MCAST Advanced Diploma in Joinery, Furniture Design and Manufacturing

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Joinery, Furniture Design and Manufacturing

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Joinery, Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Course Code CE4-A2-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Joinery and Furniture Making


MCAST Certificate in Construction and Engineering Skills (Bench Joinery) or (Carpentry)


MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering


MCAST Diploma in Automotive Repair (Body and Paint)


4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred: English,

Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Graphical Communication.


Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This diploma course comprises theoretical knowledge and extended practical training both off-the-job and on-the job as part of an apprenticeship or work placement. Students will learn how to analyse and provide solutions to typical joinery and furniture products using solid wood and composites. The practical training is carried out in workshops equipped to industry standards. Students will be expected to participate individually and in teams to produce solid wood and composite materials products.
Study/Course Delivery
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment before and after executing an assigned task

2. Organise to manufacture batched interim products out of solid wood and composite materials

3. Take off dimensions from drawings to calculate cost, nest and prepare cutting lists

4. Perform site setting out to assemble complex products.

Core Study Units
  • Occupational safety in the constuction industry
  • Setting Out and Calculations
  • Technical Design and Drawing
  • Hand and Power Tools – Technology and Practice
  • Woodworking Machinery – Technology and Practice
  • Practical skills
  • Planned Machine Maintenance
  • Planning and Administration
  • Materials – Timber and Manufactured Boards
  • Alteration and Repair
  • Timber Technology and Preservation
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Period Furniture & Restoratrion concepts
  • Furniture Design and Contemporary Materials
  • Synoptic Project
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Higher Diploma in Restoration of Wooden Artefacts
Career Opportunities
  • Joiner
  • First line supervisor
  • Tendering and estimating assistant
  • Production information technician
  • CNC machine operator