Interior design (7157)

Last Updated: 07 Sep 2016
Our certificates and diplomas in Interior design covers a wide range of skills from designing interiors for kitchen and living rooms, making lined curtains, making interlined roman blinds through to designing interiors for bedrooms with en suites.
This qualification is ideal for anyone interested in Interior design from complete beginners to those wishing to develop their skills and knowledge.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

If your Centre is approved to offer the Award/Certificate/Diploma in Creative Techniques - 2D and 3D you can apply for the new qualification in 2D and 3D approval using the fast track approval form, available from the City & Guilds website. 

Centres should use the fast track form if: 
• there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and 
• they meet all of the approval criteria in the fast track form guidance notes. 

Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After 12 months, the Centre will have to go through the standard Qualification Approval Process. The centre is responsible for checking that fast track approval is still current at the time of application. 

To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information. 

Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme. 

Level 1

For learners who want to obtain the skills as a basic  Interior Designer.

They allow learners to learn, develop and practise the creative skills required for career progression in the design Industry.  With a qualification in Creative Techniques you will become a well informed designer maker in your chosen craft subject, able to sample ideas and create well-designed, professional quality craft items. As an added option you can also learn the vital knowledge of the skills involved in how to run a creative business.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow learners to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
City & Guilds L2 Certificate in Creative Techniques -  Interiors

Level 1 Awards in Creative Techniques - Interiors (7157-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 1 Award in Designing Interiors for a Bedroom and Bathroom

  • Accreditation No: 601/2102/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Designing Interiors for a Kitchen and Living Room

  • Accreditation No: 601/2102/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Making a Traditional Upholstered Drop-In Seat

  • Accreditation No: 601/2102/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Making Lined Curtains with Tape Heading

  • Accreditation No: 601/2102/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Using Sewing Machine Skills

  • Accreditation No: 601/2102/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Interiors (7157-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 1 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Interiors

  • Accreditation No: 601/2101/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 124 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

For learners who want to develop their skills and who are wishing to progress to obtain a strong foundation in the Interior design subject area. The level teaches skills to the designer with who want to develop a business, excel in interior design or are working their way to Higher Education or onto a Craft Apprenticeship. This level is based on strong practical skills needed in Interior Design Industry.

They allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the creative skills required for career progression in the Interior design Industry.   You will become a well informed Interior designer in your chosen area.

As an added option you can also learn the vital knowledge of how to run a creative business


What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow learners to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma in Creative Techniques (7113-53)
Level 3 Diploma in Craft Skills for Creative Industries (7168 – 01)

Level 2 Awards in Creative Techniques - Interiors (7157-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Award in Creating Decorative Faux Effects

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 46 - 46 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing and Applying Decorative Techniques to Textiles for Interiors

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 46 - 46 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing and Making a Lined Tailored Lampshade

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing and Making Coordinated Decorative Cushions

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 46 - 46 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing and Making Interlined Curtains with Hand Made Headings

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing an Interior Loft Space

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 46 - 46 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing Interiors for a Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 46 - 46 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Designing Interiors for a Home Based Office

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 43 - 43 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Making a Stuff Over Seat

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 48 - 48 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Making a Traditional Upholstered Stool

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Making Interlined Roman Blinds

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 - 45 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Upholstering a Modern Ottoman or Box with a Buttoned Lid

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 47 - 47 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Using Decorative Colour Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 601/2099/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 46 - 46 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Interiors (7157-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques - Interiors

  • Accreditation No: 601/2071/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 20 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 154 - 161 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Techniques - Interiors (7157-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Techniques - Interiors

  • Accreditation No: 601/2074/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 46 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 354 - 362 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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