Courses

Become an interior designer, decorate your own home or start a successful interior design business.


Our home study courses offer you the flexibility to complete your assignments when it is convenient for you. You can work at your own pace and spend as much or as little time on an assignment as you need.

Our Classroom-based courses cover the same material as home study, either every other Saturday or one evening a week. It’s up to you. Whatever option you choose you’ll receive the guidance and support of our expert tutors.

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Degree Pathway

The Interior Design Academy of Ireland has partnered with Pearson Education to offer a degree pathway to our students.

Higher National Certificate (BTEC) Higher National Certificate (BTEC)
Higher National Diploma (BTEC) Higher National Diploma (BTEC)
IARC

The Interior Design Academy of Ireland is accredited by the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC).

The IARC plays a role in ensuring our quality standards relating to course content, delivery, assessment and administration are maintained. IARC's role as an independent recognition association gives reassurance the Academy has undergone checks relevant to the post-secondary education industry in general terms.

BTEC Approved Centre

The Interior Design Academy of Ireland, as part of the Further Learning Group, is a BTEC approved learning centre.

BTEC has been the most successful applied learning brand for over twenty-five years. BTEC is administered by Edexcel and owned by Pearson Education, the world's largest education company. BTEC courses are offered exclusively by approved learning centres which have been thoroughly vetted.

I would recommend this course to anyone interested in interior design… and I have actually. This course is very comprehensive and for anyone with a busy lifestyle this would really suit their schedule. I felt like an interior designer from the very first assignment!

Miriam Brady
Postgraduate Diploma Student

I’m delighted with the decision to go down this path. I didn’t find it difficult to motivate myself because I absolutely loved the work. I really enjoyed doing the assignments. It’s been life changing - it’s been really great for me.

Olive Wilson
Graduate, Diploma course

It was a brilliant course to be able to do from home. If you have a flair for and are passionate about interior design, it is a really good course. You cover so much content and you can continue your studies if you wish to specialise after the course.

Louise Higgins
Interior Designer, IDAI Graduate

I was meant to start studying interior design over ten years ago but got sidetracked. I have two small kids and a part-time job, so this is the only way I could do it. This is just brilliant - so far, so good. I’m loving it so much.

Saara Malmioja
Home Study Student

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