CAD (Computer Aided Design)

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Qualification type: Award
Level: Level 2
Awarding body C&G
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date Wednesday 17th January 2018; 6pm-8pm
Duration 17 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

The use of computer aided design (CAD) systems in industry has become an essential part of the modern working environment.  It is used at all stages of the design period, from conceptualisation and production of working drawings to the production of virtual reality images.

The City & Guilds 7579 - 02 - 201 Computer Aided Design course provides a range of practical studies in AutoCAD and assessment to demonstrate competence in its use.


Course costs

Costs shown are per course







This is a full cost course and does not qualify for remission of fees

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, though an appreciation of engineering drawing is considered essential.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

The 2D computer aided drawing unit aims to equip you with the basic understanding of the 2D drawing environment, in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings. Practical experience in the use of AutoCAD will be taught using structured exercises presented in the form of a ' workbook' and assessed with two practical tests and a multi-choice test paper.

How will I be assessed

Assessment is typically by two practical drawing/editing tests and a multi-choice online test paper.

What next

It may be a possible to progress to Level 3.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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