Furniture Design and Making

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The programme aims to provide learners with the skill, knowledge and competencies to work within a furniture design and making setting, under supervision, in the core areas of manufacture or to progress to higher education and training.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants seeking entry to the programme must have achieved a minimum of a QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent prior to entry to the programme. Good communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language.


Title Award Awarding Body
Health and safety within furniture and furnishing making environments Health & Safety in Furniture Making Environments (5780-210) City & Guilds
Sustainability in the timber trade Sustainability in the Timber Trade (5780-229) City & Guilds
Assemble furniture components by hand Assemble Furniture Components (5780-301) City & Guilds
Prototype design in furniture making Prototype Design in Furniture Making (5780-313) City & Guilds
Production planning in furniture and furnishing making Production Planning Furniture & Furnishing Making (5780-312) City & Guilds
Hand finishing methods in furniture making Hand Finishing Methods in Furniture Making (5780-209) City & Guilds
Research and product design in furniture making Research & Product Design in Furniture Making (5780-315) City & Guilds
Supervision in a furniture and furnishing making environment Supervision in a Furniture & Furnishing Making Env (5780-319) City & Guilds
Attaching doors, drawers and fittings in furniture making Attaching Doors, Drawers & Fittings in Furniture (5780-205) City & Guilds


Training takes place at Kilcohan Training Centre (WWETB), Unit 9, Kilcohan Industrial Complex, Kilcohan Waterford



  • Address Waterford Training Centre, Dublin Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 301520 or 053 9143602
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  • Category Furniture Design
  • Location Waterford City

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost Free if eligible- Contact provider
  • Course Length 145 days
  • Start date Annually - This round starts 20/08/2018
  • Time Full time


Furniture Design and Making
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Furniture Design and Making
  • By Mary-Ruth Tobin
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