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City & Guilds Certificate in 2D CAD

CAD 2D Course

Course Description

Computer Aided Design, or CAD, is an increasingly essential skill for professionals working in a wide a range of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, architecture and building services. This course will ensure that you have a strong foundation of skills and confidence in using AutoDesk’s AutoCAD software.

This course starts at the very beginning, and trains you to use Autodesk’s AutoCAD software to create and amend 2-dimensional drawings.

To take the course, you should have a basic knowledge of computers, and be familiar with using basic PC software to open files, save documents and access drop-down menus.

Assessment of the course includes 2 digital drawing assignments and a theoretical test.

This will run as an online course due to public health measures. Your lecturer will lead classes via Microsoft Teams, and course material will be available to download.

Dublin Institute of Design has provided CAD training to students from various disciplines including engineering, architecture, building services, interior design, retail design, shop-fitting, product design, landscape design, and fashion design, for over 15 years

Start Date and Format

Course Duration: 6 Weeks
Course Type: Part Time Evening or Part Time Day Course

Please see our Timetable & Fees page for more details.

Course Content

1. Procedures for Set-Up
2. Use of Tool Bars
3. File Management
4. Creating Prototypes
5. Creating New Drawings
6. Printing Drawings
7. Editing Drawn Information
8. Applying Hatch Patterns
9. Layering
10. Creating And Inserting Text
11. Isometric Drawing
12. Dimensioning

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers. It is advisable to have access to the CAD programme outside of class time for practice.


Assessment for the course is by way of 2 digital drawing assessments and a theoretical test.


Successful participants will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (7689-04). If you do not require City & Guilds Certification but would still like to train in CAD 2D, you may still take the course. You will not be required to pay the City & Guilds Registration Fee in this instance.

Learner Testimonials

Great course, great instructor. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn the basics of AutoCAD.

- John Wrafter

I thought the course was thought in an easy to understand manner in manageable chunks.

- Paul O’Brien

I have vastly improved skills since taking this course.

- Ray Dunne

This course is excellent. It taught me everything that I might need to know for the workplace.

- Wesley Hughes

I found the course extremely beneficial and the level of dedication from the tutor was greatly appreciated. I have recommended the course to a friend since and he has also successfully completed and was satisfied fully.

- Sean Ventre

Excellent when it comes to time spend on each exercise, the length of course and hours per week/day are just perfect. Love the location of DID. The lecturer is superb, she explains everything so simple that CAD seems to be the easiest software in the world.

- Aleksandra Sobieszek

If you would like more information about this course, please fill out the "Request more information" form above.

As numbers are limited for this course, pre-booking is essential.