A Memorandum of Understanding between SBID and educators at a variety of universities, groups and forums, an agreement was formed to improve the outcome of course content for a career in the commercial environment. In review SBID dissolved the initiative and revived it in 2011 with individual universities empowered to provide an interior design degree.
In 2015 SBID was awarded independent professional body accreditation status by the HESA’s Key Information Set (KIS). SBID assess how fit-for-purpose tuition transfers to the commercial world for students to make an informed choice when selecting a university. They measure interior design modules and accredit university course content specifically for interior design degrees ensuring each course meets all-inclusive standards. The accreditation relates to measured educational and business processes forming part of each university’s central government funding status.
As part of SBID’s aim to ensure the Interior Design industry prepares emerging designers with the correct learning tools and skills to become professional interior designers, SBID created Centre’s of Excellence. With eight years of co-operation between universities and SBID a link between excellence and elitism was still unclear to the wider public.
Universities with ‘Centre of Excellence’ status are a hub to share research and knowledge. They provide unique opportunities for students to regularly engage and network with interior design professionals and potential future employers.
SBID measure interior design modules content for a variety of criteria to ensure it covers the content required for practice. This pioneering process altered the landscape for a degree course in interior design ensuring the content was fit for purpose. To find out more about SBID’s accreditation of course content, click here.
To achieve ‘Centre of Excellence’ status, educational establishments must meet the SBID vision, values and commitment to improving Professionalism in the interior design industry. The University must hold existing SBID Accreditation for their Interior Design course.
SBID work closely with the Centre’s of Excellence to further promote the discipline at a regional level through talks given by design experts and support the general SBID student benefit for free student membership, engagement in competitions and mentoring.
To find out how to become awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status, contact us.
SBID was appointed to assess national interior design course content for suitability to the corporate environment.
To forge a successful commercial career in the creative industries, student designers must bridge the gap between learning and earning.
Supporting recognised interior design qualifications through university recognition.
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