KLC School of Design has extensive links within the interior and garden design professions.
These have been steadily built up since the school was founded with designers, suppliers, manufacturers, specialists, and other professionals in the field, including some of the leading names in design, contributing to the courses.
A vital source of potential work placements, internships and employment, these links also provide a source of lecturers and support tutors who play an important role in the delivery, teaching, and learning experience of the students overall.
This genuinely collaborative engagement with professional practitioners in turn ensures that course content is up to date with current skills, knowledge and methods of practice and these contacts are frequently a source of exciting design projects for students to undertake during their course.
Our staff are closely involved with both the Society of Garden Designers and the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and KLC School of Design students are encouraged to join these professional associations. Many of our staff are also qualified architects and members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
We are also very grateful to the generous Industry Sponsors of our annual Graduation Ceremony, which makes the occasion very special and memorable for our graduates.
Don't just take our word for it
We are proud to maintain some very special relationships with a number of professional bodies:
- Four of our qualification courses are validated by the University of Sussex.
- We work with Historic Royal Palaces and regularly work Hampton Court Palace gardens on projects and competition.
- We run regular short courses and online courses in both Interior and Garden Design with industry partners
- We're a member of Independent Higher Education (IHE), the national association for providers of independent education higher education services
- The College is registered with the Office for Students (OfS) who ensures the quality of standards in UK higher education providers
- The Home Office (UKVI) has given the College Tier 4 Highly Trusted sponsor status, so international students can also apply for our courses.