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Supporting interior design initiatives in education

A Memorandum of Understanding between SBID and educators at a variety of universities, groups and forums was formed to improve the outcome of course content for a career in the commercial environment. In review SBID dissolved the initiative. In 2011, SBID created and own the IP of a course accreditation system with individual universities empowered to provide an interior design degree.

In 2015 SBID was awarded independent professional body accreditation status by the HESA’s Unistats Dataset (formerly known as Key Information Statistics; 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.

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SBID Centre of Excellence

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 Centres of Excellence forming part of SBID registration and incorporation prospectus. After eight years co-operation between universities and SBID, the link between excellence and elitism was still unclear to the wider public.

Universities with ‘Centre of Excellence’ status are a hub for sharing research and knowledge at all levels of excellence in interior design. The structure was drafted in our founding document and implemented to provide opportunities for students to engage and network with interior design professionals and potential employers.

To find out more about SBID’s Centres of Excellence, click here.

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Course Content

The pioneering SBID course modules for a BA interior design course altered the landscape for a degree course in interior design, ensuring the content was fit for purpose. SBID are the first and only professional body to create BA adopted course modules. Each module addresses missing criteria relevant to professional practice. To find out more about SBID’s accreditation of course content, click here.

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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.

The following Universities have been awarded Centre of Excellence Status:

Coventry University
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Bournemouth Arts University
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University Accreditation

SBID was appointed to assess national interior design course content for suitability to the corporate environment.

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To forge a successful commercial career in the creative industries, student designers must bridge the gap between training and employment.

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