AutoCAD training
AutoCAD Intermediate training

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Key details

Key details

AutoCAD intermediate training course teaching existing users how to use the advanced features and commands available, and become more productive in the application.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at existing AutoCAD users who want to take their use of the application to the next level.

Is the training industry-specific?

The AutoCAD drawing techniques taught are generic, relevant to all industries. You will be able to apply them to whatever you’re going to be doing in the application.

Our trainers draw on exercises from a variety of disciplines.

Accredited AutoCAD training

Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our AutoCAD Intermediate training courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Expert trainers

AutoCAD Intermediate training is hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast experience of using the application professionally.

How will I learn?

AutoCAD Intermediate training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running AutoCAD.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

AutoCAD Intermediate course delegates receive:

  • A highly-practical training guide for AutoCAD, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD Intermediate training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following AutoCAD Intermediate training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their AutoCAD trainer to help with any post-course issues.

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the fundamentals of AutoCAD, i.e. have attended AutoCAD Essentials training or have equivalent knowledge through other means.

AutoCAD version

Training is based primarily on AutoCAD 2018, running on Windows. It is relevant to:

  • All recent versions of AutoCAD – 2010 and later.
  • AutoCAD LT and full AutoCAD.

Please contact us if you use AutoCAD for Mac.

Our guarantees to you

We want our delegates to go away satisfied.

Our price guarantee is your assurance that you’re getting the best value for money.

Our training guarantee ensures that you learn the concepts and skills you need.

On-request AutoCAD Intermediate training also available

As well as our scheduled courses, AutoCAD Intermediate training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group, hosted at one of our centres, or your venue.

On-request training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in AutoCAD. Please contact us for a quote.

 

General information

General information

Course times

9.30am–4.30pm.

Payment

Payment for AutoCAD training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

Accommodation

See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations

If a company or delegate cancels an AutoCAD training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

 

Course content

Course content

Point Filters

Text Fields

Tables and Table styles

Blocks

DesignCenter

Building symbol libraries – never draw something twice!

Tool Palettes

Writing Macros for Customised Icons

Customizing the User Interface (CUI)

Dynamic Blocks

Block Attributes

Data Extraction

Referenced Drawings (Xrefs)

Draw Order

Working with Raster Images

Viewing Raster Image Information

Dimension Styles and Sub Styles

Creating a Dialog Box Using CUI for Dimension Tolerancing

Wipeouts

Revision Clouds

Annotative Hatching

Annotative Objects and Styles

Multileader Styles

Advnaced use of Layer Groups and Filters

Layouts

CTB Files (pen setup)

Plotting

Setup and Configuration of AutoCAD

Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

To make your AutoCAD training as affordable as possible, we offer:

  • A range of training discounts on our scheduled (public) AutoCAD training courses.
  • Bundle prices if you attend AutoCAD Intermediate along with other courses.
  • A price guarantee that you won’t get intermediate-level AutoCAD training for less.

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple course places, we can offer you:

  • 10% discount if you book two places.
  • 15% discount if you book three or four places.
  • 20% discount if you book five or more places.

This can be for several people attending one course, one person attending several courses, or a combination.

Concessions

We offer a 10% discount on scheduled AutoCAD Intermediate course places to:

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.
  • Delegates self-funding their training for career progression purposes.

Please call us if you qualify for a discount. Evidence of your status that entitles you to a discount may be requested.

Terms and exclusions

Only one of the above discounts can be applied to any booking. If you qualify for more than one of the above discounts, choose the one that saves you the most.

The above discounts are not available for training bundles or on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a course for your group).

Bundle prices

AutoCAD training bundle. Attend:

for £995 + VAT, saving £390 + VAT.

Bundle prices are calculated automatically when you book online.

Price guarantee

When you book training with Armada, we want you to be certain that you’re not paying over-the-odds. So, if you book a place on any scheduled (public) course and then find the same course at a lower price elsewhere, we will match that price.

To qualify for the price match:

  • The course you find must be comparable. By this we mean it must:
      • Cover the same subject.
      • Be the same duration or longer.
      • Hold the same accreditations as our course, i.e. it must be provided by an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC).
      • Be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
  • The lower price must be advertised on the other company’s website.

To claim a price match, just call any time before attending your course and tell us where you saw the price.

Certification exams

Certification exams

When you attend AutoCAD training at Armada, you’re not assessed. Our courses have been developed to teach you skills you can use in the real world, not pass an exam. Separately, and in addition to our training, you have the option of taking a certification exam that leads to an industry-recognised credential in AutoCAD.

There are two levels of AutoCAD certification which are suitable for users at different stages in their careers: Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional.

Successful candidates receive:

  • A personalised e-certificate (PDF) from Autodesk confirming their AutoCAD-certified status.
  • An official Autodesk-Certified badge that you can use to market your skills, e.g. on your business cards, in your email signature, on your website, etc.
  • The option of appearing in Autodesk’s publicly-accessible database of certified AutoCAD users.

Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam in AutoCAD

Entry level exam covering the fundamental concepts and procedures in AutoCAD, as well as specific skills that are appropriate for ensuring a base level of proficiency in AutoCAD.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified User in AutoCAD.
  • Cost of exam: £100 + VAT per candidate.
  • Length of exam: 75 minutes.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend AutoCAD Essentials training, and have approximately 50 hours’ experience using the application.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam in AutoCAD

Covers a broad range of skills and requires you to perform more complex tasks and design challenges in AutoCAD.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD.
  • Cost of exam: £150 + VAT per candidate.
  • Length of exam: 2 hours.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend AutoCAD Intermediate training, and have 400+ hours’ experience using the application.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Practice test

If you book an ACU or ACP exam with us, a practice test is available. The test reflects the questions you’re likely to be asked in your exam; you can take this test online from home.

The test has two modes:

  • Testing mode, which replicates your exam.
  • Training mode, which provides step-by-step help on questions.

The practice test fee is £45 + VAT.

The practice test can be retaken up to 100 times in a one-year period.

When can I take my exam?

You can take your exam in one of our monthly exam days.

2018 exam dates: 29 Jun, 17 Aug, 14 Sep, 18 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec.

Start time: ACU exams: 10am. ACP exams: 2pm.

You can take both an ACU exam and an ACP exam on the same day.

Location

Exam sessions are hosted at our Saxon Business Park, Bromsgrove centre; from mid-2018, they’ll be available at our Milton Keynes centre.

Further details about Autodesk certification can be found at:

Complementary services

Complementary services

We offer a range of services to support your CAD work.

Bureau service

If you have a peak workload, or require assistance with a specific project, our highly experienced CAD designers can carry out project work for you. We offer CAD design services on an hourly or daily rate, or we can provide a fixed-price quote for your project.

We offer a full range of CAD design services, from 2D drafting to conceptual 3D modelling and engineering design.

Support services

Our experts can assist you with your CAD work, boosting your productivity. We can:

  • Configure AutoCAD, customising the CAD workspace for your specific requirements.
  • Create standards, templates, symbols, styles, etc., tailored to your CAD work.
  • Advise on workflow to streamline lengthy and tedious tasks.

Support is available at our centres, or on-site at your venue.

 

Testimonials
“Excellent course. Not only have I learned more about the functionality of AutoCAD, but with Carl's knowledge and experience of the software I feel will improve my workflow. 10 out of 10.”

Bill H

“Really enjoyed the course and I have learnt a lot more techniques help me in my job. Carl was very helpful!”

Melissa B

“Completed training for AutoCAD Intermediate course. CAD trainer was well experienced with the software. Taught us how to use AutoCAD efficiently and how to adapt to out own work purpose.”

Peter O

“Excellent course for improving productivity.”

Mareks E

“A great course that gave me some real good pointers and have learnt a whole new way of drawing. would recommend this course to anyone that wants to start modelling products.”

Dale B

“I really enjoyed the experience - I will be looking at attending a 3D course in the future to further enhance myself and the companies brand in the future.”

Kenan K

“Instructor Simon was fantastic and a great help for furthering my knowledge and autocad ability - Thank you!

James G

“Fantastic course, thank you.”

Robert M

“Very useful course, will support me with my current job role.”

Daniel B

“Excellent pace of learning, clear instruction and good breaks.”

Tom P

“ENJOYED THE COURSE AND MORE CONFIDENT IN USING AUTOCAD FOR THE PURPOSES OF MY WORK. IT IS USEFUL THAT YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS AFTER THE COURSE VIA EMAIL AS I AM THE ONLY ONE IN MY COMPANY THAT CAN USE CAD.

Emily S

“Excellent course, vary informative. Instructor (Peter Jones) was very helpful and a good teacher. Only downside for me was the pace could have been quicker.

James S

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