Topics that will be covered include: CAD hardware and operating systems, file management, shape production, dimensioning, hatching and text application.
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.
The course is suitable for those in architecture, building services, civil engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, production engineering and all those wishing to gain their first CAD qualification.
Highly experienced tutors from industry delivering teaching using purpose-built facilities with the latest industry standard autoCAD software.
How you'll learn and be assessed
The course is essentially hands-on with each student using a work station which reflects closely those presently used in industry.
Computer-Aided Design 2D Level 3 City and Guilds 7579-03 (units 301 and 310).
This is a part-time qualification, which could be undertaken whilst studying another full-time programme at the College. You must be computer literate and some knowledge of CAD would be useful. Access to the software outside of the course would be a distinct advantage.
Access to a computer capable of running AutoCAD would be an advantage as free educational version of software can be made available for external study.