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Computer Aided Design City & Guilds at Castell Alun High School

Course description

The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems in industry has become an essential part of the modern working environment. CAD has an important role to play throughout the entire design process from the initial conceptualisation, production of working drawings, virtual reality simulation and finally with the development of fully functioning prototypes.
This course is aimed for students looking to obtain an advanced level qualification in 2D/3D Design, Material Stress Analysis and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM), and will explore the typical composition of a CAD System and all related Health and Safety matters and safe working practices.
All qualifications follow the same format with 2 class based assignments and 1 online multiple choice test; available for all students based upon their prior level of experience, these include:
Level 1 - Contains the following topics, Simple/Complex 2D Sketches and 3 D Modelling Techniques.
Level 2 - Contains all of the above topics as well as part Constraints, Spreadsheets (Parameters) and Engineering Drawings.
Level 3 - Contains all of the above topics as well as Complex 3D Modelling, Sheet Metal Work and Material Stress Analysis.
Each of the 3 sections that make up the level grade is equally weighted and must be successfully completed.
On successful completion of the course it is hoped that candidates will use their newly acquired skills to pursue a career in any one of the following disciplines: 
Architectural / Interior or Product Design; Jewellery / Packaging Production; Civil / Industrial or Aeronautical Engineering to mention but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Castell Alun High School directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September