How to become an interior designer
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You could take a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in a relevant subject like:
- interior design
- art and design
- interior architecture
- spatial design
You'll usually need:
- 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
You could take a college course to get started, for example:
- Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design
- A Level in Art and Design
You may need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and a creative subject
You could do a furniture design technician advanced apprenticeship to get into interior design.
To get onto an apprenticeship, you'll find it useful to have:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You could start as a design assistant with a company and take further training and qualifications on the job.
You can get more details about careers and training in design from the British Institute of Interior Design and from The Society of British and International Interior Design.
You can get information on working in this and other creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.