The Home Design School

Get your UK Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design Skills
Follow your Passion

Study online, in your own time, with an unrivalled level of support.

Get a UK industry recognised qualification, with weekly support sessions and direct access to your tutor and fellow students in our virtual student campus.

This qualification is for you if...

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    You are mad-passionate about interior design.
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    You spend your free time pinning images of beautiful homes on Pinterest, drooling over home magazines and poring over Houzz.
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    You love looking at colours, fabrics and furniture.
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    You dream about working in a creative industry, and spending your days absorbed in interior design.
  • You'd like a proper, industry-recognised, UK accredited qualification in interior design.

So what do I get?

Online classroom

Available 24/7, you can log in to the online classroom at any time of the day or night. Perfect if you are fitting your studies in around work and/or  children.

Video Lessons

Each module has video lessons, teaching you the core content. Watch the videos as many times as you like to drive the learning home.


If you prefer reading to watching video content, read the video transcripts in your own time, to help embed the learning. 

Tutor Support

Get direct access to your tutor through email and Facebook, plus a weekly Q&A call and hot seat mentoring sessions.


Study alongside other students in our Student Campus on Facebook. Help each other out, make industry contacts and become friends for life!

Formal Qualification

Graduate with a professional, industry-recognised, UK accredited qualification in interior design.

Enrol in the Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design Skills now!

Sign up now and get started on your new career.

Certificate in interior design

What will I learn?

Module 1: Interior Design in Context

What exactly is interior design, and what is it's purpose? Take a look at interior design through the ages, and consider how those changes influence design today.

Module 2: Design Inspiration: The Role of the Interior Designer

Learn what influences design schemes, from different stimulus to current trends. Get to grips with the role of an interior designer, understanding the stages in the design process, from client brief to project completion.

Module 3: Colour Theory for Interior Design

Learn the correct designer terminology for colour, and discuss its use in real design schemes. Find out how colour has been used in different historical contexts. Learn about the different psychological associations of colour, and how colour can be used to affect our perception of space and scale. 

Module 4: Drawing Plans and Elevations

An important part of being an interior designer is being able to communicate how a design will look. Learn how to create professional quality floor plans and to-scale elevations, using industry standardised terms. 

Module 5: Space Planning

Find out about how to design spaces for optimum traffic flow. Learn how to produce  furniture layouts, and get proficient in developmental sketching.

Module 6: Soft Furnishings for Interior Design

Find out about the suitability of different fabrics for different purposes, understand how to use soft furnishings to impact on room proportions. Learn how to calculate fabric quantities for curtains. In this module we also look at how to use render in design presentation, and how to write a client specification.

Module 7: Interior Design: Creative Lighting

Develop your knowledge of lighting design, lighting products and the materials used in their construction. Learn about current materials and how these  can contribute to changing atmosphere and ambience. Lighting schemes are also developed in response to a client brief.

Module 8: Interior Design: Furniture Styles and Accessories

This module focuses on developing further knowledge about the broad range of furniture available to designers including style and market level. This includes the designing and commissioning of bespoke furniture. Create your own directory so that you come away knowing how to source products from a range of suppliers.

Module 9: Wall and Floor Finishes

This module guides you to explore the use of technology, the development of SMART materials and to give you experience of a wide range of materials. Learners will critically compare the advantages and disadvantages of materials and will then develop a design scheme to meet the needs of a client brief.

Module 10: Professional Practice for Interior Design

This module focuses on developing the skills needed to set up an interior design business. You will gain an introduction to costing, marketing and sourcing suppliers. You will also research potential careers and progression routes within the industry, and come away ready to hit the ground running!

Lynn Dickinson Interior Designer

You'll have a community of fellow students...

"I am amazed at how much I’ve learned in such a small amount of time. Not only have I gained a vast amount of knowledge and information, I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Kate’s friendly manner, and clear and concise delivery means you are instantly at ease with the course content. The suggested technical tools to support your decision making and to bring your ideas to life are both excellent and re-usable once the course is over.

There's also support through a closed Facebook group and on a one-to-one basis if preferred, which is something I didn’t expect and have been extremely grateful for. Those of you who are sceptical about the use of social media - don’t be! The Facebook group enables course attendees to share their work, post questions along the way and provide encouragement and suggestions to ‘class mates’.

Lynn Dickinson, Anglesey, UK

Holly Wyse, student

You'll be well taught...

"Kate takes huge concepts and broke them down into easy to understand, actionable pieces. I now walk into stores, restaurants and other swanky homes and I can immediately understand and see all the design elements and themes taking place."

Holly C Wyse, Alberta, Canada

Interior Design Testimonial

You'll be well supported...

"When something wasn't clear to me, Kate and the members on the Facebook group came through to help. Kate is very responsive and helps until you are satisfied with the result. Kate is very professional, kind and pleasant. Thank you Kate for this great journey!"

Amit Bar, Israel

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Certificate in interior design

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Pay in Full

  • World recognised UK qualification
  • Study online, wherever you are in the world
  • Study at your own pace
  • 24/7 access to the learning materials
  • Weekly Live Q&A Call
  • Private FB Group
uk students scholarship programme: pay monthly

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  • All UK residents eligible 
  • 60 scholarships per year
  • UK accredited qualification
  • Study online from your own home
  • 24/7 access to the learning materials
  • Weekly Live Q&A Call
  • Private FB group


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