CAD Design Career Accelerator Program

CAD Design with CATIA 3DExperience for Formula 1
Live 6-week course

Learn the real-world skills needed to jumpstart your career in motorsport engineering!

Our CAD Design Career Accelerator Program (CAD-CAP) is specifically designed to help you develop your CAD Design skills with CATIA 3DExperience.

In this live course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how CAD plays a crucial role in the design, development, and optimisation of race cars, giving you a competitive edge in the fast-paced motorsport industry.

Learn CATIA directly from a former F1 aero design engineer and build your very own portfolio of designs in this one-of-a-kind course!

LIVE courses meet online
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5-8pm European Time

Current course: February 13 – March 21, 2024

Next course: April 9 – May 16, 2024 

Limited places available – apply today!

What you'll get in this course:

  • career-focused, 6-week, online course
  • Live instruction from a former F1 aero designer
  • Individualised attention and feedback in a small-group setting
  • CATIA 3DExperience license included in the price of the course
  • Assignments based on real-life tasks & challenges
  • Industry-recognised certificate upon successful completion of the program
Accelerate your career - apply now for Batch 6 (starts April 9, 2024)!

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Course Dates:

Batch 1: June 13 – July 20, 2023
Batch 2: August 8 – September 14, 2023
Batch 3: October  10 –  November 16, 2023
Batch 4: December 12, 2023 – January 25, 2024
Batch 5: February 13 –  March 21, 2024 
Batch 6: April 9 – May 16, 2024 – apply for Batch 6 today!

Hear from CAD Design students about the course!

To celebrate our students and their efforts, we host round table events after each Batch finishes the course. The clips below are taken from those events – you can watch the Batch 1 Round Table recording here, Batch 2 is here and Batch 3 can be seen here

Software used in this course:

The CAD Design Career Accelerator Program features the use of industry-leading CATIA 3DExperience, developed by Dassault Systèmes. 

Access to this exclusive software license is included in the cost of the course.


Formula 1 Teams Using CATIA 3DExperience include:

Course Instructor

Martin Buchan

Having worked in F1 as an Aero Designer Engineer, Martin now spends his time directing his very own Buchan Motorsport, providing a range of Motorsport products and services.

Alongside a degree in Automotive Engineering from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (Bavaria), Martin was selected for the Junior Engineer Programme at Audi AG where he would fulfil multiple roles across different disciplines. Upon graduating, Martin stayed with Audi working as a Design Engineer.

In 2016, Martin moved to England to study for an MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering at Cranfield University, completing a Thesis with McLaren Applied Technologies. Upon graduating, Martin landed a job at Force India F1 team (now, Aston Martin F1) as an Aerodynamic Design Engineer, before founding Buchan Motorsport in 2020.
Martin has worked for...
Audi logo BMW Racing logo Mclaren logo

Course reviews

See what students have to say about this course

Invaluable Course
Invaluable Course
Shane Kenyon
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An extremely well thought out but fast-paced course to bring you up to creating any parts you can imagine in CATIA. Being able to design alongside an F1 Engineer, have thorough technical discussions, and having a group to improve with made this course so incredibly worth it. I am not sure of anywhere else where you can get this level of training and exposure that is so specific... not to mention the CATIA license.
Had a blast enhancing my skills!
Had a blast enhancing my skills!
David Neva
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An outstanding and super complete course during which the foundations of the design of aerodynamic parts in Formula 1 are laid. Martin (the instructor) adapts to each person's experience and makes an effort to ensure that you do not have any doubts to resolve at the end of every class. Furthermore, you learn tools that allow you to delve into the CAD design of practically any part of a racing car. It has been an intensive experience that I have enjoyed week after week, and I can confirm my expectations have been incredibly exceeded.
Helped me land my dream placement
Helped me land my dream placement
Yousef Loughrey
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Having never learned CAD before, the CAD CAP course was perfect for me to learn and develop my skills as a hopeful engineer working in motorsport. Martin was a great instructor who taught us not only the best methods and techniques when working in CATIA but also great insights and career advice for us looking to work in the motorsport industry, which ultimately helped me land my dream placement at Visa Cash App RB (Formerly AlphaTauri).

As a student enrolled to our courses you will have access to our exclusive Community forums. You will be able to ask questions to your course instructor and start threads and discussions in our forums!

Motorsport Engineer Student Community

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includes the cost of CATIA 3DExperience license

Mode of Delivery: Live Online Courses     ⓘ

Lessons are managed by experienced course leaders leveraging online means.

E-mail and live support     ⓘ

We provide support throughout the duration of the course.

Certification     ⓘ

A certificate will be awarded upon course completion so you can share your achievement with your network.

Interact with instructor     ⓘ

Network with motorsport engineering professionals and receive the advice you are looking for.

Assignments     ⓘ

Impress your course leaders by excelling at the challenges they present to you.

Guest Speakers     ⓘ

Gain insight from motorsport engineering professionals working in the industry.

Assignment feedback     ⓘ

Receive feedback from our course leader to better hone your knowledge and understanding of course concepts.

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Yes, course sizes are limited so that each participant can benefit from individualized attention and feedback.

Every course page has a section called “This course is for you if…”, detailing who the course is designed for. If you are unsure about a specific course, please get in touch with us at and we will be happy to provide further guidance.

Yes, the cost of the license is included in the price, and it will be available to students for the course.

Students will be able to use CATIA 3DExperience on their own personal computers/laptops.

The course will be run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and will last for 6 weeks.

Don’t worry, all sessions will be recorded and made available for review in your free time.

Yes! A personalised certificate with your name and course subject will be provided once you successfully complete the course. This is a great way to show you have learnt from industry experts and allows you to differentiate from other engineers in the sector.

If you are a group of students interested in one or more courses please contact us at

Submitting an application is free! You do not need to pay to apply for the CAD Design Career Accelerator Program.

You can apply for this program even if you have already submitted an application but were not selected. Please make sure in your application to highlight any changes or information that may have changed since you last applied!

Feel free to contact us at should you require any assistance or if you have questions about your candidacy for this program.

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