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AutoCAD 2D Advanced

AutoCAD 2D Advanced


Master the art of 2D Drawing and the fundamentals of computer aided design (CAD) systems.

This advanced professional certificate course is validated by City and Guilds and covers a wide range of AutoCAD 2D drawing and editing commands and routines to aid the application and modification of the CAD software.

Why Study AutoCAD 2D Advanced at Griffith College?

The AutoCAD 2D Advanced course runs on a part-time basis in the evenings over a 12-week period. CAD is used at all stages of the design process, from conceptualisation and production of working drawings to the production of virtual reality images and has become an essential part of the modern working environment.

  • City and Guilds AutoCAD courses are widely accepted in industry as the most recognised qualification in CAD.
  • Course covers a wide range of 2D drawings, editing commands and routines to aid the application of AutoCAD.
  • Students will learn the necessary techniques to produce and edit drawings of medium complexity and prepare drawings from output to hard copy.
  • Provides a perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.
  • Option to further your studies by progressing onto the Certificate in AutoCAD 3D Advanced course.

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • February *
  • October *

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

Course details

AutoCAD 2D Advanced

  • Use a layering system and different line type styles
  • Define and use a system for grouping objects to form blocks or libraries
  • Produce isometric drawings within the 2D environment
  • Define and use an adjustable co-ordinate system based on user requirements
  • Use complex dimensioning routines
  • Use different drawing spaces and complex multi-viewing areas
  • Produce hard copies of drawings
  • Make inquiries of an existing drawing and place reference points
  • Use a means of pre-command object selection in order to carry out editing processes
  • Change the properties of a number of drawn entities
  • Edit blocks/symbols and hatched areas
  • Modify continuous lines formed by a connected sequence of lines or arcs
  • Use a method to remove unused items and rename other items logically.

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence on Thursday, 20th February 2020 in Griffith College Dublin. Contact for further information.

This part time evening course will run one evening per week from 6.30pm - 9.30pm over 12 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Year 2020

  • Feb: 20, 27
  • Mar: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Apr: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • May: 07
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office. Participants must have completed an AutoCAD 2D Introduction course.

Mature Students 

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

5 Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 890.00


Academic Progression

AutoCAD 3


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