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Course Overview

This qualification takes a more advanced look into Computer Aided Design (CAD) to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design through the use of three dimensional (3D) software. Students will use SolidWorks 3D CAD software to generate and edit advanced models/assemblies using data driven parameters, create complex drawings including annotations using multiple view layouts. You will also be creating and modifying existing 3D objects, either surfaces or solids, at any position within three-dimensional space.

Dates and Times

2019 dates TBC, for more info please contact the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling them on 01904 770770.




The level 3 Certificate comprises any two of three available Level 3 units. At York College we are offering only two. A third unit, “Using 2D Computer Aided Design Software” is available and if you already have this and want to attend just one of these units then please contact the College for details.

Entry Requirements

A good working knowledge of SolidWorks 3D CAD software is required. For example, by completing the City & Guilds Level 2 Parametric CAD course or by using the software as part of your job etc. If you are unsure that you have sufficient experience then please contact the course tutor:

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Exams and Assessments

Assessment for each unit is by way of a short (three questions) written test and two timed assessed tasks to check your knowledge. Each of the practical assessments have a duration of approximately 3.5 hours.

How you can Progress

This provides learners with the skills and knowledge required for employment as a designer or draughts person or progress onto further learning in preparation for entry into the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

Learners could progress onto an advanced and/or higher apprenticeship in Engineering or onto further learning through other qualifications such as the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (QCF) or the City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

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 have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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