AutoCAD training
AutoCAD Essentials training

3 days
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£495+ VAT
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Key details

Key details

Accredited AutoCAD training for beginners, teaching core skills for creating 2D drawings, plans and designs.

AutoCAD training hosted highly experienced AutoCAD instructors, teaching you the key commands and techniques for producing high quality, accurate 2D drawings.

This course has been developed by CAD professionals to teach you in the most efficient way. It has been attended by thousands of delegates over 20 years.

Going to be using AutoCAD on an Apple Mac? See AutoCAD Essentials for Mac training.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Upcoming course dates

Live online training
Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Bristol
Cardiff
Manchester
Milton Keynes
Nottingham
Reading
Sheffield
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Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to AutoCAD, and CAD in general.
  • Self-taught AutoCAD users who want to learn correct techniques.
  • Users switching to AutoCAD from a different CAD tool.

Is AutoCAD 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 training courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Expert trainers

AutoCAD course are hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast experience of using the application professionally. See Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

AutoCAD 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.

AutoCAD training guide and certificate

You’ll receive:

  • A practical AutoCAD training guide, to refer to during the course and use as a refresher after. Choose from a printed, bound guide or a PDF – whatever suits you best. If you’re participating online and you choose a printed guide, we’ll post this to you.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

AutoCAD certification exams

When you attend AutoCAD training, you’re not assessed and there is no exam to sit. We teach you practical skills you can use in the real world, not prepare you to sit a test.

If you want to gain an industry-recognised credential in AutoCAD, we offer an Autodesk certification exam that you can sit on a future date.

Exams are sat online, from your place of work or home. For further details, see Certification exam.

After course support

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

Prerequisites

Delegates should have a good working knowledge of Windows. No prior CAD knowledge is necessary.

If you’re completely new to AutoCAD, there’s some preparation and familiarisation we recommend you do in the week before your course, to make sure you hit the ground running. We send you details about this in your course joining instructions.

AutoCAD version

Training is based primarily on AutoCAD 2025.

It is relevant to users of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, version 2020 and later.

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request AutoCAD training available

AutoCAD Essentials 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, your venue or online.

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

General information

General information

Course times

9.30am–4.30pm.

Payment

Payment for AutoCAD training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

Cancellations and transfers

You can cancel a booking on a scheduled training course, or transfer to a later course, without penalty providing you give us 10 working days’ notice. Any fees already paid will be refunded.

If you cancel a booking on a scheduled AutoCAD Essentials course giving less than 10 working days’ notice, or request a transfer to a later course, a cancellation/transfer fee is payable. The fee charged depends on the notice period given. For details, see cancellation terms.

Different terms apply for the cancellation or postponement of an on-request course (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group). For details, see course cancellations.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

AutoCAD Essentials training courses are hosted by:

Stewart Cobb

Stewart Cobb Autodesk Certified Instructor

Stewart began his working life as a junior draughtsman, and progressed through to Design Director leading a studio of designers working on both 2D and 3D projects.

He then worked for himself for over 25 years, completing around 100 design projects per year for a myriad of clients, including household names such as Vauxhall and McDonalds.

More recently, Stewart’s focus has been on training. He has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor since 2010, hosting courses in AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Civil 3D and Advance Steel. He’s also an expert user of Trimble SketchUp.

In between courses, Stewart uses these applications professionally when carrying out project work for clients. Using the applications regularly helps him to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices. He also specialises in the production of photorealistic rendered images and visualisations using renderers including V-Ray.

Outside of work, Stewart enjoys music (he runs the sound desk for a number of local bands), reading and playing with any new piece of technology he can lay his hands on!

Carl Portman

Carl Portman Autodesk Certified Instructor

Carl Portman has been an Autodesk-accredited instructor for 25 years, a College Lecturer (City and Guilds 3D modelling) for 15 years and a CAD consultant for 35 years.

Carl’s background is in engineering. He has vast design experience in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and medical, and he continues to carry out project work for a range of clients. Projects that Carl has completed include designing complete car plants for Jaguar Land Rover.

Carl has expert knowledge of:

  • A wide range of 3D design applications used in engineering, including AutoCAD, Alias, Fusion 360, Inventor and SolidWorks.
  • Machining, CAM and CNC.

Away from work, Carl’s passion is motorsport, and until recently he raced motorbikes. He knows Silverstone and Brands Hatch like the back of his hand, and he has the scars to prove it.

Andy Roe

Andy Roe Autodesk Certified Instructor

Andy has worked in CAD for over 30 years in roles including Draughtsman, CAD System Manager, Project Manager and Design Engineer.

In recent years, Andy has focused on developing and delivering training courses. He is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), and he focuses primarily on Autodesk applications including AutoCAD, Inventor, Fusion 360, 3ds Max and Sketchbook, as well as Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.

Andy continues to undertake project work to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices. He specialises in modelling complex 3D designs from prototype to production, including the development of visuals and animations for a range of engineering projects.

Industries in which Andy has significant experience include aerospace, defence and automotive.

Rod Cleasby

Rod Cleasby Autodesk Certified Instructor

Rod has over 25 years’ experience working as a designer, visualisation expert and artist. His specialist areas include architecture, interior design and the production of photorealistic 3d virtual environments. 

AutoCAD, 3ds Max and SketchUp have been the mainstay of Rod’s professional work for 20 years. He is also an expert in various related tools and technologies, including Photoshop, and he has expert knowledge of a wide range of renderers, including V-Ray, ART, Arnold and LightUp.

Rod has extensive experience training experience. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on their Computer Visualisation course, and he is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor.

Away from his professional work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician, and a prolific writer of novels, novella, poetry and prose.

Martin McCann

Martin McCann Autodesk Certified Instructor

Martin McCann qualified as an Architect in 1986, and he holds a teaching certificate (further and adult education).

He is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), a capacity in which he has taught thousands of professionals, including Architects, Structural Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, for over 20 years.

Martin has expert knowledge of Revit, NavisWorks, ReCap, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, amongst other Autodesk applications.

He has been commissioned by Autodesk on multiple occasions to host sessions for them at locations including New York, Chicago, Moscow, Milan and Munich. He has trained Autodesk’s staff and many other Autodesk Certified Instructors, and has operated as a visiting Lecturer at the University of Northumbria and Cambridge School of Art.

Martin is the author of the McCann’s BIM Guides series of published Revit training manuals.

Nebille Al-Wahid

Nebille Al-Wahid Autodesk Certified Instructor

Nebille studied architecture at University, achieving a high-grade BSc and an MSc distinction.

Over the last 20 years, he has worked for architectural practices, local authorities and numerous blue-chip clients in the construction and related industries.

Roles Nebille has carried out include Architectural Technician, Visualiser/Animator, Revit/BIM Coordinator, Software Developer and Consultant. He specialises in project setup, family creation and team structures/collaboration.

Alongside his hands-on work, Nebille hosts regular courses in 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Revit and NavisWorks. He has been an Autodesk Certified Trainer since 2006.

John Billyard

John Billyard Autodesk Certified Instructor

John has used CAD software for over 35+ years, providing high quality engineering and architectural designs to a wide range of clients

He has provided training in the applications he uses for a similar length of time, and for the last 15 years, has been commissioned directly by Autodesk to provide consulting and training services to their corporate client base.

John hosts courses in various Autodesk applications including AutoCAD, Inventor and Vault. He also trains Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks, Trimble SketchUp and Epic Games’ Twinmotion.

He takes pride in keeping pace with the latest industry design tools and technologies, enabling him meet the challenges and demands of an ever changing working environment.

Drew Smith

Drew Smith Autodesk Certified Instructor

Drew is a highly-experienced Instructor and College Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in design and craft education.

He has expert knowledge of a range of applications, including AutoCAD, Fusion 360, 3ds Max, Photoshop and InDesign.

Drew has impressive qualifications, which include a First Degree from the University of Oxford, and a Master’s Degree and PGCE from the University of Brighton.

Simon Oliver

Simon Oliver Autodesk Certified Instructor

Simon studied Building and Civil Engineering and worked for a short while in a shop fitting drawing office. This gave him a good background for when he started to work with AutoCAD and Autodesk’s architectural add-ons.

Simon became a CAD operator at one of the first Autodesk main dealers in the UK in the mid 1980’s, and soon progressed to carrying out sales demonstrations, hosting training and providing support to companies in a wide range of industry sectors.

Since 1992, Simon has focused on training, continuing to specialise in AutoCAD and the AutoCAD Architecture specialised toolset. He is is a long-standing Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), and has City and Guilds training qualifications.

Lee Brown

Lee Brown Autodesk Certified Instructor

Lee Brown is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with 25 years’ experience working as a Draughtsman and Electrical Design Engineer.

He has numerous City and Guilds qualifications in subjects including AutoCAD 3D Design, Advanced AutoCAD System Management and Electrical Engineering.

Lee splits his time between training, and working as a Consultant. He specialises in the implementation, configuration of AutoCAD Electrical to company’s specific requirements. Industries in which Lee has implemented AutoCAD Electrical include Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Defence, Aerospace, and Building Services.

Lee has developed a range of courses for AutoCAD Electrical, and written the accompanying training guides.

He remains hands-on, carrying out regular Electrical System design and Control Panel design projects. Other tasks and project’s he’s undertaken recently include the administration of CAD databases, creation of drawing office standards, review of existing operating practices and workflows, and the management of a team of eight draughtsman.

Calum Fischer-Keogh

Calum Fischer-Keogh Autodesk Certified Instructor

As a registered architect, Calum has 30 years’ experience delivering technically challenging, multi-disciplinary design and construction projects using applications including AutoCAD and Revit.

Calum has lead implementation, development, sales and training teams in a CAD environment. He has a deep level of understanding of AutoCAD and Revit. As well as hosting training courses, he has significant experience presenting and demonstrating Autodesk’s solutions to clients at public events, advising clients on the implementation of Autodesk applications within their practices and troubleshooting issues that arise.

Away from training, Calum enjoys keeping fit by swimming, participating in watersports, running and hillwalking. When not participating himself, he supports his children in their competitive sporting activities.

Shaun Bryant

Shaun Bryant Autodesk Certified Instructor

Shaun Bryant is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in AutoCAD and Revit, with over 33 years of industry experience.

Shaun has worked as a consultant, trainer, CAD manager, and user, with the earlier years of his CAD career in sales, pre-sales, and business development. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor ACI and world-class LinkedIn Learning author of numerous AutoCAD and Revit online learning courses. He is also the owner and author of the reputable CAD blog, Not Just CAD!

He has been a director on the board of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and is a seasoned Autodesk University (AU) speaker and mentor. Shaun was the AutoCAD expert at the inaugural Autodesk University London in June 2017, he is an Autodesk Expert Elite and AutoCAD Influencer, and he’s the author of the recent Wiley title, ‘Tinkercad For Dummies’.

Away from training, Shaun is known to dabble in a bit of rock ‘n’ roll as an established singer/songwriter.

Philip Madeley

Philip Madeley Autodesk Certified Instructor

Philip’s background is in Civil Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and has worked as a Consultant in this industry for many years.

Philip is also a long-standing Autodesk Certified Instructor, with specialist knowledge of AutoCAD and related GIS applications such as Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D and InfraWorks.

Philip’s approach to training is practical. He loves to utilise his knowledge and experience to show delegates how they can make best use of the software on their own projects.

Away from training, Philip’s interests are photography, and watching rugby and cricket. He also does voluntary work, and describes himself as an all-round lover of life.

Course content

Course content

The AutoCAD interface

  • Features of the ribbon
  • The Application menu
  • The Quick Access toolbar
  • The command line
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Creating basic drawings

Creating basic objects

  • Working with lines
  • Working with arcs
  • Working with polylines
  • Using grips
  • Using object snaps
  • Using object snap tracking
  • Using polar tracking

Saving your work

  • Auto-backups
  • Other file formats, DXF, etc.
  • Disaster recovery

Accurate object creation

  • Working with units
  • Dynamic input
  • Using Inquiry commands
  • Using measurement tools to find length, area, etc.

Object viewing

  • Zooming techniques
  • Panning techniques

Manipulating objects

  • Selecting objects in the drawing
  • Noun/verb selection
  • Using Quick Select
  • Moving objects
  • Copying objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Mirroring objects
  • Arraying objects
  • Scaling objects

Altering objects

  • Trimming and extending objects to defined boundaries
  • Creating parallel and offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Filleting corners between two objects
  • Chamfering corners between two objects
  • Stretching objects

Drawing organisation

  • Using layers
  • Changing object properties
  • Matching object properties
  • Using the properties palette
  • Using linetypes

Working with layouts

  • Using page setups
  • Using layouts
  • Scaling drawing views

Annotating the drawing

  • Creating multiline text
  • Creating single line text
  • Using text styles
  • Editing text

Dimensioning

  • Creating dimensions
  • Using dimension styles
  • Editing dimensions
  • Using multileaders

Hatching objects

  • Hatching objects
  • Editing hatch objects

Working with reusable content

  • Creating and inserting blocks and symbols
  • Editing blocks and symbols
  • Using tool palettes
  • Working with groups

Layouts and paper space

  • Understanding model space and paper space
  • Creating layouts
  • Creating and using viewports
  • Setting viewport scales

Plotting your drawings

  • Plotting drawings
  • PDF output
  • Multiple sheet drawings
  • Using Plotstyles

Drawing templates

  • Creating drawing templates
  • Using drawing templates

One AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD toolsets
  • AutoCAD web app
  • AutoCAD mobile app
Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live AutoCAD course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in AutoCAD.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online AutoCAD Essentials courses…

  • Are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using AutoCAD.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • AutoCAD installed. If you don’t have a current subscription to AutoCAD, you’re entitled to a 30-day trial that’s ideal for participating in training. We’ll send you a link to this. If you’ve already used your trial, we can lend you a license for the duration of your course.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running AutoCAD doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t be able to assist with your AutoCAD installation, but we can provide details for Autodesk support who’ll be able to help you with this.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time

 

Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

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

AutoCAD training bundle

Book:

for £1,145 + VAT (in-class), or £995 + VAT (live online), saving £240 + VAT in both cases.

The bundle price will be applied automatically when you add these three courses to your basket.

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple places on any courses, we can offer you:

  • 5% discount if you book two places.
  • 10% discount if you book three places.
  • 15% discount if you book 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.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and live online training.

Concessions

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

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and remote training.

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.

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

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).
    • For classroom-based courses, be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
    • For online training, be a live course, i.e. not pre-prepared e-learning content.
  • 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 exam

Certification exam

Armada is an Autodesk Certification Centre offering exams that lead to industry-recognised qualifications. For AutoCAD, we offer an Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam.

Whether you’re a student or a professional,  achieving AutoCAD ACU status validates your skillset, providing enhanced credibility and accelerated professional development.

Successful candidates receive:

  • An e-certificate (PDF) from Autodesk confirming your 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.

To read more about the benefits of achieving Autodesk-certified status in AutoCAD, read Lyndsay Mann’s blog What benefits does Autodesk certification bring?

AutoCAD ACU exam summary

  • Entry level exam to validate your knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures in AutoCAD.
  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified User in AutoCAD.
  • Sat online, from your place of work or home.
  • Length of exam: 50 minutes.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend AutoCAD Essentials training, and have 150 hours’ hands-on experience using AutoCAD.
  • For further details, and for a list of the topics and features you’re likely to be tested in, see AutoCAD ACU exam guide.

Approach to online exam sittings

Exam sittings are monitored by a proctor from Armada.

All you need is a computer (Windows or Mac) with:

  • A strong Internet connection (min. 5Mbps).
  • Screen resolution at least 1200 x 800.
  • Chrome browser.

You don’t need to have AutoCAD installed – you’ll access AutoCAD on a virtual computer during your exam. No webcam is required.

Please note: you’re tested on the Windows version of AutoCAD, irrespective of the computer you use to take your test.

Practice test

A practice test is available that reflects the questions you’re likely to be asked in your AutoCAD ACU exam. The practice test is taken online, from your place of work or 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 can be retaken up to 30 times in a one-year period. (You’re asked the same questions each time.)

Practice tests are only available for installation on Windows computers running AutoCAD version 2016-2022. For further details, see www.gmetrix.net/GetGMetrixSMS.aspx.

Practice can only be purchased from Armada along with an exam.

Prices

AutoCAD ACU exam: £150 + VAT.
Discounted price available to Armada training delegates: £100 + VAT.

AutoCAD ACU exam/practice test bundle: £200 + VAT.
Discounted price available to Armada training delegates: £150 + VAT.

AutoCAD ACU exam retake: £75 + VAT.

When can I take my AutoCAD exam?

You can take your exam in one of our regular AutoCAD exam sessions.

Dates of forthcoming AutoCAD exams: 14 Jun, 12 Jul.

Exam sittings usually take place in the afternoon, at 2pm. We confirm your exam time one week before your sitting.

Booking an exam and payment options

To book an exam, please email exams@armada.co.uk providing details of the exam you’d like to sit, or call 01527 834783.

Payment for AutoCAD exams can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

Q and A

  • What version of AutoCAD am I tested on?
    You can choose to be tested on the 2022 or 2023 application version.
  • What is the pass mark for AutoCAD ACU certification exams?
    You will be notified of the pass mark prior to your exam starting.
  • When do I find out if I’ve passed?
    Immediately, when you complete your exam. Your result is displayed on-screen.
  • What happens if I do not pass?
    You will receive a diagnostic score report that indicates areas for improvement. You may then retake the examination as needed. Should you need to retake an exam, simply re-book. Discounted prices are available for retakes.
  • Who can I contact if I have more questions?
    Email any questions you have to exams@armada.co.uk.

See also…

Exam Ts & Cs

See Exam Terms and conditions.

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 get you up and running quickly, maximising your investment in AutoCAD. 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.

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“Being a first time CAD user I found the course very beneficial. It has given me a good foundation to build the skills necessary to have a career using CAD. The tutor was very professional and clear when delivering the course and providing guidance and assistance when needed.”

Adam B

“Stewart was an excellent trainer. Very clear and concise and easy to follow. I felt very fortunate to be learning from him given how passionate and experienced he is. I would train with him again.”

Saoirse D

“The trainer, Stewart was great, very detailed and made sure that we all got it correct before moving on. The process booking with Armada was so easy and straight forward and the details provided before the course covered everything I was worried about so this covered it all. The facilities, lunch etc, were brilliant. Comfy and great training room too.”

Megan G

“Many thanks for this training course, it was very intuitive and I learned what I needed to progress.”

Michael P

“The course was very interesting. Excellent teacher who was very passionate about AutoCAD. I have learnt loads.”

Mathieu C

“A very thorough training course, efficiently covering a broad spectrum of information and CAD skills and combining the knowledge with application. Carl is very friendly and approachable, making the course a delight to complete. Thanks!”

Hannah S

“Martin was a fantastic tutor over the 3 day course, evidently he is very knowledgeable of the software and he took the time to run through subjects multiple times and answered all questions. I really liked that Martin took the time to show alternative ways of achieving the same results in the software.”

Ryan S

“Very interesting, the trainer was knowledgeable but also adaptive to the users needs. Very impressed and I will be taking away a lot of new and useful knowledge.”

Stephen L

“Training with someone as helpful as John Billyard helped to give me access to insights and techniques that I do not believe that I would have been able to access on my own. Even though I have been using AutoCAD in one form or another for years, I found it incredibly helpful to benchmark my knowledge.”

James D

“Very good course which was perfect for my requests and requirements. It has made me a lot more confident in AutoCAD and I feel like I can use these techniques in my day-to-day job.”

Haiqa A

“Very good course which was perfect for my requests and requirements. It has made me a lot more confident in AutoCAD and I feel like I can use these techniques in my day-to-day job.”

Haiqa A

“This course was very helpful in giving me an insight into CAD and how to use it correctly. I found the course very informative and would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn the software.”

Fabrice B

“Course was well structured and the instructor made the content very engaging, adding his own flair to it with additional tips and tricks - which were all really useful!”

Lee B

“Very comprehensive introduction and very competent teacher”

Paul S

“Good place to start. Stewart made some complicated things look fairly easy. ”

Silviu C

“Tutor was very easy to understand, patient and knowledgeable. ”

Phillip E

“Well planned and set out course in a well organised training facility. The course instructor was one of the best I have had. ”

Rob S

“Brilliant course and talented instructor. Looking to complete further courses in the future.”

Hannah G

“Very pleased with course and tutor, he was knowledgeable and had a good teaching style and was patient on reviewing the areas with us when we were finding difficulties.”

Debbie A

“Extremely knowledgable trainer, couldn't have asked for more. Learned a huge amount of information and will be booking onto the next course very soon!”

Tom S

“Very informative course and very useful considering I had no previous experience.”

Neil G

“The tutor was very knowledgeable about the subject. You could tell he was very interested in the topics as well as answering questions.”

Dan S

“Really great course learned loads and very pleased with the instructor and facilities.”

Richie S

“Very impressed with the detail covered over a relatively short period, everything has been explained clearly and in depth. Progression moved at a good pace, starting from the absolute basics up to a relatively capable level of using the software. Enjoyed the course and learned a lot.”

Oliver D

“Very Good course took me through every step from the beginning. Opened my eyes to what AutoCAD can provide, gave me more than a basic knowledge of the program.”

Ben G

“Superb, happy with all aspects.”

Ian P

“I really enjoyed the course and found Carl to be a great teacher. He also had a great sense of humor which made the learning environment a lot more relaxed. I would recommend this course to my colleagues.”

Sadie M

“Another great course by Carl Portman, would highly recommend to others. Learnt a lot.”

Daniel C

“Very good course - feel confident I know the basics. Trainer was very good and adapted very well to teaching online. ”

Lisa W

“Brilliant course. Stewart was extremely good and shared so much valuable information. Will be recommending and hope to have him for any further training. ”

Joshua H

“Great course, Stewart was very good at explaining the processes of AutoCAD and made it really easy to follow his instructions. Also had fantastic knowledge so he had no problems with our many questions. ”

Ben Bryant

“I recently completed the AutoCAD Essentials training course with Armada. Following the training I was successful in obtaining a CAD Designer role with a local company working on major engineering projects. Many thanks to you and the team at Armada.”

Barry P
CAD Designer

“Very informative course with a knowledgeable instructor.”

Claire W

“The course provided me with exactly what I was looking for. The instructor was obviously extremely experienced and knowledgeable as well as being engaging and patient. ”

Paul B

“Comprehensive course learning the basics of CAD. I had no previous experience using CAD and the course was completely accessible and user friendly. Thank you to Simon for your patience and answering all my questions.”

Eveline L

“Course was excellent and would recommend to others.”

Alex C

“Very informative course. Will be looking to take the intermediate course. ”

Rikesh L

“Very well put together course. I am looking forward to completing the Autocad Electrical course next week.”

Chris H

“Fabulous course. Well presented and very easy to follow along with. Trainer was very clear & explained any problem subjects.”

Ian Evans

“I have learnt a lot from this course. The instructor made it enjoyable and was very helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to gain knowledge using CAD. The resources and food were also very good.”

Cameron B