Furniture Making & Restoration Skills

(Level 5)


QQI Furniture Design and Making Level 5, Code 5M2012


This course will give participants a broad understanding of all aspects of Furniture Making and Restoration. The course is based heavily on a practical ethos, with a large emphasis on project work. During the course, students will also complete a number of other modules such as combined materials and drawing, which will be of enormous benefit to any aspiring woodworker.


Code Title
5N1275 Furniture Making Learning the necessary skills of cabinet making for the construction of furniture
5N5648 Furniture Restoration & Conservation Acquiring a knowledge and appreciation of antique furniture.
Assessing the work necessary to restore and repair old and antique furniture
5N0538 Upholstery Skills Using both traditional and modern methods
5N1360 Wood Finishing Preparing wood for final finish using either French polish, Varnish or oil
5N0764 Combined Materials Developing creative skills to make an item of their own choice using a range of materials
5N0784 Design Skills  
5N1862 Drawing  
5N1611 The Internet  
5N0690 Communications  
5N1356 Work Experience  
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Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Other €100
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €700

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry requirements

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

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


One year Full Time

Education Progression Opportunities

CSN: Furniture Design & Making 6M2230

Letterfrack: GA970, GA971, GA981, GA982

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

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.


Career Opportunities

Graduate opportunities may include the following:

  • Furniture Designer
  • Restorer or Maker
  • Designer in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Interior Design, Product Design
  • Construction Industry
  • Management/ Sales within the Furniture Industry
  • Self Employment.