2D Computer Aided Design Level 3 Award

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This qualification builds on level 2 and is tailored for more advanced CAD users still operating in the 2D drawing environment. This will be achieved by the use of an industrially recognised computer aided drawing package – AutoCAD.

Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester

  1. 1. Excellent facilities and resources

  2. 2. Graded Outstanding by OFSTED

  3. 3. Friendly learning environment with excellent support

  4. 4. Various routes available for progression

  5. 5. Staff are trained to a high level with ongoing Professional Development.

What will I Study?

This is a practical “hands-on” course ensuring regular contact with the software. The unit offered is 301 and includes: 1) Use a layering system and different line type styles. 2) Define and use a system for grouping objects to form blocks or libraries. 3) Produce isometric drawings within the 2D environment. 4) Define and use an adjustable co-ordinate system based on user requirements. 5) Use complex dimensioning routines. 6) Use different drawing spaces. 7) Produce hard copies of drawings. 8) Make inquiries of an existing drawing and place reference points. 9) Use a means of pre command object selection in order to carry out editing 10) Change the properties of a number of drawn entities. 11) Edit blocks/symbols and hatched areas. 12) Modify continuous lines formed by a connected sequence of lines or arcs (polylines). Use a method to remove unused items and rename other items logically.

How will I be Taught?

Learning will be via classroom exercises, lectures and tutorials as well as a self-study work pack which enables students to work at their own pace both inside and outside of the classroom.

How will I be Assessed?

Your competence will be assessed by two practical assignments and a multiple-choice test The Centre administers the assessments and you can take them at any time that the tutor considers appropriate.

  • Course type

    Part Time

  • Qualification

    Award in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (QCF)

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  • Level


Where next?

You will have the opportunity to progress onto the City and Guilds Level 3 Award in 3D Computer Aided Drafting.

Entry Requirements

Although prior knowledge is not essential, previous CAD experience would be beneficial. In particular a City & Guilds 7579 Certificate in 2D Design at Level 2 would be an advantage. You must also have a basic knowledge of the computer and Windows based systems and technical drawing experience.

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CIT511CE1A Chichester Campus 34 weeks, 2.5 hours per week 20 September 2016 To be advised  Apply Now 


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Where the course is for more than one year, the price shown is for the first year only (except for NVQs) and prices for subsequent years will be published when available. 
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