What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This course continues the themes begun in 'Introduction to 2D CAD' and completes with a City and Guilds assessment which is certified.
This course is suitable for those who are new to AutoCAD and/or have a limited understanding of electronic drawing and want to learn the basics of how to design using the computer correctly. You will leave with a good understanding of the software that could lead into your first job as a draughtsperson or improve your confidence within a current employed situation.
The majority of the course is hands on and you will work at your own pace using a series of prepared workbook style methods: these will include all of the necessary elements required to successfully achieve each task. Your tutor is there at all times to guide and support your learning.
You will have your own computer in a well-equipped modern CAD room within Exeter College’ Technology Centre.
During the build up activities you will be assessed by continual task completion which will be marked with written feedback.
You will then be given two timed practical assignments which will test competence against the scheme criteria.
When all drawing is completed and assessed, you will then be required to complete a short written question and answer paper based test which covers the knowledge requirements as mentioned in the previous section.
Note: There is some flexibility as to how long a course will take individuals, as you may choose to complete early and take the required assessments before the weekly limit has been reached.