Interior Design (Level 5)

This one-year QQL Level 5 course provides learners with the key skills to plan and complete residential and commercial interior design projects.

The learner will be encouraged to discover their own creativity and confidence in applying it in their design work. The course will ensure that learners have the technical skills and knowledge needed to present ideas and specifications to clients and colleagues.

In addition, learners will also develop core entrepreneurial and marketing skills, learning how to promote themselves as interior designers and develop a business.

On successful completion of the course, graduates will also eligible to progression to a range of HE Interior Design, Product Design and Architecture programmes.

  • QQI Certificate in Interior Design (5M5054) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Interior Design
  • Award Code: 5M5054
  • Level: 5 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

A minimum of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent.


Leaving Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 qualifications.

The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students and appropriate experience can be
considered as being equivalent to the Leaving Certificate.

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

  • Design Skills – 5N0784
  • Architectural Drawing – 5N1558
  • Material and Finishes – 5N1456
  • Computer Aided Draughting – 5N1604
  • Furnishing and Fittings – 5N5053
  • Entrepreneurial Skills – 5N1951
  • Marketing Practice- 5N1400
  • Communications – 5N0690
  • Personal and Professional Development – 5N1356

Disclaimer: The college  reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.

For information on all relevant higher education links visit , and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit

Full-time Courses:

  • TU Dublin – Interior Design – TU975 (portfolio required)
  • NCAD – Art & Design First Year – Common Entry- AD101- (portfolio required)
  • TU Dublin – Design (Visual Communication)- TU973

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