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Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

This course is suitable for those who already have a background in Computing and Design and wish to further develop their abilities in the field of Computer Aided Design.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will commence in September. Taking one year to complete, you will attend the College for one day a week.

What will I study?

You will develop specialist 2D/3D design skills which will allow you to progress in your career. The following areas will be covered:

  • 3D Computer aided part programming
  • 3D CNC machining
  • Use advanced features and parts modelling
  • Use advanced presentation graphics

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through assignments and written tests.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No formal qualifications are required however, a level 2 CAD qualification is desirable and experience with CAD software is essential.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £450.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course you may wish to secure employment within roles such as CAD draughtsperson, Engineering craft, CNC machinist or Engineering operative. Alternatively, you may choose to continue with your studies and progress onto Higher Education.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Beng (Hons)
Electrical Engineering
Fabrication and Welding
Mechanical Engineering

Why study Engineering with us?


Excellent facilities and workshops at a purpose built technology centre, which reflect real, working environment.


You will be taught by highly qualified staff with industry experience.

Breadth of courses

We have a range of courses in a variety of engineering disciplines at all levels.

Industry links

We have links with international companies and organisations.

Employment opportunities

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand.


With the skills and experience gained from our courses and the support from tutors, many of students have successfully secured a variety of engineering positions.