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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 2.50

Start: 28/09/2016

Days / Times: Wednesday 18:00 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 507.00*

Concessions: 507.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a Level 1 introduction to 3D parametric modelling and design.  The software package Solidworks will be used to create 3D models and assembly drawings.

Entry requirements

Learners should be computer literate and aged 19 or over.  Some previous Computer Aided Design experience would be advantageous but not essential.

Course Content

  • Use associated IT, CAD and operating systems
  • Basic file management and health and safety
  • Understand parametric modelling process
  • Create and constrain sketches
  • Produce extruded and revolved features
  • Modify parametric models
  • Create assemblies
  • Drawing layout to produce hard copies

How will I be assessed?

Learners must complete two practical assignments plus one online test. Assessments are taken independently at a time suitable for the individual.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need a 2G memory stick.

What can I do after this course?

You can proceed to courses at Levels 2 and 3.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Rosie Dales

Rosie Dales

Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications

Student welder Rosie Dales is forging ahead in the male-dominated world of fabrication thanks to Derby College. Rosie, 24, is set to take a Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding. She is also adding skills to a previous Level 2 qualification which she did not gain through an earlier provider. Rosie, who was born deaf and is a skilled lipreader, uses a hearing aid to boost what sound she can hear. She praised the teaching focus of her Derby College tutor and said her fellow students were "deaf aware", which was helpful. After working unpaid for two weeks, Rosie landed an apprenticeship with her grandfather's firm, Dales Fabrications, in Ilkeston. She found that she loved the work and the company is now funding her college training.

Rosie said: "I'm really enjoying the college work. The tutor is focussed on the students and I'm making good progress.

"I think it's going well. I'm taking small steps at a time. After I qualify I might go on to a higher qualification and see where that takes me. We'll see."


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