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Interior Design BTEC HND (full-time)

  • HE
  • L5
  • NEW

The programme is a follow on from the one year HNC in 3D Design and will enable you to develop skills in the use of CAD in the creative industry. The course enables the exploration of design ideas and the visualisation of concepts through photo-realistic drawings for 3D environments in commercial, retail and residential sectors. Our studios in the purpose built South Bank Arts Centre are run by practitioners who give our students the opportunity to engage in contemporary debate about political, social and economic factors which influence interior design. The course will help you develop an understanding of the fundamental properties of common materials and their structure. You will develop the skills needed to use Trend Forecasting for interiors such as lighting, furniture and colours. The course is supported through workshops delivered by guest designers from industry. Our students have gained employment with local and London-based design agencies, for example jewellery designers and lighting designers. Once you have completed the HND in Interior Design you can progress to a BA (Hons) degree at a university of your choice.

Employer engagement

View this document to see a taste of the workshops and other events that students have experienced recently.

Student success

Past 3D Design HND students who specialised in jewellery design have both progressed to successful careers within the field. One is working for international jeweller Arabel Lebrusan and has been part of the designs for the most recent award nominated bridal collection. The other student is working for Rachael Jeffrey's jewellery school and has recently had her work published in Glamour Magazine.

Talented HNC/D 3D Design students from Bedford College took part for the first time in an international event, New Designers. Their work was seen alongside the most famous design universities in the UK.  Read more.

Design Factory 2015-16 competition set by the Design Museum
Three of the HNC students were three out of 40 shortlisted as part of the Design Factory 2015-16 competition set by the Design Museum.

HND student gains internship at bespoke design service Koti
A HND student has gained an internship at a bespoke design service called Koti. Koti Studio is a product design consultancy built around a passion for considered design. Collectively, Koti has a vast array of experience in product design, product development and branding.

Talented student
Bedford College student Gregg Hinds has been described as an 'endeavouring' product and furniture designer and is currently one of 40 finalists of the Design Factory competition launched by the Design Museum. Greg experiments with new composite materials and resins, focusing on texture as a main feature of his designs.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need a Higher National Certificate in an Art & Design subject, or relevant professional experience. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including developmental worksheets or sketchbooks.

Course content

You will develop skills and knowledge in Product Design as well as broad diagnostic skills and knowledge in 3D Design.

Units include:

  • Core units
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • Pearson-set unit
  • One specialist unit
  • Three optional units

Assessment methods

Formal presentation of project work.


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Interior Design)

Further study and career options

On completion of this course, you will be able to undertake work on a freelance basis or direct employment. Future career paths include: product designer, interior designer.

Additional information

You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops delivered by guest designers as well as visiting design destinations for example Berlin, Milan and New York. Our students have taken part in several design exhibitions including New Designers, London.

Additional costs

  • Resource fee of £150.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code B23 and the course code ID01. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Please note: You will be required to attend college 2 days per week (Days to be confirmed).

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 27/09/2021 £5895 Cauldwell Street BBL503

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.