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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.
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


Furniture Making & Restoration - Advanced

Code:  AFMRX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Architect - Conservation   Interior Designer  
Animator   Architect  
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Creative Director   Graphic Designer  
Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
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Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer/maker  
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Musical Instrument Technician   Glassmaker  
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Printer   Upholsterer  
Toolmaker   Modelmaker  
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Blacksmith   Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson  
Locksmith   Boat Builder  
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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.
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Progression Routes

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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:

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