3D Computer Aided Design Level 3 Award

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This qualification has been designed for those who wish to further develop their skills by gaining the ability to create three dimensional entities and drawings. This will be achieved by the use of an industrially recognised computer aided drawing package.

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 302 and includes: 1) Apply appropriate commands to set the 3D modelling environment 2) Create and use working planes at any required position/attitude within 3D space 3) Define and use co-ordinate points at any position within 3D space 4) Apply appropriate commands to construct the whole or part of a 3D model using the best available method – surface or modelling 5) Apply appropriate commands to modify 3D solid objects 6) Apply appropriate commands to perform 3D operations on existing objects 7) Apply appropriate commands to manipulate a 3D model 8) Apply appropriate commands to view 3D model in a variety of display formats 9) Print/plot/export 3D models

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 and outside of class as well as 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?

Either an equivalent Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Drafting or Level 3 Award Computer Aided Drafting.

Entry Requirements

You should be computer literate since basic computer concepts and file saving are not included. It would be advantageous for you to have some experience in the production of technical drawings and have had prior experience of using CAD to produce 2D drawings.

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CIT512CE1A Chichester Campus 34 weeks, 2.5 hours per week 20 September 2016 To be advised  Apply Now 


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