Interior Design Online Certificate Course

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Study Interior Design Online Course and Acquire the Knowledge You Need to Design a Room from Floor to Ceiling

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and this Certificate in Interior Design Online Course will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you’ll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field. 

Because interior design is constantly evolving, you’ll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You’ll investigate “green” sustainable design, and you’ll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.  

As you master design skills step-by-step, you’ll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.

What you will learn with our Interior Design Online Course

  • Develop practical interior design skills
  • Comprehensive 12 module Certificate in Interior Design
  • Study along with simple instructions & Demonstrations
  • Written and developed by interior design industry experts
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Interior Design Online Course - Requirements

The Interior Design Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Interior Design Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

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Interior Design Online Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Vast World of Interior Design

Introduction

This course will provide insight into the designer's experience as well as the behind-the-scenes side of design that is rarely seen on glamorized television shows or glossy magazine photo sessions. The course will show you how to master the one aspect of a project that, if done incorrectly, can wreck a great design.

Chapter 1: What Is Interior Design?

Interior design is the art of creating both aesthetically pleasing and functional places. Residential designers are those that specialize in building personal living environments. Others, known as commercial designers, specialize in designing public places such as retail, professional, and industrial environments.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Influence of Design
  • The Function of Design
  • Interior Design versus Interior Decoration
  • A Day in The Life…The Realities of Being an Interior Designer
  • Working with Clients
  • A Real World Design Story
  • The Planning Phase
  • The Decorating Phase
  • The Construction Phase

Chapter 2: Careers in Interior Design

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Residential and Commercial Design
  • Industry Partners
  • Professional Design Organizations
  • Residential Design
  • What Does a Residential Designer Do?
  • Many Homes, Many Styles
  • What’s Your Style?

Chapter 3: Commercial Design

This course focuses on equipping you with the skills you’ll need to be a successful domestic decorator. You’ll learn everything you need to know about designing attractive homes for yourself or others. However, we’ll discuss the business side of design to familiarize you with the various types of jobs and projects that interior designers work on.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Hospitality Design
  • Retail Design
  • Corporate Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Institutional Design
  • Multifamily Design
  • Aviation Design
  • Industry Partners

Lesson 2: Tools of the Trade

Introduction

The ability to hand-draw on the spot is one of the most crucial skills a skilled interior designer may have. When something needs to be modified on site or an alternative solution for a finicky client, designers are frequently called upon to provide a sketch on demand for a general contractor. This session will help you get started on improving these abilities.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story

Chapter 1: The Power of the Pen

This course isn't about teaching you how to draw or requiring you to invest hundreds of dollars in expensive art tools or computer software. In fact, you'll only need a pencil or a pen to complete this course.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story
  • Hand-Drafting Tools
  • Triangles
  • Drawing Utensils
  • Paper
  • Scales and Templates
  • Drawing With Color
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Graphic and Presentation Software

Chapter 2: The Elements of Design

When designers talk about the elements of design, they're talking to the most fundamental aspects that go into their creations. Consider them as many types of building blocks for constructing a structure. Each constituent, or block, will be examined independently. How well you master and use these components in your designs will determine how successful you are as a designer.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Space
  • Point
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Value

Chapter 3: One More Look at the Elements

Principles of Design

The course will teach you how to modify the elements presented in the previous chapter to construct compositions using design principles. It may appear difficult at first, but once you've gone through them, you'll realize how important—and how simple—they are.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Balance
  • Contrast
  • Rhythm
  • Proportion
  • Dominance
  • Harmony

Lesson 3: You Gotta Have Style

Introduction

You've learnt about all of the opportunities available in the field of interior design so far, and then you've looked at the conceptual aspects and principles of design. You'll now concentrate on interior design styles. You most likely already know what you enjoy and don't like.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story

Chapter 1: Design Through Time

Even though our forefathers had little tools and supplies to create with, they appreciated beauty, as proven by cave drawings, some of which have survived to this day. You won't begin with primitive styles, though, because there are far too many modern ones to consider. Exploring thousands of years of styles would take far too long if we went all the way back to primordial styles.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Renaissance
  • Baroque and Rococo Styles
  • Colonial Style
  • Neoclassical
  • Victorian Style
  • Arts and Crafts Movement
  • Art Nouveau
  • Art Deco

Chapter 2: Modernism and Beyond

In this chapter, you'll learn about current trends in fashion. Designers evidently combine a variety of styles into today's work. Some of them allude to the styles we just discussed, while others forge new artistic territory. You'll concentrate on a few of the more popular trends, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Bauhaus
  • Architectural Tours
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Mid-Century Modernism
  • Styles of Today
  • Minimalism
  • Luxe
  • Eclectic
  • Modern Heritage

Chapter 3: International Styles

In terms of design styles, each culture and location have its own history and trends. Take a look at the themes from each location that are currently incorporated into interiors to get a sense of these trends. There are two caveats, though, before you begin.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Rustic
  • Island Style
  • Southwestern
  • Tuscan
  • Mediterranean
  • Zen

Lesson 4: Colors of the World

Introduction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Early Color Preferences, One Designer's Story. . .
  • Color and Emotion

Chapter 1: What Is Color?

The Science of Color

This is due to the fact that color is not a physical entity. Light wavelengths that bounce off an item form color. It's not just that you can't see color when there's no light. It's because it doesn't exist. Because we are designers, not scientists, this course will not go into great detail about the science. In a nutshell, color is built up of light wavelengths.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Why You See Certain Colors
  • Color Vocabulary

Chapter 2: The Color Wheel

There are a variety of color systems that have been developed as tools to aid in the manipulation of colors. The most prevalent color system, the 12-part color system, is the one you'll focus on here. The standard color wheel is another name for it. This tool was created by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, despite the fact that it is frequently credited to others.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Color Schemes
  • Perception. . .Looks Can Be Deceiving
  • Successive Contrast
  • Simultaneous Contrast
  • Reversed Grounds
  • Subtraction of Color

Chapter 3: What's the Color Combo?

Color Psychology

One caveat is that color is perceived differently in different cultures. For example, Western cultures use black to symbolize death and grief. White is the color of sorrow in Eastern countries such as China. White is a symbol of purity in America, and women wear it at weddings.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Warm Colors
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Cool Colors
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Neutrals
  • Black
  • White
  • Brown
  • Gray

Lesson 5: Plans, Elevations, and Details—Oh My!

Introduction

Every field has its own lingo. Consider doctors, who use a lot of scientific phrases and hospital codes, or attorneys, who use a lot of legal jargon. Each sector has its own set of acronyms and specialized terms to help expedite communication and ensure that everyone is on the same page. This specialized language is critical because it provides greater precision and specificity than everyday words.

Chapter 1: The Design Process

The design process is a logical sequence and evolution by which these designs are developed. This is a series of steps that interior designers and their collaborators go through when they work on a project. They create a certain type of drawing or a drawing set (a collection of drawings) to be handed to the client at the conclusion of each step.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Design Brief
  • Conceptual Design Phase
  • Schematic Design Phase
  • Adjacency Matrix
  • Bubble Diagrams
  • Design Development Phase
  • Construction Documentation and Administration Phases

Chapter 2: Technical Drawings

As the name says, technical drawings are highly technical. They're not the kind of drawings you'd frame and hang in your house. They are communication tools that clearly communicate your final design intentions. They must be able to completely communicate your design without you having to explain it to them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to Create Technical Drawings
  • Kinds of Technical Drawings
  • Floor Plans
  • Drawing to Scale
  • Sections
  • Elevations
  • Details
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Electrical Plans
  • Schedules
  • Design Terms Flashcards

Chapter 3: Three-Dimensional Drawings

Fortunately, there are various sorts of designs that can meet these requirements. The one we'll talk about is technical, while the others are more for show. Some of them have unusual names, but you don't need to worry about that; instead, concentrate on the differences between the various types and what each one reveals.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Orthographic Drawings
  • Isometric Drawing
  • Perspective Drawings
  • One-Point Perspective
  • Two-Point Perspective

Lesson 6: Plan That Space!

Introduction

Design, as you may know, is all about form and function. The floor plan is one of those areas where function is crucial. You'll discover some fundamental spatial considerations in this class to help you construct pleasant and functional spaces.

Chapter 1: Why Does Space Planning Matter?

As previously stated, interior design is more than just a form of subjective art. Many aspects of the sector are easily quantifiable and must be completed appropriately. This chapter will explain how to create a functioning floor design using math and science.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Anthropometrics: The Science Behind Good Design
  • Numbers: The Math Behind Good Design
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Scale

Chapter 2: Planning for the Home

This chapter will provide you with a wealth of knowledge on how to arrange individual rooms in your home. Interior designers in the business adhere to these tried-and-true measurements. You're going to concentrate only on interior design for homes. There are two portions to this material: public and private space.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Proxemics
  • Public Space
  • Living or Family Room
  • Dining Rooms
  • Kitchens
  • The Ideal Kitchen Triangle

Chapter 3: Planning for Privacy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bedrooms
  • Bedroom design
  • Bathrooms
  • Basic bathroom designs

Lesson 7: Living in a Material World

Introduction

Finish selection. This is the portion you've most likely been looking forward to throughout the course! Because it accounts for such a large percentage of a designer's income, it may be where you expected the course to begin. You've learned, though, that it's only one of many tasks that today's designers have—albeit one of the most crucial.

Chapter 1: Natural Beauty

The earth is a lovely place, and we're fortunate enough to be able to bring some of nature's wonders into our homes. In this chapter, you'll concentrate on two materials: stone and wood.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Natural Stone
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Slate
  • Wood
  • Wood Flooring
  • Wood Paneling
  • Types of Wood Cuts
  • Types of Veneer Matching

Chapter 2: Synthetic Materials

Designers are fortunate to live in an era where they are not limited to natural materials. New materials are being developed by the industry, and designers are keen to incorporate them into our houses. This chapter will look at some typical synthetic materials like tile, laminate, and several forms of resilient flooring.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Tile
  • Tile Installation
  • Plastic Laminates
  • Concrete
  • Resilient Flooring

Chapter 3: Carpeting

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Types of Carpet
  • Broadloom
  • Carpet tile
  • Carpet Composition
  • Carpet Types
  • Types of Fibers
  • Construction
  • Dyeing
  • Carpet Pads
  • Installation

Lesson 8: The Fabrics of Our Lives

Introduction

In this course, you'll learn about the fascinating world of textiles, with a focus on those utilized in interiors. Some of these fibers may be recognizable to you already, and you may even be wearing them while you read this lecture. However, as you'll see, these materials are subjected to very different types of wear and tear when utilized in interiors than the garments on your back.

Chapter 1: Fibers

Fibers are found in all textiles. Individual strands of material are twisted together to form the thread that, when woven together, makes up the textile. Textile fibers are divided into three types based on their composition. Natural protein fibers are made from animal-based components, whereas cellulosic fibers are made from plants.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Key Terms
  • Cellulosic Fibers
  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Natural Protein Fibers
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Leather

Chapter 2: Manufactured Fibers

Because manufactured fibers are not natural, they are fundamentally different from the fibers examined in the previous chapter. The advantage of synthetic fibers is that they've been deliberately created to have crucial features that natural fibers don't always have. As you read through this chapter, keep in mind that you'll see a lot of combinations of these threads.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Rayon
  • Polylactide (also called PLA)
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Vinyl
  • Weaving

Chapter 3: Textile Applications

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bedding
  • Bedspreads
  • Comforters
  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Pillows as Decoration
  • Window Treatments
  • Pleats and Headings
  • Valances
  • Tabbing
  • Embellishments
  • Embellishment Flashcards
  • Shades and Blinds
  • Measurements and Specifications
  • Working on Custom Pieces
  • A Real World Design Story

Lesson 9: Lights, Camera, Action!

Introduction

You'll be focused on lighting, as you can see from the title of this session. The impression of your final design is inextricably linked to the theme of light. Understanding the science underlying light is necessary for successful implementation, but once you do, you'll be able to create spectacular interiors depending on your lighting design.               

Chapter 1: Psychology of Light

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story
  • Three Kinds of Lighting
  • Ambient
  • Task Lighting
  • Sparkle

Chapter 2: Light Fixtures

This lecture will divide them into numerous categories. This will provide you with a framework to narrow down your options to a basic fixture type, from which you can choose the final light fixture.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Recessed
  • Ceiling-Mounted
  • Wall-Mounted
  • Suspended
  • Track Lighting
  • Spatially Integrated Lighting
  • Cove Lighting
  • Cornice Lighting

Chapter 3: Going to the Source

This class covered a lot of ground in terms of lighting, but there are two more things you need to know before you can go out and start designing lighting schemes for your clients.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Measuring Light
  • Artificial Light
  • The Color of Light
  • Incandescent Lights
  • Incandescent Bulbs
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Other Types of Light
  • LED Lighting

Lesson 10: Design for All

Introduction

This course will go through the revolutionary legislation that assures that all public spaces, regardless of disability, are accessible to all users. Then you'll look at how the concepts that underpin this legislation can be used to make private areas more accessible to everyone.

Chapter 1: Equal Access for All

This chapter will look at how to create settings that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical limitations.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Universal Design
  • Supportive
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Barrier-Free
  • Safety-Oriented
  • Psychological Well-Being

Chapter 2: Universal Design for the Home

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do in your own house or in your customers' homes to help ease this transition with minimal interruption to everyday life—all while maintaining a beautiful interior design. We'll look at some of the ways to apply universal design principles into the building of beautiful, comfortable, and accessible personal space in this chapter.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Physical Arrangement
  • Circulation Spaces
  • Lighting
  • The Small Details
  • Grab Bars
  • Flooring

Chapter 3: Accessible Design for the Home

You'll look at very specific solutions for very specific disabilities in this chapter. It is not recommended that any of these items be included in houses for customers who do not require special accommodations. However, you never know when you could be asked to put this type of design into action.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Turning Radius
  • Accessible Kitchens
  • Accessible Bathrooms

Lesson 11: It's Not Easy Being Green

Introduction

This concern for the impact of our actions on the environment has influenced the disciplines involved in building construction. This session will look at how designers can practice their craft in an environmentally responsible manner.

Chapter 1: Why Go Green?

Our home is the Earth, and its resources are finite. As the world's population grows, we must acknowledge that the decisions we make will determine whether or not this planet can continue to provide a healthy climate in which life may thrive. This is especially true for wealthy countries like the United States, which consume a large portion of the world's natural resources.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • A Real World Design Story
  • Sick Building Syndrome

Chapter 2: Methods and Standards for Going Green

These structures are intended to be more efficient in their use of natural resources. As a result, environmentally appropriate decisions are taken during the planning stages, including material selection, site orientation, and energy conservation. Because so much can be accomplished when you start with a clean slate, green structures are often thought of as new construction.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The LEED Rating System
  • Doing Your Own Research
  • First-Party Certification
  • Second-Party Certification
  • Third-Party Certification
  • Types of Sustainability
  • Recycled Content
  • Reduced Materials
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Longevity
  • Locally Produced
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Packaging
  • Social Responsibility
  • Responsibility

Chapter 3: Tough Choices

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story
  • Wood
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing Equipment
  • Textiles
  • Additional Materials

Lesson 12: Taking Care of Business

Introduction

Many creative individuals (particularly interior designers and architects) are talented designers but lack business acumen. One thing to keep in mind is that, though interior design can be a rewarding and enjoyable career, it's also critical to be able to make a profit! If you do decide to start your own company, you should enroll in as many classes as possible or at the very least study some business literature.

Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop

The field of interior design offers a plethora of exciting job prospects. Perhaps you're considering working for a corporation, a retail store, or perhaps a sales representative for interior products. Maybe you're thinking of starting your own interior design business, either full-time or part-time to supplement your other income.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Business
  • Choose a Business Structure
  • Preparing a Business Plan
  • Forming Your Professional Team
  • Outfitting Your Space
  • The Library
  • Dressing for the Profession

Chapter 2: Getting and Serving Clients

We'll look at how to get the word out about your services and keep people coming in this chapter, and then we'll look at how to serve those clients.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Marketing
  • Proposal
  • Pricing and Billing
  • Setting Your Rates
  • Billing Rate
  • Flat Rate
  • Cost-Plus
  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Contracts
  • Billing

Chapter 3: On the Job

As you enter the post-design phases of your projects, you'll discover several crucial items in this final chapter to assist keep your business going smoothly.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Procurement
  • Cuttings for Approval
  • The Construction Process
  • Building Permits
  • Construction Administration

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the online interior design courses receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

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There are 12 units of study

Module One: The Vast World of Interior Design

Module 2: Tools of the Trade

Module 3: You Gotta Have Style

Module 4: Colors of the World

Module 5: Plans, Elevations, and Details—Oh My!

Module 6: Plan That Space!

Module 7: Living in a Material World

Module 8: The Fabrics of Our Lives

Module 9: Lights, Camera, Action!

Module 10: Design for All

Module 11: It's Not Easy Being Green

Module 12: Taking Care of Business

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


This course sparked an even stronger desire in me to learn beyond what I learned here, which is the highest compliment I can extend. Sarah's lessons were so informative and never boring. She also gives you strong support and positive encouragement along the way in the discussion area. I recommend this course highly to anyone interested in interior decorating and design, either just for their own personal use or as a career. And I envy you lucky people who will be having Sarah as their instructor in the future! I'll miss her and this course!

This course was a little bit of work and a lot of fun. I truly enjoyed Sarah's style; her enthusiasm for her profession comes through in the material, assignments, quizzes & discussions. Although I have a lot of experience in interior design (many, many, remodeled homes), I have no formal training. The course fairly devotes time to both residential & commercial and I found myself learning new things and having existing skills reinforced. Great experience and many thanks!

I totally enjoyed taking this fun class. I will be able to use it in the future when I move into my new home. Sarah was an excellent teacher and I would strongly suggest to anyone to take this class because of her wealth of knowledge in design and her teaching skills.

This class increased my interior design knowledge in important areas of design, architectural language, color, lighting, materials, universal design and more. This is knowledge I can use immediately in my own home. Besides the excellent lesson content, the instructor's discussion area conversation was personable and information-packed too. Thank you so much!

Sarah, I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful course! You have done such a great job with the information and sharing your experiences. Also, thank you for sharing your resources. I have gained a lot of knowledge and have an idea of how and where to start looking for style, inspiration and furnishings. One of the deciding factors to take this particular course was your reviews from previous students. They were right about how lucky anyone would be to have you as an instructor and that they would miss you after the class was over. They are right! I really appreciate your detailed answers to the questions asked in this class. Your answers have been so helpful! I also have a new appreciation for other styles as the minimal luxe is now very appealing to me!

Sarah did a wonderful job teaching this class. I really appreciated the way she was very friendly in her answers to students' questions. Also, the thoughtful and detailed explanations to these questions were extremely helpful. Thanks for everything. One of the best classes I have taken through ed2go!"

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About this Course

Study Interior Design Online Course and Acquire the Knowledge You Need to Design a Room from Floor to Ceiling

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and this Certificate in Interior Design Online Course will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you’ll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field. 

Because interior design is constantly evolving, you’ll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You’ll investigate “green” sustainable design, and you’ll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.  

As you master design skills step-by-step, you’ll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.

What you will learn with our Interior Design Online Course

  • Develop practical interior design skills
  • Comprehensive 12 module Certificate in Interior Design
  • Study along with simple instructions & Demonstrations
  • Written and developed by interior design industry experts
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Interior Design Online Course - Requirements

The Interior Design Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Interior Design Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Interior Design Online Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Vast World of Interior Design

Introduction

This course will provide insight into the designer's experience as well as the behind-the-scenes side of design that is rarely seen on glamorized television shows or glossy magazine photo sessions. The course will show you how to master the one aspect of a project that, if done incorrectly, can wreck a great design.

Chapter 1: What Is Interior Design?

Interior design is the art of creating both aesthetically pleasing and functional places. Residential designers are those that specialize in building personal living environments. Others, known as commercial designers, specialize in designing public places such as retail, professional, and industrial environments.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Influence of Design
  • The Function of Design
  • Interior Design versus Interior Decoration
  • A Day in The Life…The Realities of Being an Interior Designer
  • Working with Clients
  • A Real World Design Story
  • The Planning Phase
  • The Decorating Phase
  • The Construction Phase

Chapter 2: Careers in Interior Design

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Residential and Commercial Design
  • Industry Partners
  • Professional Design Organizations
  • Residential Design
  • What Does a Residential Designer Do?
  • Many Homes, Many Styles
  • What’s Your Style?

Chapter 3: Commercial Design

This course focuses on equipping you with the skills you’ll need to be a successful domestic decorator. You’ll learn everything you need to know about designing attractive homes for yourself or others. However, we’ll discuss the business side of design to familiarize you with the various types of jobs and projects that interior designers work on.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Hospitality Design
  • Retail Design
  • Corporate Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Institutional Design
  • Multifamily Design
  • Aviation Design
  • Industry Partners

Lesson 2: Tools of the Trade

Introduction

The ability to hand-draw on the spot is one of the most crucial skills a skilled interior designer may have. When something needs to be modified on site or an alternative solution for a finicky client, designers are frequently called upon to provide a sketch on demand for a general contractor. This session will help you get started on improving these abilities.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story

Chapter 1: The Power of the Pen

This course isn't about teaching you how to draw or requiring you to invest hundreds of dollars in expensive art tools or computer software. In fact, you'll only need a pencil or a pen to complete this course.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story
  • Hand-Drafting Tools
  • Triangles
  • Drawing Utensils
  • Paper
  • Scales and Templates
  • Drawing With Color
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Graphic and Presentation Software

Chapter 2: The Elements of Design

When designers talk about the elements of design, they're talking to the most fundamental aspects that go into their creations. Consider them as many types of building blocks for constructing a structure. Each constituent, or block, will be examined independently. How well you master and use these components in your designs will determine how successful you are as a designer.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Space
  • Point
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Value

Chapter 3: One More Look at the Elements

Principles of Design

The course will teach you how to modify the elements presented in the previous chapter to construct compositions using design principles. It may appear difficult at first, but once you've gone through them, you'll realize how important—and how simple—they are.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Balance
  • Contrast
  • Rhythm
  • Proportion
  • Dominance
  • Harmony

Lesson 3: You Gotta Have Style

Introduction

You've learnt about all of the opportunities available in the field of interior design so far, and then you've looked at the conceptual aspects and principles of design. You'll now concentrate on interior design styles. You most likely already know what you enjoy and don't like.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story

Chapter 1: Design Through Time

Even though our forefathers had little tools and supplies to create with, they appreciated beauty, as proven by cave drawings, some of which have survived to this day. You won't begin with primitive styles, though, because there are far too many modern ones to consider. Exploring thousands of years of styles would take far too long if we went all the way back to primordial styles.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Renaissance
  • Baroque and Rococo Styles
  • Colonial Style
  • Neoclassical
  • Victorian Style
  • Arts and Crafts Movement
  • Art Nouveau
  • Art Deco

Chapter 2: Modernism and Beyond

In this chapter, you'll learn about current trends in fashion. Designers evidently combine a variety of styles into today's work. Some of them allude to the styles we just discussed, while others forge new artistic territory. You'll concentrate on a few of the more popular trends, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Bauhaus
  • Architectural Tours
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Mid-Century Modernism
  • Styles of Today
  • Minimalism
  • Luxe
  • Eclectic
  • Modern Heritage

Chapter 3: International Styles

In terms of design styles, each culture and location have its own history and trends. Take a look at the themes from each location that are currently incorporated into interiors to get a sense of these trends. There are two caveats, though, before you begin.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Rustic
  • Island Style
  • Southwestern
  • Tuscan
  • Mediterranean
  • Zen

Lesson 4: Colors of the World

Introduction

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Early Color Preferences, One Designer's Story. . .
  • Color and Emotion

Chapter 1: What Is Color?

The Science of Color

This is due to the fact that color is not a physical entity. Light wavelengths that bounce off an item form color. It's not just that you can't see color when there's no light. It's because it doesn't exist. Because we are designers, not scientists, this course will not go into great detail about the science. In a nutshell, color is built up of light wavelengths.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Why You See Certain Colors
  • Color Vocabulary

Chapter 2: The Color Wheel

There are a variety of color systems that have been developed as tools to aid in the manipulation of colors. The most prevalent color system, the 12-part color system, is the one you'll focus on here. The standard color wheel is another name for it. This tool was created by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, despite the fact that it is frequently credited to others.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Color Schemes
  • Perception. . .Looks Can Be Deceiving
  • Successive Contrast
  • Simultaneous Contrast
  • Reversed Grounds
  • Subtraction of Color

Chapter 3: What's the Color Combo?

Color Psychology

One caveat is that color is perceived differently in different cultures. For example, Western cultures use black to symbolize death and grief. White is the color of sorrow in Eastern countries such as China. White is a symbol of purity in America, and women wear it at weddings.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Warm Colors
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Cool Colors
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Neutrals
  • Black
  • White
  • Brown
  • Gray

Lesson 5: Plans, Elevations, and Details—Oh My!

Introduction

Every field has its own lingo. Consider doctors, who use a lot of scientific phrases and hospital codes, or attorneys, who use a lot of legal jargon. Each sector has its own set of acronyms and specialized terms to help expedite communication and ensure that everyone is on the same page. This specialized language is critical because it provides greater precision and specificity than everyday words.

Chapter 1: The Design Process

The design process is a logical sequence and evolution by which these designs are developed. This is a series of steps that interior designers and their collaborators go through when they work on a project. They create a certain type of drawing or a drawing set (a collection of drawings) to be handed to the client at the conclusion of each step.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Design Brief
  • Conceptual Design Phase
  • Schematic Design Phase
  • Adjacency Matrix
  • Bubble Diagrams
  • Design Development Phase
  • Construction Documentation and Administration Phases

Chapter 2: Technical Drawings

As the name says, technical drawings are highly technical. They're not the kind of drawings you'd frame and hang in your house. They are communication tools that clearly communicate your final design intentions. They must be able to completely communicate your design without you having to explain it to them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to Create Technical Drawings
  • Kinds of Technical Drawings
  • Floor Plans
  • Drawing to Scale
  • Sections
  • Elevations
  • Details
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Electrical Plans
  • Schedules
  • Design Terms Flashcards

Chapter 3: Three-Dimensional Drawings

Fortunately, there are various sorts of designs that can meet these requirements. The one we'll talk about is technical, while the others are more for show. Some of them have unusual names, but you don't need to worry about that; instead, concentrate on the differences between the various types and what each one reveals.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Orthographic Drawings
  • Isometric Drawing
  • Perspective Drawings
  • One-Point Perspective
  • Two-Point Perspective

Lesson 6: Plan That Space!

Introduction

Design, as you may know, is all about form and function. The floor plan is one of those areas where function is crucial. You'll discover some fundamental spatial considerations in this class to help you construct pleasant and functional spaces.

Chapter 1: Why Does Space Planning Matter?

As previously stated, interior design is more than just a form of subjective art. Many aspects of the sector are easily quantifiable and must be completed appropriately. This chapter will explain how to create a functioning floor design using math and science.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Anthropometrics: The Science Behind Good Design
  • Numbers: The Math Behind Good Design
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Scale

Chapter 2: Planning for the Home

This chapter will provide you with a wealth of knowledge on how to arrange individual rooms in your home. Interior designers in the business adhere to these tried-and-true measurements. You're going to concentrate only on interior design for homes. There are two portions to this material: public and private space.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Proxemics
  • Public Space
  • Living or Family Room
  • Dining Rooms
  • Kitchens
  • The Ideal Kitchen Triangle

Chapter 3: Planning for Privacy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bedrooms
  • Bedroom design
  • Bathrooms
  • Basic bathroom designs

Lesson 7: Living in a Material World

Introduction

Finish selection. This is the portion you've most likely been looking forward to throughout the course! Because it accounts for such a large percentage of a designer's income, it may be where you expected the course to begin. You've learned, though, that it's only one of many tasks that today's designers have—albeit one of the most crucial.

Chapter 1: Natural Beauty

The earth is a lovely place, and we're fortunate enough to be able to bring some of nature's wonders into our homes. In this chapter, you'll concentrate on two materials: stone and wood.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Natural Stone
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Slate
  • Wood
  • Wood Flooring
  • Wood Paneling
  • Types of Wood Cuts
  • Types of Veneer Matching

Chapter 2: Synthetic Materials

Designers are fortunate to live in an era where they are not limited to natural materials. New materials are being developed by the industry, and designers are keen to incorporate them into our houses. This chapter will look at some typical synthetic materials like tile, laminate, and several forms of resilient flooring.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Tile
  • Tile Installation
  • Plastic Laminates
  • Concrete
  • Resilient Flooring

Chapter 3: Carpeting

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Types of Carpet
  • Broadloom
  • Carpet tile
  • Carpet Composition
  • Carpet Types
  • Types of Fibers
  • Construction
  • Dyeing
  • Carpet Pads
  • Installation

Lesson 8: The Fabrics of Our Lives

Introduction

In this course, you'll learn about the fascinating world of textiles, with a focus on those utilized in interiors. Some of these fibers may be recognizable to you already, and you may even be wearing them while you read this lecture. However, as you'll see, these materials are subjected to very different types of wear and tear when utilized in interiors than the garments on your back.

Chapter 1: Fibers

Fibers are found in all textiles. Individual strands of material are twisted together to form the thread that, when woven together, makes up the textile. Textile fibers are divided into three types based on their composition. Natural protein fibers are made from animal-based components, whereas cellulosic fibers are made from plants.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Key Terms
  • Cellulosic Fibers
  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Natural Protein Fibers
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Leather

Chapter 2: Manufactured Fibers

Because manufactured fibers are not natural, they are fundamentally different from the fibers examined in the previous chapter. The advantage of synthetic fibers is that they've been deliberately created to have crucial features that natural fibers don't always have. As you read through this chapter, keep in mind that you'll see a lot of combinations of these threads.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Rayon
  • Polylactide (also called PLA)
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Vinyl
  • Weaving

Chapter 3: Textile Applications

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bedding
  • Bedspreads
  • Comforters
  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Pillows as Decoration
  • Window Treatments
  • Pleats and Headings
  • Valances
  • Tabbing
  • Embellishments
  • Embellishment Flashcards
  • Shades and Blinds
  • Measurements and Specifications
  • Working on Custom Pieces
  • A Real World Design Story

Lesson 9: Lights, Camera, Action!

Introduction

You'll be focused on lighting, as you can see from the title of this session. The impression of your final design is inextricably linked to the theme of light. Understanding the science underlying light is necessary for successful implementation, but once you do, you'll be able to create spectacular interiors depending on your lighting design.               

Chapter 1: Psychology of Light

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story
  • Three Kinds of Lighting
  • Ambient
  • Task Lighting
  • Sparkle

Chapter 2: Light Fixtures

This lecture will divide them into numerous categories. This will provide you with a framework to narrow down your options to a basic fixture type, from which you can choose the final light fixture.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Recessed
  • Ceiling-Mounted
  • Wall-Mounted
  • Suspended
  • Track Lighting
  • Spatially Integrated Lighting
  • Cove Lighting
  • Cornice Lighting

Chapter 3: Going to the Source

This class covered a lot of ground in terms of lighting, but there are two more things you need to know before you can go out and start designing lighting schemes for your clients.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Measuring Light
  • Artificial Light
  • The Color of Light
  • Incandescent Lights
  • Incandescent Bulbs
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Other Types of Light
  • LED Lighting

Lesson 10: Design for All

Introduction

This course will go through the revolutionary legislation that assures that all public spaces, regardless of disability, are accessible to all users. Then you'll look at how the concepts that underpin this legislation can be used to make private areas more accessible to everyone.

Chapter 1: Equal Access for All

This chapter will look at how to create settings that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical limitations.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Universal Design
  • Supportive
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Barrier-Free
  • Safety-Oriented
  • Psychological Well-Being

Chapter 2: Universal Design for the Home

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do in your own house or in your customers' homes to help ease this transition with minimal interruption to everyday life—all while maintaining a beautiful interior design. We'll look at some of the ways to apply universal design principles into the building of beautiful, comfortable, and accessible personal space in this chapter.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Physical Arrangement
  • Circulation Spaces
  • Lighting
  • The Small Details
  • Grab Bars
  • Flooring

Chapter 3: Accessible Design for the Home

You'll look at very specific solutions for very specific disabilities in this chapter. It is not recommended that any of these items be included in houses for customers who do not require special accommodations. However, you never know when you could be asked to put this type of design into action.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Turning Radius
  • Accessible Kitchens
  • Accessible Bathrooms

Lesson 11: It's Not Easy Being Green

Introduction

This concern for the impact of our actions on the environment has influenced the disciplines involved in building construction. This session will look at how designers can practice their craft in an environmentally responsible manner.

Chapter 1: Why Go Green?

Our home is the Earth, and its resources are finite. As the world's population grows, we must acknowledge that the decisions we make will determine whether or not this planet can continue to provide a healthy climate in which life may thrive. This is especially true for wealthy countries like the United States, which consume a large portion of the world's natural resources.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • A Real World Design Story
  • Sick Building Syndrome

Chapter 2: Methods and Standards for Going Green

These structures are intended to be more efficient in their use of natural resources. As a result, environmentally appropriate decisions are taken during the planning stages, including material selection, site orientation, and energy conservation. Because so much can be accomplished when you start with a clean slate, green structures are often thought of as new construction.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The LEED Rating System
  • Doing Your Own Research
  • First-Party Certification
  • Second-Party Certification
  • Third-Party Certification
  • Types of Sustainability
  • Recycled Content
  • Reduced Materials
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Longevity
  • Locally Produced
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Packaging
  • Social Responsibility
  • Responsibility

Chapter 3: Tough Choices

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Real World Design Story
  • Wood
  • Appliances
  • Plumbing Equipment
  • Textiles
  • Additional Materials

Lesson 12: Taking Care of Business

Introduction

Many creative individuals (particularly interior designers and architects) are talented designers but lack business acumen. One thing to keep in mind is that, though interior design can be a rewarding and enjoyable career, it's also critical to be able to make a profit! If you do decide to start your own company, you should enroll in as many classes as possible or at the very least study some business literature.

Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop

The field of interior design offers a plethora of exciting job prospects. Perhaps you're considering working for a corporation, a retail store, or perhaps a sales representative for interior products. Maybe you're thinking of starting your own interior design business, either full-time or part-time to supplement your other income.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Business
  • Choose a Business Structure
  • Preparing a Business Plan
  • Forming Your Professional Team
  • Outfitting Your Space
  • The Library
  • Dressing for the Profession

Chapter 2: Getting and Serving Clients

We'll look at how to get the word out about your services and keep people coming in this chapter, and then we'll look at how to serve those clients.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Marketing
  • Proposal
  • Pricing and Billing
  • Setting Your Rates
  • Billing Rate
  • Flat Rate
  • Cost-Plus
  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Contracts
  • Billing

Chapter 3: On the Job

As you enter the post-design phases of your projects, you'll discover several crucial items in this final chapter to assist keep your business going smoothly.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Procurement
  • Cuttings for Approval
  • The Construction Process
  • Building Permits
  • Construction Administration

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the online interior design courses receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

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There are 12 units of study

Module One: The Vast World of Interior Design

Module 2: Tools of the Trade

Module 3: You Gotta Have Style

Module 4: Colors of the World

Module 5: Plans, Elevations, and Details—Oh My!

Module 6: Plan That Space!

Module 7: Living in a Material World

Module 8: The Fabrics of Our Lives

Module 9: Lights, Camera, Action!

Module 10: Design for All

Module 11: It's Not Easy Being Green

Module 12: Taking Care of Business

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

This course sparked an even stronger desire in me to learn beyond what I learned here, which is the highest compliment I can extend. Sarah's lessons were so informative and never boring. She also gives you strong support and positive encouragement along the way in the discussion area. I recommend this course highly to anyone interested in interior decorating and design, either just for their own personal use or as a career. And I envy you lucky people who will be having Sarah as their instructor in the future! I'll miss her and this course!

This course was a little bit of work and a lot of fun. I truly enjoyed Sarah's style; her enthusiasm for her profession comes through in the material, assignments, quizzes & discussions. Although I have a lot of experience in interior design (many, many, remodeled homes), I have no formal training. The course fairly devotes time to both residential & commercial and I found myself learning new things and having existing skills reinforced. Great experience and many thanks!

I totally enjoyed taking this fun class. I will be able to use it in the future when I move into my new home. Sarah was an excellent teacher and I would strongly suggest to anyone to take this class because of her wealth of knowledge in design and her teaching skills.

This class increased my interior design knowledge in important areas of design, architectural language, color, lighting, materials, universal design and more. This is knowledge I can use immediately in my own home. Besides the excellent lesson content, the instructor's discussion area conversation was personable and information-packed too. Thank you so much!

Sarah, I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful course! You have done such a great job with the information and sharing your experiences. Also, thank you for sharing your resources. I have gained a lot of knowledge and have an idea of how and where to start looking for style, inspiration and furnishings. One of the deciding factors to take this particular course was your reviews from previous students. They were right about how lucky anyone would be to have you as an instructor and that they would miss you after the class was over. They are right! I really appreciate your detailed answers to the questions asked in this class. Your answers have been so helpful! I also have a new appreciation for other styles as the minimal luxe is now very appealing to me!

Sarah did a wonderful job teaching this class. I really appreciated the way she was very friendly in her answers to students' questions. Also, the thoughtful and detailed explanations to these questions were extremely helpful. Thanks for everything. One of the best classes I have taken through ed2go!"

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2.  Is there a refund/cancellation policy?

Yes, we have a 7-day money-back refund guarantee. Just send us an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com with the subject Courses For Success Refund so we can accommodate your request.

3.  What is the FREE Personal Success Training Program?

The Personal Success Training Program was developed by Courses For Success to help our customers achieve success. Currently, we are offering this program for FREE with every course or bundle purchase this month. This is a limited time offer! We have received thousands of reviews for this program, please see: Personal Success Training Program Reviews

4.  Are there any requirements to study this course?

No, anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take our course. There are no entry requirements to take this course.

5.  Do I require to have finished high school to complete this course

No, you do not require a High School Diploma or to have finished school to study this course, this course is open to anyone who would like to take this course.

6.  What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

7.  Is this course online or conducted in person?

Yes, this course is online. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in this course gain valuable knowledge. You have the flexibility to study at your own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. You can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

8.  How do I receive my course?

After you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email and tax receipt. You will also receive an email containing your course login details (username and password), as well as instructions on how to access and log in to your course via the internet with any device, please check your junk/spam folder in the event that you do not receive the email.

9.  When does this course start?

New sessions of each course run every month, please check start dates under course summary. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

10.  What is online learning like?

Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.  What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

12.  How long will you have access to the online course?

This course is accessible for 8 weeks. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment.

13.  How long will my course take?

Individual courses are very comprehensive and can take up to 24 hours to complete.

If you choose a course bundle, simply multiply the above hours by the number of courses included in the bundle.

For example:

  • 2 course bundle is 2 x 24 hours = 48 hours
  • 3 course bundle is 3 x 24 hours = 72 hours
  • 5 course bundle is 5 x 24 hours = 120 hours
  • 10 course bundle is 10 x 24 hours = 240 hours
14.  Is there tutor support available?

Yes, there is tutor support, a dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course, pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

15.  What is included with the course?

The onetime fee includes all training materials, including online content, diagrams, videos if included, interactive instructions and quizzes, plus you will receive a certificate upon completion.

16.  Do I need to buy textbooks?

All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

17.  Is the course interactive?

Yes, all our courses are interactive.

18.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

19.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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"If you are considering taking any “Courses for Success”, I would highly recommend it. I have always been a firm believer it’s important to always sharpen your skills. You are never too old to learn more. I found the courses very helpful, interesting and easy to understand.
The term “Courses for Success” helped me in my current position to succeed. After completing the courses, I gave my manager the completion certificates. Recently I received a promotion too."
Valencia Marie Aviles - 5 STAR REVIEW
"I had a very good experience with my course. It has helped me to get multiple jobs and prepared me for almost everything I would need to know. The course was very informative and easy to understand and broken up perfectly to be done in a short amount of time while still learning a good amount! I would recommend Courses for Success to anyone trying to get abs certifications for job advancements, it is well worth it!"
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"I have absolutely enjoyed the materials from Courses for Success. The materials are easy to understand which makes learning enjoyable. Courses for Success have great topics of interest which make you come back for more.
Thank you Courses for Success for being part of my learning journey and making education affordable!"

Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

20.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

21.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

22.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

23.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

24.  Can I take more than one course at a time?

Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go. 

25.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

26.  Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

27.  Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

28.  Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

29.  Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

30.  How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in. 

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Course Summary

Course ID: 007IND
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: 6-8 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Duration: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 14 October
  • 18 November
  • 13 December
  • 11 January

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