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Certificate in Interior Design (Level 3)

Course Overview

Interior Designing Course Online

Interior Designing Course Online, offers candidates the chance to build the crucial skills and knowledge required to make it in this incredible industry. One of the most demanding and exciting of all modern professions, the course brings together theoretical learning with practical experience to nurture talent and instil confidence. The syllabus begins with a basic introduction to the role of the interior designer, before moving onto crucial design principles and ultimately the execution of professional projects. 

Demand for world-class interior designers has never been higher – this course could be your ticket to the career of your dreams.

No prior experience is required, though a touch of creativity or artistic flair will certainly help. The course content on this interior decoration course online, first discusses the very basics of the interior design industry, including where, how and why the professional interior designer fits in. Candidates are then introduced to the most crucial design elements and principles, upon which the rest of their studies and career beyond will be based. From interior lighting to the arrangement of art to the careful selection of furniture, all crucial elements are broken down and brought to life.

Ultimately, Interior Designing Course Online, concludes with essential teachings on the implementation of superior interior design skills by way of professional project planning and execution.

For those successfully completing the course, potential career opportunities vary from positions with architectural firms to private business establishment and the provision of high-end interior design consultancy. 

Course Syllabus

This course consists of the following five units:

Unit 1 - An Introduction to the Interior Design Profession

The course begins with an insightful introduction to professional interior design, including the role of the interior designer within the industry. Candidates are introduced to the basics of residential design and the importance of strong designer-client relationships.

Unit 2 - Design Elements

The second unit moves onto the four most important design elements – Space, Colour, Patterns and Textures. The unit investigates both the specifics and the importance of each in relation to their role in professional interior design, both independently and collaboratively.

Unit 3 - The Principles of Design

An introduction to the principles of design follows in the third unit, which explores several key considerations including Contrast, Balance, Scale, Proportion, Unity, Variety and Emphasis. Candidates learn how and why each must be considered with equal importance.

Unit 4 - Room Elements

This unit moves away from basic principles to instead focus on specific room elements and the role they play in interior design. Along with interior lighting and wall coverings, the unit explores the selection and use of appropriate furniture, fixtures and artwork.

Unit 5 - Working on Projects

The final unit of the course builds on the four prior units by introducing candidates to effective project planning and implementation. From gathering information to proactive planning and producing projective sketches, candidates discover how to bring their creative visions to life.  

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

Career Path

A career in interior design will provide you with the opportunity to explore and express your creativity every day. You may choose to work as a design consultant, a team leader, a business manager or in a variety of other capacities, with salaries ranging from around £18,000 to £45,000 or more. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Creative candidates in pursuit of a rewarding life-long career
  • Current interior design workers looking to climb the career ladder
  • Designers with no formal training or qualifications 
  • Candidates planning to set up their own businesses 
  • Existing business owners looking to expand and improve 
  • Anyone interested in turning their hobby into a career  

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Certificate in Interior Design (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore the interior design profession
  • Learn the most important principles of design
  • Study contrast, balance, scale, proportion, unity, variety and emphasis
  • Develop strong practical skills for working on projects
  • Turn your creativity into a career! 

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Course Cost

£ 315

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