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 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 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.
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.
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 training and employment.
Supporting recognised interior design qualifications through university recognition.
Find out more about our flexible membership structure.
SBID will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:
You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected] We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.
We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.
By subscribing, you agree to be added to SBID’s mailing list. As an industry’s standard bearer organisation, we strive to bring you the most up to date news and access to exclusive industry content through our various newsletters.