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 60,000 students that already have!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th March
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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study 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

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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * 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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