Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 24/02/2020
End Date 22/05/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £250 p/ year
24+ £250 p/ year
International £250 p/ year


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This is a practical hands on course that will introduce the functions of the AutoCAD. You will become familiar with the user interface, setting up and file management, drawing lines and other objects, editing, drawing aids, layers, text and dimensioning.

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques needed to confidently produce professional 2D drawings using AutoCAD. It will be delivered through a mixture practical exercises, tutor demonstrations and individual projects. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore and develop your skills.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes: User Interface and Terminology Drawing, Erasing, Limits and Aids Save, Exit, Open and Standard Sheet Lines, Coordinates and Circles Snap, Arc, Donut and Ellipse Layers Text, Dimensioning and Scale

Assessment Method

You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

Career Options

Work towards a career in Designer / Engineer / CAD Technician

Entry Requirements

This is a beginner's course in Auto CAD, you should have an interest in the area but no previous experience is needed.


You will have access to a dedicated Mac studio. However to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following to your class:

Notebook and pen
USB memory stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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