AutoCAD : An Introduction (SCQF Level 5)

What is special about this course?

Computer Aided Draughting is now the standard design technique for many modern workplaces. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in design and editing through the use of computer software. It is taught in the AutoCAD design suite using latest version of AutoDesk.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements required for this course. You should ideally be familiar with use of a Windows PC.

  • Creating drawings
  • Editing drawings
  • Isometric Drawing
  • Annotation
  • Layers
  • Enquiries
  • Templates
  • Printing finished drawings
  • Insight to 3D design

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

You will study through a combination of traditional taught classes and walk through exercises.

How long will my course last?

8 Week

Monday 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Where can I study my course?

    • Lerwick Campus
    • Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick

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Students on part-time courses may be eligible to have their course fees waived. See the funding page for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Academic: You can progress on to a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Computer Aided Draughting and Design.

Employment/Career: This course will be useful to anyone who is required to interpret and communicate graphical information.

Former students have: Completed the PDA in Computer Aided Draughting and Design with us.

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"I'd done some AutoCAD before but this course was great to get the fundamentals right; you can work at your own speed, which means it doesn't matter what experience or ability you have.  I could apply what I'd learned to do my own house plans.  It was a good atmosphere and a really enjoyable course."  Collwyn Goodlad.

"AutoCAD is a difficult programme to learn on your own. We aim to provide all the support and tuition to have each student leave feeling confident they can both draw and print their own designs in 2D" - Anthony McLeod, Senior Lecturer

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