Adult Courses

3D Computer Aided Design (Level 3 Award)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements, you will need to have a short interview with the tutor. An understanding of engineering / technical drawing would be helpful.


The course is delivered over one evening each week for 35 weeks and is intended as a progression from the 2D level 3. Alternatively the course would be suitable for students with prior knowledge of Auto CAD, maybe using it at work. The software you will use is Auto CAD, you will learn to use all the commands needed to produce complex 3D models, you will produce both surface models and solid models. You will learn how to produce a set of orthographic views and isometric views from a solid model. This course is a very good introduction to 3D modelling.
  • Assessment Criteria

    The assessment for this course comprises of three drawings externally set by City & Guilds and internally marked by the college assessor then externally verified by City & Guilds. When this practical work is complete there is a short answer question paper.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Following successful completion of this course, as level 3 is an industry standard level, you could gain employment as a CAD technician. With the skills you will have gained you could embark on short courses to enhance your skills, there are courses offered by specialist companies e.g. BIM (Building Information Modelling)

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