Getting in

Do you like planning and designing in a creative situation?

Then the design sector might well be for you.

Key facts

  • Design is applied to almost all aspects of our lives nowadays, both in terms of function as well as form, and includes fashion, furniture, product, textiles, jewellery, interiors, etc.
  • Over 2.8 million people are employed in the creative industries - and this number has grown by nearly 14% since 2011.

Routes into this sector

There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.

There are jobs in this sector where you can start with few qualifications and receive training on the job through an apprenticeship and others such as an architect which require a degree.

Use the Course Search

Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.

More help finding courses and training

Do a free, short, online course to find out more (looks great on your CV too!)

Future Learn have lots of free, short, online courses that will improve your knowledge of this job sector and improve your chances of landing your dream job. Check out the available courses related to design.

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