Furniture Design and Making
DFEi has a long history of providing further education and training courses aimed at learners who want to work in the furniture industry. Learners develop essential craftsman's skills to assist them in gaining employment in the industry.
In Year 1, learners will be introduced to the use of hand tools and woodworking machinery as they construct their furniture projects. In Year 2, learners further develop their skills to create more complex designs. They achieve a higher level of hand skills and wood machining competences using modern technologies including CNC.
- Furniture Making
- Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
- Design Skills
- Wood Finishing
- Veneering and Marquetry
- Safety and Health at Work
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
Safe Pass Certificate
DFEi: Graduates may progress to the Level 6 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 for entry to a range of higher certificates and degree programmes, at both, Universities and Institutes of Technology.
Due to ongoing developments in QQI, award names and content are subject to change.
Higher Education Links Scheme
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.