Project Description

Furniture Design & Making

5M-Science Faculty

PLSS Code: 281921
Coordinator:Laura Conheady

This course is ideal for anyone seeking a career in designing and making high quality furniture. A true craft course, working in our workshops, you will build practical furniture-making skills and learn about furniture design and manufacture.

In addition to design, you will cover a range of practical skills, including furniture-making, wood-turning and finishing. Furniture Design & Making will set you on the way to your own furniture making business, or to progression to other areas of specialism. These include furniture conservation, bespoke furniture design, shop-fitting design and other timber crafts.

Students on this programme are supported to build a Design Portfolio for career and progression interviews.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Build your design portfolio
  • Use industry standard equipment
  • Learn practical skills and apply knowledge
  • Work with our furniture experts
  • Participate in exhibitions
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Furniture Making
  • Wood Finishing
  • Wood Turning
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Bespoke Cabinet Maker
  • Furniture Designer
  • Furniture Restorer
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Furniture Maker
  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Industrial Design
  • Product Design & Innovation

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Furniture Design 5M2012

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Additional Costs
PPE Clothing Pack Required
€30 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
Safe Pass
€75 average price

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.