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CAD 2D Level 3

This Introduction to CAD 2D course will provide you with skills and related knowledge in the principles and practical application of two dimensional Computer Aided Draughting.

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Course Overview

This programme aims to provide applicants with the essentials skills in how to use Computer Aided Design software. During this programme applicants will have an opportunity to learn
how an object is designed in either 2D or 3D and how objects can be manufactured.

On completion of this programme graduates will have the skills required to source employment and/or career progression in the broad Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.

This course is scheduled to run Wednesday evenings from 6.00-10.00.

Please note:  all applicants must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).


What are the entry requirements?

  • Ideally, applicants should have completed Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA with a technical drawing subject or
  • Hold a QQI Level 4 Major Award or equivalent or
  • Have relevant industry experience in sectors such as: • Architecture • Structural Engineering • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering • Industrial Design • Interior Design • Landscape Architecture
  • Good spatial aptitude and good form perception are essential as are good numerical and literacy skills. Centres should ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.
  • Competency in performing conventional draughting tasks or previous relevant technical design is essential.
  • Have completed the CAD 2D Level 2 Course

What's the certification?

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Using 2D Computer Aided Design Software (7689-302)

What is the cost?

There is a fee of €200 for this course.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have Questions?

Contact our Kerry College Admissions Offices – Tralee on 066 714 9696, Killarney on 064 662 2593 or [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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