Level 3 Diploma in 3D Architecture & Transport Design

Level 3 Diploma in 3D Architecture & Transport Design

Level 3 Diploma in 3D Architecture & Transport Design

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This is the only course in the UK to offer Transport Design and Model Making Skills to 16+ students. This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to the 90 credit qualification over one year and progression to the full 180 credit qualification over 2 years.

You will develop essential skills that will demonstrate your confidence in design and model making. You will also develop advanced skills in the Design and Model Making process whilst building a strong portfolio of work.

This course includes:

  • Industrial Visits
  • Guest Speakers
  • Possible Work Placements

Things you will learn:

  • Technical Drawings
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Perspective Drawings
  • Applied Engineering
  • Transport Design Theory
  • Brand Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Computer Modelling
  • Physical Modelling
  • Illustration Skills

These skills will meet the requirements of the industry. However the knowledge is flexible to other disciplines such as:

  • Model Maker (Films/Product/Games)
  • Furniture Design
  • Product Design
  • Boat Design
  • Footwear Design
  • Automotive Design

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

*If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


This course requires 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grade structure) or above including one and art-based subject and one in English or maths.

A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

A portfolio of work which demonstrates your creative skills in either 2D or 3Di is required for the interview.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £8583; Exam Fee TBC

Course Summary

Length of study:
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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