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VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculum

Learn how to use VEX IQ in your STEM-related classes and receive your own free VEX IQ Super Kit.

STEM Clubs desert island resource

Six exciting new STEM Clubs resources are here!

These resources have been developed specifically with club leaders to provide engaging and easy-to-use material to STEM Clubs around the country.

Formula 1 car

Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge

Develop the skills needed to successfully run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with your students.


The David Clarke Prize

The David Clarke Prize is awarded to an exceptional teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a career.

CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre

Laying good foundations for design and technology GCSE

Find out how to develop your key stage 3 curriculum, supporting progression into design and technology GCSE.


Powering imaginations through engineering

"Biomedical engineering is not as well known as other engineering disciplines, but it is no less accessible."

Secondary Design and Technology

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of D&T; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources


Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and techology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  This set of resources...
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Human centered design - design kit

This website contains a range of human-centered design methods created by IDEO and shared through their online Design kit. The Design kit provides step by step instructions for each method, supporting students to unleash their creativity and putting people at the center of their design process...
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The Webb Telescope in Fusion 360

These guides contain instructions on how to build a 3D CAD model of the James Webb Space Telescope using Fusion 360. 
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Bring engineering into your school or college

Through a range of resources, support and inspiration, discover how engineering can be used to enrich your lessons.

Food preparation and nutrition

Find and share your resources for teaching GCSE food preparation and nutrition.

The science of learning

Draw upon educational neuroscience and psychology to gain an insight into how students learn. 

STEM careers

A selection of resources, programmes and guidance to help you provide the best possible support to young people.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.


Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4 design and technologyTY214

Whether you have a 3D printer or are looking at buying one, this course will provide you with ideas, support and resources to make 3D printing part of your design and technology lessons. “My confidence in using 3D printers has developed hugely and I feel that I am now armed with the necessary skills and confidence to...

VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculumTY706

Are you a primary or secondary school teacher, head of department, technician or STEM coordinator looking for a hands-on and creative ways to deliver robotics as part of your curriculum? Get the inspiration and equipment to help you deliver subject content in computing, science, design and technology, and mathematics...

Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSETY242

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar design and technology content? Are you looking for ways of engaging students in content not traditionally taught in your material area? This two day course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to deliver the design and...

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.


Get recognition for your professionalism with our STEM Educators recognition scheme.

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If you are interesting in running a group on our website we can set this up for you and support you in how to lead a group. Please contact us with your ideas.


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