Why Choose the National Design Academy
National Design Academy is part of The NDA Foundation - a not for profit foundation. As a not for profit organisation The NDA Foundation will reinvest profits back into the Foundation for the benefit of its students. This exciting new structure will include a Board of Governors with a range of talents and experience, who share our passion for the values of the Foundation. This will also help us to further enrich the Student Experience.
The NDA Foundation is a not for profit organisation committed to widening access to further & higher education through innovative, affordable, flexible delivery.
We passionately believe in equality of opportunity and access for all.
We believe that education should inspire and change lives.
We promote excellence in sustainable design, research, & development.
To build on our national and international reputation as a centre of excellence for flexible education and training.
- Offer flexible study paths to a diverse range of students, including those whose requirements fall outside traditional educational frameworks.
- Deliver outstanding education that embodies a spirit of enterprise, employability and ambition.
- Provide a fulfilling physical and virtual environment that enables all learners and staff to feel valued and achieve at the highest level possible.
- Raise individual aspirations, create opportunities and promote personal development and progression
- Be efficient, cost effective and sustainable
- Develop the campus to provide a first-class learning environment
The NDA Foundation (NDA) promotes Equal Opportunities for all and works towards reducing barriers to participation and progression in all our programmes. We value the diversity of the learners we support and recognise differences. The NDA is opposed to all forms of discrimination through all attitudes and behaviours, particularly in relation to ability, age, colour, educational needs, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation, and social background. The active implementation of the Equal Opportunities Policy works to remove all forms of discrimination
Does the course qualify for Government funding?
YES. This reduces the cost of your training. Only courses on the NQF or validated by a university qualify for government funding
Is the course nationally and internationally recognised?
YES. Our Diploma courses are listed on the National Qualifications Framework. These qualifications have been scrutinised by the Qualifications Curriculum Authority and they have been approved by the industry through the Sector Skills Councils. Our Degree qualifications have been validated and are awarded by Staffordshire University.
Can I enrol at any time?
YES. You can enrol at any time and set your own start date.
Is the course flexible to suit your lifestyle and commitments?
YES. Most students study alongside work and home commitments. We design an Individual Learning Plan for every student which can be reviewed with your tutor at any time and can accommodate any changes in your lifestyle.
Are there workshops where I can learn practical skills to support my course?
YES. We offer 17 optional workshops covering a variety of practical subjects to support your course and provide an opportunity to meet other students and tutors.
Can I meet my own Tutor without extra cost?
YES. You can arrange an individual appointment, meet your tutor if you drop your work off in person or arrange a meeting with your tutor if you attend a workshop.
Are tutors readily available to help?
YES. You can contact your own tutor by phone, fax, or email. A course DVD is also available (in the online Art Shop)
Can I contact other students on the same course?
YES. You will have access to our Student Forum where you can chat on-line to other students and join our on-line seminars.
Does the interior design school have a proven track record?
YES. We have over 23 years experience and have trained over 20,000 students, maintaining our focus within the Interior Design industry.
Do the tutors have practical experience in Interior Design?
YES. Our qualified tutors have a wealth of practical worldwide experience including extensive involvement with a range of interior design practices.
Does the interior design school have an Interior Design Practice?
YES. We operate an Interior Design practice. Such a practice indicates confidence and experience in the industry that is invaluable to prospective interior designers.
Is there a way I can fast - track my course?
YES. You can choose to study your course in our studios (Diploma course only) rather than at home.