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Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Design for Homes


Course Code:  5M5054
Award Code(s):  5M5054
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Design 4 Homes is a stimulating programme which offers the perfect launch pad for would-be interior designers. Design prospects are endless, design your home, design for friends or launch an exciting new business of your own. Design 4 Homes will provide you with the key skills to undertake residential interior design projects, which include, space planning, colour consultancy, finishes, presentation of ideas, and much more...

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Design Skills
Colour and Light
Materials and Finishes
Architectural Draughting
Construction
Computer Aided Design
Photoshop
Communications
Work Experience
Drawing

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Animator  
Potter / Ceramicist   Sculptor  
Costume Designer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Packaging Designer  
Photographer   Architect - Conservation  
Architect   CAD Technician  
Camera Operator   Creative Director  
Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Graphic Designer   Interior Architect / Designer  
Musical Instrument Technician   Modelmaker  
Glassmaker   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Instrument Craftsperson   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Painter / Decorator   Cartographic Draughtsperson  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
Art, Craft & Design
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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AIDXX 

5M5054