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Accrediting diploma courses for interior design

Ensure a career in interior design is right for you with SBID Accredited courses

Diploma courses equip candidates with the foundational understanding and expertise, providing an overview of the skills and knowledge they will require as an interior designer in practice. Whether choosing to refresh design skills, explore a creative flair, or find out if a career as an interior designer is right for you, 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 on your route to become a fully trained, Accredited professional.

Accredited Diploma Courses


About the course 

SBID’s interior design taster course is designed to provide a condensed overview of the skills, knowledge and expectations of professional interior design practice before making a commitment or financial investment in higher education or 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 become an accomplished designer.

Course Information:   Online   |   8 hours   |   £125

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The Online Interior Design Course by The 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 professional knowledge, nurtured their creativity and possess the technical and practical skills necessary to translate design ideas into reality.

Course Information:   Online   |   1 year  |   Fees & Funding

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About the course 

The Open University offers flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the UK. This design diploma focuses on developing creative design thinking to address problems in every aspect of life. The design modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside practical components. As well as design, you’ll study modules in complementary subjects to gain skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests.

Course Information:  2 – 4 years   |   Fees & funding

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Course Accreditation

SBID measures and accredits course content for professional practice, ensuring that emerging interior designers have the relevant skills and knowledge to meet industry standards.

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Graduate Membership

SBID Graduate Membership creates a pathway for interior design graduates to reach their full potential and achieve Accredited status as a fully trained and experienced interior designer.

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University Degree Courses

SBID assess and accredit the course content of University degrees to ensure emerging interior design graduates are relevantly trained and skilled for professional practice.

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