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Computer Aided Design: AutoCAD Foundation

Qualification: College Certificate
Level 2

This course is currently unavailable. Please register your interest below and we will let you know when it next becomes available.

About this course

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This part-time course will use AutoCAD software to introduce you to basic CAD drawing and models, leading onto the more advanced levels. It will enable you to produce engineering drawings, parts, models and assemblies of engineering components.

Important Notice

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers. If there are too few enrolments, the College may cancel the course. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until enrolment is complete and any relevant fees are paid.

There is no funding available for this course, so all students will be required to pay the full course fee. 

The course fee must be paid at least 3 weeks before start date.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848

The course is an introduction to 2D drawing and includes:

  • Accessing the AutoCAD software
  • Creating and modifying drawings
  • Working with coordinate systems
  • Drawing lines, rectangles, circles, arcs and polygons
  • Working with polylines
  • Using arrays
  • Use of layers
  • Text and dimension styles
  • Hatching and dimensioning
  • Creating and using blocks and attributes
  • Creating templates
  • Creating layouts
  • Adding borders and title blocks to drawings
  • Isometric drawing
  • Formatting system variables


This course is not a qualification however the course would provide a platform for learners to go and complete a recognised qualification.

You will need to have a good understanding and skill in using general IT packages including Word, plus a technical drawing background is an advantage. Experience of using a computer with keyboard and mouse is essential.

No interview is required for this course. We will email you information about how to pay and complete your enrolment when we receive your application. Your place is not secure until payment has been received.

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