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City & Guilds Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

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Entry Requirements
You must have a general understanding of how to use a computer (Windows platform); and ideally will have had some basic experience/exposure to a CAD (Computer Aided Design) system

This course is aimed at students who want to develop their AutoCAD skills and competency in order to achieve a Level 2 qualification. This may be required by their workplace, or to enhance their skills in the workplace, or to re-train and move employment sectors and enhance their CV, alternatively the course is ideal for someone with a personal interest in developing CAD drawing skills.

This course focuses on the development of 2D AutoCAD skills, and will equip the candidates with an understanding, skills and principles of a computer aided 2D drawing environment. The course will cover both hardware and software (AutoCAD) and will develop your skills and competencies in using AutoCAD to Level 2 standard.

Entry requirements

You must have a general understanding of how to use a computer (Windows platform); and ideally will have had some basic experience/exposure to a CAD (Computer Aided Design) system.

Course units

The course will cover how to:-

  • use a CAD workstation safety; hardware, software, managing files, appropriate legislation, safe working practices
  • use key components in 2D CAD software (AutoCAD); menus, layers, lines, zoom, pan, viewports etc,
  • create a range of line types and shapes relative to a co-ordinate system
  • use text, hatch and simple dimensioning commands
  • modify existing CAD drawings
  • create standard 2D drawing layouts


This is an assignment-based qualification and will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction.

Course fees

£0- 390

The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

Course progression

Successful completion of this course will allow students to progress on to a Level 3 Award.

Dates & course durations

To be confirmed.

Register your expression of interest here.

Study methods

Teaching will be a mixture of demonstrational delivery with student hands-on application and practice.


The class is taught in a modern, well equipped CAD suite with current, industry-standard software.

Students also have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

Career progression

This course will develop your skills at 2D CAD, and can help you in any design-related job in manufacturing, or engineering, for example.

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