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Have an artistic flair ready to be unleashed? Whether you want a change of career or an exciting new hobby, our Interior Design course provides you with all the essential tools to take your passion for interior design to the next level.

During the course you will embark on an exciting study of the history of interior design whilst also learning about the most important concepts and features involved in the practice. You’ll also be getting ‘hands on’ along the way in order to fully prepare you for the real world of interior design!


Outlined in the ‘Snapshot’ tab above, the Interior Design course consists of 5 core units, all of which have been constructed to give students the necessary understanding and skills to further their practice of Interior Design.

Each unit is unique and serves its own purpose in equipping students with an overall working knowledge of Interior Design. While the first unit takes into account the background of Interior Design, Units 2 and 3 research the fundamental concepts of Design Elements and Room Elements. From space and scale to furniture and fabrics, these units ensure students have an astute awareness of the various elements that influence interior design.

Alongside this theoretical approach, the course provides insight into the practicalities of Interior Design. By undertaking their own projects, students will gain an understanding into the step-by-step processes involved in Interior Design. They will also learn important specifics in relation to what they will need to make a living from interior design, giving them a realistic path to follow.


Applicants do not require any previous experience within the field of Interior Design and candidates from a variety of backgrounds are suitable. Whether you’ve just finished school or fancy a change of career, this excellent course is available to you.

All we ask is that students have a passion for the subject alongside a basic standard of education. We will provide all your course materials and they have been designed explicitly with the student in mind. We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible and aim to provide support where we can. We provide a comprehensive Study Guide and a tutor will always be on standby to assist.



Unit 1: The background

  • • The origins of Interior Design
  • • Influences through the ages
  • • Great designers of the 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
  • • Door
  • • Fabrics
  • • Accessories

Unit 4: The Project

  • • Space planning
  • • Choosing a colour scheme
  • • Choosing flooring
  • • Choosing wall treatments
  • • Choosing lighting
  • • Choosing furniture
  • • Choosing window dressings
  • • Arranging the furniture
  • • Choosing accessories
  • • Creating a Story Board
  • • The results

Unit 5: Making a living from Interior design

  • • Have you got what it takes?
  • • Health and Safety
  • • Interpersonal Skills
  • • Management Skills
  • • Hours and environment
  • • Earnings
  • • Building a portfolio and CV
  • • Tools of the trade

Career Prospect

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards and a Diploma from Cambridge Open College. Focus Awards is an Awarding Organisation that seeks to give recognition to a wide range of courses that meet their high standards.

If you wish to continue down the path of interior design, you are instantly more attractive to prospective employers as you can now demonstrate your experience in the area. Alternatively, if your objective is to start your own business, this course will give you the tools required to make the transition into self-employment.

Many of the skills attained as a result of the course are highly transferrable. Even if you do not further your career in interior design, you will have nonetheless developed highly relevant skills in organisation, project planning and communication.

There are also FREE additional services and tools available to you in order to help you succeed in your career. If you are considering starting your own business, we will provide you with a free website and a personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of Cambridge Open Collefe Courses. We also offer free career advice and CV appraisal to those of you who wish to secure future employment.

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£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £259

£259 - all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)

£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:

  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hourse

Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

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