Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making

Level 6 QQI Award.

Duration

One Year

Overview

DFEi has a long history of providing further education and training courses aimed at students who want to work in the furniture industry. Students develop essential craftsman’s skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry. Within this year students further develop their skills to create more complex designs. They achieve a higher level of hand skills and wood machining competences using modern technologies including CNC.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Level 5 Award Furniture Design and Making or equivalent
  • Applications are welcome from learners with relevant experience in this area

Course Modules

  • Furniture Making with Machinery
  • Furniture Design
  • Drawing
  • Computer Aided Design (3D)
  • Wood Finishing
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Module Information


No module information available at this time

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Certification

  • Level 6 Award Furniture Design and Making (6M2230)

Additional Information

A Visual Design Exhibition of students' work from this course is held annually in DFEi, in May, providing an opprotunity for students to showcase the skills and knowledge they have acquired.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at both Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Progression Examples

BTech in Timber Product Technology (DT169) - Advanced entry into 2nd Year

Dublin Institute of Technology

BSc in Furniture Design and Manufacture (GA981) - Advanced entry into 2nd Year

BSc in Furniture and Wood Technology (GA982) - Advanced entry into 2nd Year

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Career Paths

Graduate opportunities may include the following: furniture designer or maker, apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery, interior design, product design, construction industry, management/sales within the furniture industry or self-employment.

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Adam McFadden

2017 graduate. Now doing a degree in Timber and Product Technology in DIT.
"I came into this course not knowing anything about furniture making. For the practical assignments we worked with a theme. We started with sketching then worked…

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Adam McFadden

2017 graduate. Now doing a degree in Timber and Product Technology in DIT.
"I came into this course not knowing anything about furniture making. For the practical assignments we worked with a theme. We started with sketching then worked through the drawings and ended up with technical drawing for our furniture pieces. The course was very creative and got you to think of your own style of furniture. We all ended up making very unique pieces. I’m now in DIT doing a degree in Timber and Product Technology. I would recommend DFEi . It is a very good stepping stone to higher education. The teachers and the staff are fantastic and I also made some good friends that I still keep in touch with."

Department Head

Dave Nicholson

Dave Nicholson

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