Certificate in Advanced Rendering

 BIM Courses Ireland
Microcredential / Professional / Short Course
2 Weeks
Validated by
Blended Learning
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

The Certificate in Advanced Rendering programme comprises a single 5 ECTS module

This level 8 Certificate programme provides the learner with a single 5 ECTS module, which is taught over two weeks. This programme is designed to explore and advanced rendering skills using advised rendering software.

Why Study the Certificate in Advanced Rendering at Griffith College

The programme creates opportunities for learners to take individual professional design responsibility for their product and their process and develop an ability to lead teams within their disciplines.

Through the course, students will: 

  • Produce photorealistic images of BIM models and project proposals. 
  • Light and render buildings to a high degree of expertise while achieving an accurate and aesthetically pleasing visualisation of a proposed design. 
  • Identify, select and apply appropriate products, materials and fittings based on an understanding of technology and specifications to a professional standard.

Course Highlights

  • Designed to meet the skills required by industry 
  • Provides a foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace 
  • Option to further your study with a pathway to 3D Visualisation 
  • Friendly, approachable staff (who are experts in their fields), provide a supportive learning environment
  • Full access to Student Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps plan, which gives you 20+ cutting-edge creative tools for desktop, mobile, and web

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Blended - September 2024

Course Details

Advanced Rendering (5 ECTS) This module enables the learner to develop advanced rendering skills using rendering software. They will be facilitated to research and specify materials, textures, natural and artificial lighting to support an accurate and photorealistic visualization of a proposed design. Learners will focus on the generation of interior and exterior renders from 3D model views, and produce a walkthrough, using advanced rendering techniques. Work-flow skills will be developed through learning by doing.

Course Contact


This course is scheduled to commence in September 2024 at Griffith College Dublin's Main Campus and live online using Zoom.

This part-time programme runs two evenings from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm and one Saturday from 10.00 am-5.00 pm, over two weeks.

Timetables will be made available closer to the course start date.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the programme must meet normal QQI requirements, Level 7 or equivalent, award on the National Framework of Qualifications. The applicants require a background in building design and construction-related programmes or a cognate discipline and require prior knowledge in the following areas:

a) Proficient in 2D CAD or other architectural technical tools.
b) Experience in 3D CAD or other architectural technical tools.

Applicants will be asked to provide a sample of their work/ portfolio.

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online function.


For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from time of application.

Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Tuition Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Total Fee Dublin: EUR662.00

An Academic Administration Fee of €250 is payable each September at the start of term. For students starting in the January/February term, €125 is payable in February, and then €250 will be payable each September from then onwards

(Inclusive of Tuition Fee EUR350.00, Academic Administration Fee EUR250.00,  2% Learner Protection Charge ( EUR12.00 ) and EUR50.00 QQI Award fee)

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00, 2% Learner Protection Charge and EUR50 QQI Award fee is applicable each academic year.

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


On completion of this course, participants will have the opportunity to progress on to the Diploma in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Graphic Illustration.

This course also provides a pathway to 3D Visualisation related programmes.

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