Kitchen design courses

Mascari have contributed to the development of Training and Education in the Kitchen Bedroom and Bathroom industry since 2004. In 2015 we received the KBB Review Special Achievement Award for services to education.

Meet the Tutor - Renée Mascari

As an experienced lecturer, Renée Mascari founded The KBB School of Design in 2002, developing and writing kitchen design courses.

We are a PIABC accredited centre, meaning we can deliver the Ofqual QCF Level 3 qualification in the Principles of Kitchen Design. This is a qualification for both aspiring or experienced kitchen designers.

The kitchen design course is designed to upskill the existing workforce as well as introduce new entrants into the industry. If you are completely new to the kitchen industry, the courses and training we deliver will give you a real insight into the industry and set you up for your new career. If you are currently working as a kitchen designer, you will progress your development and learn new skills.

Renee Mascari

Principles of Kitchen Design

This course goes towards your continuous professional development. CPD is a commitment to keeping your professional knowledge and skills up to date.

Essentially the same as the Level 3 QCF course, it is delivered over two days without the required extracurricular project and submission.

In this course you will learn:

  • An overview of the kitchen industry through modern history
  • How to take a detailed brief
  • Carry out an accurate survey
  • Design a kitchen
  • How to present your concept to your client

Please click here for the full Synopsis

ArtiCAD Academy Renee Presenting copy


£500 per delegate.
(Please note this does not include travelling expenses or overnight accomodation.)

Upcoming Dates
We run regular courses, please contact us for upcoming dates.


I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you gave to me over the last two weeks in Nottingham, introducing me to the world of design and explaining how important design and organisation is to my role as kitchen and bathroom designer.

Donna, Bohen.

Thank you SO much for a truly inspirational course. I thoroughly enjoyed your training course. You are so full of enthusiasm, knowledge and passion. It really makes a huge difference, when you learn new things from someone like you!

Henrietta - Grafton

I just wanted to thank you for the course , opening as a retail outlet is a new venture for me , and a bit of a step up from just being an installer, to say it’s scary is an understatement, there’s so much more on the business side I’m having to pick up , and being completely responsible for the surveys and designs etc feels a lot of pressure at times , knowing if it doesn’t work out I’ll lose everything. The course has made me feel so much more comfortable and knowledgeable to be doing the designs , so one less thing to worry about , so just really want to thank you, I would have happily paid for a week there.

Richard - RJM Installations

That’s me back at my desk in the Highlands, I’m not exactly raring to go as I have been up since 4.30 this morning but I’m still on a high from your fab course. I feel hugely inspired and so much more confident by your presentations.

My boss will be back tomorrow, I can’t wait to tell her all about it.

Louise - AW Laing Ltd

Wanted to say thanks for the course, it was really eye opening for me as a young designer. I appreciated it so much

James - Articad

Kubo Kitchens benefits from Principles of Kitchen Design Training

Russell Parrat, MD of Kubo Kitchens attended the Principles of Kitchen Design two day course by Renee Mascari as part of ArtiCAD Academy and has already made changes to his business model Russell says: “Like a minority in the industry I’ve come from a fitting background with no design qualifications. I’ve only been designing kitchens for about 5 years and I don’t mind admitting, with a little flair at times (perhaps through feeling out of my depth) I found Renee’s ‘Principles of Kitchen Design’ extremely interesting and very informative. Renee gave me (and I know all my fellow delegates) great reassurance in an industry that everybody poses as an expert.

‘Renee made it clear there is a definitive line between ‘box sellers’ and ‘independent specialists’ providing professional kitchen design and supply service. As soon as I returned from the course I improved an outstanding design for which I have now received the £21k order!

I’m making changes to my whole business model including improvements to the showroom to present designs better to customers. One of the first things Renee said is “I can’t possibly teach you everything about kitchen design in two days” but what she did do is give great discerning advice to build my confidence which will strengthen and improve my design abilities for the future.

I would recommend this course to ANYBODY in the field, one of my fellow delegates had been designing kitchens for 15 years and he also gleaned a wealth of knowledge from Renee; a passionate, extremely knowledgeable mentor and genuinely lovely lady. It was also refreshing to meet a niche group of like-minded designers (who are not competitors) which I hope to keep in touch with. Thanks, ArtiCAD.”

Kubo Kitchens

Articad customers wishing to attend this course, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)1923 888101

Fax: +44 (0)1923 888101



Tel: 0115 9842 842