CPD at STEM Learning

New to teaching design and technology

This three-day training course combines hands-on workshops with free resources and networking opportunities.

Children with drone

Developing skills for the Airgineers school STEM drone challenge

Airgineers is a STEM challenge that involves designing, building and learning to fly a radio-controlled drone.

Female in STEM career

Get involved with International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June and aims to raise the profile of the career opportunities in this vast and varied industry.

STEM Insight

STEM Insight

STEM Insight placements provide a unique opportunity to experience life in a modern industry or a leading university.

Autodesk CPD

Innovating your curriculum

The ‘Future of Making’ is a concept that develops the simple design-make-use process.

Nutrition and health

Developing food teaching conference

Network with other food professionals and gain an insight into the sensory world of food.

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

UK STEM Control freak for Crumble

Powered by Crumble, Control freak resources are all about engagement, enjoyment and learning at the same time. Students use control software, writing their own code, and follow their own creative imagination to see where using the software and their skills will take them. 
Publication date:
2010 to date

10 resources

Getting started with the microbit on board buttons and sensors

This micro:bit resource explains how the on board buttons and sensors can be controlled, using the micro:bit visual Makecode – blocks.The resources explains how to control:On board buttonsLight sensorTemperature sensorMagnetic field sensor and compassMotion sensorThis resource has been provided by Gemma Taylor.
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Maths worksheets for D&T

This collection of resources provides ideas and activities to engage students in the maths content included in GCSE Design and Technology.  The resources could be used in secondary or GCSE lessons, depending on the students' abilities. All resources provided by Helen Dunn (@MrsD_Helen), Parkside School. 
Publication date:
2010 to date

7 resources

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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.


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...

Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM ChallengeTY200

 Get the skills needed to run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with your students, as well as developing your knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and CNC manufacture. get hands-on instructions on how to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race, miniature gas powered F1 model block carslearn how to use...

Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSETY242

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar content? Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills outside of your specialist area? 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...

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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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