Looking for a career where you can express your creativity?
Turn your passion into a career with our flexible home learning course.
Learn the art of using colour, light and shade to produce stunning interiors Develop your skills to coordinate soft furnishings, lighting, paint styles and floor finishes 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!
This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace.
All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.
You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!
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UNIT 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO COLOUR THEORY AND DESIGN LAYOUT
· The Colour Wheel
· The Effects of Light and Shade on Colour
· Monochromatic Colours
· Harmonious Colours
· Layout of a Drawing
UNIT 2: SAMPLE BOARDS AND PAINT TECHNIQUES
· Mood boards
· Sample boards
· 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
· Considering materials
UNIT 4: CONSULTATIONS AND DESIGN BRIEF MANAGEMENT
· Initial contact
· Briefing consultation questionnaire
· Final consultation
· 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
· Fees and hourly rates
· Quotations from suppliers
· Constructing an invoice
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.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
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 emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively).
The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.
WHAT SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO ENROL ONTO THIS COURSE?
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY COURSE?
· Comprehensive study guide
· Dedicated personal tutor support
· Dedicated student support
· Assignment marking and feedback
· Exclusive Open Study College Pen
· Student study planner
· Three colour highlighter
· Student notebook
· Document wallet
· FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
· FREE CV writing service
ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?
Everything you need is included in the price!
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
For further information please contact us.