Textiles CPD at STEM Learning

Smart, modern and technical materials: inspired by space technology

Develop an exciting design and technology curriculum through the context of space technology.

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.

Sea rescue vessel

Naval engineering competition: design a sea rescue vessel

Open to all ages, up to 18 years old, the competition challenges students to design a sea rescue vessel.

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge asks students: what would you reimagine?

The Ultimate STEM Challenge is setting the challenge to reimagine literally anything using the technology and capability of today.

Ingenious project

Engineers: share your stories, passion and expertise with Ingenious

Do you run a project that engages the public with engineers and engineering? Apply for Ingenious.

Science of Learning online CPD

Engage, build, consolidate: bringing learning to life

"The Science of Learning course on FutureLearn was one of the best I have done throughout my teaching career."

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

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge extra resources

This list contains a number of resources supporting the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2018 resource.
Publication date:
19 July 2018

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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

Born to Engineer - Ben Ryan

This video tells the story of Sol and Ben Ryan. Sol had to have his arm amputated after he was born. When his father Ben saw the prosthetics that were available for small children, he knew that it wasn’t good enough for his son. Ben learned product design and engineering skills and with the support of the Bangor...
Publication date:
2010 to date


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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.


Developing skills for the Airgineers school STEM drone challengeTY251

Get the skills needed to run the Airgineers school STEM drone challenge with your students, as well as developing your knowledge of computer aided design (CAD), CNC manufacture and drone flight. Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school aged students that involves designing, building and learning to fly a...

Getting it right in key stage 3, laying good foundations for design and technology GCSETY241

This is an exciting opportunity to review your key stage 3 curriculum and to reflect on how your department can develop a programme of learning that supports progression into design and technology GCSE. Focus on the designing and making attainment target at key stage 3 which will be relevant to all material areas (...

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...

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