The course is aimed at those people wishing to gain an understanding and knowledge of the principles and practice of computer aided design, who may have little or no previous experience of 2D CAD systems and parametric modeling, or who wish to further develop existing skills. The course is delivered using both AutoCAD and CREO software to cover 2D design and parametric modeling.
This is a full cost course. There is no fee remission available and you cannot apply for an advanced learner loan to pay for your fees.
What You'll Learn
The course consists of two City and Guilds units which are designed to give a comprehensive understanding of working with this type of software to enable you to carry out the designing and drawing of engineering components.
Unit 201 – Computer Aided Design Using Parametric Modelling Software
This unit aims to deepen your understanding of the CAD Parametric Modelling environment and its application. It will enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to create sketches, work features, table driven parts and assemblies, understand constraints and be able to create a drawing layout.
Unit 202 – Using 2D Computer Aided Design Software
This unit will equip you with the basic understanding and principles of 2D drawing environment, in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings. It will explore the typical composition of a CAD system and health and safety matters that are associated with safe working practices.
No previous CAD qualifications or experience are required but you should have a familiarity with PCs and use of software.
How you will be assessed
The two units will be assessed by assignments when all the relevant course material has been delivered through teacher lead discussions and demonstrations which are designed to give you the practical skills required to carry out the drawing and modelling of engineering products
Total Fees: £925.00
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
Successful completion of this course will enable learners to progress within the engineering environment and to improve employment opportunities in the field of computer aided design. Progression onto the level 3 CAD programme will further develop your skills, knowledge and confidence. Applying for an engineering full time course will also further your understanding and skills of all aspects of the engineering industry.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.
For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short learner details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.