2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Award Level 2

Subject Area Computing and Digital Technologies
Course Type Adult Learning
Qualification Level 2
Start Date August 2021
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2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Award Level 2

The course is for beginners and will equip candidates with the basic understanding and principles of 2D drawing environment in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings.

It will explore the typical composition of a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system and health and safety matters that are associated with safe working practices. The software used is AutoCAD.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You will require good literacy and IT skills
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • How to use a CAD workstation safely

  • How to use key components in 2D CAD software

  • How to create lines and shapes relative to a coordinate system

  • How to use text, hatching and simple dimensioning routines

  • How to modify existing drawings

  • How to output a 2D drawing layout

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesAugust 2021
Times17:00 - 20:00

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

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