Online design courses at NDA

Whether you are looking to turn your hobby into a career or simply enhance your creativity, NDA is proud to offer fully accredited interior design courses. From Diploma to Masters Degree level, our soft furnishings, curtain making, garden design and interior design courses are designed to let you study from the comfort of your own home.

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Online learning

Study online when and where you choose, start at any time and enjoy the convenience of fitting study around work and home commitments

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In-studio courses

Some people learn better with a tutor in front of them, if this is you then consider a studio course for your interior design or soft furnishings diploma.

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Why choose NDA?

NDA Business Director Helen Keighley provides an introduction to the background to the NDA and our courses and explains why anyone embarking on a new course should ensure that the course they choose is nationally validated.

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Design course open days at NDA

The aim of our open days is to give you as much information as possible about every single aspect of our qualifications, right through from Diploma level to MA level. Held regularly at the Academy in Nottingham on weekdays and weekends, everyone is welcome to learn more about the courses, and meet the tutors – and see interior design in practice!

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Video tutorials

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Aid your studies and enhance your CV by studying with our online video tutorials.

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What our students say

The Tutor had a very good understanding of the subject and the help provided was excellent. I was quite daunted to begin with but now I feel confident to produce technical drawing to a professional standard.

AutoCAD 1 workshop, 2013

The course has been brilliant! A complicated package explained simply and effectively, at an excellent pace and with the Tutor having fantastic knowledge of everything we threw at her!

AutoCAD 2 workshop, 2013

A fantastic workshop! Informative and enjoyable; it is great what you can learn in just one day, with loads of great tips thrown in for good measure too!

Hand Drawing 1 workshop, 2013

An excellent course and content which I have learnt many new skills. All the Tutors are brilliant in their area of expertise and very patient when being bombarded with questions.

Professional Interior Design studio workshop, 2013

Our partners

Boston College
Staffordshire University
Leicester College
European Social Fund in England
AIM Awards
Association of Professional Interior Designers