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Yes. The curriculum is generic and not focused on any specific brand. All the CAD lessons are based around TinkerCAD and Fusion 360 or Onshape, which can export STL files to be printed on any machine. We use CURA for the slicing lessons which supports hundreds of printers and you can also add customise size printers to the software. If you buy the flashforge version of the curriculum this is branded to flashforge printers and flashprint slicing software. To gain the full experience of the curriculum it should be taught with access to a 3D printer so you can print the models off.
Yes. Simply get your finance department to email us an order in on headed paper with their purchase and address details and we will send an invoice with our bank details. Purchase orders are available to schools in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand. Please note that we don't take cheques and payment can be made via direct bank transfer into our bank account or you can pay via debit or credit card. For debit or credit card payments we will send an online invoice that can be payable with a card. If you are based in the USA and your school can only purchase with cheques, please email us at
Anyone can buy a license of the curriculum for use in teaching and learning. This includes teachers, schools, homeschoolers, local libraries, religious groups running enrichment clubs and scouting/guide groups to name a few.
We don't sell to companies who provide online courses or training. We also don't sell direct to IT or 3D printing companies. If you are a company who wants to resell the curriculum, send us a message and we will get back to you with information about our reseller programme.
All the content has been written by current teachers who have been 3D Printing in the classroom for years.
Only the 'buy the files' option allows for editing. The subscriptions plans cannot be edited. For the buy the files products if you feel like you want to change the wording of a question or re-order the slides then you can easily do this.

The content cannot be shared between different schools or institutions. You are purchasing a license for one school premises only. Also, the content cannot be shared on any social media teaching forums or groups.

If you have subscribed to updates then you will be able to access the updated content

No the content is not aligned to any one particular exam board or public examination. You can edit the content for your own lessons to meet the needs of any exam board requirements or pubic examinations.

Check your card details and double check the security code on the back of the card. For bank transfers, please email us and we will make the arrangements with your school.
Subscriptions/online courses are covered by a 14 day refund policy. See our terms for more information. Buy the files download products are only refunded within 14 days if the files have not been downloaded. If you would like to request a refund then send us an email with your order number and reason for requesting a refund.
Use the coupon in the checkout stage of the shopping cart and the discount will be applied.

Under no circumstances can you sell the content or any variant of the content e.g. lessons that you have edited for your institutions etc. You are purchasing a license to use the educational content for educational purposes only.

Yes we are. If you would like to become a published teacher with learnbylayers, please contact us.

If you subscribe to a lesson subscription plan, to deliver the lesson to your students you need to be logged into the website. You can download and print off the worksheets, answer sheets and STL files.

Because we are a UK registered company and we file our taxes in the UK, we are exempt from charging US taxes under USA-UK tax treaty laws. We have a W-Ben-e tax exempt form, issued by the IRS that shows we aren't required to add tax to any sales. If your school requires a copy of this, please email us and we will send it over to you.

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