FREE CAD (Computer Aided Design) remote learning CPD – Second event

Thursday 27th May, 1pm- 4.30pm, FREE!

Excellent session on Sketchup . Made it seem much more accessible than I thought. It really helped actually being able to do it myself while following the session. 

KS2 Teacher

Due to popular demand, I’m running the same CAD course on Thursday 27th May, from 1 – 4:30pm. Please use the following link to sign up:

Park House Hub – CAD Course 27th May 1pm – 4:30pm

Brilliant – will be making a tank to go next to my air raid shelter! Hope you’ll be sending me info of your SCRATCH training next – brilliant interactive stuff. I’ve enjoyed this at correct level for me and pace great too! Thank you.

KS2 Teacher

I felt the session was really accessible. Phil was friendly, informative and open to questions. I’ve genuinely enjoyed this session and I am really excited to share this with my children!

KS2 teacher
Primary Computing CAD Sketchup Cow Plan
A Year 6 design in Sketchup for their Crumble Robot

Thank you for this really helpful course. The ability to follow in real time and the option to ask questions was extremely useful! As a CAD beginner, I now feel I can teach this to my Y6s and help the rest of the school get started with it! 

Year 6 Teacher

Due to popular demand, I’m delivering further online training for how to use, and get the best out of, 3D design software in Primary Schools. I’m going to be using Sketchup which is a powerful (and free!) tool which can either be downloaded and installed, or used within a browser (note: online use required an email sign up).

The ‘SketchUp’ training was very useful for myself, as DT lead. I have experienced using CAD software before but the depth of content offered definitely developed my skills. Providing links between SketchUp and Scratch was particularly useful and is something we will look at implementing in school in future. 

KS2 Teacher

About the course…

Using Computer Aided/Assisted Design (CAD) in primary schools is often overlooked. In KS2 especially, CAD usually and disappointingly results in pupils merely printing a 2D net, or creating a poster to advertise a product.

This session will reveal how true 3D product design is achievable (and free!) not just for the DT curriculum, but also to serve in background/ sprite design within Computing as well as helping to meet the requirement of pupils needing to be able to select and use a wide range of software for specific purposes.

Using Sketchup Make 2017 (free for users within education), this session will cover creating basic 3D models, annotating, creating scale models with measurements, creating 2D images of these models as multi-viewpoint plans and cross sectional diagrams.


Really good course.  Feel as if I can introduce this to my class straight away.  As always Phil was great at answering questions and going back over anything.

KS2 Teacher

This course was extremely helpful. I can see this working from Y3 upwards thanks to the clear progression modelled on this course. The pace was great and Phil was expert at answering any queries. Thank you very much!

KS2 Teacher
Primary Computing Santas Workshop CAD Sketchup
Year 4 Sketchup design for Santa’s North Pole Complex

Pupils should be taught to: select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

National Curriculum – Computing KS2

Pupils should be taught to: generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

National Curriculum – Design Technology KS2

A fab afternoon’s training, I can’t wait to get started with CAD in school. Great to be able to follow along as we were shown, and Phil was great at answering questions and going back over the trickier bits…pace was great. Thanks again!

KS2 Teacher

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