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QLS Advanced Level 7 |FREE PDF Certificate |130 CPD Points |+2 FREE Courses [50,000+ Enrolled Students] [100% Pass Rate]

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Study method
Online, self-paced
620 hours
No formal qualification
130 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Interior Design

***3 Courses Bundle*** + 2 Free Courses [Creative Thinking Course & Project Management Course]

Endorsed diploma of achievement in Interior Design QLS Level 7. Additional CPD Accredited Interior Design Diploma with 130 CPD points available with no extra study. This Interior Design course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Do you want to study interior design? Discover what it takes to write your own success story in one of the world’s most rewarding creative industries. Study for an Interior Design Diploma and explore a range of dynamic and inspiring career options. If you’ve ever dreamed of transforming your passion for design and decorating into a career, Brentwood Open Learning College is here to help make it happen.

Interior Design

On a global basis, property owners and developers are constantly searching for creative and inspired individuals for the design, renovation, remodeling and repurposing of their interiors. Whether it’s assisting with the transformation of a current property or helping shape the interiors of an ambitious new-build, qualified interior designers make a real mark on the world around them.

What Will I Learn From This Interior Design Diploma:

On successful completion of this course, candidates benefit from an array of new skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A thorough understanding of the contemporary interior design industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all key interior design principles and elements
  • The confidence to plan and execute challenging interior design projects
  • Professional skills for building strong client-designer relationships
  • The skills required to transform inspiration into tangible results
  • A detailed knowledge of each component project stage
  • The confidence and skills required to start and manage an interior design business

Along with a comprehensive overview of the current Interior Design industry, learners are introduced to the most important Interior Design principles and elements. Candidates learn how to work with textures, patterns, colours and space, along with wall coverings, interior lighting elements, artwork, key fixtures and appropriate furniture. The project planning and execution processes are broken down into their component stages and investigated in-depth, as is the importance of developing the strongest possible client-designer relationships. Interior Design Level 7 course finishes with a broad introduction to the steps required to start and manage a brand-new Interior Design business.

Why Students prefer this Interior Design Diploma from CPD:

  • Fully Accredited Interior Design Course
  • Interior Design Subject Specialist Tutors
  • Interior Design course does not expire till you successfully complete it
  • The option to take study breaks at any time at no extra cost
  • No deadlines, no time restrictions and no fixed schedules
  • All required study materials and supporting documentation included as standard – no additional costs or expenses at any time.
  • Online assessments to test your new skills and knowledge
  • The opportunity to enhance and improve your CV and career prospects.
  • The opportunity to study from any location in the world.

*** 2 Free Gifts included in Interior Design Course ***

***FREE Project Management Course***

This Free Project Management course covers the following topics:

  • What is A Project?
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Budgeting Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Negotiation and Influencing
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Plus more

***FREE Creative Thinking Course***

This Free Creative Thinking course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Creativity and Innovation
  • Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • Encouraging Creativity in a Team
  • Plus more

***FREE COVID-19 Course***

This Free Covid-19 course covers the following topics:

  • What Are Coronaviruses?
  • What is COVID-19?
  • What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Is it a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?
  • Mild vs Severe Infection
  • How is the Coronavirus Transmitted?
  • Is There a COVID-19 Vaccine?
  • What Happens Next?

***This offer ends soon***

Quality Licence Scheme

This Interior Design course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



130 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Interior Design

There are three things you need to succeed as an interior designer – passion, creativity and the deepest possible understanding of the industry. Armed with the first two, this exclusive Level 7 Interior Design Diploma takes care of the rest! Success as an interior designer means balancing the creative aspect of the profession with essential business knowledge and acumen. The deeper your understanding of the industry and its mechanics, the more likely you are to succeed in the field. Our specialist distance learning programmes are designed for ambitious candidates looking to turn existing interests into rewarding careers for life!

Learning Objectives

The primary learning objectives of our advanced Diploma in Interior Design centre on successful transition to a professional position. With no specific experience or education needed, the Diploma in Interior Design Level 7 course gradually guides learners through the practical skills and theory needed to succeed as an interior designer. All you have to bring along for the ride is a solid dose of creativity and plenty of commitment – our advance Diploma in Interior Design Level 7 takes care of the rest!

Course Outline

This intensive yet digestible Diploma in Interior Design Level 7 course is delivered across nine modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Your assigned tutor will provide you with comprehensive support at all times, in order to assist with your successful completion of each unit.

Unit 1 - Interior Design: An Overview

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Interior Design as a Profession
  • The Development of Interior Design as a Profession
  • Residential Design
  • A Designer’s Basic Considerations for Design a Scheme
  • Plus more

Unit 2 - Key principles of Interior Design

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Human Dimensions
  • Practical Planning
  • Playing with the Rules
  • Integrating the Services
  • Plus more

Unit 3 - Elements of a Design

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Coordinate the Colour Scheme
  • Utilize Multifunctional Furniture
  • Small Space Tips for Specific Rooms:
  • The Colour Wheel
  • Choosing a Colour Scheme
  • Colour Psychology
  • Different types of Patterns
  • Using Patterns Successfully
  • Setting a Style Through Textures
  • Plus more

Unit 4 - The Elements of Room

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Room Elements
  • Light Through Glass
  • Types of Light
  • Selecting the Right Fittings
  • Creating a Lighting Scheme
  • Room by Room Lighting
  • Tips for Special Ceiling Treatments
  • Alternative Wall Coverings
  • Architecture and Flooring
  • Laying and Maintaining Tiles
  • Alternative Floor Coverings
  • Creating Arrangements on Plan
  • Alternative Art
  • Plus more

Unit 5 - Room by Room Design

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Living Rooms
  • Kitchen Schemes
  • Choosing a Theme
  • Corridors and Landings
  • Occasional Guest Bedrooms
  • Elderly Person’s Bedsits
  • Themes and Schemes
  • Plus more

Unit 6 - Understanding Creativity and Innovation

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Individual Creativity
  • Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
  • Tips for Building Your Own Creative Environment

Unit 7 - Creativity and Innovation in Business

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Business
  • Creative Thinking Methods
  • Decision Making
  • Eight Essentials to Defining a Problem

Unit 8 - Individual and Group Techniques for Creativity

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • The RAP Model
  • Understanding Mind Mapping
  • Creating a Mind Map
  • Metaphors and Analogies
  • The Nine Intelligences

Unit 9: Encouraging Creativity in a Team

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Brainstorming
  • The Stepladder Technique
  • The Slip Writing Technique

Unit 10 - Establishing Good Client-Designer Relationships

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Communicating Effectively with the Client
  • The Initial inquiry
  • Initial Meeting
  • Equipment
  • The Brief
  • The Survey
  • Surveying a Room
  • Pre-liminary Research
  • Style Considerations

Unit 11 - Essentials of Planning

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Information Gathering
  • Sketching-up Ideas
  • Decorating Schedule
  • Assembling a Scheme
  • Plus more

Unit 12 - Phases of a Project

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Surveying and Measurements
  • Creativity and Concept
  • Client Agreement
  • Working Drawings, Client Estimates and Contracts
  • Project Management
  • Plus More

Module 13 - Starting an Interior Design Business

This Interior Design unit covers the following key topics:

  • Advantages of Owning a Design Business
  • Disadvantages of Owning a Design Business
  • Self Analysis
  • Starting a New Design Practice
  • A Good Business Sense
  • Registering the Business - Start Up
  • Making a Portfolio
  • Building up a Client Base
  • Pricing your Service
  • Careers in Interior Design
  • Plus More

Who is this course for?

Interior Design

Our endorsed Interior Design Level 7 is ideally-suited to both industry newcomers and existing members of the workforce in pursuit of higher positions. Though comprehensive and intensive, each module has been designed for maximum accessibility and flexibility. Earning an internationally-recognised qualification can be of limitless value in both securing high-level positions within the industry and building a successful interior design business from scratch.

Interior Design

Providing learners with the opportunity to study in their own time and at their own pace, our Interior Design Level 7 is also perfect for those who do not have the time to commit to traditional education. Accessible from anywhere in the world on a 24/7 basis, our exclusive digital learning platform provides access to all the materials you’ll need to successfully complete your Interior Design Level 7 course. What’s more, our experienced tutors and the wider CPD courses support team are on-hand at all times to provide you with all the support you need.

Interior Design

Armed with plenty of creativity and the desire to succeed, you’re already halfway there!


Interior Design

No particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Diploma in Interior Design QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges

Option 2

Interior Design Diploma issued by CPD

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Interior Design

Upon successful completion of our Interior Design Diploma, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Home Decorating Consultant
  • Home Decorator
  • Home Organizer
  • Home Stager
  • Home Staging Consultant
  • interior design consultation

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.