Learn the fundamentals of residential interior design, styling and sourcing whilst still fulfilling your busy work / life commitments

Certificate Residential Interior Design

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KLC's industry respected Certificate Interior Design course has been producing quality employable graduates to the interior design industry for over 15 years. This part time, one-year course is the perfect option for those with busy life commitments who want to become a professional residential interior designer in an intensive, but manageable way.

KLC has always been at the forefront of innovating teaching methods and using the latest technologies to improve the student learning experience. Recently, this strategy has been 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 two day a week course is a firm favourite with those looking to gain a reputable qualification for employment in the industry whilst managing work or family commitments.

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.


Students undertake a conceptual project where they have an opportunity to put into practice skills learnt.  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 are only available on a first come first served basis for those offered places after an interview.

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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

  • Ideal for anyone needing to balance work / life / study
  • Accessible, inspirational and highly enjoyable
  • Opportunity to progress to the full time or part time DipHE
  • High levels of tutor and careers support
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020 7376 3377
  • 16 January - 28 November 2019 (more dates available)16 January 2019 00.00am 28 November 2019 00.00am
  • Certificate Interior Design
  • 1 year - Two days a week: Wednesday & Thursday (January start), Monday & Tuesday (September start)
  • Two days a week with a minimum of 3 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 interiors industry for design, styling and sourcing with full support from the 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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