Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD)
QQI Level 5 5M5048

Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD) Course - Dublin 

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD) Course 

Would you like to combine your imagination and creativity with design skills? Do you want to make easy-to-use applications that focus on human-centered design? The Pre-university UX/ UI Design course at BFEI will provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to design applications that focus on simplicity, consistency, usability, testing and evaluation. A practical approach to teaching and learning is taken and assessments are modelled on industry practices.

Course Code UXD
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 24
Contact Hours 20 approx
Days per WK 5 Days

What will I study?

  • Develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Use practical methods for design and user research, idea generation and visualisation.

Year 1 Graphic Design Skills Web Design (HTML5 & CSS3) Digital Photography Image Processing (Photoshop) Computer Illustrated Graphics (Illustrator) Advertising Teamworking Work Experience

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 06/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Assessment and Certification

  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Creative Media (5M5048). 
  • Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Interaction Design
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Digital Design
  • Web Design


If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

  • BA (Hons) Interaction Design**, National College of Art & Design -
  • BSc (Hons) Creative Media and Interaction Design* (Common Entry), University of Limerick -
  • BSc (Hons) Creative Computing, Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design and Technology -

*Leaving Certificate Mathematics is a pre-requisite

**Leaving Certificate Mathematics and portfolio are a pre-requisite

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart at

Get in touch
+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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