Furniture Making & Woodworking

5M-Science Faculty

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

In addition to design, you will cover a range of practical skills, including furniture-making, wood-turning and finishing. Furniture Making & Woodworking 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, architectural wood-working, 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


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Furniture Design 5M2012


Additional Costs
Students on this programme require the following equipment and PPE, average costs are:

  • PPE clothing pack required €30

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

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PLSS Code: 348716
Coordinator: Pat Whelan

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.