Fast track your career change with this intensive interior design training

Diploma HE Interior Design

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Favoured by career changers, this rigorous one year course equips students with the array of creative and professional skills needed to gain employment within the design industry. 

Studying on KLC’s Diploma is as close to actually being in a design studio as we can make it.  The course is based around real live projects, both residential and commercial design, and gives you unprecedented access to design companies and professionals throughout the year, with inspirational guest lecturers, practical workshops, site visits, industry panel discussions and occasional lunchtime talks from various design companies. 

The focus throughout the course is engagement with employers and, working closely with our unique Careers Service, students are also given the opportunity for integrated work experience during term breaks and extensive help and support finding employment after they graduate.  

Nina Campbell asked last year’s students to design a new collection, as a special competition to put new skills learnt, particularly detailed working drawings, into practice.  Sabine Gern’s design was chosen as the signature range and the centrepiece drinks cabinet is featured in the Nina Campbell showroom window.  Sabine now works in Nina’s design studio.


The latest teaching methods are utilised and the course is underpinned by the KLC Virtual Learning Environment.   As with all of our full time courses, unrivalled levels of tutor interaction are available; the tutors work with their groups every day in the studios and we keep the student / tutor ratio deliberately low to ensure full support throughout.   


Students have the opportunity to enter exclusive design competitions and here charity Place2Be give a project brief at the start of Children’s Mental Health Week


The flipside is that the course is seriously hard work!  The course has deliberately been designed to be highly intensive, so that students can gain a recognised qualification and enter the industry in the shortest time possible.  But this means that students need to be highly motivated and prepared to work long hours.  Not necessarily a chore if you’re doing something you love! 

  • High levels of tutor support
  • Projects with actual clients and site visits
  • Extensive industry contact and work experience
  • Achieve a validated qualifcaton
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020 7376 3377
  • 11 September 2017 - 11 July 201811 September 2017 00.00am 11 July 2018 00.00am
  • Diploma Higher Education Interior Design (Level 5 Diploma validated by the University of Brighton)
  • One Year
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design Top Up
  • Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Additional 15+ hours outside of class
  • No previous experience necessary, suitable for career changers, applicants must be 18 or over
  • Graduate entry to mixed residential and commercial interior design practices
  • Chelsea Harbour, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF+44 (0)20 7376 3377
  • Student Tuition Fee Loan
    Career Development Loan
    Limited places for funding available apply now
For information on paying by instalments, please read our Schedule of Fee Payments.

The course fees will increase to £25,895 on 1 May 2017

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