1Course Overview

Heritage Interior Design and Starting Your Own Business

Course code: OSC1265

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Learn how to launch your own Heritage Interior Design business from home!

This course is designed to help you start your own Interior Design business that specialises in Heritage styles. With this course you will perfect your knowledge of Heritage Interior Design whilst helping you to understand how to run your business effectively.

  • Discover the history of interior design and the importance of conservation and tradition
  • Understand the laws, floor plans and planning acts you need to take into consideration
  • Develop insights into how to handle design and research projects in historical context
  • Learn how to write your business plan and execute your marketing plan

With Open Study College you can study all of this in a way that suits you! We offer a flexible way to learn that allows you to study at your own pace. And you won’t be alone, our friendly and experienced tutors will be there every step of the way by email, so help is only ever a click away!

Start your journey today and join over 73,000 students that have studied with us. Achieving your dream career couldn’t be easier!

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2Course Content

Heritage Interior Design Level 3:

Unit 1: The Brief History of Interior Design
  • Define interior design  
  • History and its importance
  • Brief timeline
  • Advantages and disadvantages of ancient interior design
Unit 2: Heritage design basics including wall, floor and window treatments
  • Conservation
  • Various wall and floor treatments found in each era
  • Window treatments  
  • Tradition
Unit 3: The challenges of working with heritage and listed interiors
  • Keeping and changing heritage buildings
  • Appropriate designs
  • Not appropriate designs
  • Challenges
Unit 4: The law, the local government and other considerations
  • Various floor plans
  • Local government
  • Law
  • Modern and heritage project planning
Unit 5: The influence of socioeconomic and technological factors on historical interior design
  • Technological factors
  • Environmental aesthetics
  • Sociological considerations
  • Environment pollution
Unit 6: The Research Project -Design in historical context
  • Choosing a historical era
  • Choosing aspects of interior design
  • Legal and planning consent
  • Challenges

 Starting Your Own  Business Level 3:

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management
Unit 2: Defining Your Business
  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself
Unit 3: Marketing
  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing
Unit 4: Customers
  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale
Unit 5: Finance
  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money
Unit 6: Your Business Plan
  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor to be marked. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 240 hours.

Study Method

You will study this course via distance learning, allowing you to learn wherever and whenever it suits you. With our choice of flexible study methods, you can choose the option that suits your learning style. If you choose to study online, you’ll be able to start studying through our online learning portal as soon as you receive your login details. If you choose a study pack, we will have your learning materials delivered to your door. You will also receive unlimited tutor support by email, meaning help and guidance is only ever a click away!

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed this course you will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary. The Learner Unit Summary details the units you have completed as part of your course.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills for regulated qualifications the student may undertake in the future. The Unit Summary can be used as evidence and recognition of prior learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learner and employer requirements. This course is endorsed by the ABC Awards’ Quality License Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers meet their high standards. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. The time limit and flexibility of this course allows to complete your studies at your own pace.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Study pack including pen, highlighter and study planner*
  • FREE NUS Extra card for great discounts on your favourite brands

*Only included with the study pack option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

Our course replacement service ensures that your learning materials will be replaced for a one-time additional fee if they are lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies. You can request a course replacement pack by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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