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Three Ways to Study: Online, Zoom & In Studio (Nottingham & Dubai)

Qualify as an Interior Designer

The NDA’s Interior Design courses have been designed to be fully flexible to help you fit your learning around your lifestyle. All courses are fully accredited and are recognised qualifications so that you can use your Diploma to gain access onto degree courses around the world.

With three study options available, the NDA’s Professional Interior Design course can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. With access to the Virtual Learning Studio, personal tutor and student forums via Facebook and WhatsApp, online learning has never been so personal.

The majority of NDA students go on to work in industry or set up their own interior design practice. You can read stories from interior design diploma and degree students over on our Student Spotlight page.

If you’re not sure if the NDA’s Diploma is right for you, we offer interior design courses for absolute beginners through to Degrees and Master’s programmes.


The NDA Diploma: 1 Great Course, 3 Ways To Study

Choose from flexible online learning, online fast-track (Zoom lectures) or in-studio fast-track classes


8–10 Months (Flexible)

The online flexible Professional Diploma course is designed to be flexible to allow you to study around your career, family, and other commitments. Choose your own start date and study from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.

The online diploma is a 8-10 month course however, many students who have more time to study complete earlier. All assignments consist of design projects which are assessed by your Personal Tutor – there are no examinations.

Online Fast-Track

14 weeks home study and weekly online lectures (via Zoom)

For students who want all the benefits of remote online learning, but are also looking for more structure and live interaction with tutors and peers, the ‘Online Fast-Track’ course offers an ideal mix.

The course consists of a 8-week study period that covers each of the 8 subject units in the Diploma course, one unit per week. 2.5hr live zoom lectures are organised two days per week. Up to 6 ‘Independent Study’ weeks within the duration let students complete any unfinished assignments.

In-Studio Fast-Track

10 days In-Studio 10 weeks home study (12 weeks total)

If you prefer a classroom-based study environment then our In-Studio blended learning course could be for you. It is particularly useful if you are looking to fast-track your qualification, either for a new career or for progression to degree level study.

You spend 5 days in-studio followed by 5 weeks home study projects, then a further 5 days in-studio with up to an additional 5 weeks to complete any project work for submission. Throughout home study, you have full online access to our resources and your Personal Tutor.

UK Students: Fund Your Course Fees With ALL

UK Students: Fund Your Fees with the ALL

NDA Professional Interior Design Diploma Courses are eligible for UK Student Loans because they are fully accredited. They are called Advanced Learner Loans (ALL) and if you will be aged 19+ when you start your course, you will be eligible. The loan will cover the entire cost of your non-funded course fee—with no tuition fees to find.

It is not possible to gain a funding subsidy and take a 19+ Loan for the same course. You can choose the method of payment that suits your circumstances. Students taking out a 19+ Loan do not pay any of their course fees (just a £50 administration fee, refundable upon successful completion of your course) whereas subsidised students must pay a contribution towards their course fees.

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