This course has been designed in order to provide business with personnel who are skilled in computer aided draughting and design techniques.

To provide the trainees with the skills and related knowledge in the application and modification of two dimensional computer aided draughting and three dimensional computer aided design techniques and to develop their attitudes, personal effectiveness and job seeking skills that will enable them to obtain employment using computer aided draughting and design software packages.


  • Education: It is essential that candidates have a leaving certificate standard of education with a pass in a technical drawing subject and maths or that they have achieved an equivalent level of relevant industrial experience or training. It is also essential that they have good computer skills; which includes file management and the use of word-processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Aptitude: Good spatial aptitude and good form perception are essential as are good numerical and literacy skills.
  • Previous Experience: Previous relevant technical design or manual draughting experience is desirable.


Title Award Awarding Body
Advanced Cad Project  
Cad Project  
Career Planning And Job Seeking Skills  
Two Dimensional Computer Aided Design  
3D Cad  


Use computer aided design software to produce drawings for a wide range of technical disciplines, such as architecture, engineering, product design.
Use computer aided design software to produce three-dimensional models for a wide range of technical disciplines, such as manufacturing, product design and architecture.
Create a fully completed set of technical drawings of a project using 2D and/or 3D CAD techniques within a specific discipline.
Set-up and use an advanced 3D CAD system to create a 3D model e.g mechanical part or building.
Plan and achieve realistic work goals.
Demonstrate a broad range of occupational competencies in a real work environment.
Assess a target company's CAD requirements and devise and implement a CAD strategy for the company.