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

Dates and Times

17th September 2019 - 28th January 2020

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Day: Tuesdays

Course Content

The Level 1 Award is an introductory course in 3D Computer Aided Design. It will provide a basic understanding associated with IT, CAD hardware and operating systems, and basic file management techniques, as well as giving a basic understanding of the parametric modelling process (3D) and its user interface.
Students will be able to use a range of commands to create and constrain sketches, produce extruded and revolved features, placed features to modify parametric models, and methods to create assemblies.
This course will develop your skills at 3D CAD, and can help you in any design-related job in manufacturing, architecture or engineering.
Using either Solidworks or Inventor software, students will develop skills in practical sessions and learn some of the theory behind 3D computer aided design.

Anyone signed on to the course will be given a code to download a free version of SolidWorks software onto their home computer which is licensed for a year.

Exams and Assessments

Assessment will be through practical demonstrations, assignments and a simple, short, hand written test.


City and Guilds Level 1 Award in CAD (Parametric Modelling)


Students successfully completing the course could progress to the City and Guilds Level 2 Award in CAD (Parametric Modelling)

Course Fees

£0.00 - £390

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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