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2D AutoCAD for Beginners

Lifelong Learning
Award Name Certificate of Attendance
NFQ Classification
Awarding Body College
NFQ Level
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Certificate of Attendance College
Course Provider:
Alternate Provider:
Galway City
Attendance Options:
Evening, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider


10 classes, Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:30.

Course Web Page

Further information

For courses next start date / enrolment check out this webpage


Refunds: No refunds, under any circumstances, are available once a course has commenced.

If you have paid for a course which is subsequently cancelled, you will be notified and a full fee refund will be processed automatically. Refunds if processed are processed on a weekly basis and take approximately 2-3 weeks to present in the applicant bank account.

All other courses must remain viable and be self-financing: therefore a participant will not be permitted to commence a course/module unless the course/module has been paid for in full by the learner prior to commencement.

Course Overview

This course is designed to give the learner the basic drawing & editing skills required for Computer Aided Design. This will allow the learner to start a drawing from scratch or edit an existing drawing. There will be an opportunity to print the drawing exercises completed during the course on a title-sheet thus creating a mini portfolio.

Course Content

Introduction to using AutoCAD. Demonstration of Drawing, Editing & Zoom Commands.
Additional demonstration of Drawing & Editing Commands. Drawing Exercises.
Layers, Text Style, Text Command & Logo Insertion Explained. Title Sheet Exercise.
Hatching Command Explained & Exercise. Drawing Exercises.
Block, Explode, Insert & Edit Block in Place Commands & Exercise. Drawing Exercise
Array Command & Exercise. Polyline Command & Exercise Various Drawing Exercises.
Isometric Drawing demonstration & Isometric Drawing Exercises.
Dimension & Multileader Style Setup. Using Dimensions & Drawing Exercise.
Entry Requirements

Tutor Biography

Aidan Flood - I have 7 years of tutoring experience at GRETB and over 25 years experience in using AutoCAD. I am a Senior Architectural Technologist by profession and have been working in the industry for the past 17 years. I am passionate about training & enjoy helping people develop their drawing & editing skills.

Viable courses:
For a course to commence, it is necessary to enrol a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached, the course will be cancelled.

Course deferral:
Once a course commences, participants may not defer their place on that course to another term.

Transfers policy:
If a participant wishes to transfer to a different course within the same term, a request should be sent by email to

Assignments / projects:
Dates for submission of coursework will be provided by the tutor at the beginning of the course. Coursework will not be returned to the participant once submitted for assessment. Therefore, it is advised that a hard copy of all coursework submitted should be retained by the student.

Self-directed learning:
It is the responsibility of the participants to inform themselves as to course content, duration, etc.

Tel: +353 (0)91 581342
Fax: +353 (0)91 589267

Course Provider:
Alternate Provider:
Galway City
Attendance Options:
Evening, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider