Overview

Computer Aided Design (CAD) uses specialist software to create two and three dimensional images and animations of projects both in manufacturing and for use in advertising and technical manuals. CAD can convey many types of information, including dimensions, types of material, and tolerances and is essential in offering solutions to both engineering and manufacturing problems.

This WorldSkills UK competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in mechanical engineering specialising in CAD. Competitors will be tested on their performance using CAD to produce 2D technical drawings, 3D models and 3D assemblies. Competitors will be required to produce animations and should have a full understanding of ISO drawing standards and be able to use them effectively in different situations.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Numerical skills

  • Communication skills

  • Technical knowledge and expertise

  • Methodical

  • Accuracy

  • Attention to detail

  • Problem solving

  • Team working

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working towards a relevant programme of study in 3D Computer Aided Design. Competitors can be in education and training or working in industry. This is an open competition; competitors should have a maximum of five years’ experience, inclusive of training in a mechanical engineering working environment, specialising in CAD

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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  • Registration for our competitions 2021 will open on 19 April 2021. Register your interest today and we'll remind you when we open.
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