The Diploma in Professional Interior Design is the perfect course for you; if you are interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design, progressing onto a degree or would just like to learn more about the skills, processes and creativity involved to design your own project.

Enrol at anytime; you choose your own start date! No terms or semesters, so you can study when it’s convenient for you.

No previous qualifications are required, just an interest and enthusiasm for Interior Design.

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In-studio courses can be completed in as little as 8 weeks. The blended course includes 2 weeks attendance at the NDA studios in Nottingham (UK) or Dubai (UAE) with 5 weeks home study in between.

Nottingham, UK

Studio 1st Week Studio 2nd Week
14th - 18th January 2019 25th February - 1st March 2019
28th January - 1st February 2019 11th - 15th March 2019
8th - 12th April 2019 20th - 24th May 2019
3rd - 7th June 2019 15th - 19th July 2019

Dubai, UAE

Studio 1st Week Studio 2nd Week
20th - 24th January 2019 2nd - 6th March 2019


Online: Approximately 6 – 9 months (maximum of 12 months).

In-Studio: Approximately 8 – 14 weeks.

There is no exam! Your tutor will assess your assignments, and your portfolio is moderated by AIM Awards.

As our Diplomas are accredited by AIM Awards, you will receive the AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Professional Interior Design Skills (equivalent to ‘A’ Level, plus the National Design Academy Diploma in Professional Interior Design.

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About the Course

This Diploma in Professional Interior Design is a great introduction to interior design. This accredited Interior Design Course will provide you with a wide and detailed knowledge of the inspiring world of interiors. From the history of interior design to choosing the colours for a contemporary scheme, the Diploma course covers it all. The Diploma in Professional Interior Design will provide you with the skills you need to design your own project or help family and friends with theirs, to start your own business or enter a new career and, it will even give you the confidence to move on to study a degree!

No qualifications are required to study this diploma course, so – if you already hold a Level 3 or A Level equivalent qualification in an Art and Design based subject, you can enrol straight onto one of our degree courses.

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