Interior Design Professional Diploma

by National Design Academy

The Diploma in Professional Interior Design provides a fantastic introduction to the subject with no previous qualifications necessary. This course is fully accredited by the British government and recognised all over the world.

AED 11846

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10 Days in Studio, 10 Weeks at Home

Course Details

If you love interior design, styling spaces, following trends and transforming homes… Or if you dream of starting an interior design career or owning your own business, our live in-studio interior design course in Dubai is the perfect place to start.

The Diploma in Professional Interior Design provides a fantastic introduction to the subject with no previous qualifications necessary. This course is fully accredited by the British government and recognised all over the world.


Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for all students who are passionate about Interior Design, even if they have no previous qualifications. The course is equivalent to a British A-level and offers successful Diploma students a guaranteed place on to our Bachelor of Arts Interior Design degree programme. This course is suitable for students that are looking to start their own business, change career, or simply enhance their creativity.


How will I benefit from taking this course?

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Start their own Interior Design business 
  • Start a career in an Interior Design practice
  • Progress to the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Interior Design, Retail Design or Outdoor Living.
  • Complete a home Interior Design project as a hobby


How will I study? 

The course is run from our Dubai studio and is a fast-track route to completing the Diploma qualification in 10 weeks. It combines a total of 10 days of in-studio classes to cover the course content, along with home study to complete all assignments. You can choose between week-day or week-end classes.


What will I learn?

Working with a client brief, you will work on an array of skills to take you from client concept stage, through to design development and final proposal stage for a residential project.

With these skills, you will be able to enter into the interior design industry with the practical knowledge required to work with potential clients. You'll also learn how to establish industry contacts, where to source materials and samples, and how to start building a design community with your peers.

Whilst receiving hands-on advice directly from our experienced tutors, the In-studio course brings together a fantastic mix of students, helping to create an exciting, friendly and dynamic class and the chance to share ideas with fellow design enthusiasts.


The course covers 10 units: 

  • Interior Design in Context
  • Design Inspiration & the Designer's Role
  • Colour for Interior Design
  • Drawing Plans & Elevations
  • Space Planning
  • Wall & Floor Finishes
  • Soft furnishings
  • Furniture Styles & Accessories
  • Creative Lighting
  • Professional Practice


How will I be assessed?

  • No exams! Your personal tutor will assess your assignments.



We take accreditation very seriously. All our Diploma courses are accredited by Aim Awards and recognised by the UK government and throughout the world, including the UAE and MENA region (equivalent to a British A-level). 

Our KHDA permit number is 62117 and we are licensed under The Progression Agency in Dubai Knowledge Park. It is important to always check before doing any course if the education provider has a KHDA permit number.


Entry Requirements:

You don't need any previous qualifications - just enthusiasm for design!

Join over 35,000 students from around the world who have studied with us and received a British qualification. Celebrating 30 years in education, the National Design Academy is proud to help interior design enthusiasts achieve the necessary qualifications to work professionally and progress in their careers.

Celebrating 30 years in education, the National Design Academy is the UK’s leading provider of fully accredited design courses from Diploma level to Bachelor of Arts Degrees as well as a Master of Arts Degree. We have over 35,000 students graduated from 80 countries around the world.  The academy is located in Nottingham, UK, and we have a branch studio in Knowledge Village in Dubai.

We offer a range of course subjects and levels relating to interior and garden design. All our courses are delivered online, but we also offer the option of in-studio learning in the UK and Dubai for some courses.

We deliver British education and training for the design industry and specialise in creating flexible, part-time programmes. There are no terms or semesters, and students can choose their own start date and study at their own pace to fit around work and family commitments.

All qualifications gained at the National Design Academy are recognized by the UK government, as well as being internationally recognized. Our Diploma level courses are accredited by AIM Qualifications, while our Bachelor and Master’s degrees are awarded by De Montfort University in the UK.

NDA offers the UK’s only online Master of Arts Degree in Interior Design and trains more interior design graduates than any other UK university.

All enrolments can be completed online. You can contact our international admissions office in Knowledge Village in Dubai for more information.

We are licensed under the Dubai Knowledge & Higher Development Authority (KHDA) under permit number 62117.

  • Knowledge Village Branch

    Office Block 2b, First Floor F29 Knowledge Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Knowledge Village, Dubai

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