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AutoCAD for Beginners

Learn the basics of AutoCAD and Computer Aided Design.

Course details


This course will provide you with an opportunity to explore the main concepts of computer aided design, the overall aim of this course is to build a strong foundation for you to develop your computer aided design skills.

The course covers all the necessary skills needed for CAD beginners, taking the student from the very basics to a reasonable level so you are able draft and design your own ideas.

The skills you develop from these sessions you can build upon to begin to understand how to design in 3D or solid modelling which could lead to 3D printing your own unique designs.

What's covered?

This course is delivered over five weeks and the course content has been outlined below.

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Learn the basics of AutoCAD and Computer Aided Design
  • Use the CAD workstation safely
  • Use key components in CAD
  • Create lines and shapes relative to coordinate system.
  • Using Text, Hatch and Dimensioning
  • Output a drawing

How will my work be assessed?

There is no formal assessment for this course, however, there may be some informal tutor and peer assessment.

What can I do after this?

On completion of this course you may wish to attend another Adult Short Course or undertake a qualification such as 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Level 2 Award, please see the College website for further details.

The only entry requirement needed for our evening and weekend courses is enthusiasm and a desire to learn a new skill or hobby.


Open Event - Southend Campus

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Our Southend Campus is located next to Southend Central train station and offers A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.


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Course start dates:
21/09/2019, 28/09/2019, 05/10/2019, 12/10/2019, 19/10/2019.

Course time:
09.00 - 12.30 (incl 30 min break)

  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Attendance Weekend
  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Provision Adults
  • Cost £135.00
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Start date: course start date to be scheduled soon.

  • Venue Thurrock Campus
  • Attendance Part time evening
  • Duration 6 wks evenings
  • Provision Adults
  • Cost £260.00
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