The Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) and the National Design Academy (NDA) are delighted to announce a new partnership aimed at training and supporting prospective and established professionals in the interior design industry.
This exciting new partnership was launched at the Index Convention in Dubai on Tuesday 20th May 2014. The Index exhibition is aimed at the interior design market and this new partnership intends to develop the professionalism and reputation of this fascinating industry through education and continuous professional development.
The National Design Academy plans to organise a variety of different activities in conjunction with APID throughout the Gulf region within the coming year. These events will help to support the designers in this region to become global leaders in the development and reputation of the interior design market.
About the National Design Academy in the UAE
The National Design Academy is a British educational institution based in Nottingham and has been established for over 25 years. The NDA are celebrated for their pioneering approach to the development of flexible, online interior design programmes worldwide. They are proud to educate students from over 75 different countries, the largest group of which are in the Gulf region.
The National Design Academy recognises that education often has to fit around work and family commitments, which is why they have developed a flexible enrolment process for all of their online courses, allowing students to commence their programmes at a suitable time whilst also enabling the students to study when and where they choose.
This delivery method, through online distance learning, enables students to be internationally mobile, accessing the programmes wherever they are based. All programmes are externally validated and the awarding organisations are approved by the British government, thus ensuring the highest quality course content and delivery.
Diploma courses are validated by AIM Awards and all degree courses are accredited by Staffordshire University. The National Design Academy is a niche provider offering comprehensive, quality and stimulating design courses, including Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Interior Design, Retail Design, Heritage Interior Design and Design for Outdoor Living. It is also proud to offer the UK’s only online Master of Arts Degree in Interior Design. Students are well supported by named tutors, an online forum and a host of resources aimed to support and aid their learning.
In the Gulf region, the National Design Academy works through the International Student Admissions Service (ISAS) in Knowledge Village, Dubai as well as APID. For more information on the wonderful course options offered by the National Design Academy please visit Stand 4E 192 at the Index Convention 2014.
This exciting new partnership is the start of great things to come for the interior design market in the UAE with more training opportunities for both existing and prospective designers whilst simultaneously helping to raise the profile of this wonderfully creative and inspiring industry.