Autocad intermediate (woodworking)

This training standard aims to provide enhanced knowledge of the AutoCAD software and its capabilities leading to improvements in professional quality of produced drawings.


Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours per day


The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with previous experience of using AutoCAD, enhanced knowledge of the software and its capabilities leading to improvements in professional quality of produced drawings.

The scope of this standard includes:

  • Drawings Templates – creating drawing templates, including new layers, attributes and text, dimension styles (set to different scales).  These templates can then be used regularly in subsequent lessons.
  • Blocks – how to create and use blocks (collection of lines saved as one item) within the drawing, adding attributes (text information) to blocks.
  • X-reference – how to link a number of drawings together through the use of the x-reference command.  This command enables multiple users to work on a master drawing through other drawings linked via the x-reference command.
  • Line types – how to alter the line types of your drawing and adjust to be suitable within the viewpoints of paper space pages.
  • Isometric drawing – how to set up the model space to draw in isometric and create drawings to give the impression of 3D.
  • Hatching – exploring and use different methods of adding pattern to drawings.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of AutoCAD terminology and techniques would be beneficial.


As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • successfully completed training to this standard 
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience as a fitter
  • a verifiable CV.


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate to instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning
  • workplace

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.


For the successful completion of training, the trainer must be satisfied that the candidate has achieved all of the learning outcomes.

Quality assurance


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


There is no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

December 2019

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will know:

  • How to create drawing templates
  • How to create and use blocks
  • How to link drawings using X-reference
  • How to alter line types
  • How to create isometric drawings
  • Different hatching methods.

Additional information about this standard

See also:

British Woodworking Federation