Interior Design Level 3

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Becoming an interior designer can be a very good career choice for anyone and studying for our interior designer course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to launch a career. The creative industry is currently the fastest growing industry in the UK, so a career as an interior designer is highly desirable.


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Course Description

About this Course

This Interior Design Level 3 course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding of the design sector and develop their skills to work as an interior designer. It explores the main concepts of design and addresses the skills which are used to produce stunning room designs for clients.

Study Time: 100 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

Upon completion of this course students receive an ABC Awards certificate and an OLC Diploma. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


To complete this Interior Design Level 3 course you will need to submit, and pass, all of the tutor marked assignments. There are six assignments in the course and no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.

All assignments are coursework based and are in an essay/question and answer style to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each of the course sections.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


To pass this course learners must pass 6 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

Unit 1: Project Fundamentals

  • Appreciate the whole design process from start to finish
  • Understand project planning and schedules that are needed for you to be able to carry out your work and plan effectively
  • Describe the project planning process and the various phases incorporated in this
  • Appreciate different presentation types and how these help to communicate your ideas to clients.

Unit 2: Space and Accessibility

  • Understand the use of whole number proportions in interior design
  • Understand the golden ratio and why this is used in design
  • Describe the kitchen zones and why these are important within the kitchen area
  • Identify various different layout needs for several rooms within the home

Unit 3: Surface and Colours

  • Understand the use of colour and colour theory
  • Work with different colours and contrasting schemes to create palettes that can be used
  • Make links between colour and space that is used in a space
  • Understand materials that are used in rooms and the best uses for wallpapers, vinyls and different types of flooring
  • Understand the links between colours, textures and flooring used for interior design purposes

Unit 4: Environments and Light

  • Appreciate natural light and how it can impact upon design
  • Understand how to filter and funnel natural light within a space and use the orientation of a room to enhance lighting
  • Understand various types of artificial light and their purposes
  • Understand various mechanical systems such as heating, lighting and plumbing which are used in various locations

Unit 5: Elements and Resources

  • Understand accessories and when these are used by designers
  • Appreciate the difference between functional accessories and decorative accessories
  • Understand the use of art and design to produce minimalistic or cluttered designs
  • Appreciate sustainability and using recycled resources

Unit 6: Managing an Interior Design Business

  • Understand key characteristics required to be a successful interior designer
  • Analyse how you can provide quality customer service to clients and be reliable on the job
  • Look at ways in which you can work to listen and support your clients in all stages of the design process
  • Describe ways in which you can offer great services to meet your client’s needs at all times

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

ABC Awards

ABC Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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).

ABC Awards QLS scheme

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Oakwood Home Learning 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 the level shown 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 Oakwood Home Learning 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

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