Fulltime Classroom Arts and humanities

Interior Design with Architectural Drawing & Computer Aided Design Yr 2

Programme Aim: The learner will be taught the practical interior design skills of painting and refurbishing, the use of colour and light and the creation of design and mood boards. Computer Aided Design (Sweet Home, Sketch -Up and Adobe) and Architectural Drawing are particularly relevant to learners who wish to prepare a portfolio for third level.
Work Placement is in the second year of the programme which gives the students an opportunity to apply their skills in an interior and retail environment.
LEO sponsored “Start Your Own Business” and Social Media workshops are also available in the second year.

Target Award

QQI Interior Design – 5M5054

Start Date: 26-08-2024 Hours/week: 22 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 40 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Design Skills Design Skills (5N0784) QQI
Graphic Design Skills Graphic Design Skills (5N1978) QQI
Drawing Drawing (5N1862) QQI
Appreciation Of Art, Craft And Design Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design (5N0755) QQI
Colour And Light Colour & Light (5N1919) QQI
Computer Illustrated Graphics Computer Illustrated Graphics (5N1929) QQI
Architectural Drawing Architectural Drawing (5N1558) QQI
Materials And Finishes Materials & Finishes (5N1456) QQI
Furnishing And Fittings Furnishing & Fittings (5N5053) QQI
Learning Outcomes
Interior Design graduates will have the skills, knowledge and competency to find employment in interior design businesses and retail.

Interior Design graduates, can progress under the Higher Education Links Scheme, to SETU programmes in BSc(H) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology; BSc in Architectural Technology; Bachelor of Architecture (H) or the BA (H) in Design (Visual Communications).


Waterford VTOS


Durands Court, Parnell St , Waterford


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Helena Finlay


051 852803