Who should do this course?
- Have you already designed successful schemes for your home and for your family and friends?
- Do they often encourage you to start your own business?
- Would you like a career change but don't have the confidence, experience and qualifications?
- Do you have creative talent but need professional training?
- Do you enjoy interior design as a hobby and read interior design magazines?
- Are you interested in becoming an interior designer?
...then this is the interior design course for you!
This Diploma in Interior Design is a great introduction into interior design which provides you with a validated and accredited interior design course. The course is flexible and can be studied via part-time distance learning, allowing you to continue with existing work and family commitments, or you may attend our In Studio courses for a ‘fast-track' to the qualification - ideal if you are looking for a career change or entry into Higher Education.
The Diploma in Interior Design will give you the skills you need to design your own project or help family and friends with theirs, giving you the confidence to move on to bigger projects or higher education.
As our 'access to Higher Education' qualification, successful Level 3 Diploma students are guaranteed a route to our Foundation Degree in Interior Design course. For a career in interior design you can then progress through the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Interior Design to BA (Hons) Interior Design. Both Degree level interior design courses are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University, both studied via online distance learning.
No qualifications are required to enrol on this diploma course, and if you already hold a Level 3 or equivalent qualification in an Art and Design based subject, you can enrol straight onto the Foundation Degree in Interior Design. If you already have an HND or Foundation Degree in Interior Design, you can enrol straight on to our BA (Hons) top-up course.
If you still have questions feel free to call us for further information on 01159 1234 12, or alternatively, why not book a place on one of our Interior Design Course Open Days to come along and talk to the Tutors, view students' work and take a tour of the Academy?
Teaching and Learning
One course - two ways to study; choose from distance learning home study or in studio at the Academy
Everyone is different. If you can study for 6 - 7 hours per week you can complete the course in 10 months. If you have more time to spare then you can complete your Diploma more quickly. Most students complete the course in 6-12 months. Due to funding criteria, funded students are allowed 15 months to complete their course. Non-funded students are expected to complete within 2 years. You can enrol at any time and set your own start date within 3 months.
- Week 1
- In Studio (see dates below)
- Weeks 2, 3, 4 & 5
- At home - complete a Design Project (approx 30hrs)
- Week 6
- In Studio to complete the course (see dates below - please check the dates for the 2nd Studio week carefully as these may not be exactly 6 weeks after the 1st Studio week due to other Workshops and timetables)
|9th - 13th March 2015
||27th April - 1st May 2015
|11th - 15th May 2015
||22nd - 26th June 2015
|8th - 12th June 2015
||20th - 24th July 2015
Please ensure that you are available for both weeks when booking onto a Studio course.
Employability & progression
Once you have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Interior Design Skills, you are guaranteed a route to Foundation Degree (FdA) in Interior Design; validated and awarded by our partner, Staffordshire University. This is delivered online by our Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) where you can access the course which contains thousands of links to interior design information, meet new friends and keep in touch through the Student Forum. You'll also receive regular updates on the latest trends and exhibitions.
Alternatively, you can become a freelance Interior Design Consultant or work in a related industry such as kitchen design, soft furnishings or design retailer.