Computer Aided Draughting and Design PDA

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What is special about this course?

This Professional Development Award in Computer-Aided Draughting and Design (CADD) will provide you with the specialist knowledge and expertise to pursue a career in technical design.
It is a very practical course, available to study at Shetland College UHI, that will give you the CADD skills relevant to industry standard applications.

Special features

  • You will be eligible for student AutoCAD package discount
  • On completion of the course you can progress to the HNC CADD
  • You will study part time which means you can fit your studies around your work and family commitments

Entry requirements

  • You should have a good understanding of AutoCAD packages, preferably using them in a professional capacity
  • Students who previously completed the Introduction to CAD class will also be considered

Year 1 - PDA

  • CAD principles
  • CAD 2D (i)
  • CAD 2D (ii)
  • CAD 3D
  • CAD visualisation, rendering and presentation

How will I study my course?

  • Part time (unstructured)

You will learn by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, and practical exercises at Shetland College UHI

How long will my course last?

  • Part time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Shetland College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the PDA Computer-Aided Draughting and Design you will be qualified to work as a draughtsperson in building or engineering firms, or to set up your own business.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the HNC Computer-Aided Draughting and Design

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Computer Aided Draughting and Design PDA

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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