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Kerry College of Further Education CAD – Computer Aided Draughting and Design

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Course Code:
C&G - Level 3

Course Aim

Why should I do this course?
Direct to work qualification
High demand skillset
Variety of sectors and roles available
4 weeks in-company


What will I study?
CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software (7689-101)
CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software (7689-201)
CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software (7689-301)
3D Computer Aided Design (7689-302)

2D Computer Aided Design (7689-302)
Revit (BIM) – Autodesk (ARCU)
Word Processing V6- ICS Skills
Spreadsheets V6 – ICS Skills
2D CAD Project
3D CAD Project
Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills
In-Company Training
Manual Handling


CAD Technicians are employed by companies and organisations in various sectors, e.g. construction, structural and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, local authorities and architectural consultants. They generally work as part of an engineering, design or development team to produce the detailed 2D drawings and 3D models required at the various stages of a project’s design and implementation. They work closely with engineers, technicians, suppliers, quantity surveyors and clients.


Statutory school leaving age (16+)
QQI 4 Major Award, Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard with a pass in technical drawing and maths
Good communication & numerical skills
Competent written and spoken English (CEFR Level B1 or higher)
Good spatial visualization and form perception
Must have basic level of computer skills
Competency in performing conventional draughting tasks is desirable
Mature applicant route available
Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland

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