Furniture Design and Making

Level 5 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 will be introduced to the use of hand tools and woodworking machinery as they construct their furniture projects. 

Declan Barrett, award winning cabinet maker now teaches in DFEi. Click to hear his story. 

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate Established/ LCVP
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Relevant Level 4 QQI Award
  • Mature applicants are welcome

Course Modules

  • Furniture Making
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Wood Finishing
  • Veneering and Marquetry
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Information Technology

Module Information


No module information available at this time

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Certification

  • Level 5 Award Furniture Design and Making (5M2012)
  • Safe Pass Certificate

Additional Information

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

Progression Opportunities

DFEi: Graduates may progress to the Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making at DFEi.
Elsewhere: 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

Bachelor of Architecture (DT101)

BTech in Timber Product Technology (DT169)

BSc in Product Design (DT001)

Dublin Institute of Technology

BSc in Furniture Design and Manufacture (GA981)

BSc in Furniture and Wood Technology (GA982)

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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Accreditations

Alan Coleman

2015 graduate. Currently studying Product Design in NCAD.
"DFEi has a long apprenticeship history so there is a wealth of knowledge to draw from. Any question can be answered by any one of the teachers. When I left DFEi I worked in bespoke…

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Alan Coleman

2015 graduate. Currently studying Product Design in NCAD.
"DFEi has a long apprenticeship history so there is a wealth of knowledge to draw from. Any question can be answered by any one of the teachers. When I left DFEi I worked in bespoke furniture designers Klimmek & Henderson. I gained advanced entry into 2nd year in NCAD to study for a degree in Product Design."

Department Head

Dave Nicholson

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