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Interior Design Advanced Diploma

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Become a confident, creative and certified interior designer with this distance learning course. Accessible, affordable and flexible, you study in your own time entirely through our online platform, with video lessons and exercises delivered by industry experts designed to introduce you to all the key knowledge and skills of painting, decorating and feng shui in a way that’s easy to understand.


Learn to apply an artistic eye to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms with this engaging online course. You will learn about the day-to-day practicalities of being a professional interior designer, alongside specific lessons which cover rearranging rooms, buying the right furniture and accessories, wallpapering and painting, the core elements of design, and more. Upon completion of the course and passing the final assessment, you will earn a CPD-certified qualification as proof of your new skills to potential employers and clients alike.

Benefits of studying the Interior Design Advanced Diploma with Victoria Education include:

  • Easy-to-understand course materials designed by industry experts, accessible through your smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet device
  • No hidden fees or costs — study a comprehensive course and earn a CPD-certified e-certificate upon successful completion
  • Get instant feedback from automated assessments and mock exams to gauge your progress
  • No formal deadlines or teaching schedule, meaning you can learn at your own pace
  • 24/7 help and support from your online tutors, through email and via our live online chat
  • Qualify for an NUS Extra card and gain access to over 200 fantastic deals from high street brands and one free year of ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts

How is this qualification is delivered?

Our courses are taught entirely online, meaning you can access the materials wherever, whenever, at a pace that suits you, without formal deadlines or teaching schedules.

The courses are delivered through

  • Video lessons
  • PDF handouts
  • Mock exams
  • Online assessment

These can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. Our e-learning platform is optimised for use on mobile, tablet, laptops and desktop computers.

Mandatory units

The Interior Design Advanced Diploma course consists of thirteen mandatory units

  • Interior Design Fundamentals
  • Interior Decorating Basics
  • Interior Design


The assessment at the end of each course is a multiple-choice exam taken through our online platform. The system is fully automated so you will receive your results instantly upon completion.


Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification. You can order a PDF Certificate for £12.

Who is this course for?

The Interior Design Advanced Diploma course is aimed at anyone wishing to start working in such roles, or existing professionals wishing to boost their skills and employability.

Our courses are open to learners of all levels with no formal experience or qualifications required to enrol. However, learners should be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English language, numeracy and IT.

Career path

Studying this course would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles such as

  • Designer
  • Home Decorator
  • Home Repair Expert
  • Handyperson
  • Interior Designer
  • Set Designer

Course Curriculum

Essentials of Interior Design
Establishing a theme for your home 01:00:00
Interior designing on a budget 01:00:00
Affordable kitchen renovations 01:00:00
Making over your bedroom 01:00:00
Clearing out your closet 01:00:00
Creating a home office 00:30:00
Hiding damage with paint 01:00:00
Using faux finishes 00:30:00
Effective window treatments 01:00:00
Getting started with molding 00:30:00
Where to find great furniture 00:30:00
How to decorate with wallpaper 01:00:00
Painting a mural on your wall 01:00:00
Accessorising your room 01:00:00
Decorative fabrics 01:00:00
Essentials of Interior Decorating
Arranging a room 02:00:00
Looking at a room like an interior designer 01:00:00
Creating a room 02:00:00
Identifying a room’s character 01:00:00
Light fixtures old and new 01:00:00
Installing shades and awnings 00:30:00
Putting up pictures and frames 01:00:00
Restoring piano cases 00:15:00
Create a touch of class with dressing tables 00:15:00
Give a pet a home 00:30:00
Cleaning up fireplaces 00:30:00
Renovating your bathroom 01:00:00
Decorating period rooms 01:00:00
A brief history of furniture (I) 01:00:00
A brief history of furniture (II) 01:00:00
Gothic furniture 00:30:00
Renaissance furniture 01:00:00
Furniture of France 01:00:00
The styles of the three Louis 01:00:00
Mahogany furniture 02:00:00
Colonial furniture 00:30:00
Directoire and imperial furniture 00:30:00
Victorian furniture 00:30:00
Painting your furniture 00:30:00
Redesigning your bedroom on a budget 01:00:00
Creating a comfortable guest room 01:00:00
Using Jacobean furniture in your home 00:30:00
Establishing a breakfast nook 01:00:00
Creating a sun room 01:00:00
A dressing room of one’s own 00:30:00
Decluttering a closet 00:30:00
Design for narrow hallways 00:15:00
Effective lighting in shaded living rooms 00:15:00
What to do with servants’ quarters? 00:15:00
Starting a nursery 01:00:00
Adapting rooms for the elderly 01:00:00
Your daughter’s dream bedroom 01:00:00
Your son’s ideal bedroom 00:30:00
Decorating tables 01:00:00
Things to avoid 01:00:00
Don’t pay attention to fads 01:00:00
Identifying Wedgwood pottery 01:00:00
Overview of Italian pottery 00:15:00
Identifying Venetian glass 00:30:00
Wrapping up 00:15:00
Interior Design
Defining interior design 00:30:00
Things to remember 01:00:00
Seeking inspiration 00:15:00
Key elements of interior design 01:00:00
Getting a plan in order 01:00:00
Affordable interior design 01:30:00
Successful minimalist design 01:00:00
Going for a casual style 00:30:00
Try something more formal 00:30:00
The trick of shabby chic 00:30:00
Create a Paris apartment anywhere 00:30:00
The French country style 00:30:00
Adopting tropical chic 00:30:00
Establishing a cosy lodge feeling 00:30:00
Taking stock 00:30:00
A 24-hour makeover 00:30:00
Decorations 01:00:00
Wrapping up 00:15:00
Recommended Reading
Recommended Reading : Interior Design Advanced Diploma 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Interior Design Advanced Diploma 00:30:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Interior Design Advanced Diploma 00:30:00

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  • £279.00 £45.00
  • 1 year
  • Course Badge
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  • Number of Units79
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 2 days, 14 hours



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