This evening course has been designed to introduce beginners to the world of Computer Aided Design (CAD). Using state-of-the-art software packages including Solidworks and Autocad, we will take you through the introductory processes of CAD with the objective of you achieving the City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Computer Aided Design (Parametric Modelling).
The course will run for 30 weeks and involve 2.5 hours per week.
An interest in CAD is essential for this course, along with good computer skills and the ability to interpret data.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to design objects in either 2D or 3D at Level 1. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the broad engineering and manufacturing sectors.
The course is assessed by an assignment/project.
Progression to the Level 2 Award in Computer Aided Design will be possible upon achieving this qualification. A CAD-based career may also be an option.
At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.
She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.
An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.