Certificate Live Online

Gain a foundation in basic interior design skills and actively participate in the design of your own home.

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£945 (Easy-pay plan available)


Approximately 3-6 months

Study Option
Live Online
Course Level
Equivalent to level 2 on the RQF
Entry Requirements
18 years old or over
5 practical assignments
The British Academy of Interior Design is an accredited provider of the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

With our brand-new Certificate course in Interior Design, you will discover the key to designing inviting and functional living spaces that reflect your own personal style. Whether you're a budding decorator or simply passionate about designing your own home, this course promises to ignite your creativity and empower you with essential interior design skills.

As a Live Online student, you'll participate in six interactive classes led by experienced industry professionals. You will become familiar with our comprehensive Online Learning Centre, packed with instructional resources including videos, articles, and practical assignments, all designed to nurture your inner Interior Designer.

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance, acknowledging your commitment to learning. For those seeking a deeper understanding and an official recognition, you can opt to complete an additional five assignments to earn your Certificate in Interior Design.

Join us on a journey of discovery as you explore the art and science of interior design, tailored specifically for home settings. No prior qualifications are necessary, all you need is a passion for creating spaces that truly feel like home.

Structured around five (optional) practical assignments, each phase of this course will deepen your understanding and hone your skills, empowering you to reveal your inner designer. From transforming your living room into a cosy retreat to optimising your kitchen for both style and functionality as well as designing a tranquil bedroom, you will learn to breathe new life into every corner of your home.

With personalised guidance from our dedicated tutors, you will receive expert feedback to help you progress through the course with growing confidence. If you're ready to embark on a journey in interior design, enrol now and transform your home!

Don't just dream about the perfect living space – design it!

If you opt in for the 5 assignments, the course can be completed in approximately 3 months*

*Assignment completion time is based on the approximate time it has taken past students to complete the course. Students have up to 36 months to complete the course.

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Class Schedule

View the schedule for the evening classes and the weekend classes in Live Online.


The list below provides an overview of the topics covered in this course.

    • Introduction to Interior Design

    Dive into the captivating world of interior design, exploring its rich history and the foundational principles of balance, rhythm, and harmony. You'll gain an introductory understanding of colour theory, grasp the nuances of spatial layouts, and discover the latest trends shaping the world of interior design. This module sets the stage for a journey that blends creativity with practicality, guiding you towards mastering the art of transforming spaces.

    • History of Interior Design
    • Basic Design Principles: Balance, Rhythm, Harmony
    • Introduction to Colour Theory
    • Understanding Spaces and Layouts
    • Trends in Interior Design
    • Design Tools and Techniques

    Equip yourself with the essential tools and techniques that are the cornerstone of every interior designer's toolkit. From mastering the basics of sketching and drawing to navigating design software, you'll learn how to select materials and finishes that elevate your projects. This module also introduces the concept of mood boards, a vital step in bringing your design visions to life.

    • Sketching and Drawing Basics
    • Introduction to Design Software
    • Material and Finish Selections
    • Basics of Lighting Design
    • Creating Mood Boards
    • Room Design Essentials

    Learn how to cleverly design the most hard-working rooms in the home. This module covers practical and aesthetic considerations for living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, along with smart solutions for making the most of small spaces. You'll discover how functionality and style can coexist harmoniously, transforming everyday spaces into welcoming retreats.

    • Designing a Living Room: Functionality and Aesthetics
    • Kitchen Design Principles
    • Bathroom Design Considerations
    • Bedroom Design for Comfort and Style
    • Space-Saving Solutions for Small Spaces
    • Design Styles

    Embark on a voyage of discovery through traditional, contemporary, minimalist, and eclectic design styles, not forgetting the importance of sustainability in modern interiors. This module enables you to identify and apply different design principles, arming you with the tools to inform your own tastes and preferences.

    • Exploring Traditional Design Styles
    • Contemporary Design: Characteristics and Principles
    • Minimalist Design: Maximising Simplicity
    • Eclectic Design: Creatively Combining Elements
    • Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Design
    • Project Management Basics

    Master the basics of project management tailored specifically for the interior design industry. Learn to plan and organise projects, budget effectively, collaborate with suppliers and vendors, and manage contracts. This module also covers the crucial aspects of project documentation and client communication, ensuring the smooth execution of your design concepts from start to finish.

    • Planning and Organising a Design Project
    • Budgeting for Interior Design Projects
    • Working with Suppliers and Vendors
    • Basics of Contract Management
    • Project Documentation and Client Communication


All our tutors are interior design professionals working in the industry.

The British Academy of Interior Design

Our philosophy at the British Academy of Interior Design is to make high-quality education accessible to all by empowering people to do what they love. Through the power of online and blended learning, our students are able to harness their creativity and practically apply it to succeed in their chosen careers.

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