Why choose the National Design Academy?
If you are looking for a course in interior design, garden design or soft furnishings, then NDA can help you achieve your qualification.
We've been here for over 27 years so we know a thing or two about distance and online learning.
NDA has paved the way in online design qualifications, we launched Britain's first online Diploma, the first Foundation Degree, the first BA (Hons) and the first Master's Degree in interior design.
NDA has alumni of 30,000 in over 80 countries.
Have a look at the website, there's loads of information about NDA courses, what they'll cover, how you'll study online and what you're going to achieve.
Also check out the gallery which has lots of examples of NDA student project work. If you have any doubts that interior design or garden design and even soft furnishings can be studied online, then these inspiring examples should reassure you.
Deciding which course will suit you best is a big decision and there are several key points to consider.
Number 1 – Accreditation
It's really important that you receive a fully accredited, recognised qualification. If you'd like to progress onto a degree or start your own business it's essential that you have the correct qualifications. Accredited courses can only be approved by British Government appointed regulators.
Unlike other institutions, ALL NDA courses are fully accredited, providing you with a recognised qualification.
All NDA Diploma courses are accredited by AIM awards and all NDA Degrees are validated by our Academic Partners, Staffordshire University. That means that the quality of our courses, the academic staff and the Academy itself is inspected regularly and held accountable.
And that's really important for you because it gives you the reassurance that the qualification you receive from NDA is really valid and you'll be able to use it as a stepping stone for other qualifications now or in the future.
Number 2 – Flexibility
NDA offers the only TRULY flexible online design courses. There are no term times or semesters, you can choose your own start date and work from anywhere, at any time!
We understand that for adults, having to study to a set timetable can be difficult, and that sometimes life can simply "get in the way". That is why NDA has designed all our courses to be tailored to you and your lifestyle, we know that you don't want the added stress of missed deadlines, or compulsory seminars. This is a really key issue when you are working or have family commitments.
Simply work out your study plan with your personal tutor - then you can work at your pace, not the pace of other students. Everything is available online when you wish to study, through our bespoke Virtual Learning Studio, or VLS.
Number 3 - Affordability
The National design Academy is part of the NDA Foundation, a not for profit organisation. All profits are re-invested back into the Foundation so we can offer the lowest tuition fees and generous progression scholarships to all NDA students.
There are three ways to pay for your course:
- Because NDA courses are accredited they are also eligible for Student Loans. This means that you can study a Diploma course or undergraduate degree now, without having to find the course fees. Student loans have very low repayments which only start when you've finished your course - and only if you are earning over a certain amount.
- You can pay your own course fees, we offer a discount for payment in full.
- You can pay monthly to spread the cost.
Number 4 – Excellent Tutor Support
As an NDA student you will be allocated your own personal Tutor who will support you throughout your course; you can contact them as often as you wish, Monday to Friday 9-5 at no extra charge.
We have a super team of enthusiastic tutors, with lots of design industry experience. They'll take your phone calls, talk to you by Skype, send you emails and write lots of helpful feedback throughout your course to help you to develop your design skills.
Tutors also deliver flexible, online seminars and join discussions on the lively NDA Student Forum where you can share information and ideas with other NDA students.
Number 5 – Guaranteed Progression
NDA provides an unparalleled progression route for all of our students.
Successfully complete one of our Diploma courses to be guaranteed a place on one of our Foundation Degrees.
We also offer Progression Scholarships to allow you to continue with your studies through to BA Honours & Master's Degree level.
So, you can begin your journey with NDA with no qualifications and progress through the levels to a Master's Degree!
So to recap all NDA courses offer:
- Excellent Tutor Support
- Guaranteed Progression
We'd love to share our passion with you and help you to develop a career in the design industry.
So, for more information please visit our website, where you will find details on our course content and how you can enrol.
We look forward to hearing from you today!