FURNITURE DESIGN & MAKING – Accredited- City & Guilds

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FURNITURE DESIGN & MAKING – Accredited- City & Guilds: 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. Commencing on 5th February 2018.  Finishes on 20th July 2018. ( 24 Weeks)

 

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.

COURSE CONTENT

Title Award Awarding Body
Induction
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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the training programme learners will be able to:
1. Induction
State the planned outcomes and the conditions attached to attendance on the course; apply good safety, health and hygiene practices; state the basic principle involved in environmental issues and explain the meaning of equal opportunities.
2. Health and safety within furniture and furnishing making environments
Understand best working practice and the legal responsibilities they have in the workplace. Learners will develop understanding of hazards and how to reduce risks in the workplace.
3. Sustainability in the timber trade
Understand environmental impacts of the timber trade and endangered timbers.
The unit also requires learners to understand waste management techniques and cost implications.
4. Assemble furniture components by hand
Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to assemble complex handcrafted furniture. The skills covered by the unit include: leading others, preparation of tools, equipment and materials, assembly of complex hand crafted furniture with components that require matching up decoration and curved surfaces.
5. Prototype design in furniture making
Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to develop prototypes using design ideas. Learners will evaluate prototypes and develop a production process. The skills covered by the unit include: clarifying information, research, analysing, evaluating, technical drawing, jig making and costing.
6. Research and product design in furniture making
Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to work through a design cycle and to evaluate a design against a brief and research. The skills covered by the unit include: clarifying information, research, analysing, evaluating and drawing.
7. Supervision in a furniture and furnishing making environment
Supervise in a furniture and furnishing making environment, giving learners the tools to successfully performance manage team members and to supervise and run operations. The unit looks at leadership styles, communication techniques and ways to motivate staff.
8. Attaching doors, drawers and fittings in furniture making
Attach various types of fittings, drawers and doors used within the furniture industry and have an understanding of the faults that can occur during this part of the process.
9. Hand finishing methods in furniture making
Demonstrate the required knowledge and practical skills to be able to prepare furniture and coating materials. This unit will cover preparing work pieces and materials, taking into account the faults that could arise and any application faults with materials.
10. Production planning in furniture and furnishing making
Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills to produce production plans and carry out a supervisory role. The skills covered by the unit include: clarifying information, costing, material for procurement, evaluating and supervising others.

Start Date 05/02/2018
End Date 20/07/2018
Duration 24 Weeks

 

Contact

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  • Address Waterford Training Centre Waterford Training Centre Industrial Estate Cork Road Waterford, X91 PX02
  • Phone 051-301500- 051-301555
  • Emailrecruit@wwetb.ie
  • Websitewww.fetchcourses.ie
  • Category Art, Craft, Design, Woodcraft
  • Location Waterford City

Course Information

Course Information
  • Course Length 24 Weeks
  • Start date 05/02 2018

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FURNITURE DESIGN & MAKING – Accredited- City & Guilds
  • By Antonia Splini
  • Email: antoniasplini@wwetb.ie

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