Interior Design Level 3

Our course code: X327

Course fee: £375 or from £28 per month

Apply code 'FUND20' when enrolling

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Has interior design ever been so popular? Simply, no. As an interior designer, you will convert an empty apartment, home, office or shop into a fully functional space that looks amazing. Ideally, you will be very creative with what you do. From space planning to colour combination, functionality to designs and look, everything has got to be perfect. So if you think you are creative, innovative and like tweaking things to make it functionally efficient and look good, you can consider interior designing as a career choice.

Home design is everywhere magazines, books, the television and the internet. If you are creative, have a natural flair for fabrics and textiles, know what goes with what then you could be very much in demand! If you want to launch a career in this dynamic area or start your own business we have the course for you. A good interior designer has creative and practical skills, is a good communicator and has excellent organisational skills. You could be employed by retail outlets, interior design consultancies or architectural practices. However, many interior designers are freelance, and either work for themselves or on a contract with a design agency. Interior designers plan and supervise the design and decoration of the inside of buildings. This can include private homes and buildings such as offices, hotels, restaurants and shops. You could use your experience in interior design to move into other related work, such as theatre set design, visual merchandising or exhibition design.

This online course, when paired with the feedback and guidance you will receive from your personal tutor, will give you everything you need to build a successful career in interior design, suitable both for those new to interior design as well as those already working in the industry.

This course covers everything from floor to ceiling – literally!

On this Interior Design course, you will:

  • Describe the history of interior design, classic design styles and the work of leading designers
  • Investigate the seven design elements which contribute to a design
  • Explore the room elements which influence a design effect
  • Undertake an interior design project
  • Develop a business plan for establishing a design business
  • Explore the main concepts of design and addresses the skills which are used to produce stunning doom designs for clients

Learn the essentials of interior design to transform any empty space with creativity and flair.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support ™

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our customised qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of our learners, they’ve also been accredited by the NCFE after demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications doesn’t lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study. Every Customised Qualification has met strict criteria to attain NCFE accreditation.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.v

Assessment

Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: The History of Interior Design
  • Origins of interior design
  • Influences through the ages
  • Great designers of the recent past
2: Interior Design Styles
  • Defining a style
  • Formal and contemporary styles
  • Casual and rustic styles
  • Design concepts that embrace ecological considerations
3: Planning an Interior Design Project
  • Planning the project
  • Sketching the room
  • Scale drawing
  • Software program
  • Project planning tools
  • Pre-planning checks
  • Problems to be aware of
4: Design Elements
  • Study seven design elements
    • Space
    • Colour
    • Balance
    • Texture and pattern
    • Scale
    • Line
    • Form
5: Physical Elements of the Design
  • Architectural details
  • Windows, doors and flooring
  • Safety and lighting
  • Wall treatments
  • Furniture and fabrics
  • Arranging the furniture and artwork
  • Accessories and other considerations
6: Making a Living from Interior Design
  • Project management
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Earnings
  • Build a portfolio and CV
  • Setting up your business
  • Personal characteristics for self-employment and business skills
  • Writing a business plan: Introduction, market research, marketing, finance and appendices
  • Methods of payment and the card payment process
  • Tax and and insurance for the small company
  • Health and safety requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.