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De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education. Originating in 1870 from the Leicester School of Art, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) was granted university status in 1992 and took its name from Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester.
AIM Qualifications are an British awarding body recognised by the Regulatory Authorities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. AIM Awards accredits all National Design Academy Diploma courses, in Professional Interior Design, Professional Soft Furnishings & Curtain Making and Professional Garden Design.
Leicester College and NDA have been working together for over 18 years in a highly successful partnership which has enabled UK students to access funding for Diploma courses. Together, we have seen thousands of learners achieve valuable skills in design, enabling them to progress onto degree study or further both their personal creativity and their professional careers.
NDA proudly holds Educator status with The Society of Garden Designers, a professional association for Garden Designers in the UK, championing excellence through workshops, seminars, conferences and Awards Scheme. NDA students are able to join the Society at a reduced rate, gaining access to their monthly Garden Design Journal, information support and networking events.
Based in Dubai APID is the only professional interior design membership organisation in the Gulf region. NDA have been members for 10 years and NDA with APID membership also have dual membership with BIID. The Dubai Senior Tutor has been appointed as an Ambassador for APID.
Hanolex Ltd. is a supplier of eyelets, grommets and other metal pressings, manufactured by their UK factory. They also manufacture and supply eyeletting machines and associated tools and have supported the NDA by providing fitting tools in our soft furnishings studios for our students to practice with.