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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
Course Code
Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
204
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Course Summary

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Furniture Design & Manufacture
Furniture Design & Manufacture

Course Details

College Link > GA970 - Furniture Design and Manufacture (Letterfrack)

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Career Progression

Graduates with a broad range of skills and competencies function at different levels within the furniture industry. They usually operate at junior management level where, with a complementary mix of design and manufacturing knowledge, they can contribute to: manufacturing, new product development, prototyping, 3D modelling and the generation of detailed presentations and working drawings.

Graduates can also seek positions as cabinet/furniture makers in craft-based industry and, after gaining industrial experience, can go on to establish their own businesses.

Further Research

Qualifax
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Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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