Oakwood Home Learning
Becoming an interior designer can be a very good career choice for anyone and studying for our interior designer course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to launch a career. The creative industry is currently the fastest growing industry in the UK, so a career as an interior designer is highly desirable.Throughout this interior design qualification we will be exploring various different units aimed to prepare you to work as an interior designer and launch your own business. Understanding the art of using colours, materials and lighting in different spaces is key to working in the design industry and developing the creative eye will give you the ability to design areas for many different clients. This Interior Design Level 3 course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding of the design sector and develop their skills to work as an interior designer. It explores the main concepts of design and addresses the skills which are used to produce stunning doom designs for clients.
Working with interiors, finishes and furniture is also covered in this course and we will explore many different techniques in order to plan an interior design project from conception to finish. Upon completion of the qualification you will have developed a much better understanding of the entire design process and have the knowledge to begin working as a designer.
Unit 1: Project Fundamentals
Appreciate the whole design process from start to finish
Understand project planning and schedules that are needed for you to be able to carry out your work and plan effectively
Describe the project planning process and the various phases incorporated in this
Appreciate different presentation types and how these help to communicate your ideas to clients
Unit 2: Space and Accessibility
Understand the use of whole number proportions in interior design
Understand the golden ratio and why this is used in design
Describe the kitchen zones and why these are important within the kitchen area
Identify various different layout needs for several rooms within the home
Unit 3: Surface and Colours
Understand the use of colour and colour theory
Work with different colours and contrasting schemes to create palettes that can be used
Make links between colour and space that is used in a space
Understand materials that are used in rooms and the best uses for wallpapers, vinyls and different types of flooring
Understand the links between colours, textures and flooring used for interior design purposes
Unit 4: Environments and Light
Appreciate natural light and how it can impact upon design
Understand how to filter and funnel natural light within a space and use the orientation of a room to enhance lighting
Understand various types of artificial light and their purposes
Understand various mechanical systems such as heating, lighting and plumbing which are used in various locations
Unit 5: Elements and Resources
Understand accessories and when these are used by designers
Appreciate the difference between functional accessories and decorative accessories
Understand the use of art and design to produce minimalistic or cluttered designs
Appreciate sustainability and using recycled resources
Unit 6: Managing an Interior Design Business
Understand key characteristics required to be a successful interior designer
Analyse how you can provide quality customer service to clients and be reliable on the job
Look at ways in which you can work to listen and support your clients in all stages of the design process
Describe ways in which you can offer great services to meet your client’s needs at all timesThis course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 5 days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the qualification and will receive your certification.At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oakwood Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at the Level stated 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 Oakwood Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC 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.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
No experience required.
To become an Interior Designer.
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