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Advanced Diploma in Interior Design - Level 5
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 320 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

1 Year Interior Design Course

Fancy yourself as future interior design guru?  With this endorsed One Year Interior Design Course, the career of your dreams could be just around the corner!  Staff Training Solutions is proud to offer the web’s most advanced interior design courses for distance learning!  Study from home at a pace that suits you, as you build the skills, knowledge and industry insights you’ll need to succeed in the field.  Enhance your interior design education online, learning how to work with important room elements, the principles of effective interior design and the key stages of an interior design project.  Our courses related to interior design also cover the process of starting a new interior design business from scratch!  With the committed support of Staff Training Solutions behind you, the creative career you know you’re capable of is firmly within your reach!

Why Study Interior Design?

Contrary to popular belief, interior designers do far more than select fabrics and choose colour schemes.  Effective interior design means carefully considering every material, element and aspect of the room, in order to create a harmonious space that perfectly balances form with function.  By learning all about interior designing from a professional perspective, you’ll be one step closer putting your talents to good use.  Worldwide, demand for the services of talented interior designers is accelerating like never before.  Career opportunities abound, making now the time to consider joining this fascinating creative sector!  For candidates interested in entrepreneurship, self-employment opportunities interior design are also limitless.

Course Syllabus

Our most advanced Interior Design Diploma to date provides a detailed introduction to one of the world’s most dynamic and rewarding professions.  Study the duties and responsibilities of the professional interior designer over a series of nine modules as follows:

Module 1 - Introduction to Interior Design

The course begins with a detailed exploration of the interior design industry, exploring its mechanics, functions and primary objectives.  The responsibilities of the interior design professional are introduced, along with the basics of residential design, the importance of effective customer relations and how to work cohesively with third-party vendors and suppliers.

Module 2 - The Principles of Interior Designing

Module two brings the core principles of successful interior design into discussion, in which candidates examine the concepts of Contrast, Balance, Scale, Proportion, Unity, Variety and Emphasis.  These primary principles of design are considered as independent concepts and as contributory factors in effective interior design.

Module 3 - Design Elements

Learners are then presented with four key design elements that must be considered when working on interiors - Space, Colour, Patterns and Textures.  The importance of taking a structured approach to interior design is also discussed.

Module 4 - Materials and Room Elements

A series of important ‘physical’ room elements and their characteristics are explored in the fourth module.  Examples of which include furniture, fixtures, lighting, wallcoverings, floor coverings and artwork - each of which is considered by way of its contribution to the final result and the functional role it plays in the room.

Module 5 - Room by Room Designing

In module five, the benefits of approaching interior design on a room-by-room basis are explored.  Candidates also discuss the importance of thoroughly planning every stage of the interior design project, along with how and why the ‘bigger picture’ should be considered at all times.

Module 6 - Client-Designer Relationship Management

An introduction to customer relationship management follows in module six, in which candidates learn how to provide professional consultations and identify clients’ requirements.  The importance of creating a detailed vision for the final project is also discussed, along with helpful tips and techniques for consistently exceeding expectations.

Module 7 - Strategic Planning Essentials

A more detailed introduction to strategic planning follows in module seven, which provides a step-by-step breakdown of the project planning process.  Various tools and resources to assist with successful project planning are introduced, along with the potential consequences of substandard planning in interior design.

Module 8 - The Stages of a Design Project

The eighth module takes a closer look at each individual stage within the interior design project, along with its functions and importance as part of a whole.  Learners examine the art of effective project planning, project implementation, supervision and optimisation, project completion, analysis of completed projects and how to collect clients’ feedback.

Module 9 - Starting a Successful Interior Design Business

Bringing the course to a close, the ninth module is aimed at candidates interested in setting up their own businesses.  The advantages of entrepreneurship in the field of interior design are discussed, along with how to effectively market an interior design business, target audience identification tips and the cornerstones of successful business establishment.

Career Path

Completion of this course will instil you with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed take your career to the next level.  For existing interior designers, an endorsed award could help you climb the career ladder.  For newcomers, studying interior design at an advanced level may help you secure your first professional position.  Once again, successful candidates may also choose to explore a world of incredible entrepreneurship and freelance opportunities.  Typical entry-level salaries in the field of interior design come in at around £20,000.

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course

This premium distance learning program is open to anyone interested in becoming a successful interior designer.  Created by a team of industry veterans and noted academics, this Level 5 Interior Design Diploma could be the perfect course for the following applicants:

  • Candidates looking to turn their hobby into a career
  • Amateur interior designers ready to go pro
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Candidates interested in new business opportunities
  • Creative candidates with a keen eye for detail
  • Anyone interested in enhancing their employment prospects

Our exclusive Level 5 Interior Design Diploma is open for enrolment throughout the year, so there’s no better time to get started than right now!  Sign up online, or contact the admissions team at Staff Training Solutions for more information!