2D & 3D Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineering – SolidWorks


Using the software Solidworks – SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Packages | Solid Solutions, this practical course is designed to allow candidates to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in 2D & 3D CAD. During the course candidates will develop the knowledge and skills to use this commercial CAD system to create details 2D drawings with auxiliary and sectional views and also develop skills for 3D CAD.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


12 x 3 hrs – Tuesday Evening, 1800 – 2100




Location: Dumfries
Evening 1 – 20 Aug 2024 18:00
Evening 2 – 27 Aug 2024 18:00
Evening 3 – 03 Sep 2024 18:00
Evening 4 – 10 Sep 2024 18:00
Evening 5 – 17 Sep 2024 18:00
Evening 6 – 24 Sep 2024 18:00
Evening 7 – 01 Oct 2024 18:00
Evening 8 – 08 Oct 2024 18:00
Evening 9 – 29 Oct 2024 18:00
Evening 10 – 05 Nov 2024 18:00
Evening 11 – 12 Nov 2024 18:00
Evening 12 – 19 Nov 2024 18:00

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry criteria, however, an understanding of engineering drawing would be an advantage

Course Content

national unit specification: general information (sqa.org.uk)

On this course, learners will work towards and achieve the outcomes listed in the attached SQA unit specification for unit F5H5 12. In addition to this, using the CAD software Solidworks, learners will also complete activities to gain a good understanding of 3D CAD.

Learners will produce solid models and assemblies that include the following features:

  • Boss extrude
  • Boss cut
  • Revolve boss
  • Threading
  • Sections
  • Mating multiple parts together to create a finished assembly and Creating 2D drawings of all the components produced.

In addition to the above, candidates will save and convert files for 3D printing


Learners will be assessed throughout on the learning outcomes noted in the unit specification: national unit specification: general information (sqa.org.uk)

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)


If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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