1Course Overview

Interior Design Level 3 and Starting Your Own Business Level 3

Course code: OSC1078

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Learn how to launch an Interior Design Business, from home!

With a creative and project-intensive business like Interior Design, it is important to remember the commercial aspects of running a company. This course is designed to help you achieve excellence in both the quality of your skills as an Interior Designer and in the way that you run your business.

  • Study the principles of interior design and learn to coordinate all elements of a room, from soft furnishings to flooring
  • Learn how to produce accurate drawings in one-point and two-point perspectives
  • Discover everything you need to know to manage an interior design project, from start to finish
  • Learn the key steps you will need to consider when planning and creating your business to increase your chances of success and minimise risk
  • Discover how to market your Interior Design company, identify competition and plan appropriate strategies for success

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 75,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content

Interior Design

 Level 3:

Unit 1: An Introduction to Colour Theory and Design Layout
  • Introduction
  • The Colour Wheel
  • The Effects of Light and Shade on Colour
  • Monochromatic Colours
  • Harmonious Colours
  • Scale
  • Layout of a Drawing
Unit 2: Sample Boards and Paint Techniques
  • Mood boards
  • Sample boards
  • Assembling
  • Paint techniques
  • Blending and developing shades
  • Floor finishes
Unit 3: Lighting and Window Treatments
  • The different types of lighting
  • The lighting design
  • Window treatments
  • Types of window treatment
  • Curtain headings
  • Blinds
  • Considering materials
Unit 4: Consultations and Design Brief Management
  • Initial contact
  • Briefing consultation questionnaire
  • Follow-up
  • Final consultation
  • Confidentiality
  • Legal considerations
  • Appointment correspondence
  • Letter of intent to a contractor
  • Contract tender letter
  • Contract tender rejection
  • The design brief
Unit 5: Perspective Drawing
  • The back wall
  • Establishing the eye line
  • Placing the vanishing point on one-point perspective
  • Two-point perspective
  • Establishing the floor and ceiling lines
  • The perspective grid
  • Right-angle measurements
  • Drawing windows
  • Adding furniture to your drawings
Unit 6: Managing a Project Assessment
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Management ability
  • Order of works
  • Concepts of scheduling
  • The order sheet
  • Costing
  • Fees and hourly rates
  • Quotations from suppliers
  • Constructing an invoice

 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
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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. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

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 (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

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
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

Very excited!

So far the introduction is brilliant. Just waiting for the rest to come so I really get into it fully and start my journey learning about interior design. Very excited!

- Delphine Clegg

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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