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SBID training courses are independently accredited. They provide delegates with measured educational values and broad industry knowledge and have a tangible impact on business performance.

CPD is a process for a profession to ensure that practitioners are kept up to date throughout their career with industry innovation, legislation and technology. This structure, introduced by the House of Lords, is compulsory for SBID Accredited Members to ensure that any SBID accredited designer is trained and continually updated with industry developments.

We have carefully selected subjects and educational material to improve our members’ business and personal performance. This gives them an edge over competitors when pitching for work and ensures that an SBID Member is equipped with up-to-date knowledge in order to make accurate decisions and provide appropriate advice for clients. Below is a list of accredited SBID CPD, which each provide a certified value towards the annual requirement of 24 CPD points required of an SBID Accredited Member.

This certified programme, a UK first and specifically created for the profession of interior design, has been independently accredited for education and is pre-eminent in its field in Britain.

The list below is not exhaustive so if you do not see a subject area in which you require further knowledge, please contact us.

CPD is delivered in the workplace, online and on location. SBID embraces all levels of design practice across all sectors and every size of business. When you arrive as we will introduce you to fellow members and we nurture inclusiveness regardless of professional level, practice size or location.

Presentation Skills

• This practical, one-day course equips you with the knowledge to pitch your presentation and improve your public speaking skills.

• 10am-5pm; lunch included, available in central London

• 6 CPD Points

Economic Restructure

• Learn how to assess your best financial proposition and receive advice on your best options for expansion or merger

• 3 hours plus registration and coffee

• 4 CPD Points

• Fee: £99 plus VAT

Data Protection

• With cyber-crime on the rise, understand how to protect both yourself and your business from these threats

• 3 hours plus registration and coffee

• 4 CPD points

• Fee: £99 plus VAT

Tax Advice – Investigations

• With employment law so diverse and contractors and employees providing a variety of services on varying terms, accountants will advise on employment compliance, obligations and liability

• Duration: 3 hours plus registration and coffee

• 4 CPD points

• Fee: £99 plus VAT

Letter of Appointment?

• Define the terms offered by your business and learn how to instruct a draft for a formal commercial client contract. Ensure your legal document protects you for the specific services and liabilities you offer as a design professional and provider of services

• 3 hours plus registration and coffee

• 4 points £199 plus VAT

An Interview with Industry

• Attend an event on a variety of industry broad topics and network with SBID members

• 2 hours plus registration

• 2 CPD points

Healthcare

• Learn the basics of healthcare design in a variety of product specific areas of compliance from lighting to flooring, fabric and bathroom equipment performance

• 3 hours plus registration and coffee

• 4 CPD points

• Fee: £99 plus VAT

Healthcare Publication on Interior Design

• The SBID Healthcare Design Advisory Council published the SBID Healthcare Handbook by industry experts on interior design guidelines. This unique publication is an industry-first reference book for designers working in Healthcare design

• 2 CPD points

• Fee: £15 plus VAT

Trade Publications

• A variety of trade publications provide a pan-industry update of product innovation, new technology, recent project launches and more

• All annual subscriptions for SBID recognised publications, listed on the SBID.org website Media Partners meet CPD accreditation

• SBID recognised publication: 2 CPD Points

• Non-SBID recognised publication: 1 CPD point

Trade Exhibitions

• Recognised Trade Exhibitions are available through SBID registration and accrue 2 CPD points. Attending a quality partnered and recognised trade exhibition will provide SBID Members with an insight into new product launches and a variety of educational seminars

• SBID recognised exhibition: 2 CPD points

• Non-SBID recognised exhibition: 1 CPD point

English Heritage

• Visit an architectural building of national heritage and historic importance. View Blue Plaques and attend a London history tour to learn about the architecture and lifestyle of the built environment through the ages

• 4 hours

• 4 CPD points

• Fee: £99 plus VAT

Colour Forecasting for Manufacture and Interior Design

• Learn about colour trends, predictions and forecasting for the seasons ahead. This one-day seminar is interactive and requires delegates to do some preparation in advance

• One day course; Registration 9.00 a.m. Commences 9.30 a.m.

• 8 CPD points

• Fee: £299

History in Architecture

• A tour of the Palaces of Westminster to learn about the architecture and general maintenance. Tour the area programmed for Phase 1 refurbishment

• NB: This CPD is subject to availability

• 4 CPD points

Public Speaker

• Contribute as a panellist, moderator or speaker at a SBID-hosted debate with audience

• 2 CPD points

Manufacturer’s Tour

• Visit a SBID-recognised factory, approved for knowledge. This CPD will provide an understanding of how a product is created and the importance in the variety of processes. When providing client advice on product choice by performance and post this knowledge will be invaluable

• UK tour: 6 CPD points

• International tour: 8 CPD points

Internship

• Providing an internship opportunity to an SBID-approved university creates benefits for both student and practitioner. Benefits include up to date knowledge of software taught at university and basic knowledge of the workings of an interior design practice.

• One week; hosted at practice

• 8 CPD points

Mentorship

• Provide mentorship for a student studying at an SBID=approved university

• Year-long virtual mentorship: 10 CPD points

• One week in-person mentorship: 8 CPD points

Editorial

• Write an article for a SBID-recognised trade publication on a topical subject of generic industry interest. NB: this must not be self-promoting to qualify for CPD points.

• Feature article: 3 CPD points

• Opinion article: 2 CPD points

Training course: Bookkeeping

• This course will provide basic information on your obligation to protect client funds from your business account and highlight the SBID-approved recommendation for accounting techniques to the interior design profession. The course is provided around the UK at all ten SBID Regional Offices.

• One-day course; registration 9.00am; commences 9.30am

• 8 CPD points

• Fee: £299

Training course: Letter of Appointment

This course will provide basic information on your obligation to provide an interior design service, it will help you to define what service you provide for your client for a fee and the SBID Approved recommendation for contract T&Cs to the interior design profession. The course is provided around the UK at all ten Regional Offices.

*Under EU Law, the U.K. is prohibited from providing a specific industry contract or fee rates

Copyright Infringement

• This one-day course is an essential guide to protecting your published work from duplication by competitors. Importantly it provides advice on how to prevent theft and how to seek compensation for proven theft under UK and EU law.

• One-day course; registration 9.00am; commences 9.30am

• 8 CPD points

• Fee: £299

Intellectual Property Theft

• This one-day course is an essential guide on how to protect your ideas from duplication and how to seek financial compensation from competitors. Importantly it provides advice on how to prevent theft and how to seek compensation for proven theft under UK and EU Law.

• One-day course; registration 9.00am; commences 9.30am

• 8 CPD points

• Fee: £299

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