Course overview

CAD: AutoCAD 2D Essentials City of Bristol College

Start to use AutoCAD in 2D.

You can start this flexi-course at any time. You will have one year to complete the course which typically takes about 60 hours in total, coming when it suits you. This course will teach you the essentials of how to create 2D drawings through the hands-on use of AutoCAD. You will be taught under the guidance of an industry-experienced, Autodesk-Certified Instructor.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for beginners looking for an introduction to 2D AutoCAD or for existing AutoCAD users who wish to develop their basic AutoCAD skills to a nationally-recognised standard.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will learn the essentials of how to use AutoCAD, in 2D, to produce CAD drawings. You will learn how to edit drawings, annotate and hatch them and carry out other key features to produce basic precision technical drawings.

Course entry requirements

To join this course you do not need to have any previous CAD experience. However, you will need an enthusiasm for learning AutoCAD.

You will need a working understanding of English and Maths and the ability to use Windows-based computers confidently.

Book an interview

You need to attend an interview session. Interviews are on Wednesdays, at College Green in room 6E22H, at 16:00.

You do not need to book, just sign in at reception and allow upwards of an hour, in case it’s busy.

Other times can be arranged if necessary, call 0117 3122703 or email

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is a flexi-course which allows you to attend college as and when you can. Once enrolled, you can tailor your course timing to suit your needs. The course takes around 60 hours to complete, which must be done within a year of starting – how quickly is up to you.

You will be assessed through tests at the end of the course, as set out by City & Guilds. If successful, you’ll receive a nationally-recognised CAD qualification, along with an Autodesk ATC Certificate of Completion confirming your achievement.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to complete basic 2D technical drawings / illustrations using AutoCAD.

This course can help start you on a career which requires the ability to create technical drawings in a variety of fields.

You can progress onto other CAD courses on offer. We recommend doing CAD: AutoCAD 2D Advanced next to get to a suitable level of ability for working in most drawing offices.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course. Enrolment on the course entitles you to download a free copy of AutoCAD, for educational purposes, from Autodesk.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses are online for the time being. 

Fees and applications

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CAD: AutoCAD 2D Essentials College Green Centre
Course Code
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Flexible, contact College
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College Green Centre
This course costs £595. Please contact us to discuss your payment options.
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