Apprenticeship

The Dublin School of Architecture offers the following National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship programmes:

CodeCraftNFQ LevelModeDurationContact
B115 National Craft Certificate in Wood Manufacturing & Finishing  Level 6 Work based / block release 4 years

aidan.kenny@tudublin.ie

B851 National Craft Certificate in Bricklaying & Stonelaying Level 6 Work based / block release 4 years

aidan.kenny@tudublin.ie

B855 National Craft Certificate in Painting & Decorating Level 6 Work based / block release 4 years

aidan.kenny@tudublin.ie

 

The Wood Manufacturer and Finisher cuts, shapes and joins wood and wood based products using specialised machines, power and hand tools to manufacture and construct components such as table, chairs, doors and stairs. Knowledge of advanced CNC programming and use of computer aided manufacturing is essential for today’s bespoke industrial requirements.

Wood Manufacturing and Finishing apprentice

There is a direct relationship between the nature and quality of the service required and the payment made by the client. Therefore the WMF craftsperson has a continuing responsibility to work professionally and interactively with the client in order to give satisfaction and thus maintain and grow the business. The Wood Manufacturer and Finisher generally works on commercial and residential assignments of a high quality and value. He or she will therefore exhibit very high standards of skill and professionalism in order to justify clients’ expectations and willingness to pay.

Work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, innovation, creativity, and the ability to prepare with meticulous care and work accurately are universal attributes of an outstanding Wood Manufacturer and Finisher. With the international mobility of people, the rapidly expanding opportunities and challenges.

Wood Manufacturing and Finishing apprentice

For the talented Wood Manufacturer and Finisher there are many commercial and international opportunities; however these carry with them the need to understand and work with diverse cultures, trends and fashions. The diversity of skills associated with Wood Manufacturing and Finishing is therefore likely to expand.

A bricklayer generally works on commercial and residential projects. There is a direct relationship between the nature and quality of the product required and the payment made by the customer. Therefore the bricklayer has a continuing responsibility to work professionally in order to meet the requirements of the customer and thus maintain and grow the business.

Brickwork and stonelaying apprentice

Bricklaying is closely associated with other parts of the construction industry, and with the many products that support it, normally for commercial purposes.

The bricklayer works internally and externally, including the homes of customers and on building sites, in all weather conditions on small and major projects. He or she will interpret drawings, set out and measure, construct and finish to a high standard.

Work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, innovation and creativity, working accurately are the universal attributes of the outstanding bricklayer. Whether the bricklayer is working alone or in a team the individual takes on a high level of personal responsibility and autonomy.

Brickwork & Stonelaying apprentice

With the international mobility of people the bricklayer faces rapidly expanding opportunities and challenges. For the talented bricklayer there are many commercial and international opportunities; however these carry with them the need to understand and work with diverse cultures and trends. The diversity of skills associated with bricklaying is therefore likely to expand.

A painter and decorator works in the commercial and public sectors and is responsible for the external and internal appearance of a building and its protection from water, rust, mould and insects. There is a direct relationship between the nature and quality of the service required and the payment made by the client. Therefore the painter and decorator has a continuing responsibility to work professionally and interactively with the client in order to give satisfaction and thus maintain and grow the business. Painting and decorating is closely associated with other parts of the construction industry, and with the many products that support it.

Painting and decorator apprentice

The painter and decorator works internally and externally in very diverse environments, for example in companies, factories, schools, hotels, the homes of clients and on building sites in all weather conditions. He or she may offer a range of services, including interpreting client requirements/drawings, advising on designs/colours, painting, spraying, decorative coatings, wallpapering, gilding and sign writing to a high standard.

Work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, innovation, creativity, and the ability to prepare surfaces thoroughly with meticulous care and work accurately are the universal attributes of the outstanding painter and decorator. In a mobile labour market, the painter and decorator may work in teams, or alone, or in both from time to time.

Painting and decorator apprentice

With the international mobility of people, the painter and decorator faces rapidly expanding opportunities and challenges. For the talented painter and decorator there are many commercial and international opportunities; however these carry with them the need to understand and work with diverse cultures, trends and fashions. The diversity of skills associated with painting and decorating is therefore likely to expand.