AutoCAD training
AutoCAD Essentials training

3 days
In centre:
£495+ VAT
Live online:
£295+ 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 many hundreds of delegates over 15 years.

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In-class or online

In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Upcoming course dates

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Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to AutoCAD and CAD drawing.
  • Users who are self-taught, who want to learn correct techniques.
  • Users who have previously used a different CAD tool and are switching to AutoCAD.

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.

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

Course delegates receive:

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

After course support

Following AutoCAD 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.


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

AutoCAD version

Training is based primarily on AutoCAD 2021, running on Windows. It is relevant to:

  • All recent versions of AutoCAD – 2013 and later.
  • AutoCAD LT and full AutoCAD.

Please contact us if you’re going to be using AutoCAD for Mac.

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request AutoCAD training available

AutoCAD Essentials training is 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



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

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

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

For further details, see training course payment options.

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 training 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:

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. 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, Autodesk Alias, Fusion 360 and Inventor, and Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.

Until recently, Carl 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.

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.

Wendy Sprakes

Wendy Sprakes Autodesk Certified Instructor

Wendy Sprakes is an Autodesk Certified Instructor 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.

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

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.

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


  • 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


for £990 + VAT (classroom-based) saving £395 + VAT, or £618.30 + VAT (live online training) saving £246.70 + 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.


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

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

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

Successful candidates receive:

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

Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam in AutoCAD

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

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

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam in AutoCAD

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

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

Practice test

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

The test has two modes:

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

The practice test fee is £45 + VAT.

The practice test can be retaken up to 30 times in a one-year period.

When can I take my exam?

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

2020 exam dates: 30 Oct, 27 Nov.

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

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


Exam sessions are hosted at our Saxon Business Park, Bromsgrove centre.

Further details about Autodesk certification can be found at:

Complementary services

Complementary services

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

Bureau service

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

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

Support services

Our experts can 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.


“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

“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

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

Stuart W

“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

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

Mel T

“Wendy was an excellent trainer and very knowledgeable.”

Tim L

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

Joe C

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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'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

“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 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

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

Pawel C

“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

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

Charlotte B

“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 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

“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

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

Alasdair 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

“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

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

Judy C

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Jason S

“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

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

Chris B

“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

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

Shazaib K

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

Nicola E

“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 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

“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

“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

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

Mike S

“Stewart was fantastic, very helpful and energetic.”

Harry B

“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

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

Anna S

“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

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

Justin C

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

Jason H

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

Daniel C

“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

“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

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

Aaron P

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

Zak A

“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

“Enjoyed the course.”

Martin W

“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

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


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

Scott S

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

Thomas B

“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

“Great course and Tutor.”

Karl H

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

Anna W

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

Fernando M

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

Paul S

“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.”


“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

“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

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

Jodie H

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

Stephanie B

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

January W

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

Paul R

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

Richard G

“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

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

Sam E

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

Steve C

“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

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

Jason L

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

Mark A

“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

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

Adam S

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

Neil C

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

Michelle S

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

Alex S

“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

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

Ryan C

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

Laura F

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

Alistair W

“Very good and enjoyable. Thanks.”

Edward W

“A very interesting and well presented course.”

Steve S

“Fantastic course. Highly recommend course and trainer.”

Mark D

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

Jack R

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

Stephen M

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

Thomas T

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

Adam C

“Very good, informative course.”

Paul F

“Fantastic course. Highly recommend course and trainer.”

Mark D

“Very good course. Very well presented.”

Svetoslav I

“A really good course and trainer.”

Gurginder K

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

Robert D

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

Daljit S

“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

“Very good informative course.”

Paul F

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

James H

“Very useful and the instructor was very good.”

Aaron A

“Good course, well presented.”

William J

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

Mike M

“Teacher demonstrated vast amount of knowledge.”

Jenny G

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

Liam B

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

Patrick B

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

David B

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

Roger H

“Really enjoyed the course.”

Elloise T

“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 Good Experience!”

Anil M

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

Adrian F

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

Mark D

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

Alan S

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

Philip E

“Great course. Understood everything well.”

Emily S

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

Peter N

“Great course and instructor thank you.”

Ian H

“Great course and instructor.”

Jake M

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

Malc P

“Very good course.”

Brent A

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

Stephen F

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

James D

“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

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

Sofia P

“Very intense course which stretches learning capabilities.”

Antony P

“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

“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

“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

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

Mark L

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

Ian Evans

“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

“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

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

Louise P

“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

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

Tom D

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

Christopher 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

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

Rachael C

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

Tom M

“Intense but invaluable”

Colin M

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

Daniel Q

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

Richard R

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

Kenneth M

“Excellent and A++++++++++”

Abdul L

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

Chris H

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

David P

“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

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

Rikesh L

“Course was excellent and would recommend to others.”

Alex C

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

Obaid K

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

David B

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

Matt F

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

Nick J

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

Jordan W

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

Philip C

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

Simon A

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

Simon A

“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

“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

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

Katie P

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

Jordan K

“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

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

Nathan E

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Amirit S

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

Ian C

“Very informative course with a knowledgeable instructor.”

Claire W

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

Chris B