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Furniture Design & Making (Year 1)

Course Code(s):  5M2012 CI061FU
QQI Award Code:  5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2012 CI061FU
QQI Award Code 5M2012 Furniture Design and Making
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential skills and capabilities to design, plan and manufacture quality fine furniture. The course is strongly vocational as students time is spent between the fully equipped workshop and the drawing and design studio. Students learn a variety of traditional and modern woodworking processes using the finest quality hardwoods, plastics, metals and other composite materials. As part of the course work students manufacture several articles of furniture which they have custom designed in their own style.

What will you Study?

The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential skills and capabilities to design, plan and produce quality fine furniture and other craft products. The course is strongly vocational as students’ time is spent between the fully equipped workshop and the drawing and design studio. Students learn a variety of traditional and modern woodworking processes using the finest quality hardwoods, plastics, metals and other composite materials. As part of the course, students manufacture several articles of furniture which they have custom designed in their own style.

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Design Skills 5N0784

Drawing 5N1862

Veneering & Marquetry 5N1365

Furniture Making 5N1275

Wood Turning 5N1359

Computer Aided Draughting 2D 5N1604

Art Woodwork 5N1559

Materials & Finishes 5N1456

Word Processing 5N1358
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Progression to CAO Courses

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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.
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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
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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