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
- Design Skills
- Furniture Making
- Wood Finishing
- Wood Turning
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Bespoke Cabinet Maker
- Furniture Designer
- Furniture Restorer
- Cabinet Maker
- Furniture Maker
- Industrial Design
- Product Design & Innovation
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Furniture Design 5M2012
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)
PPE Clothing Pack Required €30 average price
Optional Extra Qualifications
Safe Pass €75 average price
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. 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.