This course will run for 16 evenings, with each session lasting for three hours.
This EAL assessment route covers the skills and knowledge you need to prove the competences required to set up and operate a computer aided drawing (CAD) system for producing detailed three-dimensional models for engineering activities.
It will prepare you for entry to the engineering or manufacturing sectors, creating a progression between education and employment. It also provides a basis for the development of additional skills and occupational competences in the working environment.
You need a GCSE profile at grade D or above.
You will be given a specific ‘model’ brief - or a request for a change/modification to a model - and will assess the requirements, extracting all necessary information to carry out the modelling operations.
You will need to select the appropriate equipment and modelling software to use, based on the type and complexity of the drawing functions to be carried out. You are expected to produce models in a 3D modelling environment and to print 2D and 3D prints or plots.
You will build your understanding of the safety precautions required when working with the computer modelling/drawing system. You are expected to demonstrate safe working practices throughout, and will understand the responsibility you owe to yourself and others in the workplace.
You will be assessed on your ability to work independently. Each assignment is assessed and has pass criteria.
You are also expected to complete knowledge questions related to the CAD industry as part of the assessment.
You can progress to a Level 3 CAD qualification.
You can advance your career in different strands of the design industry.
Teenager Hitomi Ferguson is following in her father’s footsteps as she gains crucial engineering skills through Derby College.
The 18-year-old from Ilkeston is working on Derby College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2 course at the Roundhouse – having previously completed a course in engineering and technology at the Ilkeston site.
She particularly loves the hands on work of welding, and In the long term hopes to gain an apprenticeship as the building block to her future career.
Hitomi was brought up in Sweden and only came to Derbyshire at GCSE age when her dad’s Rolls-Royce engineering job brought him to the UK.
The Roundhouse is brilliant – it has everything you need. In the long term I’m hoping to get onto an apprenticeship which hopefully could lead to the start of a good career.