Computer Aided Draughting and Design

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


The HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design at New College Lanarkshire is recognised as one of the UK’s leading CAD courses. The college is an Autodesk Academic Partner (The world’s largest CAD software developer) with staff members being accredited with Autodesk Instructor status.

If you enjoy Graphical Communication, Product Design, Architecture or Mechanical/Manufacturing design then this course could kick start your dream career. All lecturers are subject specialists, and through working closely with industry partners they have developed a course which provides you with the tools to develop a broad skillset, opening the door to a vast array of career paths.

Some of the skillset you will develop includes 2D draughting to British and International standards, knowledge of the design process working through live team projects, 3D software packages for specific industries, 3D Printing and Scanning technologies and visualisation software. The HNC CADD is designed to give you the practical skills to become a successful draughtsperson/designer in the industry of your choosing.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or relevant subjects at National 5, or NQ Computer Aided Design and Technology, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or 6. You will also be required to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

HND Computer Aided Draughting and Design

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


CAD (Computer Aided Design)

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy