THREE-D-PRINT Partners have created a training programme on 3D printing for trainers, to provide them with the knowledge and tools to develop a teaching programme on 3D printing in adult education.

The training programme was 'pilot tested' in various European Countries during November/December 2021 and was published in January 2022.

The Training Programme is available in Portuguese, English, Greek and Italian.



THREE-D-PRINT will also develop a teaching pack to enable educators to learn how to teach the 3D printing programme and provide course materials for their students e.g., assignments, quizzes, general learning materials. Due to be completed in July 2022.



To inform and support the development of the training programme the project

Partners have undertaken desk research focused on investigating the delivery of 3D Printing courses in several projects and other initiatives concerning the teaching of 3D Printing. Important aspects of training delivery, such as the training approaches and impact of different online 3D Printing learning courses has been described.


The aim of this report is to present the results from the “training needs survey”,

which had the objective to “interview” a selection of adult education trainers in various countries (via on-line questionnaire) on the training needs to incorporate 3D Printing teaching in adult education. In total, there were 76 responses. Although the survey was available in English, Portuguese, Italian and Greek languages, the current report comprises the results of the combined responses from the survey in all languages.

  • Over 90% of the respondents agree that 3D Printing provides students with
    relevant skills for the future labour market.
  • While trainers from schools and other education centres that have 3D
    Printing courses are familiar with 3D Printing and, to some extent, know
    how to work with it, most trainers from schools with no 3D Printing courses
    lack the skills to work with 3D Printing.
  • The majority agrees that schools should give more training on 3D Printing.
  • Most trainers agree that 3D Printing has the potential to increase student’s
    engagement in class and sees a way to connect their teaching subject
    with 3D Printing.
  • The majority of the respondents are in favor of more training in schools
    confirm the need for online courses and materials that can be used and
    adapted to suit specific curricula and training.