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Diploma in Professional Interior Design

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.

Who should do this course?

Have you always loved Interior Design? Do you avidly read all the interior design magazines? Are you always changing your colour schemes and moving furniture? Do family & friends say you should start your own interior design business?

If your answer is yes... then the National Design Academy has just the course for you!

The NDA Accredited Diploma in Professional Interior Design will help you to start that business you have always promised yourself, and even gain you a place on one of our degree courses if you decide you would like to study further. You don’t need any previous qualifications – just enthusiasm for design.

It is really important that your Interior Design Diploma is fully accredited if you hope to start your own business, a new career or to progress onto a Degree. Accreditation is your only guarantee that our quality and teaching standards are inspected and regulated. NDA offers the ONLY online Professional Interior Design Diploma course accredited in the UK.

To be fully accredited a Diploma course must have an OFQUAL number. So you can check it on the OFQUAL register. If the course does not have this number - then it CANNOT be accredited and will not count. Your studies should always be rewarded with a qualification that will help you to progress and achieve your future goals.

You can find OFQUAL details here: 600/5622/8

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.


One Interior Design Diploma – Two Ways to Study


Study Online

All Diploma courses can be studied flexibly through online distance learning, making the courses accessible to everyone throughout the world. Choose your own start date and decide when and where you study, there are no set timetables. The Diploma is designed to let you study around your family, work or other commitments and to suit your lifestyle. Most students complete the course comfortably within 6 to 9 months but you can take up to 12 months or you can complete even sooner if you have more time. Dates are flexible and can be extended to suit you. All assignments consist of design projects, and will be assessed by your Personal Tutor – you will not have to take an examination.

National Design Academy has been delivering design qualifications for almost 30 years so we know a thing or two about online and distance learning. We have designed our online courses to be flexible and very user-friendly.

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Study In-Studio

If you prefer to study in a classroom based environment then the in-studio blended course could be for you. It is particularly useful if you are looking to fast-track your qualification, either for a new career or if you would like to study for a degree. You study your first and last week in-studio, with approximately 6 weeks in between to complete about 30 hours of design projects at home, with full online access to your course and your Personal Tutor.


Week 1:Attend In-Studio at the NDA studios in Nottingham, UK

Weeks 2 - 6:Work on design projects at home (approximately 30 hours)

Week 7:Return to the NDA Studios in Nottingham, UK

The in-studio Diploma is now available in Dubai.

The in-studio Professional Interior Design Diploma course will run from our Dubai Studios in Knowledge Village on the dates below. Just a few places left – enrol now!

Week 1: 14th to 18th January in Dubai Studios
Weeks 2 – 6: Work on design projects at home
Week 6: 4th to 8th March in Dubai Studios
Tuition Fee: $2,950

If you are interested in joining this studio course please call the NDA Dubai Office on  +971 44 298 788 or email

If you prefer to make your payment by bank transfer for the Dubai course the bank details are below:

The Progression Agency FZ-LLC
(formerly International Student Admissions Service)
Emirates NBD
Dubai Media City Branch

IBAN: AE570260001014842939901
Acc: 101 48429399 01

Read more about in-studio courses at NDA...


After your Diploma course – what next?

The Level 3 Diploma in Professional Interior Design is also our "Access to Higher Education" qualification, which means that successful Diploma students will be offered a guaranteed place on one of our online degrees. Degrees are awarded by our Academic Partners Staffordshire University, and they are studied online in the same way as your Diploma.

What Will I Study?

If you still have questions feel free to call us for further information on 01159 1234 12, or click on Live Chat. Alternatively, why not book a place on one of our Interior Design Course Open Days at our studios in Nottingham UK, come along and talk to the Tutors, view students' work and take a tour of the Academy?

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