Get a UK industry recognised qualification, with weekly support sessions and direct access to your tutor and fellow students in our virtual student campus.
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.
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.
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!
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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!
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
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
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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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
The level 3 diploma costs £1350 for international and non-scholarship students.
If you are a UK student, you are eligible to receive a scholarship, even if you have already studied or received funding before!
There are 60 scholarships available per year.
To receive a scholarship, you simply need to give proof of your UK residency.
UK scholarship students pay only £595.
You can also spread the cost of your fee (scholarship students only) by paying monthly instalments of £70 for 10 months.
If you are UK resident, you automatically qualify for a scholarship.
To apply, simply sign up using the scholarship programme buttons above.
You will need to set aside around 30 hours per module to complete the course.
Most students study one module every month, but you can take up to two years to complete the course if you need longer.
Unlike the big design schools, we firmly believe in supporting you personally throughout your studies with us.
There is a weekly video conference style Q&A with your tutor, as well as a Facebook group where you can ask any questions you like.
The Facebook group is properly manned, so that you won't be waiting long for some expert help.
You won't be alone in your studies. We hold your hand every step of the way.
In addition to a laptop and access to the internet, you need to get some equipment for the technical drawing modules (modules 4 and 5).
You can download the recommended kit list >here<
This is a proper UK qualification. It is awarded by AIM Awards and accredited by the UK government's qualification and exams department, Ofqual.
Aim Awards' registration number with Ofqual is RN5322.
The Home Design School's Centre Number is 61101.
If a training provider cannot give you these details, they are not offering official UK qualifications- be warned!
All of the modules are assessed through project work and other evidence based activities.
Your certificate will say:
"Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design Skills".
No mention is made that you studied online.
You can start the course at any time!
As soon as you have completed the form and made payment, you will be contacted by a member of The Home Design School.
It is a requirement of a UK qualification that we verify your identification before enrolling you (even if you are an international student), and this can take a couple of days.
As soon as you are registered, you can start straight away!
Once you click on the 'apply now' button above, you will be taken through to a registration page.
Simply enter your details on the registration page, and then you will be taken to a checkout page, where you can make your payment.
You will then be contacted to ask for a copy of your identification (passport or photographic driving licence).
Once we have verified your ID, you will be granted access to the diploma. This can take up to two working days.
You will then be given access to the online classroom, and to our facebook community, and you can make a start!
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