Fulltime Classroom Arts and humanities

Interior Design with Upcycling and Refurbishment Skills Yr 1

Programme Aim
The Interior Design QQI 5M5054 Award teaches the practical skills of upcycling and refurbishment, knowledge of furniture and fittings, paint techniques and the use of colour and light to create and modify interior environments. Computer Aided Design (Adobe, Sweethome, Sketch Up) teaches the skills of creating professional mood boards and design plans to clients.

Graduates will be able to work in interior related retail area or progress to further and higher education and training.
Work Experience is in the second year of the programme which allows the learner to apply the practical skills gained over the two years in a working environment.
LEO sponsored “Start Your Own Business” and Social Media Workshops are offered in the second year of the programme.

Target Award

QQI Interior Design – 5M5054

Start Date: 09-09-2024 Hours/week: 22 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 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
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
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competency to be employed in interior design or progress to further and higher education and training.
Under the Higher Education Links Scheme, Interior Design QQI 5M5054 graduates can progress to WIT programmes in BSc(H) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology; BSc in Architectural Technology; Bachelor of Architecture (H). 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