Interior Design Academy of Ireland Reviews

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  • The Interior Design Academy of Ireland was established in 2004 with the aim of providing quality distance learning courses to students across Ireland. Over the last decade the Interior Design Academy of Ireland's reputation has grown internationally and we now offer a variety of fully accredited classroom-based and home-study courses to students around the world.

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22-Feb-2017

Higher National Diploma - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Being able to telephone in with queries and email my tutor is great. All the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and so willing to help. They really want us to succeed��It's been great so far.
Product: Very concise and clear delivery by the Tutors in class. All the Tutors are so helpful to all the students. Nothing is a problem. The course is very exciting and interesting. I'm so glad I signed up. Can't wait to move through the Assignments.

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17-Nov-2016

Diploma Course - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Very professional. The tutors are very encouraging.
Product: There's a lot more work involved in the assignments that I expected but you are getting a qualification. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who just wants to go to a class as a social outlet.

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Thank you for your feedback. Glad you are getting great support from your tutors, and yes, even though it is a fun course, it is a serious qualification and does need a certain level of study to complete the assignments, but we do make them as practical and real world as possible. Best of luck with the rest of your studies.

28-Oct-2016

Higher National Diploma - Home Study

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Service rating : Very good, quick to respond to questions, plenty of help on the forum and gallery also
Product: It's good, i really enjoy it, it's tough, I think i'm slow if you miss a week or 2 of work it is like starting again, maybe they should be on my case more so I can't wonder off! : )

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Thank you for your feedback. The advantage of home study is that it does allow you to decide when you study and when you take a break.

That being said, stop what you're doing, and go study for an hour ;o)

19-Sep-2016

Higher National Diploma - Home Study

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Service rating : Friendly professional staff. High level of courses
Product: Very good resources provided, very good communication between student and tutor

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Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you are enjoying the course.

28-Aug-2016

Certificate Course - Home Study

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Service rating : It's really excellent.
Product: I'm fascinated. The curse exceeded my expectations.

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Thank you for your feedback. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you with your studies.

16-Jul-2016

Higher National Diploma - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Very easy and helpful, listens to our comments and take them on board
Product: Very good and comprehensive, online course notes etc are very convenient and easily accesble at all times, exercises in class and assignments are realistic

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Thank you for your feedback - best of luck with the rest of your course.

06-Jul-2016

Higher National Certificate - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Fine teachers brilliant, just find that the videos very hard to unload and also the assignment to be more clear what they are asking.
Product: Class room based excellent, teachers excellent and and make it enjoyable.

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Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you are enjoying your course. If you are still having issues with the videos or assignments, please give us a call at the academy, and we would be happy to help you.

17-Jun-2016

Higher National Diploma - Home-Study

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Service rating : very efficient and quick to reply to emails
Product: all course material is excellent

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Thank you for your feedback - best of luck with the rest of your course.

11-Jun-2016

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : I needed to replace an assignment. It hadn't been graded so they did what I requested.
Product: Love the classroom experience.

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So glad you are enjoying the classroom experience. Thank you for your feedback.

21-Mar-2016

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Great if you have any questions but very bad communication around materials required for the course.
Product: The course is interesting & definately helps being in a classroom environment.

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Thank you for your feedback, and we are delighted that you are enjoying your classroom course. We are continually updating and improving our communication with students about what materials are needed for each class, and have already rolled out a number of changes so that all students have plenty of notice of what is needed in each class.

05-Mar-2016

Higher National Diploma - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : They are excellent to deal with. Really encouraging and good feedback and advice.
Product: Really enjoying the classes. So comprehensive and great to meet the tutors and all the other students

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Thanks so much for taking the time to give this feedback. We are delighted that you are enjoying the course so much. Best of luck with the rest of your studies.

26-Feb-2016

Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Although I am only a freshman, I truly love it here. The course is not heavy and there are amazing people, always willing to help, which lightens some of the load.
Alen Safranko
Product: Course is amazing! Proper way to get into Interior Design world! Highly recommended!
Alen Safranko

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this feedback. We are so happy that you are enjoying the course so much.

20-Feb-2016

Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : I am happy so far but have only submitted 2 assignment s and cannot comment further at this stage
Product: Resources for first 2 assignments have been very helpful but there is a gap in assignment 3, very few guidelines to help with rendering skill. That is my experience so far

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Thank you so much for this feedback. We have actually been working on a whole new series of rendering videos, which we just launched today. If you log into your student area, you will see them at the bottom of Your Course Materials. These set of 8 in depth videos will give you everything you need to complete assignment 3. Good luck with it.

03-Feb-2016

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Responses to questions are quick and feedback on assignments is detailed.
Product: It would be helpful to have some options for face to face networking/meeting up with other home study students

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Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. We really appreciate it.

There are a number of ways that home study students have interaction with other students.

If you log in to your student area, there is a very active student forum which allows students to keep in touch, ask each other questions, share ideas, and arrange meet ups to discuss the course.

We also offer 1 day workshops for home students every couple of months - the next one is next month - keep an eye out for an email from us with the details. It is a great way for home students to meet each other and their tutors face to face.

26-Nov-2015

Higher National Diploma - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : The Academy are brilliant to deal with - couldn't be more helpful - thank you!
Product: The course is excellent - my tutor is so helpful, knowledgeable & approachable. I'm really enjoying my course.The website is a brilliant resource & is easy to get around & find what I'm looking for. Delighted that I picked the IDAI for my course.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you are enjoying the course. Best of luck with your studies.

03-Nov-2015

Diploma Course - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Very nice people and prompt service
Product: The one thing i think is lacking is more computerised experience--you would also need to to a CAD/Sketchup course. And believe them when they tell you the hours to allow, i thought they were imagining how much commitment it is but the assignments are a big time commitment.

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Thank you for your feedback. We have now added extra Sketchup workshops on top of all the written material and videos that we have on Sketchup, and we will continue to add more.

25-Oct-2015

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Very professional, and prompt with replies.
Product: Course is good so far, challenging.

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Delighted that you are enjoying the course. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback.

20-Aug-2015

Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Friendly and patient
Product: I think you learn a lot.I do think you are thrown in the deep end but a challenge is good

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Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We are delighted that you are learning a lot and enjoying the course. Yes, the course is challenging but we are always here to help if you need any support or guidance. Best of luck with the rest of your studies.

18-Aug-2015

Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Couldn't have asked for better! All my queries were instantly dealt with in a very helpful and professional manner. Thank you!
Product: Excellent course. I found it both interesting & extremely informative. I would highly recommend the course to any one considering a career in Interior Design.

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Thanks a million for your feedback. We are delighted you are enjoying the course, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

27-Jul-2015

Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : It is good and pleasant :)
Product: It will be great if you can provide us with rendering lesson, even with one technique only.

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Thanks for the feedback. We are actually working on some new videos including rendering at the moment, and hope to have them available to all students soon.

I have also asked our course director to contact you to see if she can offer some help and resources in the meantime.

20-Jul-2015

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Emails are always sent promptly and the information is always well-laid out
Product: The course is very good, very intense! It could be slightly more organised in terms of what people are supposed to bring each week. I would also suggest the Academy to create a starter pack of essential materials for each student and say "the starter pack is €100 (for example) will be provided for you should you choose this option; if not we have a list of all the items you need". There seem to be some items that are on the list, which are actually not necessary for the course.. the tutors were amazed that we had bought some of the items (which were not cheap!) and told us we didnt need them and that they have never used them (i.e. Furniture template)
Other than that, the course is good, I really enjoy it, the tutors are excellent.
Work on the time management of the day's schedule, maybe introduce a starter pack for new students (you could prob get a bulk discount from cork art supplies on a sale or return basis and then everyone would have the same items - cuts out a lot of explaining and messing!) and maybe set some small deadlines for the first few assignments as it's very easy to let 2 months go by with nothing done!

Keep up the good work!

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Thanks for the great feedback.

It is so important to us that we understand what students love about the course, and what they feel could be improved, as it helps us constantly update and improve the experience for all of our students.

Based on similar feedback to yours we have written a detailed blog post (http://bit.ly/IDAIsupplies) about what to buy and how much you should (and shouldn’t) spend on materials for the course. You will definitely need and use your furniture template, for assignments and during your career as an interior designer, as you do not want to hand draw furniture on a floor plan!

I have asked the tutors to work on the time management as there is a detailed timetable for each class, but I know they like to allow a discussion to develop if they feel it is useful, as long as it doesn’t affect the schedule.

Best of luck with the rest of your studies.

20-Jul-2015

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Classroom-Based

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Service rating : Prompt return to queries
Product: Content is great. Time management on the class days and what students actually need to buy/bring to class could be improved

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Thank you for your feedback. Based on similar feedback to yours we have written a detailed blog post (http://bit.ly/IDAIsupplies) about what to buy and how much you should (and shouldn’t) spend on materials for the course. I have asked the tutors to work on the time management as there is a detailed timetable for each class. I know they like to allow a discussion to develop if they feel it is useful, as long as it doesn’t affect the schedule.

Enjoy the rest of the course.

27-May-2015

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Very helpful and reliable teachers
Product: its a good, hands on course

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Thank you for your feedback.

18-Mar-2015

Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : Excellent college, the staff are very helpful.
Product: The course is good, I am learning a lot from it and am now putting it into practice.

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Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that your are enjoying the course and learning a lot.

13-Mar-2015

Postgraduate Diploma Course - Home-Study

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Service rating : The college and tutors are always very helpful.
Product: I found the course well balanced and informative.

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Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted that you are enjoying the course.