Full Time Certificate Residential Interior Design - Learn all the fundamentals of Residential Interior Design in just 11 weeks

Caz Myers

Certificate Residential Interior Design

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The Full Time Certificate Course provides the perfect opportunity to dive head first into the world of residential interior design. You don't need any art and design experience, just a passion and desire to work in the residential interior design industry. This tried and tested vocational course is taught by a team of professionally trained interior designers with extensive industry experience between them and all of whom studied at KLC in the past. So, they know where you are at now, where you need to get to and how to get you there.

KLC has always been at the forefront of innovating teaching methods and using the latest technologies to improve the student learning experience. In December 2017, this strategy was recognised officially when KLC won two accolades at the inaugural 2017 Independent Higher Education Awards for ‘Breakthrough in Course Design and Delivery’ and 'Innovation in Digital Teaching and Learning’.

Tailored to help students develop their personal creativity and encourage them to start thinking like an interior designer, this five day a week course is a great option for those looking to fast track their route to employment. Alongside engaging and carefully formulated lectures and workshops, the course is enhanced with regular inspirational talks from leading designers and industry experts as well as showroom visits and trips to the V&A.

Technical Floorplan

In between easy-to-follow inspirational lessons and fundamental skills workshops, students undertake a number of learning research projects and sourcing assignments in the first half of the course. This gives them a good foundation of knowledge as they work towards commencing their first concept design project where they have an opportunity to put skills learnt into practice.  The course then culminates in an exciting final live project where students are able to work with an actual client, pitching their design exactly as they would in a real life job

Students will leave the course ready to work in the residential interior design industry with all the key decorative and technical skills to design, style and source for kitchens, bathrooms living and sleeping areas of the home.  Others may wish to combine previous knowledge and work place experience with their new skills to open up exciting entrepreneurial opportunities.

Visit us for a two-way Interview

At KLC we feel a strong duty of care to ensure that you, the prospective student, enrol on the course that is right for you and which will transform you to reach your full potential and meet your learning or career objectives.

The purpose of the interview is to give you the opportunity to visit KLC School of Design and find out more about our courses and teaching methods. Yes, it is also for the interviewer to assess your academic ability and motivation, establish the reasons for undertaking the training and where appropriate to review prior learning and experience. But this is all done to help guide you to make the choice that is right for you to achieve your goals.

If you would like to visit KLC and have a tour and a chat before you apply, then please contact us and we will be happy to arrange it for you.  

Course places only available on a first come first served basis for those offered places after an interview.

There is still time to enrol for January 2019 - Please contact us to arrange an interview in December:

Request an Interview 

New Bursaries for January 2019

STOP PRESS - KLC has been gifted funding from one of our Alumni for a new Bursary for the Certificate Course (Full Time or Part Time) commencing this January 2019, valued at £5,000. We are now taking applications on a first come first served basis for suitable applicants who qualify for financial assistance.

Please visit our Student Funding page for how to apply.

Open Days

Join us at our next open day and speak with course advisors, course leaders and alumni. Have all your questions answered and find out which course is best suited to you.

Register for our next Open Day on 26 January 2019

  • Fast track to employment in the residential interior design industry & entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Accessible, inspirational and highly enjoyable
  • Opportunity to progress to the full or part time DipHE
  • High levels of tutor and careers support
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020 7376 3377
  • 14 January - 29 March 2019 (more dates available)14 January 2019 00.00am 29 March 2019 00.00am
  • Certificate Residential Interior Design
  • 11 weeks
  • Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Additionally, a minimum of 9 hours self-directed study per week is required to complete the course. During projects, many students voluntarily spend more than the minimum.
  • No previous experience necessary, suitable for career changers, applicants must be 18 or over
  • Entry to residential design industry supported by our industry-connected KLC Careers Service
  • Chelsea Harbour, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF+44 (0)20 7376 3377
  • Career Development Loan
An Instalment Plan is available for this course

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