Student support

Student support

With over 25 years of experience providing distance learning courses, the NDA is ideally placed to offer courses to students outside of the UK, and we ensure that all our students, regardless of where they live, has access to all the support available.

We fully understand that every student is different and that every student needs individual support. Often juggling family commitments, full-time or part-time work, adult students have to overcome many extra challenges before they can study.

Thankfully, our Student Support Team works side-by-side with every student to devise an individual study programme that suits their individual circumstances.

Student Support will be there throughout your study, recording your progress and providing crucial understanding, guidance and motivation.


The National Design Academy provides unlimited access to Tutors via email and telephone. For the Degree courses, we have the Virtual Learning Studio which provides you access to all the course information, along with links, news and advice and the lively student forum - so you never need to feel alone out of office hours, whichever country you are in.

If you need to speak to a Tutor, you'll be actively encouraged to call our Student Helpline. Our experienced Tutors will be on hand to advise you on any element of your course.

Individual Learning Needs

Some students may have an individual learning need or disability, requiring extra support or consideration. Our Student Support Team can help to arrange assessments and an individual learning plan to suit your needs, if necessary.