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People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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Course overview

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

Course Description

Are you a creative person and curious about the design process as applied to products? Do you want to learn the skills to design an object from concept stage to design development employing graphics and model making? Enjoy sketching and coming up with sample designs? Interested in getting the technical and IT skills required to work at an entry level in this field or to progress onto further studies? With a strong emphasis on the design process, this course aims to help you develop and combine technical skills with your creative ability so that you can respond to a clients design brief with a creative solution. It is project based and will offer you the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work to advance in this field.

What will you Study?

Industrial Design is a process of design applied to products. Industrial design equips the learner to design an object from concept stage to design development employing graphics and model making. Subjects taken include: Drawing, Design Skills, 3d design materials, Computer illustrated graphics. Learners are awarded a QQI level 5 Certificate in Design on successful completion. full details are available on www.bfei.ie

Drawing 5N1862
Design Skills
3D Design Materials
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
Combined Materials 5N0764
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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