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3D Printing Introduction

Course Description

On the course, you will learn the basics of digital 3D modelling and sculpting of your own objects, using free and beginner's accessible 3D software. You will get the chance to create your own digital designs, and learn how to manipulate existing 3D models, transforming them into small physical objects by printing them on our 3D printer which uses plastic filament. You can bring your own laptop to use or we can provide one for you.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

This course is suited to those with some prior knowledge of design and/or making, however this is not essential. You should be confident with simple mathematics and accurate measurements, and have basicexperience of using a computer. You do not need to have used CAD software before.

Course Content

Build skills in 3D Drawing on TinkerCAD. Become familiar with software terminology such as STL and slicer. Become familiar with 3D printing terminology such as additive manufacturing, CAD, CAM, prototyping and FDM. Print a 3D object.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be taught through practical demonstrations, 3D drawing exercises and handouts.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

You may wish to repeat the course to consolidate your skills or join a more advanced course at another organisation.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572