York College

This unit aims to deepen the learners’ understanding of the CAD Parametric Modelling environment and its application. It will enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to create sketches, work features, table-driven parts and assemblies, understand constraints and be able to create a drawing layout.

The course is taught using SolidWorks software, in which the tutor has over 8 years of experience. A number of students have successfully completed the course using an alternative piece of software called Inventor, which is very similar, but the tutor has less experience in this area.

To be accepted on to this course will require either the successful completion of the Level 1 course, or significant experience in the use of 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks.

Some level 1 qualifications will start with an introductory course to build your basic skills.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again soon. For more information please contact the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770770.

Course Content

You will cover:

  • Safety aspects of computer use
  • Sketch constraints, equations in sketch geometry, advanced sketching features
  • Learning to edit work features, use advanced hole-definition features
  • Creation of table-driven parts and assemblies
  • Motion and driven relationships in assemblies
  • Creation of custom temples for drawings
  • Creation of rendered (photo-realistic) presentations of parts and assemblies

Exams and Assessments

The final assessment will be in the form of an assignment.


City and Guilds Level 2 Award in CAD (Parametric Modelling).

Course Fees

£0.00 - £390.00

Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

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