As the designatory awarding body for the Display /P.O.S./ Exhibition Design fields of practice we can enhance your professional standing in the industry by the granting of a designatory affix that acknowledges your professionalism.
The grades of the BDS designatory awards are CERT BDS, ProDip.BDS, LBDS (Licentiate), ABDS (Associate), and FBDS (Fellow). Such a valuable distinction would mark your experience, skill and standing within the field of design practice. If you feel that you deserve recognition by the awarding of an affix (CERT.BDS, ProDip.BDS, LBDS, ABDS, FBDS) then apply to the BDS secretary for full details and a relevant application form.
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The Granting of Affixes
Section 1 – Affixes awarded by way of examination
Students who have completed a Final Year BDS National Diploma Course in Retail Design, POS design, Exhibition design with an overall distinction are automatically entitled to use the affix N.DIP.BDS.
Students who have successfully completed the BDS Technician Certificate Course in Display with an overall distinction are automatically entitled to use the affix TECH.BDS.
Students who have successfully completed the BDS General Certificate Course in Display with an overall distinction are automatically entitled to use the affix DIP.BDS.
CERT.BDS recognition is open to all those who have successfully completed a BDS recognised and approved alternative course of design studies.
ProDip.BDS recognition is open to students that have graduated from a BDS approved degree level course.