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Springboard yourself to success with NDA workshops

The appeal  of distance learning is the flexibility and control you have over your study, you can juggle your life around the course and there’s no need to give up your job which is brilliant. However, for some people who’ve plunged back into education it’s easy to find yourself struggling to complete an assignment and feeling the pressure as the deadline sets in. But there is a solution….
A helping hand
Many have the view that distance learning is all about “going it alone”, and worried about the level of support they may receive when faced with a problem. In fact,  this view couldn’t be further from the truth, The National Design Academy  offer students a wealth of support in lots of different ways which rivals that of many universities. Students who find it hard to balance study with work, family or other commitments,  just need that extra helping hand to push them through and our workshops do exactly that.
Reap the benefits
Rendering workshop at the N
There are huge benefits when attending any one of our workshops and in doing so it could springboard you to quicker success. It allows you to have one-to-one time with a tutor to go through various techniques, feedback and advice. This is crucial in order to build skills, confidence and marks.  You can also can also enjoy demonstrations, presentations and take advantage of the many resources available at the Academy.
We can offer a solution for almost any problem and being involved in a workshop enables students to actually see and have a better understanding of things. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, for example, if you’re finding it hard to get your head around measurements , rendering or just essay writing, we can get you back on track in no time.
Improve your success rate!
Most workshops are ideally tailored for our students however,  The National Design Academy  encourage the “self-taught” design enthusiast to attend any workshop and  improve their creative talents, even if they just want to redecorate a particular room. We have over 25 workshops which cover all aspects of interior design  such as, exhibition design, cushion and headboard making, Photoshop, free hand drawing and much more.

James Pilling: Practice manager of NDA Private Clients
NDA tutor and former freelance Interior Designer, Sarah-Jane Lockett, feels workshops provide a vital foundation for a future career, ” our workshops  give students the essential skills for future development in the interior design industry as well as building communication and interaction skills.”
Admitting you need help is good and acting upon this will definitely increase your chances of success in the Interior Design industry.
If you want to find out more about The National Design Academy’s workshop programme you can visit our website www.nda.ac.uk or call 0115 91234 12

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Course Timeline

3rd September to 20th January

Introduction Week

Course Introduction

2 hour Live Online Introduction Session
Tuesday, 3rd September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 1

Unit 01: Fabric Selection & Colour Theory

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 10th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 13th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 2

Unit 02: Estimation for Soft Furnishings

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 17th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 20th September @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 3

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 23rd September

Week 4

Unit 03: Window Treatments: Mitres, Hand-Stitching Techniques & Pattern Matching

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 1st October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 4th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 5

Unit 04: Lined & Interlined Curtain Construction

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 8th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 11th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 6

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 14th October

Week 7

Unit 05: Constructing Hand-Sewn Buckram Headers

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 22nd October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 25th October @ 10am (UK Time) 1pm (Dubai Time)

Week 8

Unit 06: Constructing Piped Crescent Tie-Back & Piped Cushion

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 29th October @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 1st November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 9

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 4th November

Week 10

Unit 07: Constructing a Roman Blind

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 12th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 15th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 11

Independent Study Break Week

Commencing Monday, 18th November

Week 12

Unit 08: Constructing Padded Pelmets

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 26th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 29th November @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 13

Unit 09: Constructing Swags & Tails (Swags)

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 3rd December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 6th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 14

Unit 09: Constructing Swags & Tails (Tails)

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 10th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
Friday, 13th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

Week 15

Unit 10: Setting-up a Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings Workroom

2.5 hour Live Online Tutorial
Tuesday, 17th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)

2.5 hour Live Q&A Session
*Thursday, 19th December @ 10am (UK Time) 2pm (Dubai Time)
*One day early due to office closure

Christmas Holidays

NDA Office Closed

20th December - 6th January

Week 16 & 17

Independent Study Break Week x2

Commencing Monday, 6th & 13th January

Week 18

Project hand-in

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