Design Skills & Digital Fabrication QQI5 Course Starting September 2019 Mohill


We are delighted to announce another opportunity to take this popular, ground-breaking course, scheduled to begin in September 2019 at MEC, Mohill. After 6 very successful courses delivered in Leitrim, we are thrilled to be announcing another opportunity to take this course. Join the 50+ participants who have completed the course and gained a recognised QQI5 qualification in the process. The course is run in partnership with MSLETB and with assistance from Leitrim Development Company.

Design Skills


The 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.


This 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


For further details on joining our Design Skills and Digital Fabrication course, contact FabLab Manorhamilton – Email: or Phone: 0876286808.

Informal interviews for interested candidates will be held prior to course commencement.

Our thanks, once again, to MSLETB & Leitrim Development Company for supporting this course.