Interior Architecture & Design

(Level 5)


QQI Interior Design Level 5, Code 5M5054


The Interior Design Foundation course provides learners with the key skills to undertake residential interior design projects. The curriculum offers a platform for further study to a QQI Level 6 and a Higher National Diploma. This foundation year teaches students the basic skills and knowledge they require in order to set out on a career path that is exciting and dynamic.


Code Title
5N0784 Design Skills
5N1919 Colour and lights
5N1456 Materials and Finishes
5N1558 Architectural Drawing
5N5053 Furnishing and Fittings
5N1604 Computer Aided Draughting
5N1862 Drawing
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
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Interior Architecture and Design Level 5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255540

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Students should present examples of their creative work at interview


One-year full time study with progression to BTEC Edexcel Higher National Diploma in 3D Studies and/or QQI Interior Design, (Level 6).

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Education Progression Opportunities

CIT: CR052; CR053; CR090

CIT CCPS: CR560; CR565

LIT: LC257

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunities

Domestic Interior Designer, Window Dresser, Colour Consultant, Kitchen Designer, Sales Advisor for fabric, paint and wallcovering, Visual Merchandiser.

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