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Entry Requirements

Basic computer operating skills and a good level of English is required.

Who is the course for

Computer aided drafting (CAD) is fast becoming the primary means of communicating design information in many industry sectors, particularly in engineering and manufacturing. This course is intended to provide an opportunity for learners to become familiar with using this industry-standard application and develop operational skills to create 2D & 3D drawings to the correct standards.

Course Content

Learner will build up knowledge and skills to design and draw shapes in 2-D and 3-D views using computer–aided Drawing/Design software such as AutoCAD. Learner will be able to identify, select and apply drawing and modifying CAD commands for both 2-D and 3-D shapes. The followings are examples (not exhaustive of) of CAD commands, learner will learn throughout the course: 2-D commands: ABSOLUTE COORDINATES; DDEDIT; DTEXT; INSERT; LAYER; OBJECT SNAPS (OSNAP); PLOT; QUIT; RELATIVE POLAR COORDINATES; RELATIVE RECTANGULAR COORDINATES; ROTATE; LINE; SAVE AS COMMAN; and TRIM. OFFSET COMMAN 3-D commands: BLOCK; BOX; CYLINDER; HIDE; RENDER; SUBTRACT; UNION; WEDGE; VIEW POINT; MVSETUP; SOLDRAW; SOLVIEW; VIEW POINT; EXTRUDE; HATCH COMMAND; VIEWPORT; VPLAYER (Viewport Layer); PRESSPULL; REVOLE and SWEEP.

Study Methods

Lectures, demonstrations and practical activities.

Theory is delivered through blended learning which may include face to face and some online learning including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.

How is the course assessed

No formal assessment but there will be an ongoing informal assessment

Where next - Further Studies


Where next - Job Opportunities


More Information

This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions are available. ‘Fee refunds for commercial courses will not be awarded after two weeks before the scheduled start date of the course, unless the course is cancelled by the College.’

Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.

Once you have clicked the Enrol Now button and completed and submitted your online application, Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be in touch to discuss your application further.

PLEASE NOTE If you have made an application between 11 July and 24 August, Sanjay will contact you on his return to the office from 24 August onwards.

Last updated 21 July 2020

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.


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I study Level 3 Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College. There is a sense of discipline in the college and that makes the environment better for learning. My teachers here are absolutely supportive, approachable and nurturing and are always encouraging us. We have fully equipped workshops with the latest machinery and supportive technicians, who are always ready to help. I like events such as ‘Women in STEM’, they keep me motivated. I would definitely recommend Uxbridge College because I feel it has everything it takes to build a successful future.