Furniture Design and Making Level 5

Furniture Design and Making Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Furniture Design Course
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €400

This one-year, full-time course offers an exciting opportunity to design and make your own furniture. The practical nature of the course enables students to learn the essential techniques in furniture making and design, providing a solid set of skills, both hand skills and machinery use.

The course has a strong emphasis on process and design, essential disciplines for the generation of design ideas and the production of finished pieces of furniture.

You will have the opportunity to develop a unique range of skills thanks to classes in metalcraft and finishing techniques. Work experience is an integral part of the course. The students work with a realistic design brief to create functioning furniture for public use.

Course Director: Suzanne Rogers

  • Furniture Making
  • Wood Finishing
  • Art Metalcraft
  • Combined Materials
  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Furniture Design and Making 5M2012

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Portfolio and Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Students will be required to provide samples of their work such as drawings or made objects.
More information on this will be provided when called to interview.

Progression and Career Prospects

This course provides students with possible progression routes to study at higher level at Institutes of Technology. Depending on results, students may avail of the Higher Education Links Scheme to access courses such as:


  • Architecture (DT101)
  • Interior Design (DT544)
  • Timber Product Technology (DT169)
  • Architectural Technology (DT175)
  • Product Design (DT001)


  • Architectural Technology (CW 407)


  • Furniture Design and Manufacture (GA981)
  • Furniture and Wood Technology (GA982)
Graduate Profile

Catherine O’ Donnell


“The teachers are patient, involved and interested in how their students are progressing. The introduction to Woodwork is new and exciting for me. Learning how to use new tools is challenging but so rewarding. The teachers explain each step, what is expected and when projects are due to be completed which enhances the student to teacher professional relationship.”

Catherine O’Donnell


The introduction to Woodwork is new and exciting for me. Learning how to  use new tools is challenging but  so rewarding.

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