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KLC School of Design

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Overview
Overview

Overview

KLC School of Design is situated in Chelsea Harbour and offers state-of-the-art courses in interior and garden design.

Running courses for over 36 years, the school runs a range of inspiring and accessible qualifications for students. At this leading career-focused design school students can choose from range of different programmes, including short and flexible courses up to BA (Hons) Level, which can be studied both on campus and remotely online.

Courses on offer are:

  • Foundation Degree Interior Design
  • Diploma HE Interior Design
  • BA (Hons Top-up) Interior Design
  • Diploma Garden Design
  • Certificate Residential Interior Design

At KLC School of Design, students learn in small class sizes and have plenty of one-to-one teaching time with lecturers, so you’ll be able to make the most of your learning experience there. And because KLC has an extensive network of industry contacts, student have access to visiting experts from around the world who regularly come into the college to lead masterclasses and workshops.

Students also benefit from learning in a central London location, with the campus close to the Kings Road and Sloane Square. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place around the corner every year, providing an ideal place to gain inspiration for work, and where many KLC alumni have gone on to win medals.

Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

All students at KLC have access to the Careers Service, which boasts an impressive list of industry contacts within interior and garden design, allowing for work placements and internships to be arranged, as well as work opportunities at the end of the course.

Students also receive help for the different stages of their job hunt, from writing a stand-out CV and cover letter to giving a memorable interview. What's more, once you graduate, the employment team are still on hand to help, and keep in close contact with past students to offer their services to those still looking for work.

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Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

KLC offers a number of different courses for students at all levels and stages of their career, providing everyone with the opportunity to study there at a pace that fits in with their own lifestyle.

At the highest level, students can study an Interior Design degree, which is the equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree. Students can then choose to continue to do a BA (Hons) Interior Design Top Up course to gain a full degree – which is accredited by the University of Brighton - or go straight into work.

KLC prides itself on its small, active and practical classes, with students taking part in group discussions, workshops and project work, as well as attending study visits. As a result of KLC’s impressive industry connections, students on the Diploma Garden Design course have exclusive practical garden sessions at Hampton Court Palace.

For students wanting to further their skills and keep up-to-date with technology, there is also the option to attend short courses, which range from a Lighting Workshop to Interior Styling for Beginners.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Accommodation

While KLC School of Design doesn’t have any halls of residence available for students at present, on their website, there’s a handy list of dos and don'ts of finding somewhere to live, as well as a list of areas that are close to the campus.

Other suggestions include finding a private student hall, a flat share or a host family to rent from.

Cost of living
Accommodation This is the average annual cost for a full time student at this uni.
Source: IDP Connect 2019

£10,400

per annum
Cost of living
Living costs This is the average annual cost of living for a student studying in the town where this uni is based.
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£20,800

per annum
Facilities
Facilities

Facilities

KLC is located in the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, boasting 90 showrooms, along with sample libraries, computer facilities, Wi-Fi, and a lecture theatre which is also used a lighting studio.

The centre also has three cafes, all of which serve a range of food and drink for you to refuel with after a long day's studying.

City life
City life

City life

Studying in London will ensure that you have plenty to do and see in your spare time, with KLC in close proximity to attractions including Hyde Park, the V&A Museum and the Saatchi Gallery.

There is also every kind of shop imaginable across the city, from vintage boutiques in Notting Hill to all your high street favourites in Oxford Street, while heading down to the West End will show you a good time come the evening, with theatres, restaurants, pubs and clubs all lining the streets.

With its excellent transport links across the capital and the rest of the UK, it’s easy enough to pop on the train and head out for the day, with popular towns and cities including Brighton, Windsor and Cambridge close by.

Student support
Student support

Student support

Students are supported by dedicated lecturers and teachers during their time at KLC, with class sizes typically having the ratio of 10:1. There is a lot of information online available to help students throughout their course, such as accommodation advice and careers support, including help with finding an internship.

Fees
Fees

Fees

  • Certificate Residential Interior Design - £9,945
  • Interior Design Degree - £15,725
  • Diploma HE Interior Design - £18,975
  • Diploma Garden Design - £9,745
  • BA (Hons) Top-up Interior Design - £15,720
Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

Design Changes Lives Foundation Bursaries

£5,000 is available to students who are unable to afford the full cost of a course but meet all the necessary entry requirements.

KLC Scholarships

The full value of a KLC course is awarded to students with outstanding creative potential and academic ability, but who would otherwise not be able to afford the course. This is eligible for the Diploma HE Interior Design and the Full Time Foundation Degree Interior Design.

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

Interior Design

KLC has an outstanding reputation in interior design and has an impressive amount of industry links, giving students the chance to complete work experience and internships during their course. Hands-on learning is at the heart of the courses and there is also the option to start an interior design course at any time, without having any previous training in it. Courses are validated by the University of Brighton.

Garden Design

With impressive industry links, the KLC Garden Design Diploma is the only course of its kind in the UK with exclusive access to Hampton Court Palace, where students can undertake practical training there. Past students have gone on to win awards at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, as well as working for the likes of John Nash and Andy Sturgeon.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

For the majority of the courses at the college, no specific experience or qualifications are required, instead students are required to attend an interview to demonstrate their passion for the subject.

For a place on the Foundation Degree Interior Design, you will be looking at obtaining 5 GCSE's at C or above, as well as A-Levels.

To find out more about the specific entry requirements for the course you are interested in, visit the website.

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