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SBID Accredited courses for online learning

To facilitate distance learning, SBID has selected the below interior design online courses for flexibility, diversity and completeness. Online learning equips candidates who are unable to attend a University with equal access to career opportunities to learn the understanding and expertise employers and clients require.

Whether candidates choose to refresh design skills or define creative flair for personal or commercial reasons, there is much to learn about the business of interior design before transcending from interest into practice. Whatever your educational pursuits, SBID are here to guide you onto the professional route for a career in interior design.

Accredited Online Courses


About the course 

SBID’s interior design short course is designed to provide a 1-day overview of the skills, knowledge and risks of professional interior design practice before making a commitment to a university degree. Presented by British BA Course Leader, Frazer Macdonald Hay, the course will inform, guide and prepare students with the tools they need to identify skill gaps and highlight what further training and knowledge they need to acquire to become an accomplished designer.

Course Information:  8 hours   |   £125

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Interior Design Course by Interior Design Institute

About the course 

The Interior Design Institute offers students flexible online learning in Interior Design. The course is self-paced over 12 months which includes 12 comprehensive downloadable modules including a host of functions to aid the student. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have covered core basic professional skills and knowledge.

Course Information:  1 year  |   £699

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About the course 

The Open University offers flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the UK. This undergraduate course focuses on developing creative design thinking to address problems. The design diploma modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside practical components.

Module credits: 60   |   Total credits: 240

Course Information:  2 – 4 years   |   Fees & funding

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About the course 

The Master’s course is for professionals wanting to enhance their research and knowledge in the area of designing for wellbeing with flexible and online weekly meetings, lectures, tutorials, it can be completed around working. Students will study and research a range of sectors and the methods used to promote wellness, plus sustainable design and development and new technology within design specifications.

Course Information:  1 – 2 years   |   Fees & funding

As a general rule the requirements towards a Degree are as follows:

  • Master’s degrees of 180 Credits, Postgraduate Diplomas of 120 credits and Postgraduate Certificates of 60 Credits at Level 7 have the overall weighted average calculated from Level 7 modules only.
  • Honours degrees – comprising 120 Credits at each of Levels 4, 5 and 6 – have the overall weighted average calculated from the Level 5 weighted average and double-weighted Level 6 weighted average (i.e. Level 5 – 33% / Level 6 – 67%).
  • Honours degree ‘top-ups’ – comprising 120 Credits at Level 6 only – have the overall weighted average calculated from Level 6 modules only.
  • Foundation degrees and other Level 5 awards have the overall weighted average calculated from Level 5 modules only.

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