital Media Designer   Graphic Designer  
Arts Administrator   Animator  
Architect   Packaging Designer  
CAD Technician   Camera Operator  
Architect - Conservation   Creative Director  
Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Glassmaker  
Musical Instrument Technician   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Modelmaker   Metal Fabricator  
Carton maker   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Army Apprentice  
Welder   Gas Fitter  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Painter / Decorator  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Insulation Workers  
Stonemason   Scaffolder  
Plasterer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Theatre/Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Designer/maker   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
Building, Construction & Property
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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