Change your career without givin up the day job through distance learning

13th of January, 2011 Bookmark and Share
Many of us find ourselves treading water at one time or another and toying with the option of changing careers. It's easy to think, however the practicalities of giving up your current job and plunging back into full time education is for many people, impossible.

But there is a solution, you can study at home and in your own time through distance learning. This form of further and higher education allows people to fit their studies around work and family commitments. Distance learning or home studying as it's also known, has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years and most courses are delivered online and easy to access.

Providing a unique and flexible way of learning for those who want to flex their creative fingertips, The National Design Academy specialise in Interior Design distance learning courses. Established for twenty-two years and fully validated by Staffordshire University, they have over 1300 students studying from diploma to degree level.

The prospect of going back into education can be daunting, but students at The National Design Academy receive a huge amount of support. A team of tutors are on hand to give the best advice possible, as well as student discussion forums, Facebook and Twitter offering guidance. The NDA also hold a variety of workshops to give students additional support or provide feedback on submitted work. These include AutoCAD, Photoshop, technical drawing and exhibition design. There's a wealth of help available to get students through their course and achieve success.

Students at the Academy have more control over their pace of study, for example after the foundation degree is completed, students can take a break in between qualifications to gain work experience or set up a business, before continuing onto the BA (Hons) in Interior Design. There's no time limit. All course material and modules are delivered through an online portal, and students can upload their work or contact tutors for feedback through this system.

The distance learning route is also beneficial for those who already have substantial experience within the Interior Design industry and want to gain validated qualifications without taking a break from their career. This can be done by studying a variety of modules from the Foundation Degree course, then progressing onto level 6 of the BA (Hons) in Interior Design. This approach to learning gives those already in employment more control and an avenue to achieving credible qualifications without giving up their job.

Please visit The National Design Academy website, for more information on courses, fees and open days.


For more information please contact:

PR Executive Kellie Hill


Phone: 0115 91234 12
Kellie Hill
The National Design Academy specialise in Interior Design distance learning courses. Full validated by Staffordshire University, students can work around career or family commitments, and study diploma to degree level courses.