What is a Service Designer
Getting in and Qualifications
There are a variety of routes that students can follow to become highly employable in the field of service design.
- Design and Technology
- Art and Design
Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.
Many Service Designers have a degree or postgraduate qualifications in specialised topics including:
- Design Innovation
- Service Design
- Computer Science
- Software Development
- Business Design
Foundation Apprenticeships at S5/S6 level can develop fundamental skills highly valued by employers looking for competent Service Designers. For example, a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills equips students with people management, business review and performance analysis skills that are highly transferrable to a career in service design.
There are also many relevant Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships available that provide a wide base of skills for a career as a Service Designer. Apprenticeships provide a recognised qualification and paid practical experience in a real-world work environment. Apprenticeships relevant to service design include:
- Digital Marketing
- IT: Software Development
- Data Analytics
Find out more about apprenticeships in Scotland.
Membership of an industry organisation can also be a valuable way to build contacts within the industry and land a suitable role.
The Service Design Network is an industry organisation fostering collaboration in service design.