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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 2.50

Start: 29/09/2016

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

Tuition (£): 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

About the Roundhouse »

Grace Draper

Grace Draper

Best of both worlds on a Rolls-Royce apprenticeship

At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.

She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.

An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.
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