Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

The course will support you to develop 2D and 3D design skills which could support you in various careers and apprenticeships including
- Design Engineering
- Civil Design Engineering
- Building Services Design Engineering
- Graphic Design
- Electronic Design Engineering
- Draughtsperson

What will I study?

To gain the C&G Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations, you will study modules such as:
- Computer Aided Design using Parametric Modelling Software
- Using 2D Computer Aided Design Software
- Using 3D Computer Aided Design Software

You will also be able to retake one GCSE in either Maths or English if you have not achieved a Grade C or above (4 or above)

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered through computer workshops. You will be provided with workbooks which enable you to develop your skills at a pace which suits your skills.

What qualifications will I get?

C&G Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design (7689-08)

How will I be assessed?

The subject units are assessed in a variety of ways; some are assessed by assignments which may involve working in groups or independently and marked by your teachers using City and Guilds Criteria.
Some assignments are assessed whilst undertaking practical activities.

How do I get a place on the course?

Entry to the course is dependent upon successful interview and meeting the entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Either 4 GCSE passes at grade A*/9 - C/4 to include Maths OR English and preferably science; or a relevant Level 2 Diploma in Engineering at a Merit or Distinction grade (and a minimum of Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English). Also, an excellent reference or school report followed by a successful selection interview.

What else do I need to know?

If you have a Learning Difference or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

This course can lead onto the National Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Design Engineering.

You could also move onto courses in Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering or Construction.

Apprenticeships are available in a variety of career roles which benefit from knowledge of CAD.

You could then move onto Higher Education Courses such as a BSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, BSc Mechanical Engineering or BSc Electronic Engineering at the College.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Woodlands Campus




N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds


Full Time