Interior Design Online Course

About the Level 3 Interior Design Certificate

If you have a creative flair and a passion for paint samples, a career in interior design could be perfect for you. As a practicing interior design specialist, you would be responsible for designing, decorating and furnishing indoor spaces in people’s homes, work spaces or even public venues. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then this online course is the place to start.

The engaging e-learning material begins by delving into the history of interior design. Following that, the course goes on to teach you all you need to know about design elements like space, colour, texture and scale. On top of this, you will discover how to harmoniously combine the elements of a room, how to coordinate lighting, and even how to start up your own business.

Who should study this course?

This course has been specifically designed for the aspiring interior designers among you. However, it is also worth noting that the course is suitable for those without interior design career aspirations, who want more about the practice for their own benefit.

If you want to enrol on this home study course with us, you will not need to have any prior experience or any interior design qualifications. All you will need is an interest in design and the ability to study independently from home.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this distance learning course, you will have gained a fundamental understanding of how the interior design industry functions. You will also be familiar with the different room and design elements that contribute to a finished project.

If you want to expand your knowledge after this course, you may consider studying interior design at a higher level. However, if you feel confident in your abilities, you may decide to start practicing right away. Here are some jobs related to this course:

  • Home designer
  • Office designer
  • Stage designer

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Interior Design Diploma

Interior Design Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Interior Design Certificate of Achievement


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR’s primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that’s increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

The Background

  • The origins of Interior design
  • Influences through the ages

The Background cont.

  • Great Designers of our recent past
  • Defining a style

Design Elements

Design Elements cont.

  • Texture & Pattern
  • Scale
  • Line
  • Form

Room Elements

Room Elements cont.

Room Elements cont.

  • Doors
  • Fabrics
  • Accessories

The Project

  • Planning the project
  • Space planning
  • Choosing a colour scheme
  • Choosing flooring
  • Choosing wall treatments

The Project cont.

  • Choosing lighting
  • Choosing furniture
  • Choosing window dressings
  • Arranging the furniture
  • Choosing accessories
  • The results
  • Tools of the trade

Making a living from Interior design

  • Have you got what it takes to be an Interior Designer?
  • Setting up a small business
  • Business plan

Making a living from Interior design cont.

  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Insurance
  • Health & safety

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What’s Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Professional Membership

During your course of study on our Interior Design ASET Level 3 Diploma Course you may apply for student membership to the British Interior Design Association (www.bida.org).

The British Interior Design Association is the only professional interior design association in the UK. As membership to the BIDA is selective, it sets designer Members apart from other designers. It is the potential client’s guarantee of professional interior design.

What’s Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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