Learn how to arrange rooms to create space. We can show you how.
Learn how to arrange rooms to create space. Our interior design course can show you how.

About the Course

The Professional Interior Design Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as an interior designer. The course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full or part time career as a professional interior designer or to use your skills as a profitable sideline.

At the outset, it is important to understand that this course is not simply about the theory of interior design. It’s also about practical work in interior design, meeting client’s needs, marketing your services and being paid for your design skills.

In essence, this course is about interior design for profit. Each week, thousands of potential clients whether for home or business, require the skills offered by the interior designer. These are for new homes, offices and commercial interiors – for renovations, makeovers and pre-sale inspections. These needs are fulfilled by the professional interior designer.

What makes a successful interior designer? Stated simply, they know how to go about it.

In constructing this course, the British College of Interior Design has created one of the few opportunities for those not currently involved in the industry to become paid professionals, with a range of interior design work opportunities at their fingertips.

When you complete this course you will have the knowledge and skills to start your own interior design consultancy, to work as a freelance interior designer, or to seek work in the many businesses and industries associated with interior design.

You’ll find the interior designer at work in thousands of homes and businesses. They are choosing functional lighting, furniture, fabrics and window treatments. They are adding wall and floor coverings and choosing colour and decorative options. They are meeting with clients, contractors and suppliers.

Private clients, businesses, builders, architects and real estate agents have an ongoing need for design skills. There are literally dozens of income-producing opportunities for the knowledgeable interior designer.

In short, the Professional Interior Design Course takes you through every aspect of the profession – from developing design concepts and turning them into reality, through to the business of selling your design skills and services. You provide the interest in interior design and the willingness to learn, while the British College of Interior Design provides you with the practical knowledge and skills. You will soon be ready to take your first steps into the exciting and challenging world of interior design.

Enjoy the journey!

What you will learn

This interior design course will teach you all the most important aspects of interior design.

This interior design course presents fundamental design concepts and explores all aspects of the interior – human factors, building structure and technology, environmental and other building systems, contextual issues, design theories and methods, and communication.

You’ll also discover the many aspects of human occupation of interior space and how lifestyles and social preferences affect interior design. You’ll learn about design theory and history, design communications, design research and the science of interior space. You’ll also learn how to analyse clients’ needs, develop appropriate design concepts and manage the finishing of interior spaces.

Learn about furniture in our interior design course.
Learn about furniture in our interior design course.

How the course is structured

The Professional Interior Design Course is provided by distance learning, online. The course comprises 12 in-depth tutorials delivered to you by email, over 12 or 24 weeks. However, your course is self-paced and you may take as long as two years to complete your assignments and graduate from the course. Having said this, remember deadlines are always important to the professional interior designer.

During your course you will be instructed in all aspects of interior design by a team of Britain’s, and the world’s leading interior designers, design writers and manufacturers of design materials.

As you progress through the course you will be learning about the actual market place for your design skills, how to go about creating functional and appealing design concepts, selling your services and tricks of the trade to ensure your success.

From your first assignment, you are working with your specially assigned tutor towards commencing your own freelance design consultancy and being paid for your efforts.

This course has been specifically designed with our student’s work and family commitments in mind. Our assignments have no due dates, so you can simply hand in your work when you are ready. If you find yourself stuck on an assignment, we have a large collection of assignment examples and resources to use as a guide for your own work.

If you are having difficulty in a certain area, or if other commitments are intruding upon your time, the facility also exists to hold further tutorials until you are ready to continue. Simply email the College and request a new delivery schedule.

One of the most important aspects of the course is its British focus. Although the principles of interior design are similar the world over, this course concerns itself specifically with the British aspects of design. It’s this direction and emphasis that will greatly help to ensure your success.


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