Skills Academy Advanced Certificate in Interior Design and Decorating

If you are looking for a specialised qualification that is not only creative but also technical then a career in interior design and decorating is for you. This combination course incorporates the creative process of decorating the interior of a building and working on the actual construction of the building. In today’s design world clients are always looking for a service which is a ‘one stop shop’, so this multi-faceted course is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in this career.


Course Information:

CourseAdvance Certificate In Interior Decorating and Design
 Programme Type Provider Programme
 Award Type Skills Academy Advance Certificate In Interior Decorating and Design
 Award Issued By Skills Academy
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course Duration 26 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 10 AND
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age AND
  • Learners must be able to read and write in English

What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Advance Certificate In Interior Decorating and Design course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Our Tutors Will Make Sure You Pass!

Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.

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1. Introduction to Business English

Students will learn about verbal and non-verbal communication, business writing, speaking, listening and reading skills, meetings, presentations and work readiness


2. Introduction to Interior Decorating

Students will learn about the influence of architectural and decorative styles, how to combine different colours, materials and finishes, and the art of choosing and arranging furnishings and lighting for maximum effect.


3.History of Art 

This module covers the basics of art history.  It will teach students how to interpret styles and objects and how to think critically about them. Students will also learn about classical furniture and architecture styles.



The textiles module helps students to discover fabric and colour and understand its implications for designers. They will learn how to use of colour and patterns to solve spatial problems, colour harmony, as well as textile qualities and combinations.


5.Basic Drawing

Drawing is a skill that can be developed with practice. In this module, students will learn how to draw with proper techniques, perspective, positive/negative space, and value.


6.Project Management and Business Practice

This module teaches students the foundation of concepts and solutions for effective project management. Students will learn skills such as planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement.


7.History of Architecture

The history of architecture module teaches students about the history and design of interior architecture. Students will also learn the skills and knowledge to needed to be able to tie in other design disciplines, such as textiles and furniture design, with the overall architectural design of a building.


8.Building Construction

This module will teach students about the basics of building construction. Here they will learn about how to understand building materials and elements and how to visit and document a building site.


9.Introduction to Interior Design

This module explores the design process in developing a commercial or residential project. Students will be taught how to begin from a concept and develop their ideas into an interior space, through spatial planning, materials, finishes, lighting, and furniture.


10.Introduction To Technical Drawing

This module introduces students to the preparation of drawings for interior design purposes. Students will learn about the  identification and use of drawing equipment, drawing to scale, and basic technical drawing skills related to floor plans, elevations, and ceiling plans.


11.Advanced Technical Drawing

The advanced technical drawing module will teach students about the types of drawing plans, visiting building sites, how to do detailed section drawing and floor plans and detailed elevations.


12.Presentation Drawing

In this module students will be introduced to perspective drawing, how to render a drawing, one, two and three point perspective, and how to draw interiors.



The Sketch up module introduces students to the programme, how to set it up and use it, the tools and techniques for working in Sketch Up, and how to add furniture, textiles, and material.


14.Interior Architecture

This module focuses on developing the students design skills through a series of projects. Students will be required to develop a comprehensive portfolio to help them obtain a job and show their skills.


Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.


This course is a Provider Programme. It is not Accredited.
Provider Programmes are quality assured and certified by the provider, that means by Skills Academy. They are not registered on the NQF, do not carry any national credits; and do not lead to a National Qualification.
Provider Programmes exist to help develop your skills. They are usually short courses, and professional career development courses. If you need to learn skills that you can apply in your work fast, then often a provider programme or short course is the fastest way to get there.


You will be awarded a Skills Academy Advance Certificate In Interior Decorating and Design.

As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be

sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

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When Can I Start?

You can start right now! Click Here to fill in an application form and a friendly Student Consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.


Last Updated: September 11, 2018

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