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Art Craft & Design - Portfolio

PLC Post Leaving Cert
5M1984 369601

This 1 year, QQI Level 5 full time course equips learners with the skills and knowledge in Art & Design. Learners will explore, experiment and build on basic skills in a variety of media and disciplines. Drawing from observation is a core element as is the use of sketchbooks for research and creative thinking. this then leads to project work in other areas such as design, painting, print, ceramics and digital photography.

Award Name Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body QQI
NFQ Level Level 5 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ) Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Alternate Provider:
Limerick City
Attendance Options:
Full time, Daytime
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1 year full-time.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.

Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.

Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.

Places on the course are limited and will be allocated on the basis of a personal interview and a selection of applicant’s own work.

N.B. Applicants are advised to bring samples of their work to the interview.

Careers / Further progression

• Holders of this qualification take up places in Third Level Colleges and Institutes of Technology/Technological University. TUS, NCAD, IADT, TUD, Crawford Art College, and Art Colleges abroad.

• Please check with the individual Admissions Offices of any Institution/University you are interested in attending or visit

On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to identify, appreciate, and develop skills in the use of materials and techniques and to provide opportunities for creative expression through a variety of media.

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Further information

Fees: There are no tuition fees payable to the College by EU nationals.

Non-EU Nationals who do not meet the exemption requirements are liable for a full tuition fee of €3,653 as per instruction of the DFHERIS. The LCFE College Registration Fee, materials Fee and Exam Fees are also payable. The tuition fee is non-refundable.

** Some programmes charge additional materials fees where the cost of the materials used for that course are relatively high.

*Some programmes may have additional examination fees if they are being accredited by bodies other than QQI (eg City and Guilds, CIBTAC, IPU etc). The QQI Exam Fee for Level 5 programmes is €50 and €80 for a Level 6.

The QQI Exam fee may be exempted when relevant documentation is presented at registration.

Means-tested Maintenance Grants are available to qualifying learners. These grants are administered by Learner Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through All applications must be made on-line. The College has a Grants Officer, who will advise applicants, as necessary.


Apply online. See "Application Weblink" below.

This approach leads to the development of a varied an exciting project lead portfolio, essential in progressing to Art college.

This course can lead onto Advance Art (Level 6) or onto further studies and third level colleges in Ireland and abroad.

The portfolio prepared during this course can by sued to apply of the portfolio assessment in LM076 Product Design and Technology or LM099 Architecture in the University of Limerick (UL).

On successful completion of this course learners will be awarded a 120 credit QQI Level 5 major award in Art, Craft and Design.

Typical Modules
Design Skills
Graphic Design
Digital Photography
Work Experience

5M1984 - Art, Craft & Design.

Award: QQI Level 5 - Art/Craft/Design 5M1984.

In the Art and Design Department we are very proud of our Learners excellent success rate in attaining placement in the College of their choice. Our course will give you the opportunities to develop your Art and Design skills and techniques; you will be given guidance on selecting and creating a portfolio of your best work.

Mulgrave Street, Limerick
T +353 (0) 61 414344

Alternate Provider:
Limerick City
Attendance Options:
Full time, Daytime
Apply to:
Course provider