Supporting interior design initiatives in education

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 asseses 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 ensring 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 it’s up and coming designers with the correct learning tools and skills to become a professional interior designers. SBID have created Centres of Excellence for Accredited Universities.

Universities with ‘Centre of Excellence’ status are hub to share research and knowledge as well as give opportunities for students to regularly engage and network with interior design professionals and potential future employers.

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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 already have been awarded with an SBID Accreditation for their Interior Design course

SBID work closely with the Centres of Excellence to further promote the discipline on a regional level through talks given by design experts as well as opportunities for free student membership, engagement in competitions, mentoring and CPDs.

If you or your University would like to discuss being Awarded Centre of Execellence status please contact us

The following Universities have been awarded Centre of Excellence Status:

Coventry University Southampton Solent University logo for SBID Recognised University list for providing degree courses in interior designBournemouth Arts University

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