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CAD 2D (Computer Aided Design) — Level 3 Award

Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 172773

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Study at The City of Liverpool College £2.5m Digital Academy.
  • Computed Aided Design (CAD qualification) for digital design careers in the Engineering and Construction Industries.
  • You'll gain extensive knowledge and experience in CAD techniques.
  • Outstanding academic and pastoral support.
  • Level 2 qualification.
  • Study at our Arts Centre building, in our state of the art Digital Academy with full Microsoft suite.
  • Takes one academic year to complete.

What to expect from the course

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the industry recognised software that is used to produce drawings within the thriving Construction and Engineering sectors. This course will provide you with both a qualification and hands-on experience that will prepare you for an exciting career as a CAD technician or designer.

As part of the course, you'll learn everything from general drawing techniques to detailed plans and printing. These are essential skills which will prepare you for work in the sector. By completing the course, you'll achieve the Industry Standard Qualification at level 2.

You'll be assessed using a combination of two practical drawing tests and an on-screen multi-choice question module.

This course is also available as a part-time evening course, which would be at a cost of £450 including exam fees.


City & Guilds 7579 2-Dimensional CAD Level 2

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

After completing this course, you'll be able to progress to CAD Level 3. This course will provide you with both a qualification and hands-on experience that will prepare you for an exciting career as a CAD technician or designer.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You may find it helpful to already have a Level 1 CAD qualification, but this is not essential.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for24/25 is 600.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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