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Design Skills & Digital Fabrication Course - QQI Level 5


This course is commencing on Friday, 28th October 2016. This course aims to provide students with a broad overview of design and digital fabrication. Using a mix of classroom sessions, hands-on lab work and self directed project work, this course will facilitate the learner to engage in a creative design process, appreciate design principles as a problem solving activity and gain an understanding of the role of digital fabrication in a design skillset.

Topics covered will include:
The History Of Design.
Understanding And Interpreting Design Briefs.
The Concepts Of Design Practice.
Material And Manufacturing Processes.
The Tools Of Visualisation And Presentation.
2D drawing & 3D Computer Aided Design.
Digital Fabrication Tools And Fab Labs.
The course will take place in Mohill Enterprise Centre.

The course would suit those who are thinking of returning to education or considering changing their career path. The qualification achieved can also be used to assist “mature” college applicants in creating a portfolio of work that can aid them in obtaining further third-level study or for those seeking to start or expand their design CV.

Gain a recognised QQI Level 5 Design qualification
Understand and appreciate Design principles
Learn how to use Design as a problem solving activity
Gain hands-on experience with Digital Fabrication technologies such as Laser Cutting and 3D Printing
Build a portfolio of Design work
Complete a real world project from Design Brief through to Manufacture
Develop academic and vocational language, literacy and IT skills related to Design
Learn how to work effectively both individually and with others in a Design team

This course is run in conjunction with Mohill Enterprise Centre through MSLETB with assistance from Leitrim Development Company.

For further details on joining our Design Skills and Digital Fabrication course, contact Mohill Enterprise Centre for an application form – Email: or Phone: 071-9632024

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

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