Certificate in Interior Design Level 1 (Residential)


12 September 2022 - 16 December 2022


17 September 2022 - 31 May 2023

Course overview

The Certificate in Interior Design Level 1 (Residential) is a training course focused on both the architectural and decorating aspects of interior design. It's the first of two certifciates in our Professional Diploma in Interior Design, and you can choose to study it part time (2 or 3 days / week) or full-time (5 days / week).  The 2 and 5-days/week courses start every year in September. The 3-day/week course intake is in January each year.

In this course, you will learn every aspect of the residential interior design process, from the client brief through to design implementation, and graduate with the necessary skills and knowledge to complete an interior design project.

Focusing on two real-world projects (one on interior architecture, one on interior decorating), you will get the chance to interview clients, survey sites, and present your final project to them, giving you a deep understanding of what it’s really like to be an interior designer.
With access to Insight School’s industry contacts, you’ll also be able to develop and expand your network and tap into potential future employers.


  • Design Process
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Decoration
  • Graphic Representation
  • Stylistic Studies 
  • Residential Projects 



  • Your own business
  • Interior design firm
  • Architectural firm as interior designer or FF&E designer
  • Design project assistant or administrator



Course dates






5 Days 


12 Sep 2022

16 Dec 2022

3 months


10am – 3pm



2 Days 


17 Sep 2022

31 May 2022

5 months


10am – 3pm




Upon successful completion, graduates may apply for the Certificate in Interior Design - Level 2 (Commercial) to obtain the Diploma in Interior Design.

Course progression


  • There are no formal entry requirements, but applicants must demonstrate a commitment to deal with the heavy workload, as well as the maturity to contribute meaningfully to the group discussions.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old – mature students are particularly encouraged to enrol
  • Competency in basic computer skills is required (literacy in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Students are expected to have a laptop for use during their studies

Tuition fees

Total Fee -  HKD98,500

Early Bird Fee - HKD88,650 (10% discount, save HKD9,850)

To take advantage of the early bird offer, applicants must book and pay the first installment by 30 June 2022

Payment Plan - Course fee is payable over 2 installments.  

Student feedback

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I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and my time at Insight immensely. It's a truly fantastic course and I've learned an incredible amount. Thank you to Enrique and Eve for imparting your knowledge and wisdom and to Enrique, especially, for your patience (you've had to have lots with us!), dedication and hard work. I definitely noticed it and really appreciate it.

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Lesley Olejnik-McBride
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I wanted to say thank you for organizing such a fantastic project for all of us. I am amazed at how much progress I have made and how much I have learned in the last four months. Your program is wonderfully run and it's so wonderful to have professional teachers and clients to work with also. Thank you!

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Sabina Wong
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I was a former banker and choose Insight to help me with my career change when I decided to take over the family property business. The course surpassed my expectations! I am already applying lessons learned at Insight bringing our property projects to another level.

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Julian Shiu
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I absolutely loved the course. Not only did it challenge me but I learned so much from the experts and my peers.

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Kathryn Brady
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At Insight I learnt that creativity is not just a random crazy thought, there is actually a logic sequence behind it, to develop and arrive at the creative idea.

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Lisa Tang
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I was more than happy to recommend it to my friends. I loved the course and learnt so much over the year I was there.

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Anna Fisher
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The course last year gave me a real kick start -- studying art history, style references, form and function, software etc etc -- all of that was useful in getting me to stay alert and switched on.

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Dania Shawwa