Information for UK Students

NDA Information
for UK Students

National Design Academy is delighted to welcome students of all ages who are resident in the UK to our accredited, flexible, online Interior Design courses.

Why Choose NDA?

  • FLEXIBLE: Choose your own start date and study around work and family with your own personal tutor at times that suit you
  • AFFORDABLE: NDA is a not for profit organisation offering the lowest fees and scholarships to all students
  • ACCREDITED: All NDA courses are accredited and therefore are eligible for UK Student Loans
  • TRUSTED: NDA has taught interior design qualifications for almost 30 years with Alumni of 30,000 qualified designers in over 80 Countries
  • PROGRESSION: The only design school with a guaranteed progression route from Diploma to Master’s degree
  • CHOICE: Diplomas, Bachelor's Degrees, BA (Hons) Final Year Top-up, Pre-Master's Advanced HE Diploma, MA Master's Degree

Without previous qualifications you can start with one of our three Diploma courses: Professional Interior Design, Professional Garden Design or Professional Soft Furnishings and Curtain Making. Start your own small business or tackle your own personal projects more professionally.

If you would like to go on to study a degree online you can progress onto a BA (Hons) and then even a Master's Degree, with lower fees from a NDA Progression Scholarship.

Direct entry onto a degree course is welcome from students who have studied at another institution.


NDA courses are the only truly flexible online interior design courses available. Choose your own start date at any time that suits you, and study whenever you wish, from anywhere in the world. Contact your Personal Tutor as often as you wish at no extra cost by email, telephone and Skype. At NDA every student is treated as an individual with their own study plan to suit their lifestyle.

Be Aware: Diploma Courses can ONLY be accredited by UK government awarding bodies. Trade associations and distance learning councils etc, cannot offer course accreditation. Even if a school says it is an approved centre, check that the course itself is accredited with the awarding body. Without accreditation for your course, you will not be able to progress.


NDA Diplomas are accredited by AIM Awards, and Degrees are awarded by our Academic Partners, Staffordshire University.





Please Note: If you are a member of the UK armed forces serving overseas or a family member living with that member, you are also considered a UK student. If you are not a UK Student, please see NDA Information for International Students.