This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Interior Design, and planning to establish an interior design small business. No prior knowledge is required. Students receive a course manual, assignments and studyguide, plus tutor support. The course documentation for this NCFE validated course is detailed and easy to read. The objectives of the course are to:
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.
Develop a business plan for establishing a design business.
Identify the tools of the trade.
Topics Covered in this Course
Unit 1 The Background The origins of Interior design
Influences through the ages
Great Designers of our recent past
Defining a style
Unit 2 Design Elements
Space, Colour, Balance, Texture and Pattern
Scale, Line, Form
Unit 3 Room Elements
Furniture, Flooring, Lighting
Walls, Windows, Doors, Fabrics
Unit 4 The Project
Choosing a colour scheme
Choosing flooring, wall treatments, lighting, furniture, window dressings
Arranging the furniture
Unit 5 Making a living from Interior design
Have you got what it takes to be an Interior Designer?
Business Planning, Tax, VAT, Insurance, Health and Safety
Unit 6 Tools of the Trade
Who should complete this course?
People considering a career in Interior Design.
Interior Designers who wish to gain an qualification in the subject matter.
People interested in the subject who wish to learn interior design skills.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
No previous experience or qualifications are necessary to commence the course.
This course is assessed through Project Work.
All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate in Interior Design. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.