3D Modelling - Level 1 Award (OCNLR)

This is a Level 1 qualification and aims to develop introductory skills in the practices of 3D design and Modelling

This course provides an introduction to 3D modelling by covering key terms, planning techniques, production and presentation of 3D models.

The course is aimed at individual seeking employment and wishing to enhance their understanding, freelancers needing to produce basic 3D models for their own business/service or for those wishing to go into higher study.

Course Content

The Course covers the following content:

- Know about the production of 3D objects - common primitives and examples where 3D is used
- Be able to produce primitive 3D objects
- Understand how to plan a more complex 3D object using primitives
- Be able to export and present a 3D object
- Understand how to review a 3D project

The modules are taught so that you gain knowledge of best practice and are able to evaluate your work so that work practices are efficient.

The methods of teaching are:
Project work
Ongoing Class assignments

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You will need to have enough English to be able to:
-understand instructions with some technical vocabulary
-provide material that demonstrates techniques learned.
-communicate clearly with the tutor and participate in classroom discussions

On a computer you will need to be able to:
-use a keyboard, mouse and computer with confidence.
-open a new document, save and file it in a folder.

Ideally you will have already completed previous courses with creative or design software. There will be an interview to ensure that the course will meet your needs.

Tutor approval - Yes

First Class Requirements

This course is taught online.
Software will be selected which is accessible via an educational license.
Presently this is considered as Autodesk : Maya

Attendance Requirements

As this is a qualification based course you need to have 100% attendance.
Developing creative and digital media skills is an ongoing process and the exercises are built upon your progress week by week.

Assessment Methods

This qualification (Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Media Industries) is gained by producing a portfolio which is produced from class based exercises with ongoing feedback provided by the tutor. This is assessed by the tutor and the final portfolio is then reviewed by an external moderator to verify the qualification

Further Study Options

Progression to Courses such as Sketchup, AutocCAD, Digital Video, Game Engines or other courses in Digital Media please talk to your tutor for advice on these..

See website for further information and availability.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area at either site.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.