To introduce AutoCAD to beginners who have no prior CAD knowledge. To use suitable tools and techniques to create designs, then edit and manipulate them. To develop computer skills generally including security concerns and enables you to understand how to use IT in a different direction and to apply what you have learned to a practical project.
60 hours. Usually 24 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours.
Adults (19+) who would like to develop their computer skills for work and understand the growing importance of CAD across a wide spectrum of industry such as aerospace, automotive, architecture, engineering, fashion, interior design, landscaping and packaging.
Yes, ITQ Level 1 Award. There is an assessment for each unit. You can do these in the classroom when you are ready. You will have lots of chances to practise the skills you need in class before you do the assessments.
All our ICT courses embed development of study, English, maths and job skills to help prepare you for study at higher levels and improve work prospects.
Your English, maths and IT skills will be assessed before you join the course to make sure that it is at the right level for you. You should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. However, no prior CAD knowledge is necessary.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
At the end of the course, your tutor will check your skills to see what you are ready to do next. We shall be developing a follow on Level 2 course. This should also help in your search for work or an apprenticeship in one of the many industries that makes use of CAD. Potential starting salaries in engineering £29,000+. Source: The Times Top 100 employers 2019.
You will need a pen, notepad, and a folder to store hand-outs and completed exercises. Access to a computer or any other IT device outside the classroom will be useful.
To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance. You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.
John Higgins | Subject Leader
T: 0121 675 5921