Interior Design For Beginners

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The Interior Design For Beginners course is designed to provide introductory training on basic design principles, focusing on the role of an interior designer and popular industry trends. This beginners training program is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

In this course, you will explore fundamental design concepts, including room-by-room training. You will also learn about sustainability in interior design and how to be eco-friendly as well as cost-effective. We provide the tools to implement effective project planning, teaching you the essential elements of each room, and how to utilise space effectively.

On successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of the dos and don’ts of interior design and will have the foundational knowledge to start growing your portfolio.

Learning Objectives

  • Kickstart your career with an internationally-recognised qualification in Interior Design
  • Experience a complete room-by-room tour, designed by industry experts
  • Understand the key principles of interior design and how the industry has evolved
  • Familiarise with the different stages of an interior design project, including planning and budgeting
  • Explore current industry trends, colour schemes and layouts
  • Be able to utilise any space and layout effectively to get the most out of each room
  • Explore different ways to decorate space, from wallpapering to statement upholstery
  • Learn how to present your work to clients and structure your portfolio

Who is this Course for?

This introductory course is ideal for aspiring interior designers who wish to gain the relevant skills and knowledge to fast track their career. It is for those who have little or no knowledge of the principles of interior design, or those who are new to the field and want to test their skills and knowledge. There are no entry requirements for this course, however, an eye for detail and a creative mind is essential.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Course Gate 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 2 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 Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa 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.


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the accreditation fee of £68. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career path

On successful completion of the course, learners can progress to a more advanced program from our course list. Career opportunities in this field include freelancing or working in-house, within a range of professional settings, with the opportunity to earn a high salary. Related professions in this industry include:

  • Junior Interior Designer
  • Freelance Interior Designer
  • Interior/Spatial Design
  • Project Coordinator – Interior Design

Course Curriculum

Interior Design
Module 01: Introduction to Interior Design
Module 01: Basics of Interior Design 01:15:00
Assessment Module 01
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Interior Design For Beginners 00:10:00
Module 02: Design Principles
Module 02: Principles of Interior Design 01:03:00
Assessment Module 02
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Interior Design For Beginners 00:10:00
Module 03: Project Overview
Module 03: Outline of a Project 01:30:00
Assessment Module 03
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Interior Design For Beginners 00:10:00
Module 04: Design Elements
Module 04: Design Elements 01:06:00
Assessment Module 04
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Interior Design For Beginners 00:10:00

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