What kitchen and bathroom designers do
Kitchen and bathroom designers apply knowledge of building construction, ergonomics and materials to solve design problems. They communicate with clients, create concept sketches, and write and present design briefs. They typically have a background in joinery or design, and have a keen eye for detail.
A typical role might be as a certified kitchen or bathroom designer or in a joinery company specialising in kitchen or bathroom construction.
Use specialised knowledge of the following areas to design a solution: mechanical systems, kitchen appliances, cabinet construction and installation, space planning.
Use specialised knowledge of bathroom fixtures, fittings, accessories and mechanical systems to design a solution.
Kitchen and bathroom design qualifications
BCITO manages kitchen and bathroom design apprenticeships. In your apprenticeship you will be working towards one of the following qualifications:
- National Certificate in Kitchen and Bathroom Design (Level 4)
- National Diploma in Design (Kitchen or Bathroom Design) (Level 5)
You’ll work under an experienced employer who'll provide on-job coaching and support throughout your apprenticeship. You'll also receive the guidance of a BCITO training advisor.
There are no strict entry requirements, although it will help if you have good maths and english skills – you need to be able to understand instructions, and work out measurements, quantities and angles.
Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional career
Kitchen and bathroom design isn't just a job – it's a professional career. By doing an apprenticeship and getting qualified, you're setting yourself up for ongoing employment as a well-paid tradesperson. You’ll also open up opportunities to do further study in supervision or site management, go to university, or start a business and train your own apprentices.