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Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

Pearson Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Engineering (QCF) – Online

Course Summary
Price From £350 per unit
Payment Options Pay by Credit/Debit card/Bank transfer/0% Finance
Study method Online
Duration Up to 3 months each
Qualification BTEC Certificate of Achievement
Awarded by Pearson (Edexcel)
Additional Info Tutor support during normal business hours

To find out more about CAD, take a read of the following:


We use a number of products in our courses:

  • Draftsight
  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks

If you have no experience of technical drawing, then you need to start with the Engineering Drawing unit:

Unit 016 – Engineering Drawing for Technicians – Level 3 – 10 Credits

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It is important that when a product has been designed it is manufactured correctly and to specification. To achieve this, it is crucial that the people making the product in a workshop are provided with well-presented engineering drawings, produced to international standards and conventions. This avoids errors of interpretation which can lead to the scrapping of expensive parts.

You could then move on to:

Unit 017 – Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering – Level 3 – 10 Credits

Computer aided drafting is fast becoming the primary means of communicating design information in many industry sectors, particularly in engineering and manufacturing. Two-dimensional (2D) CAD drawings and three-dimensional (3D) CAD data can be shared with computer numerical control (CNC) machines using computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. 3D models can be rendered to produce photo-realistic representations, or can be animated to produce moving views of products and components as they would appear in service. Additionally, models can be used to analyse features such as mass, volume and mechanical properties


Who is the Course aimed at?

This course is ideal if you are unable to attend a college or university, due to work or family commitments. If you are looking to further your career or you need the qualifications for a promotion or career change, this course deals with material around engineering, so mathematical concepts feature in some units.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 qualifications, such as GCSE’s in Maths, English, Science or an equivalent BTEC First Diploma however if you don’t have these but do have experience in the workplace, then contact us and we can discuss your needs.

Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)
  • PTE 51
  • or equivalent,
How is the course Graded?

Learners will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade.

What can I progress to after this course?

This is an ideal way to get qualifications and experience in CAD so can be used to increase skills at work or for hobby.

Who is this Course for?

For those seeking work as draughtsman, those who would like to take the next step, or those who would like a career change.

All credits can be used towards QCF qualifications.

How much does it cost?
  • Credits – 10Square-Buttons-125x125px-Finance
  • UCAS Points – N/A
  • Registration – £24.00
  • Cost per credit – £35.00
  • Total Cost – £350
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