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Advanced Learner Loan

Achieve your Diploma with a student loan

You can now fully fund any of our three Professional Interior Design Diplomas using a Government Advanced Learner Loan.

Study Interior Design at the National Design Academy

We’re a not-for-profit organisation that believes in breaking down financial barriers so you can achieve your design aspirations. That’s why you can now fully fund any three of our accredited Diplomas through an Advanced Learner Loan.

Whether your aspiration is to enter a career in interior design, start your own interior design business, or even undertake personal projects, our Professional Interior Design Diplomas will help you achieve your creative goals.

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How do I apply for an Advanced Learner Loan?  

Step 1

Apply for one of our Professional Interior Design Diplomas on our website.

Step 2

Select Advanced Learner Loan (19+ loan) as your payment option.

Step 3

Pay a £50 admin fee (refunded when you successfully complete the course).

Step 4

We’ll send you a simple student profile form to fill in. 

Step 5

You’ll then receive an NDA funding letter. (We can help you with the simple application).  

Our Professional Interior Design Diploma

One Interior Design Diploma, three ways to study. Fully funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.  


8–10 Months (Flexible)

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No Exams

No Exams

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Choose your start date

Study at your own pace around your current commitments. Our online Interior Design Diploma is an ideal choice for individuals seeking flexibility without sacrificing the quality and supportive nature of their learning journey. 

Fast-Track (Via Zoom)

14 Weeks

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No Exams

No Exams

Accelerate your learning with our fast-track program, tailored for individuals who wish to progress at a swifter pace while maintaining the same high quality of education and learning experience. 

In-Studio (UK)

12 Weeks

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In-Studio & Online

No Exams

No Exams

Our in-studio Diploma enables you to collaborate with fellow design enthusiasts for a more hands-on learning experience in interior design, guided by expert tutors. 

Do I Qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan?

Course Qualification

All Diplomas are accredited by AIM Qualifications

Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced learner loans cover tuition costs and are administered by Student Finance England.
No, you can receive a loan regardless of your employment status.
You must be over 19 years old and fulfil the residency criteria.
You must be a resident in the UK, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man for 3+ years.
You can apply for up to 4 loans. You can get more than one loan at the same time.
This depends on:
  • The type of course.
  • Your course fees.
  • The maximum loan available for your course.
The minimum loan you can get is £300. You do not have to borrow the full cost of your course – you can pay for some of it yourself.
No, it won’t impact your credit rating.
Loan repayments are based on what you earn, not how much you’ve borrowed. You only start repaying your loan when you have completed your course and have started earning above £25,000 per annum. If you don't earn above £25,000 per year, you won't need to repay the loan.
Your annual repayment amount will be 9% of any income you receive over the repayment threshold.
  • If you took the loan out after 1st August 2023 the income payment threshold is £25,000 per year.
The loan is repaid via PAYE and does not go on your credit file.
Yes, if (when) you successfully complete the course.
Yes, you can still apply for the Advanced Learner Loan.

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