When Jenny Gibbs launched the school in the early 1980s, career-based interior design training wasn't widely available and the few design courses which were available focused mainly on hobby-level skills.
The school was founded specifically to meet the need for industry relevant training and this spirit of innovation has thoroughly instilled itself into all of our course developments. Our close working relationship with the design industry and our access to practising professionals is a unique feature of our courses and something which all of our students benefit from throughout their studies.
What's more, we pride ourselves on delivering interior design training through cutting-edge teaching and learning methods, as well as committing to invest in technology which will aid our students to achieve new and greater levels of interaction and exploration.
Our latest innovation is KLC Connect – an exciting, new initiative aimed at helping students bridge the gap between their course and employment and to make them feel more a part of the design community. Student, industry and alumni representatives work together to plan an imaginative annual programme to give students a better understanding of how the industry works, add value to their studies, provide extensive networking opportunities and help them prepare for the workplace.
Here at KLC, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset and are committed to building a positive team and a supportive school environment.
We are creative and open-minded in our approach to teaching, meaning that students can expect to be encouraged to think outside the box when it comes to their projects! Everyone learns and acquires knowledge differently, and our range of study methods and qualifications are specifically formulated to be accessible to anyone who wants to study design.
As a private education provider, we are fortunate to have autonomy over the majority of our policies and procedures. As such, we make these assurances to our current and future students, to our staff and to our industry partners...
- We place our students at the heart of everything we do
- We believe in equal opportunities for all
- We promote the responsibilities that designers carry for the environment
- We are fully committed to working and engaging with the wider community.
KLC School of Design also has a charitable initiative, the KLC Design Changes Lives Foundation - you can learn more about it here.