You need to have a UK address or have a BFPO address.
Go to the online enrolment form, if you can answer 'yes' to the eligibility questions outlined above you will qualify for funding and the form will automatically display the reduced course fee.
The British government has identified the need for accredited training in order to develop a competent, productive workforce. Through partial-funding, NDA significantly reduces the cost of accredited courses, providing more people with the opportunity to study. In effect, subsidising you to study the course.
Funding has reduced significantly for adult education over the past few years and it is likely that future funding allocations will continue to reduce and may even be withdrawn. Current funding is strictly limited and inevitably will be over-subscribed.
Therefore, once you have decided on your chosen diploma course we recommend that you enrol as soon as possible
All NDA diploma level courses
All NDA Diploma courses are regulated by OFQUAL and listed on the QCF.*
Although AIM Awards accreditation is optional for NDA Diploma courses, NDA highly recommend that you do register for the following reasons.
All NDA qualifications carry national validation, which means that they have been approved at government level and have reached the standard to qualify for government funding, if available.
All NDA Diplomas are listed on the British Government Quality & Curriculum Framework.
AIM Awards is an approved British Awarding Body, regulated by OfQual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
This is not the case for all interior design courses currently offered. Some courses offered by design schools are simply not accredited. Some accrediting bodies take an overview of an organisation rather than individual courses, and there is no inspection of student work on an ongoing basis.
All students should consider the level of accreditation for any intended course.
Provided you are aged 24 or older on the day you start your course you will probably be eligible for a 24+ student loan. This means that you can borrow all the money for your Professional Interior Design Diploma course without having to pay any of the course fees! You will only start to repay when you earn over £21,000. If you never earn £21,000 or your pension is less than £21,000 you will not need to repay any of the loan.
It is not possible to gain a funding subsidy and take a 24+ Loan for the same course. You can choose the method of payment that suits your circumstances. Students taking out a 24+ loan do not pay any of their course fees (just a £75 admin. fee refunded on successful completion of their course) whereas subsidised students must pay a contribution towards their course fees.
For further information and a repayment calculator visit http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk/scheme/dgv/pws/repayment-calculator_24plus.html
NDA is working in partnership with Leicester College to offer students the opportunity for 24+ Loans.