Design - 5M2208

This very practical course has been designed to develop the creative craft skills of learners who want to design, manufacture and produce their own creative designs. It is aimed at learners who have a flair for arts and crafts, but also want to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to start their own business and sell the products they produce. Learners may also choose to progress their studies into Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

This Course is designed to

  • Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education colleges.

  • Develop and complete a portfolio of design based project work.

  • Prepare learners to acquire a comprehensive range of skills in creative crafts & Interior design.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here

Course Content

  • Design Skills 5N0784
  • Drawing 5N1862
  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Colour & Light 5N1919
  • Architectural Drawing 5N1558
  • Veneering & Marquetry 5N1365
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Interior Design (5M2208)

How the course is taught

  • This is a practical course where learning takes place primarily in workshops and drawing rooms.

  • SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to meet the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system.

ATU - Letterkenny

ATU - Galway

TU Dublin


  • There are no fees to study this course


This is full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Design Course Video