About us

The Design Ecademy is the brainchild of Maria Flynn, an innovative interior architect/design consultant who specialises in colour & design psychology. Maria’s designs have been showcased in several of Europe’s leading magazines and newspapers, she is the author of “Colour Your World” [Rotovision 2001] and she has been featured on TV and radio in the UK and Ireland, where she was the resident “Design Expert” for 6 months (TV3). Maria has also been involved in training and education for over 20 years and she is particularly passionate about Adult Education and E-Learning.

Over the years Maria brought together a group of people with professional experience in a variety of design fields, higher education, writing and even business systems – to create The Design Ecademy. Their courses have been available since 2001 and since then thousands of students from around the globe have achieved success on these courses.

Internationally Recognised Qualifications

Each of our courses are accredited by Pearson Edexcel; the largest UK accrediting body and one of the largest academic accrediting institutions in the world. These qualifications are very well recognised. PLUS, all of our courses carry transferable University credit values to that your qualification will travel with you - wherever you go in the world!

Courses created BY designers FOR designers

Academic accreditation is vital for industry recognition but the key to long-term success (perhaps even more so) are the actual skills and knowledge that you will achieve on any course. Our courses are annually reviewed and updated to ensure you are learning what is required to work successfully in today's design industry.

Specialists in Design AND E-Learning!

We specialise in Design and we deliver all our courses through E-learning - this is our focus. This important because the method of teaching & the infrastructure necessary for success is completely different from traditional classroom study. E-learning is not a sideline for us.

Unique Building Block Approach

If you want to progress further at a later stage you will be able to simply "add-on" to the foundation that you have achieved without starting from scratch. We have worked hard to develop our course structures so that each course can naturally progress to the next. This gives maximum flexibility to Adult Learners and it ensures that the time and effort you put in gets rewarded with a real qualification - not just a “Credit” value!

No previous experience or qualifications required

Academic qualifications and/or verifiable industry experience are usually mandatory to enrol on a course of this level. However, NO previous qualifications or experience are required to enrol in our courses, just the ability to read & write clearly and a genuine desire to learn. This is something else that we have worked very hard to maintain because we know from experience that adult learners are motivated and committed.

We even guarantee what YOU will learn!

We guarantee that when you successfully complete this course you will have the skills and knowledge you need to work in the industry at a professional level as we have described in our prospectus. If you do NOT gain the practical skills and knowledge that we have described, then we’ll refund your course fees in full AND you’ll still keep your award. We remove the risk so you can enrol with confidence!

Our mission is simple…

We want to give everyone with a passion for design, the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the accreditation necessary to fulfil both their dreams and their potential.

You DON’T need any previous experience or qualifications to get started - which is practically unheard of for this level of qualification. But, you are NOT buying a qualification and you must have the desire and a willingness to learn. If so...

Wherever you are in the world, whatever your ambition, whatever your background…if YOU want to be a designer and you are willing to do the work, we guarantee that we will help you to become one.

Thousands of students to date have successfully completed these courses. You can see real testimonials from real students and view examples of their work here http://www.thedesignecademyreviews.com/course-reviews/

Programmes taught in:
English