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Learning Group Short Course Certificate in Building Construction for Interior Designers

What does Building Construction for Interior Designers involve?

This course is aimed at students who would like to learn more about building construction. This course is ideal for:

- Students working in the design industry.
- Students interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design.
- Students who would like to complete a short course before committing to a course that will require more time to complete.
- Students who have studied a course in Interior Decorating or Interior Design that did not include building construction.

Interior Designers need to have a comprehensive understanding of building construction in order to create interiors and buildings that are not only attractive, but are also structurally sound. It is important for Interior Designers to understand how building materials are manufactured and how they are used in the building process, as this enables them to specify the correct materials to be used, as well as to communicate effectively with the construction team. This knowledge will also help Interior Designers to monitor the quality of the workmanship during the building process.

This course will also introduce students to the History of Architecture. This subject includes extensive information about architecture styles and movements of the past and present, and will provide students with an endless source of inspiration for creating innovative designs in the future.



Interior Decorating

Entrance criteria:

• Basic literacy skills
• Students must be over the age of 16

Course duration:

3 - 6 months

Programme outcomes:

In order to complete the Learning Group Short Course Certificate in Building Construction for Interior Designers, students will have to complete all the following subjects:

• Introduction to Building Construction
• Building Construction 1
• History of Architecture

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Assessment and award:

• Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Learning Group Short Course Certificate in Building Construction for Interior Designers.

Accreditation status:

This programme is not registered on the NQF – it is therefore not a credit-bearing programme.



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