AutoCAD training
AutoCAD Essentials training

3 days
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£495+ VAT
Live online:
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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 many hundreds of delegates over 20 years.

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

In-class or online

Our centres are open for in-class training, with full safety measures and comprehensive sanitisation implemented.

We continue to offer all courses in our popular live online format.

Upcoming course dates

Live online training
Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Bristol
Cardiff
Milton Keynes
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. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. 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 Autodesk certification exams that you can sit on a future date.

Exams can be sat at our Bromsgrove centre, on online. For further details, see Certification exams.

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 2022.

It is relevant to users of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, version 2016 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.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months. For further details, see Staged payments.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies or 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:

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.

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.

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 and 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!

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-on such as AEC and AutoCAD Architecture.

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 toolset. He is is a long-standing Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), and has City and Guilds training qualifications.

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.

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.

Wendy Sprakes

Wendy Sprakes Autodesk Certified Instructor

Wendy Sprakes is an Autodesk Certified Instructor, a Microsoft Master Instructor (MMI) and a qualified teacher (QTS).

Wendy began her working life as a CAD operator, using Medusa, MicroStation and AutoCAD.

Working through the ranks of trainee draughtsman, graduating as a professional Mechanical Engineer, she worked in the Mechanical Handling industry on site and in the drawing office for ten years. She became a Project Engineer then moved into the CAE Industry, working as an engineer in the Fatigue Analysis software industry for clients such as Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover. She then went on to qualify as a teacher, and has been hosting AutoCAD courses since 2000. She also has specialist knowledge of Advance Steel.

Wendy has also been hosting Microsoft Office courses since 2000. Wendy trains all applications in the Office suite, including Word, Excel and other, more niche applications such as Visio and Project, from beginner to advanced and customised level. Wendy has been a staff member, delivering IT and Project Management modules for Chesterfield College, and a course leader for Microsoft Project at Sheffield Hallam University for five years.

Away from training, Wendy is an accomplished jazz musician. Her music enjoys regular airplay on both regional and national stations including BBC and JazzFM.

Peter Jones

Peter Jones Autodesk Certified Instructor

Peter has over 25 years’ experience working with AutoCAD in a variety of roles that have included Draughtsman, Salesman, Consultant and Support. He has specialist knowledge of GIS systems.

These days, Peter concentrates on training. He is a long-standing Autodesk Certified Instructor, and Armada’s longest-serving AutoCAD trainer, having first hosted courses for us in 2000.

Feedback we receive from delegates who attend Peter’s courses is invariably excellent.

When explaining how to use AutoCAD, Peter places a great emphasis on explaining the additional benefits of faster and easier drafting techniques, drawing on his own drafting experiences.

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.

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

Live online training lets you participate in a real 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 see the other delegates participating in the AutoCAD training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online AutoCAD Essentials courses are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using AutoCAD.
  • If you don’t have access to AutoCAD software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

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

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.

 

Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

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

AutoCAD training bundle

Book:

for £1095 + VAT (classroom-based) saving £290 + VAT, or £695 + VAT (live online training) saving £290 + VAT.

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:

  • 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.

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 exams

Certification exams

AutoCAD certification exams, leading to industry-recognised credentials, available to sit in-centre or online

Whether you’re a student or a professional, AutoCAD professional certification validates your skillset, accelerating career advancement and helping you stand out in a competitive job market.

There are two certification exam levels for AutoCAD, which are suitable for users at different stages in their careers:

  • Autodesk Certified User (ACU): entry level exam testing fundamental concepts and procedures.
  • Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP): for those with advanced skills who can solve complex workflow and design challenges.

Successful candidates receive:

  • An e-certificate (PDF) from Autodesk confirming your AutoCAD-certified status. Your certificate is available anytime through your Certiport exam account.
  • 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.

You also have the option of appearing in Autodesk’s publicly-accessible database of certified AutoCAD users. This facility lets you:

  • Prove your certified status to prospective clients and employers.
  • Make yourself available to companies looking to appoint  or commission a Certified User or Professional in AutoCAD.

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 exams in-centre or online

AutoCAD exams can be sat at our Bromsgrove (Saxon Business Park) centre, or online from your place of work or home.

To protect exam integrity, both in-centre and online exams sittings are monitored by proctors. ID verification is required.

To sit an online exam, 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 test. No webcam is required.

Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam in AutoCAD

AutoCAD AUP examEntry level exam to validate your knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures in AutoCAD.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified User in AutoCAD.
  • Length of exam: 50 minutes.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend AutoCAD Essentials training, and have approximately 50 hours’ experience using AutoCAD.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam in AutoCAD

AutoCAD ACP examFor those who possess more advanced skills, who can solve complex workflow and design challenges in AutoCAD.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD.
  • Length of exam: 2 hours.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend AutoCAD Intermediate training, and have 400+ hours’ experience using AutoCAD.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Practice test

A practice test is available that reflects the questions you’re likely to be asked in your ACU or ACP exam in AutoCAD. 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.

Prices

AutoCAD ACU exam: £100 + VAT. Discounted price if you’ve attended training: £85 + VAT.

AutoCAD ACP exam: £150 + VAT. Discounted price if you’ve attended training: £125 + VAT.

AutoCAD practice test (ACU or ACP): £50 + VAT. Discounted price if booked at the same time as an ACU or ACP exam: £30 + VAT.

AutoCAD ACU exam retake: £50 + VAT.

AutoCAD ACP exam retake: £75 + VAT.

When can I take my AutoCAD exam?

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

In-class exam dates: TBC.

Online exam dates: 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec.

ACU exams usually take place in the morning, and ACP exams in the afternoon, giving you the opportunity to take both exams on the same day should you want to.

We confirm your exam time(s) 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 is the pass mark for AutoCAD 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. You 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.

Testimonials
“Bespoke course was very useful. Size of group was also ideal as there was not too many people which allowed for sufficient time to ask questions. The trainer always answered questions from all members of the group which helped.”

Sanena C

“Enjoyed the course, opened me up to different ways of working with CAD, easy to follow tutor.”

Kyle F

“I found this to be an extremely good course and have gained a lot of knowledge from the 3 days. Our Instructor, Simon, was very knowledgeable and teaches the subject in an upbeat and fun manner. Great course and looking forward to the next one.”

Steve W

“A great course for anyone starting from scratch or learning how to do things properly, after self teaching. The trainer was incredibly knowledgeable and willing to help.”

Ben T

“Stewart was an excellent trainer. I'm really sad I attended the Revit architecture essentials with another company as I believe I would have learned so much more with Stewart and Armada. I love the course book too.”

Helen P

“Very thorough training for relevant software functions - a great platform of methods and tips on which to further develop skills and expand familiarity and knowledge of software.”

James L

“Brilliant course and very well taught by Carl.”

Philip E

“Martin was a great instructor, patient and thorough throughout. Great pace to the course and would definitely recommend to anyone starting out with AutoCAD.”

Max L

“Course worked well virtually, Andy was a great teacher and the course content was great for someone with little previous knowledge of AutoCAD.”

Ryan W

“Very good course with an excellent teacher. Armada facilities were very good also.”

Darren T

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and have come away with a whole new skill set. Andy Roe was thorough with his explanations and a top class instructor. ”

Christian H

“Extremely good communication throughout the course.”

Anthony M

“I was previously 100% self taught in AutoCAD, and this course really helped me to understand little tips and tricks that greatly improve the utility of the software. It introduced new techniques and features previously unknown to me. It has no doubt improved my proficiency in AutoCAD”

Phillip S

“Very good course, I've used AutoCAD for many years, struggling through and asking advice off colleges. This cause taught me exactly what I wanted to know. Improving my skills and knowledge of the product and guiding me through efficient ways of going about processes.”

John E

“Loads of light-bulb moments during the training. Extremely good knowledge shared from tutor to all students. ”

Paul H

“Carl is the man, overall great teacher and overall great guy.”

George J

“Excellent course, really enjoyed it, very useful in my area of employment.

Wayne R

“Great course and great tutor, thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Ellis S

“Great course, I enjoyed it. Facilities are nice, free tea and coffee is brilliant. Included lunchtime meal which was a great bonus - will be coming back.”

Ben J

“Good experience and nice spent time.”

Krzysztof P

“Carl Portman was a very good teacher and his experience showed, was friendly and easy to get on with which also helped!”

Regan H

“Carl is a brilliant lecturer, he was very helpful and informative. He allowed me to better my knowledge of the software very quickly. ”

Matthew F

“Very happy with the course and trainer. I have learnt from the first day and this will greatly improve my skill.”

Joe B

“Very good course, great facilities and instructor was top notch!”

Alex T

“Great instructor - very well presented. Good course!! ”

Ian R

“Very happy with the instructor, Rod was brilliant in his job.”

Wassim L

“It was very good, a lot to absorb but well explained. I have used this software for many years and was familiar with a lot of the functions already but it has taught me a lot I didn't know about how to use these.”

Tom H

“I've been on many training courses throughout my career and the structure of this course was excellent. Rod the instructor was excellent and you could tell was very experienced in the product. Everything was easy to follow and well laid out in the exercise course files.”

Chris P

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course, and feel that it will benefit my skills in my current job. ”

Sonia M

“Historic training courses that I have attended (NOT ARMADA) have been short with explanations. This course has truly excelled beyond my expectations. Thank you!”

Michael S

“Amazing software and even better trainer. ”

Ben W

“Great introduction to the software, Andy was an excellent tutor.”

Phil C

“Andy was a lovely teacher, very patient and very friendly and approachable.”

Izmaat Q

“Excellent and really patient instructor. Very knowledgeable! Great Course!”

Becky P

“Carl is a brilliant instructor and definitely knows how to keep course attendees interested and wanting to learn more. Would love to have him as an instructor again if I get to take further courses. ”

Shanna B

“The course was useful and will definitely improve the work I can complete in my place of work”

Ryan C

“Great trainer, very well explained by Martin McCann”

Luke B

“This was a really brilliant course. All the skills were very clearly demonstrated and explained the whole way through with plenty of time to practice everything I learned. ”

Eve M

“Great course-very informative- Martin is very skillful and knowledgeable, and patient- I'm looking forward to coming back in the future. ”

Danny H

“10 out of 10. Really enjoyed it. Thank you very much Martin.”

John G

“Overall a really good experience and i enjoyed the in depth training”

Tiago S

“Overall great course. Very enjoyable and in depth. The course ran at a good speed. All fine.”

Mia W

“A good understanding to the fundamentals of AutoCAD”

Sam W

“Great course and instructor, found it very easy to absorb the information. Will most likely look to do the intermediate course”

Connor B

“Simon was very patient especially when I get stuck on various parts of the course. A very good course, and would definitely like to return to do the advanced course at some stage. ”

Claire W

“Overall very satisfied with the course and the trainer. Would recommend this course and has helped me significantly and will aid me in my current role.”

Carl B

“Course taken online and worked well as distance learning”

Richard M

“Martin was Brilliant, every question answered in detail, along with the reasons why the problems occurred”

Thomas R

“Good course, well delivered. I have very limited exposure before doing this course so i went from not knowing how to use the software to being able to complete tasks.”

Ian W

“Rodney was a very good instructor. His instructions were clear and easy to follow.”

Kelvin P

“Rod, the instructor, was very useful and explained all the different parts really well, not to quick and not to slow. He made everything really clear even during the complicated sections.”

Sam F

“Great course learnt more than I thought I would”

Ellis J

“Excellent course, a lot of short cuts I never knew about as I am self-taught, a lot more things possible with CAD that I did not know of, trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable. Very pleased indeed.”

Michael B

“Great instructor, learned many new skills that I'll apply to my career, thanks”

Leon W

“Well run & presented in a very friendly atmosphere. All questions answered including specific queries to the application in my own organisation.”

Kenneth H

“Rodney was professional and kind when we were unsure. He had vast knowledge and shared this well.”

Nina A

“Highly useful information imparted on this course, taught by a very knowledgable lecturer. My 'self-taught' knowledge base has been greatly enhanced. Very recommended”

Mike G

“Great instructor with good pacing throughout the course.”

Ben J

“Rod was excellent, high pace but every step was explained with nothing skipped, and everything spoken aloud so the students could follow on their machines at the high pace. Very satisfied”

Michael B

“Very informative and clear demonstrations”

Sophie A

“Martin's knowledge and laid back approach made the course very enjoyable and personal, even though it was remote.”

Gareth J

“It was an interesting experience, really thankful for the opportunity. I am sure that I will use this software during my degree and therefore I am sure that this course will boost my overall performance.”

Angel GVR

“Very interesting, will recommend to others.”

Thomas B

“Happy with the course and the instructor.”

Rob N

“Fantastic course, gives me the skills to start making the transition from Visio to CAD.”

Christian B

“Excellent instruction by Martin to someone who is an absolute beginner.”

Barrie S

“The whole standard was high from day one to three pleased”

Richard H

“Very good course, learned so much and the tutor was exceptional.”

Susan C

“Very good course with a very competent instructor. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Susan C

“The course was really useful and the instructor was really good at teaching the course. He was able to teach the course in a certain way so that it would help us with our Chemical Engineering course (e.g PDF). I will definitely be re-using the resources we used during the course, especially the templates we created. ”

Merail J

“Course was very insightful, I learnt lots and the instructor made things very clear and easy to follow. ”

Ethan B

“Instructor was very clear and helpful. I feel like I have gained many new skills. ”

Ehthakumoo M

“Very satisfied with the overall experience in this course and the instructor. I will definitely be recommending this course and instructor to my colleagues”

Waqas S

“It was a very informative training course and the instructor was very helpful and answered any questions we had.”

Georgia M

“A big thank you to Rod for his patience. He is very dedicated to his job and very precise with explanation. An asset to the Armada to have such an instructor! ”

Olga L-Z

“A very comprehensive coverage of AutoCAD at a good pace. Extremely well explained.”

Craig R

“Andy was a very clear and patient tutor which greatly helped the learning process.”

Helena B

“Very good course well taught and I will be coming back for more and telling my friends ”

Neil J

“Absolutely brilliant course, learned a lot of information very quickly in a really professional manor. I would highly recommend the course , company and instructor.”

Michea

“Great course, covering a wide range of the tools and settings available teaching both the basics and tips to improve productivity. Martin, the course instructor was very knowledgeable and patient. ”

Matthew W

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course delivered by Simon. I found he was very patient, approachable and knowledgeable.”

Rosie G

“I really enjoyed the course and will take the new skills I have learnt and use them in my career. The tutor Simon Oliver was very helpful with answering our questions and explained everything in depth. ”

Amanda G

“So nice to have everything explained properly at a good pace.”

Elizabeth B

“Simon was absolutely brilliant in helping myself and my colleague develop our skills in AutoCAD; the skill which we have learnt over the past 3 days will definitley be being implemented into our day to day working life! ”

Aiden K

“Excellent course! Fantastic instructor and clear information, I was able to pick up the skills very quickly due to the clear instructions.”

Rachel B

“Very thorough course. Well paced with plenty of practice time”

Craig L

“Overall I really enjoyed the 3 day course and plan to apply it to my current position when the opportunity arises”

Steven L

“Very worth while course. I've been using AutoCAD for the last 2 years with no training and was missing many fundamental elements.”

Anthony P

“Very interesting and informative training. Now to practice!”

Patrick C

“Great course, I've learnt a lot. I've been trying to learn autocad myself at work, but his cause has really helped and will make me far more efficient and precise. Thank you. ”

Peter S

“The course helped to provide a form of formal training for myself, increasing my knowledge on the software as well as consolidating some knowledge gained beforehand. Overall a positive experience. ”

Samuel G

“Superb, happy with all aspects.”

Ian P

“Great, patient teacher! Thanks Stuart, most helpful! ”

Meaghan H

“Excellent Course. Very Intense but the Instructor was excellent.”

Margie C

“Stewart was a lovely tutor very calm collected had endless amounts of patience highly recommend”

Adam B

“A very good experience to learn the basics of the software.”

Benjamin S

“Overall I am very satisfied that I have done this course as I do not have much experience with AutoCAD . The trainer explained very well and it was very helpful making me understand the whole course. I have found this course very useful to be able to progress in my job using AutoCAD. ”

Dawid C

“Carl has been absolutely fantastic, i was recommended by a friend and will be recommending others. He was patience, intelligent, funny and approachable. Even though i did the online course it was made like I was part of the classroom. ”

Matt W

“A very good course, it was very worthwhile and i would recommend it to people. ”

Ethan G

“Excellent course. Information heavy but due to the delivery of the session very easy to comprehend. i will be advising my friends colleagues and peers to attend this session ”

Paul N

“Carl taught the course really well and I have gained valuable knowledge to progress in my career thank you ”

Daniel P

“Very helpful course and very engaging. I've learnt a lot of new skills I can use myself and pass onto others. ”

David F

“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

“Overall, Carl was incredibly good. I've completed 2 previous AutoCAD courses and finally he has removed the fear and confusion!”

Katherine B

“Carl was very good and made me feel that I could keep asking him questions throughout the two days. The course was very enjoyable and I learnt a lot.”

Alice B

“Excellent course and instructor, resolved some past problems I have been having. ”

Jason H

“The course was very helpful and has helped me improve my basic skills I had to make me more competent using AutoCAD for my work. ”

George D

“Very good AutoCAD training course. Goes above and beyond what I will initially be requiring it for and is a great introduction into the possibilities of AutoCAD. Lots of new skills learned, which I will be able to apply immediately. Rod also taught some things outside of the course when students had further questions or wanted a better understanding of how to do other things.”

Karen Z

“Excellent course, very informative and productive. Excellent teacher. ”

Dan B

“Very well taught by Rod. Very patient with us as beginners. His knowledgeable about AutoCAD is incredible. Carmen is very welcoming, friendly and COVID safe. So happy with my time on this course and the facility is clean and comfortable ”

Sharn K

“Wendy was very good at explaining all aspects on the course, I would recommend this course to anybody wanting to train in AutoCAD. ”

Dan W

“Great course, Wendy was super. She explained things in great details but also in a way that everyone could understand. She also has the patience of a saint! Thanks again, Wendy ”

Karl B

“The course was well delivered with excellent content which has hopefully given me a understanding to confidently move forward into bringing the software into our business”

Craig B

“Great course, I learned a lot and found Martin (the trainer) very knowledgeable and great at imparting that knowledge.”

Mitch P

“Thank you Simon Oliver. I look forward to the Intermediate course in the not too distant future.”

William M

“Course was excellent all things considered and presenter was very knowledgeable and patient with all attendees.”

Wendy P

“Great experience. I have learned a lot of new things.”

Radu M

“Simon was Great, methodical, made sure we were on point and happy to recover ground.”

Dan B

“Martin McCann was a patient and thorough lecturer, effortlessly navigating the multiple levels of competency pertaining to the various students. Despite his experience of 30 years he was able to view the course through the eyes of a novice and teach accordingly. Armada's administration staff were also very helpful and prompt in addressing any queries. All in all, Armada is a well run and professional company.”

Valma Muir

“Great starter course. Covered all the basics. Martin is a very knowledgeable teacher, with loads of patience.”

Lerina L

“Great course. Well paced and clear instruction. ”

Rosalind H

“Great course, I am self taught on AutoCAD and this course has given me vital shortcuts to increase my efficiency.”

Sam P

“Very, very helpful. Rod was very clear when talking about what we were going through at the time. If anyone was stuck he would always make sure they were helped before moving on to another section of the course.”

Luc G

“Very satisfied, great Instructor, easy to understand & learn.”

Ryan G

“Simon was extremely helpful and had great knowledge of the software”

Owen H

“Very good, Friendly and very educated in his work. would recommend.”

Matthew A

“Great course, highly recommended!”

Kelvin B

“Simon Oliver was excellent. Virtual training is difficult, but it went very well. So well I would continue using virtual in the future to save transportation costs once lockdown is removed in the UK. ”

Faisal G

“Good course...well executed online. ”

Simon W

“A very good tutor, he didn't get angry or frustrated when we have asked him to describe an action again, i found him to be very helpful and knowledgable.”

John M

“Very satisfied with the course and delivery of the course, Carl was very helpful and presented the course content extremely well. The interaction throughout the course was very good especially being online, this felt more like I was in the classroom and am very pleased with the outcome. Well done and thank you. ”

Jacob B

“Really good course, instructor very helpful and patient, well organised meaning time for extras, going back into my job with enhanced knowledge.”

George D

“Good course that worked well over Zoom. Carl kept us engaged and amused.”

Steven W

“Brilliant course and Carl was a really good teacher and made it so easy to understand. Thanks Carl :) ”

Seamus W

“Carl was superb, very knowledgeable and took his time to explain to make things simple. Extremely happy with what I learned and how it was taught. ”

Craig M

“Very good course and instructor. I have used AutoCAD for some years but most of it has been self taught and this course definitely has shown me more efficient and useful ways of working.”

John S

“Very satisfied with the course content and the instructor. Gained further knowledge. ”

Fraser S

“Brilliant course, knowledgeable teacher, happy to answer any questions and wait for us to keep up!”

Christopher B

“Very impressed. Will push for Armada Training to be the first choice for Autodesk Training within Futamura, UK. ”

Sean L

“Our Instructor was very helpful and made following along with the software easy.”

Andrew N

“Excellent trainer. Thanks very much.”

Anton DP

“Very well presented. As I've never used CAD before the course its been a steep learning curve and supported by Rod when required.”

Andrew G

“Rod 'Never draw the same thing twice' Cleasby was excellent, very patient and clear, easy to understand and never got too technical without an explanation.”

Samuel S

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

Daniel C

“I am very pleased with Stewart and the way he conducted the course was very good. I have learnt a lot over the past 3 days”

Joe C

“Stewart was a great teacher, even having used AutoCAD for over a year I learned more efficient ways of doing my day to day tasks.”

Kieron O

“Stewart was very professional and helpful throughout good technique of teaching and very knowledgeable. Please pass on my thanks to him. ”

Richard Urquhart

“Brilliant training course. Stewart was excellent. ”

Isaac B

“I found this course very well structured, the instructor was very good at explaining details and was very patient with all students ”

Titus S

“The course and instructor especially were very helpful and have enhanced my skills in AutoCAD. Thankyou ”

Craig B

“Course leader Rob was amazing, very clear and concise in parting with information. ”

Angelo B

“Rod Cleasby is an amazing teacher, he's very patient and kind, and helped correct my mistakes straight away. I would definitely like to be taught by him again on a course in future.”

Amelia G

“Really useful and engaging course - definitely will be looking to attend the next level.”

Elly B

“Carl was an excellent instructor. Even though it was a beginner course and I have been using CAD for a year, I learnt a lot and Carl tailored the experience to really help in a professional environment. I wish I did this course a year ago and didn't waste so much time learning things on my own!”

Rhys D

“Great course and course leader, extremely beneficial for becoming more efficient with work.”

Liam M

“Course was very good and Carl gave the benefit of his industry experience.”

Dean I

“This course was very informative and will help me enormously.”

Ray C

“Great training from Stewart and I look forward to undertaking more.”

Joe H

“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

“Brilliant course with Stewart who was an excellent and thorough teacher. He answered all of our questions, and went above and beyond to adapt the course to us, as we all work on Macs. Will highly recommend the course and Stewart Cobb!”

Sarah M

“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

“Great Instructor with In depth knowledge about the course and software.”

Uday B

“Good course, Carl was amazing.”

Aggy P

“Very good course - thank you!”

Janine E

“I am very happy with all the help Carl has given me and skills i have obtained on this course.”

Joe C

“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

“Great instructor, really helpful and I am really looking forward to progressing with AutoCAD and learning more.”

Daniel C

“Really enjoyed the course, was interesting and very informative, while still keeping it fun. Would recommend.”

Joseph R

“Fantastic course and great teacher! ”

Christopher L

“The course has taught me a lot and the instructor is brilliant as he helped me understand everything he taught me considering I am very new.”

Josh T

“Great Course and instructor.”

Alan G

“Stewart was a brilliant instructor; very patient, informative and caring, he has a true love for AutoCad! ”

Lily P

“The instructor Stewart Cobb was an excellent help throughout and invaluable when discussing issues not covered directly within this course. Many thanks!”

Christopher G

“Fantastic course with great content. Have thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills with great thanks to Rod. ”

Tom B

“As I am from manufacturing environment, this autocad course will be very handy for me in future. I am really please with the instructor Rodney for being patient and helpful throughout the course answering the doubts.”

Prabhakaran R

“Good course and format.”

Lewis BH

“Rod Cleasby was a brilliant instructor, extremely knowledgeable and patient ”

Pietro P

“Really good thorough course. Intense 3 days however you learn a fast amount. It was done at a very steady pace. ”

Harriet S

“I've learnt a lot on the course, i felt very comfortable and supported throughout the course. ”

Kirsten H

“I really enjoyed the course and got more out of it than expected. Carl did a fantastic job of making things very clear, which has made me want to come back and complete the intermediate course, providing my employer will allow me the time. I would happily fund the course my self if my employer was not willing to. ”

Adam E

“Good course, well presented. Thanks”

John M

“Carl was great and would like him if I was to carry out the intermediate course”

Catherine H

“Very interesting course ran by Stewart Cobb, very easily understood.”

Stewart W

“Great stuff learned by an instructor who teaches what he has leaned and not just what he was taught.”

Kinburn A

“Course and course leader were very helpful. Learnt new essential skills in Autocad to help improve my career development. ”

Brendan E

“Really great course. Easy to understand and went at a good pace.”

Elysha P

“Rod was an extremely helpful instructor. Although the pace of the course was a little slow, this was mostly due to catching up students who fell behind. He made sure that no one was left behind be it due to misunderstanding or technical difficulties. ”

Charlotte H

“Very good course I have learnt a lot about the software but need plenty more practice to master the skills I need to achieve my goal. ”

Samuel S

“This course has been a revelation and will help us to speed response to projects, while at the same time improving our level of professionalism and presentation,”

Simon L

“Course and course leader were very helpful. Learnt new essential skills in AutoCAD to help improve my career development. ”

Brendan E

“Really great course. Easy to understand and went at a good pace.”

Elysha P

“Rod was an extremely helpful instructor. Although the pace of the course was a little slow, this was mostly due to catching up students who fell behind. He made sure that no one was left behind be it due to misunderstanding or technical difficulties. ”

Charlotte H

“Very informative and relevant. All staff I have encountered have been extremely friendly and helpful especially considering the current situation ”

James J

“Very good course I have learn a lot about the software but need plenty more practise to master the skills I need to achieve my goal. ”

Sam S

“Fantastic course, really enjoyed the journey, real feel i have learnt something vaulable that i will definatley use in my day to day work.”

Jeremy S

“Stewart was fantastic and I will be getting the colleagues in my company to attend this if he is the trainer. Great job!”

Laura A

“Stewart was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, amenable, patient and observant. ”

David P

“Great course. Very informative and has pushed me to take this further.”

Phillip E

“Fantastic, Stewart was brilliant at teaching. My only comment would be, I got a bit lost on day 3 at the last few hours on view port and templates. Maybe this could be simplified? ”

Rosy C

“Very good course, and we managed with both online and in person attendees. Course lead very good, knowledgeable and approachable. Good level of basic knowledge shared, not too much to overburden.”

Stephen p

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course, and feel like I've got a good grasp of the basics of AutoCAD as a result! ”

James G

“Really enjoyed the course and learnt so much.”

Dan S

“Very good course great knowledge ”

Kirsty P

“The trainer (Carl Portman) was highly informative and kept the use of technical phrasing down to a small amount to start with, allowing me to better understand how to use and find the different aspects of the programming. ”

Ashley P

“Really great course! Has given me a good base of knowledge to go on and learn autoCAD further. Trainer was great and very engaging!”

Thomas M

“Excellent Training, extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. Zoom comes with challenges but the course was very well ran even with this difficulty. Highly recommended.”

Matt G

“Best Instructor and the best course. Thanks a lot Carl. Pleasure to be with you during the course. ”

Muhammad F

“Many thanks, I think I've learnt everything I need to get on with the tasks asked of me.”

Sophie R

“Great 3 days. Despite COVID we had a great time as a group. Many thanks.”

Andrew K

“Very knowledgeable instructor, well presented course with great example.”

Shaun M

“Great course, good pace - thank you.”

Dan C

“I learned a fair bit from this course which I will use everyday in my job.”

Drew W

“Very well delivered course.”

Matthew L

“Very good course bringing me up to speed with AutoCad from my previous experience with CAD packages.”

Chris B

“Stewart was very friendly, helpful and patient, he obviously has a huge amount of knowledge. The course was interesting and went at a good pace. I don't think it could be improved. Excellent. ”

Sam M

“Very informative course with a knowledgeable instructor.”

Claire W

“Enjoyed the course and looking forward to the next course.”

Ian C

“Extremely knowledgeable tutor, impressive application, should've started years ago. Will be back for more training.”

Amirit S

“I am truly happy i meet my instructor and i came to this course, make me understand better what long time ago i just learned but without practice in time i just forget it.”

Ionut H

“The trainer was brilliant. He explained everything in full detail and was very helpful when the help was required. Very patient with the learner also. I have learnt a lot from this course and will be applying this to my job. I would recommend the trainer and will look forward to training with him again. ”

Manjit S

“Martin is a very experienced and effective tutor with the patience of a saint! I have no prior experience using AutoCad but I was not made to feel inadequate and felt I could ask questions and speak up if I did not understand.”

Marian S

“Fun course that really got to grips with AutoCAD. I learned a lot of hidden little details about how the software can be used that I would likely never have discovered without training. Very valuable.”

Jeff H

“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

“Simon was an excellent instructor and was attentive and patient at all times.”

Nathan E

“I thought the course was very insightful and i am sure with the content provided i should hopefully be able to effectively use autocad.”

Patrick Z

“Great and well rounded course. Great examples that help with remembering.”

Josie E

“Fantastic Teaching, very enthusiastic and passionate. Highly recommend Carl!”

Jordan K

“Very useful course, instructor very good at explaining things and teaching you smaller tasks as you go along. Would recommend.”

Katie P

“Simon was a very good teacher - good amount of content for the course which he went through at a good speed (stopping as required by people in the class for further explanation), relating it to each attendees role, and keeping everyone engaged. It was also good to practice as we are taught as it is much more likely to be retained. Simon also provided additional course material of his own to bolster the course handbook. ”

Laura B

“Good course with knowledgeable tutor, Martin was very helpful and friendly. The content of the course helped to build an understanding of the software and how to use it.”

Adrianne N

“Very in depth and covered all the details to allow me to use this programme.”

Simon A

“Very useful course for enhancing and refreshing my knowledge of autocad.”

Simon A

“Great Course. The software is far less intimidating now.”

Philip C

“The course was very informative & has taught me a lot. Carl was a great instructor & very helpful.”

Jordan W

“Enjoyed the course-learned a lot-would recommend”

Nick J

“I found this course and instructor very helpful. Thankyou”

Matt F

“Tutor was very thorough, explanations were clear. Nothing was too much trouble i..e. running through the explanation again. ”

David B

“Carl is a very good teacher and I have learnt a lot”

Obaid K

“Course was excellent and would recommend to others.”

Alex C

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

Rikesh L

“Great Tutor and course delivered in abnormal circumstances (Covid-19), would recommend.”

Sam P

“I have fully enjoyed this course and the teacher is very good and easy to understand, thank you”

Darren T

“Definitely the best experience ever! Thank you.”

Maria I

“Excellent course, very informative and covers a lot of information.”

David P

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

Chris H

“Excellent and A++++++++++”

Abdul L

“Stewart was an excellent instructor. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”

Kenneth M

“Did this course during COVID-19, Stewart taught perfectly throughout.”

Richard R

“Stewart was great. I am very glad I did this course and will be coming back to do intermediate”

Daniel Q

“Intense but invaluable”

Colin M

“Good course, worth it. Learnt a lot in short time.”

Tom M

“Very informative, I did find it challenging. However, after practising in breaks & end of day. It became less daunting.”

Rachael C

“I found the course far more in depth than I was expecting which is great. Stewart was fantastic and has great patience!”

Chris E

“Excellent course overall, good teacher, even online it was a great course. Will recommend.”

Christopher C

“Great course, the instructor has fantastic knowledge and experience.”

Tom D

“Great course. I started with Zero experience and am now able to complete all required tasks expected of me in my current role and more using CAD. Very happy with the course and will recommend to others, and for the company to use for any further training required internally. ”

Nick B

“Really enjoyed the course and thought it was really well taught; thoroughly, slowly etc”

Louise P

“Simon is a very knowledgeable tutor who is very good in assisting people like myself who are brand new to AutoCAD. Looking forward to improving with more courses. ”

Mark Wilson

“As someone who had zero experience of Auto Cad the experience was excellent, the course is very well designed to help you feel comfortable straight away. This was backed up by an extremely helpful tutor!”

Edward S

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

Ian Evans

“Exceptional trainer, thorough course content, engagingly presented.”

Mark L

“Very good essentials course. Stewart was both knowledgeable and eloquent in his teaching, and patient when people weren't understanding certain topics. Thank you, I found it all very helpful.”

Thomas F

“Stuart was great. I really liked how he allocated some time to talk us through the stuff we actually do on a day to day basis, and had spent time beforehand looking at our drawings, and even enhancing them! Good venue, easily accessible. ”

Jordan K

“Brilliant course with a brilliant instructor. The course flowed from the beginner stage and was informative as well. Teaching process was excellent and the instructor knowledge was second to none.”

Louis B

“Very intense course which stretches learning capabilities.”

Antony P

“I am very pleased with the course and the instructor. Well done! ”

Sofia P

“Very good course. Wendy, the trainer, was very helpful and great at presenting the course. I will recommend this course to my company; Siemens.”

Mark J

“It was a great course and I really enjoyed it!”

James D

“Extremely interesting and fit for purpose, delivered at the right pace and level.”

Stephen F

“Very good course.”

Brent A

“Very useful course for learning the basics of AutoCAD.”

Malc P

“Great course and instructor.”

Jake M

“Great course and instructor thank you.”

Ian H

“Very impressed with course content and the confidence acquired to operate CAD”

Peter N

“Great course. Understood everything well.”

Emily S

“Was very happy with this course, it will help me to develop more skills at work.”

Philip E

“Impressed with the amount of time the instructor spent re-explaining features that were not initially fully understand.”

Alan S

“The use of exercises made the course more enjoyable and helped learn the skills in the training guide.”

Mark D

“Good course, extensive knowledge of instructor. Everyone develops their own style”

Adrian F

“Really Good Experience!”

Anil M

“Really enjoyed the course content and particularly the instructor who is very friendly and helpful, but most of all experienced and informative.”

Sue D

“Really enjoyed the course.”

Elloise T

“I really enjoyable course, have learned a lot. I intend to carry on to do the intermediate course.”

Roger H

“I have enjoyed the course and found it both interesting and informative.”

David B

“Course was really good and Simon the instructor was really good.”

Patrick B

“Thank you, a very good course, would highly recommend”

Liam B

“Teacher demonstrated vast amount of knowledge.”

Jenny G

“Good course, well structured, makes AutoCAD look very useful.”

Mike M

“Good course, well presented.”

William J

“Very useful and the instructor was very good.”

Aaron A

“Good course, instructor and facility. Core skills and commands learnt in order to speed up every day use of software.”

James H

“Very good informative course.”

Paul F

“This course was very informative as was the trainer. I hope to continue to the next stage once I have a had time to practice on what I have learnt over the last few days with Carl. Carl is without saying a genius on this program. and I'm sure in the future I would not hesitate to come on another course with him.”

Dean S

“Instructor was very informative and insight was very useful.”

Daljit S

“Thank you very much for your help , the instructor was very passioned and helpful.”

Robert D

“A really good course and trainer.”

Gurginder K

“Very good course. Very well presented.”

Svetoslav I

“Fantastic course. Highly recommend course and trainer.”

Mark D

“Very good, informative course.”

Paul F

“Excellent course and tutor, enjoyed it all. Thank you.”

Adam C

“Wendy did a fab job and has made me think of doing the intermediate and the 3D course.”

Thomas T

“Stewart was a brilliant instructor and was really patient. He really does have a lot of knowledge and was very helpful.”

Stephen M

“A* course, very well explained, would recommend to others.”

Jack R

“Fantastic course. Highly recommend course and trainer.”

Mark D

“A very interesting and well presented course.”

Steve S

“Very good and enjoyable. Thanks.”

Edward W

“Amazing Course, great instructor. Course content is what I need to continue on in profession. Great group sizes and amazing price.”

Alistair W

“Really good experience. I came in with no knowledge at all and have come away knowing so much about AutoCAD. Very helpful.”

Laura F

“Great course and Stewart was extremely helpful/ engaging.”

Ryan C

“Really enjoyed the course and have gained a lot of new experience and knowledge. Stuart was really helpful and helped to further my learning.”

Sophie B

“Well delivered course. Instructor very informative and delivered with quality and pride.”

Alex S

“Really informative course & I will leave feeling as though I can apply the knowledge I've gained in my job role. ”

Michelle S

“ I found the course extremely interesting with a very engaging lecturer and also very patient with a large group.”

Neil C

“I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot, it has made me want to progress to the next level.”

Adam S

“Really enjoyed the course. An awful lot to take in but looking forward to getting on my computer and practicing all I've learnt. Lecturer was really good and able to jump between the varying levels of students and still explain the process to all.”

Jonathan H

“Learn new skills to enable me to correctly use the software rather than fudging it like I have been!”

Mark A

“Excellent course and tutor very clear and easy to understand.”

Jason L

“I enjoyed the opportunity to work at my own pace and be able to work on specific situations similar to the ones I will encounter in my profession. The book followed extremely close to what I will experience on a daily basis.”

Jose P

“Good course to get me started to design my own work using AutoCAD.”

Steve C

“Very good course, really enjoyed it and learnt a lot from it.”

Sam E

“Great experience, Carl was very helpful and knowledgeable and patient with us, Overall very helpful course which will help me further my career.

Kurt M

“Great refresher for AutoCAD after many years out of using it in work environment.”

Richard G

“Very good course and the trainer was excellent and very knowledgeable.”

Paul R

“Great Course. Definitely better to come with some prior knowledge to really capitalise on learning experience. Instructor knowledge was superb.”

January W

“Overall the service was great, I really enjoyed the course and the trainer was clearly very experienced and enthusiastic about the software, therefore I would come back and do another course in order to enhance my skills.”

Bradley N

“I went on the AutoCAD training course at Armada and learned so much. I had never done anything but needed it for my new job. The trainer was brilliant, making the course really straight forward to follow. The room was really nice and we had lovely food at lunchtime and as much tea and biccy's as we wanted! Really looking forward to using my new skills and will definitely come back for some advanced training.”

Emily G

“Good informative course. learnt a lot of things that will be of use in my job , just now to go away and practice all the information that I have learnt. Great Tutor on the course explained things in a way that were easy to understand and relate to.”

Justin L

“The Tutor was top class, room was freezing cold - not sure if the course is exactly what I needed but taught well and helped well throughout. Course Tutor Very personable, highly recommend him, made a lot of information seem easy to take in and made the course fun as well as informative.”

Sam W

“Great course and learnt a great deal. Will be recommending the course to my co-workers.”

Stephanie B

“All perfect. Really enjoyed and learned so much. Would definitely recommend!”

Jodie H

“Really enjoyed the course, Stewart was brilliant. Learnt a lot about the software which I needed for my architecture course at university. I feel more confident for my first time using AutoCAD now.”

Shaaista E

“Simon was very knowledgeable and clearly knows his subject. Good, friendly delivery which always helps. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this course or the tutor.”

Lisa C

“I found the course really enjoyable and informative. Location and amenities were great and the instructor (Carl) was very helpful. Would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who works with Autocad.”

Duane

“Carl was really good, especially good that he practices what he preaches. ”

Paul S

“Roughly enjoyed the course instructor very knowledgeable and made the 3 days we were together very fun and enjoyable.”

Fernando M

“Stewart was an incredible tutor! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He is inspiring from his passion about the subject.”

Anna W

“Great course and Tutor.”

Karl H

“Very knowledgeable trainer who makes it very easy to understand and get your head round as I had no previous experience with AutoCAD before. Also the venues food was great.”

Tom H

“I would like to take this opportunity to say how well Rodney taught the class with great patience and understanding. Many Thanks.”

Thomas B

“Fab course - looking forward to booking the next series!”

Scott S

“Excellent AutoCAD course, Simon was a fantastic teacher. I will definitely recommend!”

Fiona

“I really enjoyed the course, loved the pace and the instructor - Peter, who was very accommodating, patient and helpful. Will come back for the intermediate course.”

Arijith N

“Enjoyed the course.”

Martin W

“Really enjoyed the 3 days training and Peter is a great tutor and a gentleman. I hope to gain more confidence from this and keep learning as I go!”

Darren L

“Very useful course. I will definitely do a follow up course to further my learning.”

Zak A

“Enjoyed the course, would recommend to anyone I am looking forward to the following courses relating to CAD and possibly Revit.”

Aaron P

“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

“That was brilliant! Stewart is patient, unbelievably knowledgeable and a great guy. I will recommend the course and come back for the next level after I've practiced what I've learned.”

Paul N

“Excellent course, and Stewart was a highly informative and helpful course tutor.”

Daniel C

“Loved the course. Carl was an excellent trainer.”

Jason H

“Good instructor, really enjoyed the course! Excellent food at The Holiday Inn in Bromsgrove.”

Justin C

“The course was very informative. The tutor was excellent and new his stuff, very helpful and patient with the delegates. I will hopefully return for the next course.”

Richard F

“Instructor is genius and very helpful throughout the course!”

Anna S

“Course was great, lots of aspects I can see will be directly useful in my day to day work and other areas I know may come in handy to know in the future.”

Alison R

“Stewart was fantastic, very helpful and energetic.”

Harry B

“First time user, found everything very user friendly and easy to understand.”

Mike S

“I was very pleased with my overall experience on the course. Andy was a very good teacher who explained everything thoroughly and was very patient. I genuinely feel what I have learned on the course will benefit me greatly throughout my career.”

John B

“Took a three day course in AutoCAD 2017 as an introduction to the new version and refresher for my experience to date, also to see how it should be done, as all I have learned so far was through books and experience. The course was informative, well paced and I came out with more knowledge (and a big book) that I had before, so I'd say it was a success! Thanks very much.”

Julian H

“Really pleased with the course. Our tutor was very knowledgeable and patient and made the course interesting by putting the skills we were learning into context for each of us according to the industries that we worked in so you could see how and why it would be of benefit.”

Caroline D

“This has been an extremely useful course. Until now I have been teaching myself and making many jobs more difficult by using discovered routes around problems. The course has definitely solidified my basic knowledge of the correct use of AutoCAD software. Thank you.”

Joseph B

“Really well executed course taught by instructor with vast amount of knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.”

Nicola E

“Briliant tutor, learned an a lot. Thumbs UP!”

Shazaib K

“Excellent course and facilities and the tutor was extremely descriptive in what we were doing and also helped with any issues any of my class had.”

Lee P

“Great course, tutor and facilities... couldn't fault anything... highly recommended.”

Chris B

“I was very pleased with the course, considering I knew nothing about the program. I learned much in the 3 days I was attending, I thought Geoff had gone through the different aspects of AutoCAD in depth and I was able to learn a vast amount of features in a short space of time.”

Luke C

“The course was perfect for a person with little experience of using Autocad and the tutor was very knowledgable and professional.”

Jason S

“Very good course and trainer went at a steady pace that was appreciated by all. I feel it will have given me many tips that will save small amounts of time each, equating to a large saving overall. It will also greatly help in the look of my drawings to be sent to customers.”

Jonathon B

“We are all developing our new found skills well, and also providing assistance to colleagues around the sites. We all feel the course was a resounding success. A big thanks from us all.”

Robin S

“I would just like to pass on my thanks to you and your team for putting together such an excellent course, which I completed yesterday. The course was very informative, excellently led and a thoroughly worthwhile event. I shall of course recommend you to my colleagues and business associates. Please would you be kind enough to pass on my comments to the trainer, who was very courteous and helpful in his approach. Once again many thanks.”

Paul T

“Thank you very much for a very interesting and extremely well delivered course. I appreciated the methodical way you delivered the course, as well as your patient manner and understanding. I think this has been extremely helpful to me to get a good underpinning and a path forward built on a good foundation.”

Trevor I

“Andy, the delegate, was very pleased with his course and it has helped him to secure employment. Positives all round!”

Judy C

“The instructor (Stewart) was the real plus point of this course. He went at exactly the right pace, was attentive in making sure all participants had correctly completed each process and was highly approachable. I state this as a former teacher with 10 years of experience. Should the need arise for further Autodesk software training, I would make Armada my first port of call.”

Mark S

“Just a quick mail to say thank you for arranging the AutoCAD course. It was a very good course and most enjoyable; Carl is a great tutor and a credit to your organisation.”

Brian D

“A thorough and well explained presentation, [the instructor was] patient when advising on practical exercises.”

Alasdair S

“The course was really good. I had only one week's AutoCAD experience prior to this and I have learnt a lot from being here.”

Matthew J

“Very useful course, I would recommend it to anybody who has no AutoCAD experience. We worked at a good pace, the instructor was very helpful, everybody was friendly and the lunch provided was fantastic. I would like to come back for the next level.”

Christian W

“I started using AutoCAD over 25 years ago and was self taught. I realise I have never sat down and explored the commands so the course was excellent in bringing me up to date with the latest version and showing more efficient ways of using AutoCAD.”

Arun S

“Very interesting course and the food at the venue was great.”

Charlotte B

“Trainer was very helpful and informative. Being able to practise on work we brought with us was a big help and made the training I received a lot more relevant. I will be booking a refresher course, in the future. Facilities and lunch were both brilliant. Staff friendly and helpful.”

Oliver P

“Many thanks to Simon who was a great instructor. Looking forward to attend next course.”

Pawel C

“I enjoyed this course. It taught me new skills and the basics of AutoCAD which I can consolidate and take forward in my role as an engineer.”

Dave S

“Fantastic instructor, very clear and concise, obvious that he knew exactly what he was talking about, extremely helpful and patient! Highly recommend!!”

Harriet S

“I'd like to thank Carl, Emily and everyone involved in this course. I value the skills I have learned and will be more than happy to recommend yourselves to friends and colleagues.”

Temii P

“Great course, well worth the money. I didn't know a thing about AutoCAD before I started, and now I feel competent in using the software.”

Nathan B

“I booked this course as I knew nothing whatsoever regarding AutoCAD. My job has moved in to creating and editing AutoCAD drawings for our sites, so I needed to know the absolute basics. I learnt so much more than this on this course and am very pleased with it.”

Stephen H

“Very clear and good pacing of the course. Well structured with an overarching "story" to it all which gives good context and understanding of what we are learning at any given step.”

Ramsey D

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course and gained extra knowledge of how to use CAD design so I can use this for the future when opportunities come up which will benefit my career. Course was really good, this will help me when completing my CAD and technical drawings for my qualification that I am studying.”

Ryan S

“Really enjoyed the course and our instructor Simon was more than happy to help us with any problems we had. Will be coming back for the intermediate course next month.”

Ashley S

“Another great course by stewart really outstanding in everyway was a real joy to learn from!!! 10/10 big thanks to him and armada.”

Lee D

“I just wanted to send our thanks following the completion of the AutoCAD Essentials course we attended last week. It was a fantastic experience and the instructor, Carl, was knowledgeable, affable and full of handy tips and tricks. We've taken away a lot of very useful info, and have been practicing on our computers back at the office. I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that the course was beneficial to us, our company and our customers. Thank you.”

Jon B

“Simon was a fantastic teacher and explained everything so it all slotted into place and made sense. I never felt left behind and all of my questions were answered so I understood. I'll definitely want to take part in the intermediate course at a later date and am leaving the course confident that I'll be able to put my new skills to use without problem.”

Alison B

“Andy was a fantastic instructor. With no prior experience on AutoCAD I now feel very confident in producing basic drawings. It is at a great pace and interactive to really take in and learn the skill set.”

Johnathan G

“I have used AutoCAD since the course and getting on just fine! Please say a big thank you to Simon for all his help and everything he has taught us.”

Paula B

“Can I take this opportunity to once again say the course was absolutely brilliant, Andy is a fantastic tutor who was able to increase everyone's skill set, despite an obvious big range in software knowledge. I use AutoCAD daily for up to 8hrs depending on workload, since the course I have been able to complete jobs in half the time if not quicker. I have been able to unlock more of AutoCAD than I even knew existed. Your company made the whole experience enjoyable. We were met at reception and escorted to your suite, at the Electric Works, by the very friendly Elliot. He ensured we were inducted, watered and happy. I would recommend Armada and if we require further training for staff, you will be the first port of call. Thanks.”

Ian C

“The course was very useful to me and I will go on to learn the 3d version. the instructor went at the right pace and helped me when I was struggling. I will be more confident using this product.”

Jan W

“Excellent Course. Carl is a great professional. The tips and recommendations are invaluable to begin and use in AutoCAD with good and very productive habits.”

Jose B

“Very enjoyable, relaxed learning environment with a great instructor who knows his stuff. I will definitely recommend.”

Joe C

“Wendy was an excellent trainer and very knowledgeable.”

Tim L

“Stewart was a great and patient trainer, would whole heartedly recommend him as a trainer.”

Mel T

“Stewart was a fantastic teacher, making the learning process easy to absorb and apply - he was extremely knowledgeable. I feel confident that I can use the skills I have gained here and expand and grow them. I have really enjoyed my 3 days of learning.”

Nutan G

“Excellent course, this will help in my role at my employment. Andy was very clear and repeated the steps several times.”

Stuart W

“Very good course with a very knowledgeable tutor. Came in with some "self taught" knowledge but still learned loads of new and "correct" techniques. I Will be recommending to my employer.”

Wayne T

“Good amount of content learnt on the course as wasn't rushed so could ask plenty of questions and spend enough time on different topics. Also good buffet lunch with great puddings.”

Grace B

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