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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 2.50

Start: 05/11/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 18:00 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 390.00*

Concessions: 150.00***

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

An interest in CAD is essential for this course, along with good computer skills and the ability to interpret data.

Course Content

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.

 

 

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by an assignment/project.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Writing materials

What can I do after this course?

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.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Declan Clarke-Hancock

Declan Clarke-Hancock

Naval engineering officer’s exciting voyage began at The Roundhouse College

Taking an engineering course at Derby College Group marked the beginning of a whole new voyage of discovery for naval engineer Declan Clarke-Hancock.  
 
After leaving Littleover Community School, Declan enrolled on the full-time performing engineering operations level 2 course at The Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills college.  
 
Now aged 25, he is a third electro-technical officer (ETO) on the cruise ship Sapphire Princess and is seeing the world while doing an engineering job he loves.  
 
Getting to where he is now hasn’t always been plain sailing though. The Derbyshire firm where Declan took a level 3 electrical apprenticeship  closed just as he qualified. Unsure of what to do next, he was looking for a local job as an electrician when he  spotted a cadetship opportunity with Princess Cruises.  
 
After attending maritime college in Southampton, as well as training for months at sea, Declan then had to pass difficult Maritime and Coastguard Agency exams before taking up his current role.  
 
Declan started as an ETO in May 2019 and is responsible for the 110,000-ton ship’s electrical and electronics, including looking after her 35 elevators, watertight doors and lifeboats.  
 
Declan said: “Going to Derby College definitely gave me the step up I needed. Without that I wouldn’t have got where I am now so I’m very thankful. I’d like to come back to college and talk to engineering students about my experiences. I want to show them where studying engineering at the Roundhouse can lead – and  that they don’t necessarily have to stay in Derby or the East Midlands when they qualify. The right qualifications can take them anywhere.”  
 
Declan has already had many memorable travel experiences through his job. Highlights include kayaking and dog sled riding in an Alaskan glacier, watching England play football in the World Cup in St Petersburg and visiting New York.

Going to Derby College definitely gave me the step up I needed.

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