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Gateshead College

C&G 4353 AutoCad Level (I) (Mon 5.30-9.00)

Gateshead College
In Gateshead ()

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Typology Vocational qualification
Duration 17 Weeks
  • Vocational qualification
  • Duration:
    17 Weeks
Description

The programme will cover 17 weeks, students are encouraged to progress at their own speed supported by an experienced tutor, all levels are studied in the same session to allow progression to be offered, but students would only be expected to cover one unit in a 17 week block, and would then have to re-enrol to subsequent courses to cover more levels.

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· Requirements

Although no prior knowledge is required, knowledge of computers and drawing would be useful. If you are progressing onto a higher level of the course, then you would have to have completed the level below on a previous enrolment of the course.

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Course programme


C&G 4353 AutoCad Level (I) (Mon 5.30-9.00) ACE0014
Is it for me?
This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to use AutoCAD and wanting the knowledge on how to use this drawing and design software to a high level.

What do I need?
Although no prior knowledge is required, knowledge of computers and drawing would be useful. If you are progressing onto a higher level of the course, then you would have to have completed the level below on a previous enrolment of the course.

What will I study?
The programme will cover 17 weeks, students are encouraged to progress at their own speed supported by an experienced tutor, all levels are studied in the same session to allow progression to be offered, but students would only be expected to cover one unit in a 17 week block, and would then have to re-enrol to subsequent courses to cover more levels.
By the end of the first 17 weeks students will be expected to have achieved a level 2 in the principles and practice of 2D computer aided design which will cover the following:
  • use associated IT, CAD hardware and operating systems.
  • use basic file management techniques and maintain health and safety requirements
  • use and identify key components of the software relating to the 2D drawing environment
  • use a range of viewing commands and setup the drawing space
  • use drawing commands to produce shapes
  • use the CAD softwares coordinate system to aid accurate drawing
  • use hatch, text and simple dimensioning routines
  • use basic editing commands and produce simple hard copies.
The next level of the course would be The Application and Modification of 2D Computer Aided Design Level 3, this would cover:
  • use a layering system and different line type styles
  • define and use a system for grouping objects to form blocks or libraries produce isometric drawings
  • define and use an adjustable coordinate system based on user requirements
  • use complex dimensioning routines
  • use different drawing spaces
  • produce hard copies of drawings
  • make inquiries of an existing drawing and place reference points
  • use a means of pre-command object selection to carry out editing processes
  • change the properties of drawn entities
  • edit blocks and hatched areas
  • modify continuous lines formed by a connected sequence of lines or arcs
  • use a method to remove unused items and rename other items logically.
The final level of this course would be Three-Dimensional Computer Aided Design Level 3, which will cover the following:
  • apply appropriate commands to set the 3D modelling environment
  • create and use working planes at any required position within 3D space
  • define and use coordinate points at any position within 3D space
  • apply appropriate commands to construct the whole or part of a 3D model using surface and solid modelling
  • apply appropriate commands to modify 3D solid objects
  • apply appropriate commands to perform 3D operations on existing objects
  • apply appropriate commands to manipulate a 3D model
  • apply appropriate commands to view 3D models in a variety of display formats
  • print/plot/export 3D models.
Where will I study?
Skills Academy for Automotive, Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics
Our purpose built £5.5million centre is a business led facility with state-of-the-art resources and equipment including; spray booths, a rolling road, a welding workshop, and driving simulators for cars and forklift trucks.

Assessment
On all levels you will be assessed using the following methods:
  • One on-line test of multiple-choice questions.
  • Two practical assignments.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught in our dedicated AutoCAD suite by experienced tutors in this area. You will be encouraged to progress at your own speed with guidance from the tutors.

What qualification will I get?
You will get a City and Guilds qualification at the relevant level, as outlined above.

Can I go onto further study?
You could further your knowledge by progressing onto our City and Guilds 2303 CNC Machine Setting and Operation Part Programming course. Talk to your tutor who will discuss the options with you.

What are the career opportunities?
You could seek employment as a draghtsman.


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