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

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.

Course Coordinator: 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.


Students will be required to provide samples of their work such as drawings or made objects.

Progression and Career Prospects

This course provides students with pos-sible 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:

TU Dublin:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Timber Product Technology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Product Design


  • Architectural Technology

ATU Connemara:

  • Furniture Design and Manufacture
  • Furniture and Wood Technology
Student Stories

Catherine O’Donnell

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.”


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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