Home Study Interior Design Courses
Blackford Centre for Interior Design
Accredited Diploma in Interior Design
Want to be an Interior Designer?
Do you enjoy choosing wallpaper, curtains and carpets? Do you have a flair for design?
If so, you should consider studying interior design.
As well as explaining how to design your own home, we also help you become a professional interior designer.
About the interior design course
Our interior design course gives you the right information exactly when you need it.
It provides a complete learning package, which even includes a starter kit - so you can begin as soon as our parcel arrives. The course is crammed full of information, tips and exercises.
Everything is beautifully packaged to provide you with your own permanent reference library that you can consult long after completing the course.
Constructed by interior design experts, the course distils years of experience, covering every kind of house. By taking this course, your success in interior design is assured. And you're guaranteed a perfect result every time.
If you want to give your home that designer look, the course is ideal. By the time you've completed the course, your family and friends will be amazed at the transformation.
Often it's the small details that count. We can show you the secrets of selecting the right fabrics. We provide clear advice of how to tackle each room, and offer straightforward instructions that will make sure you get it right every time.
You'll complete the course faster
With the Blackford Centre for Interior Design, you'll learn 30 per cent faster than with other courses. We've specially designed the course to cut out filler - instead we give you precise and helpful information. We know that you, like most people are busy; so we avoid wasting your time.
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Becoming a professional
People often ask us how to get work as an interior designer. It isn't easy, because interior design is a closed world. Few people know where to start. But once you understand the principles, you'll find it easy to design homes. You'll learn how to present a design, how to find clients, and what to charge.
That's why interior design courses are so useful. They can tell you all you need to know about professional interior design.
Having a client approve your first design is a real thrill. And the only thing that's even better, is the pleasure of earning a living from it. Imagine getting paid for doing what you enjoy!
Interior design can be your main work, or it can provide a great second income. You can work from home, either part or full time. And you get to meet interesting people.
Wouldn't you love to turn people's houses into stylish homes? Wouldn't you enjoy having tea in the garden with the excited owners, showing them how to make their dreams come true?
Could you become an interior designer?
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Student Success Story
"I passed the Interior Design Diploma with Merit and thought that the course was brilliant. I have just been commissioned to redesign the whole of a four bedroom house and it has been really helpful and confidence boosting to refer back to the course material. The course has given me all the information needed to succeed as a successful interior designer."
We make drawing easy
You don't need to be good at drawing. We reveal how to produce competent designs by hand even if you've never drawn anything in your life.
You also receive a copy of '3D Home Designer', a powerful but easy-to-use computer program that quickly produces beautiful floor plans. So you won't even have to worry about doing drawings.
Above all, we teach you how to be methodical in your approach to interior design. By learning the Blackford Centre's exclusive five-point plan, you're guaranteed a perfect result every time.
Personalised for you
To help you fully understand the course material, we set you a great number of self-assessment exercises (which come with answers), plus assignments which are evaluated by one of our experienced tutors.
You'll have unlimited access to your tutor, who will give you free advice and suggestions on anything to do with interior design, including your own clients. Plus, you can take as long as you want to complete the course.
The Diploma course gives you an invaluable insight into the interior design world. You can't find these trade secrets disclosed anywhere else. The course is distilled from actual experience, to give you the answers to questions like:
- How do I present my designs?
- What sort of people buy interior design?
- Where do I find customers?
- How much do I charge?
- What paperwork do I need?
- How do I do drawings?
- What about getting curtains made?
If you enrol on the course today, you’ll also get these great bonuses, absolutely free:
Bonus 1. Fully-customisable Marketing and Stationery Kit (value £275).
This ten-piece kit gives you ready-made advertisements, posters, leaflets and even your business stationery. Just add your own contact details, and print them. Click here for details of the kit.
Bonus 2. Read our Diary of an Interior Designer (value £35)
Follow the highs and lows of an interior designer's life, as our freelance interior designer reports each week on her experiences in the field. You'll get insights into her day, and learn from her successes and failures. The Diary is available exclusively to our learners.
Bonus 3. You get the files for a free interior designer's website (value £385)
You’ll receive a free website for your interior design business. The site comes in a range of five colours, complete with sample text. It will save you a lot of money, weeks of delay and the trial and error that comes with designing a website. For more information, click here to see the free interior designer’s website.
Bonus 4. Free mentoring when you complete the course (value £365)
Once you complete the course, we’ll give you three months’ free business mentoring.
You’ll have a personal mentor who'll help you set up your own business (if that's your choice).
So if you're unsure on how to launch your own business, this mentoring programme will put you on the road to success.
And because it's all part of the Blackford Centre's course, it won't cost you a penny.
Bonus 5. You get a free copy of Business Blueprints (value £17)
This 47 page book contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.
Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.
Bonus 6. Roadmap (Value £14)
Our free Roadmap shows you step-by-step what you have to do to become an interior designer. Not available anywhere else. "It made everything clear and simple."
When you successfully complete the course, you'll receive your Diploma, which serves to recognise your skills and knowledge. The Diploma course will enable you to create a beautiful home - and show you how to find work and get clients.
When you complete the Diploma course, we also send information about your success to your local newspapers (if you want us to). It's a good way of telling potential clients that you're available. And qualified.
We'll also put your name on our list of Approved Interior Designers.
And you can get free logos (like the one below) to put on your website and your letterhead.
Will the diploma course help me get work?
Yes. Throughout the course we explore how professionals find work and handle clients. So you'll be fully prepared by the time you finish the course. We also formally devote several modules in the course exclusively to finding a job or getting clients. Your tutor will also give you extra personal advice if you're uncertain about any of this.
Student Success Story
"This is just a quick note to let you know that all the useful advice and help you gave me during the course is seeing fruition - I have now set up my own business called First Sense Interiors (www.firstsenseinteriors.co.uk).
I've done a few projects in the last few months which I gained through word of mouth and I am constantly learning more about design which is helping me to grow in my abilities as a designer.
I am currently looking at marketing options to get my
name out there.
But what if I just want to learn about interior design for its own sake?
That's fine. You'll be very welcome on the course.
How long does the course take?
Because it's home study, you're in charge. You can take as long as you want. Unlike other colleges, we set no time limit. Many students take around 18 months to earn their Diploma.
Contact with other students
Just because it's distance learning doesn't mean you're on your own. As a student, you can add your details to our student database, and make contact with other students.
Student Success Story
"I decided to study for a Diploma in Interior Design as I had a simple, per-sonal interest in this subject and thought it would be fun to do the course, as more of a hobby than anything else.
I spent time researching other courses and colleges but felt that this one gave me the most comprehensive learning package and flexibility to do 100% distance learning.
The information you get in your starter pack is really comprehensive and exciting and my first impression was that I was going to learn loads about this subject, but that it would be fun and interesting, so I was not put off at all.
The course content has been excellent, easy to follow, detailed and well presented.
My tutor, although she is only contactable via email, has been fantastic and clearly takes time to mark my assignments, give feedback, make suggestions etc and you really feel supported and guided throughout, even though I am sat at home in my study rather than attending college.
I have really enjoyed the course, which I am near completing and have surprised myself at how well I have done. I recently did some work experience (with the Home Design Team at John Lewis) and it proved to me exactly how much I have learnt and realise that my idea to change careers, is more of a possibility than a dream. I will be sad to finish my Diploma and would certainly recommend this course to anyone who thinks they might be interested in doing it.
What you'll learn from the course
By the end of the course, you'll have acquired the following skills:
- You'll have learnt the skills of interior design
- You'll know how to set up and run an interior design business
It's time to get started
Having read this far, you've got what it takes - motivation. Fill out the registration form now, because this is where the adventure and rewards begin. It's easy to start:
Register online. It's fast and easy, and we use secure state-of-the-art SSL technology. Also, we never get to see your credit card - that information goes straight to our bank. But if you want, you can also register by mail.
We'll ship the full course materials within two days
When you get the course, read the first module. It's laid out in an easy-to-follow format. Then do the simple first assignment. Send it to your tutor for marking. Your tutor will return it to you with friendly advice and supportive comments.
Do the same for the other modules, until you reach the end of the course. By then, you'll have a beautiful house and be earning good money as an interior designer.
Register on the course and you can look forward to a fantastic income and lifestyle while making other people's homes so much more elegant and unique.
With best wishes,
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