As Interior Design is not a regulated industry, technically, anybody can call themselves an interior designer. However, by undertaking a course such as our Diploma, students will gain all the relevant knowledge and skills in order to work professionally, in industry, as an interior designer. When advertising your design services, it is always a good selling point for potential clients to see that you are a trained and qualified interior designer.
The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)
have recently launched a protected "Registered Interior Designer" title, which is a new way for clients and designers to identify interior designers who have met BIID's professional standard.
Meeting the required standards is more relevant for those students and practitioners with a few years industry experience, but is something for Diploma students to consider aiming towards.