CAD qualifications


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Advice to Employers, HR departments and Job seekers


CAD qualification is an Oxymoron 

ie. A figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory ideas (such as cruel kindness)


* So a CAD qualification may not be an indication of a candidate’s CAD skills ability to do a job.


* Due to the complexity of CAD software, a CAD qualification’s relevance will diminish over time. 


+ Unless the software has been used on a regular basis since.


-Some CAD training certificates are non-tested. The only requirement being course completion.


-Some CAD training certificates are software version based. So they will look out of date on a CV.


City & Guilds courses
 


+ Widely known and respected. Wide area of topics covered. Tested skills and knowledge


- Typically unlimited attendance courses, sometimes advertised courses don’t run. Software version based  training certificate.


Autocad training centre courses


+ widely known and respected.


-Typically unlimited attendance courses, sometimes advertised courses don’t run. 


-Untested skills and knowledge. Was an additional certification course taken?


-Course topics limited depending on which courses taken. Courses can be essentials, intermediate or advanced.


-Software version based training certificate.


Independent CAD skills assessment & certification


+ Skills and knowledge tested, not software version based. 


+ Remote or in house options are available so not dependent on an advertised course taking place.


+ Basic topics + a selection of intermediate and advanced topics


- Not so well known.