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

This course is designed to provide you with comprehensive learning progression for 3D CAD. You will develop your skills using AutoDesk Inventor and Solidworks through exploring beginner tasks to advanced features such as modelling and assemblies.

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 on a Wednesday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

What will I study?

During the course you will study:

  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • Solidworks
  • Basic 3D Modelling
  • Advanced 3D Modelling
  • 3D Assemblies
  • Surfaces
  • 3D Sketching
  • Features and Constraints
  • Converting to 2D Projection Drawings

How is it assessed?

Assessment is ongoing throughout the year as your knowledge develops. You will also be assessed through a knowledge based exam at the end of the year.

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 £600.

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

You could develop your 3D CAD skills, enter employment or move onto a HNC programme to develop your CAD and engineering knowledge.

Ref: Ste Forber


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

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.