This evening course has been designed to further develop your skills in the art of Computer Aided Design (CAD). Using state-of-the-art software packages including Solidworks and Autocad, we will take you through the more in-depth processes of CAD with the objective of you achieving the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Computer Aided Design (Parametric Modelling).
The course will run for 30 weeks and involves 2.5 hours per week.
A Level 1 qualification in CAD is essential for this course, along with good computer skills and the ability to interpret data and drawings.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to design objects in either 2D or 3D at Level 2. 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 via an assignment/project.
Progression to the Level 3 Award in Computer Aided Design will be possible upon achieving this qualification. A CAD-based career may also be an option to consider.
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.