Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Interior Design 5M5054

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design , progressing onto a Degree or would simply like to learn more about the creative process and skills involved in Interior design then this is the perfect programme for you. This one year course will introduce you to all the elements involved in creating beautiful rooms. Learn to hone your talent and transform a house into a home. The aim of the course is to give you all the training and skills you need to create beautiful, comfortable, on-trend home spaces. Teachers will assist you to unleash your personal aesthetic and creative vision. Our new course is suitable for school leavers and is also ideal for those who wish to explore the possibility of a career change.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent
  • It is advisable to present a notebook, ideas book or portfolio and any garments produced that would illustrate your interest in fashion.
  • Pre-entry guidance meeting
  • Mature applicants welcome

Design Skills 5N0784

Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design 5N0755

Communications 5N0690

Work Experience 5N1356

Combined Materials 5N0764

Colour & Light 5N1919

Drawing 5N1862

Problem Solving 5N1615


Learners may also have the opportunity to study Mathematics as an extra module.


GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.


Interior Design is a career choice that involves creating beautiful, interesting, relevant and comfortable environments. A trained Interior Designer will be able to take a clients vision and communicate that to create a successful space. Opportunities in Interior Design can extend beyond Home Interiors to include Commercial Projects - Offices and Hotels for example. There are opportunities also in the area of Design for Exhibitions and Visual Merchandising for Retail. An emerging area of growth within the Interior Design Profession is in Green Design where the Designer incorporates renewable, recycled or energy-efficient elements to create a more environmentally friendly space.


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


QQI Level 5 Award in Interior Design 5M5054


This is a one-year full-time course which runs from September to May




GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.


Full-time registered students at GTI may access a range of Adult and Part-Time programmes at a reduced fee.