3D printer

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

Find out how to make better use of your 3D printer in the classroom and fix those troublesome printing issues!

Using sewing machines at STEM Learning CPD

Smart, modern and technical materials

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

STEM Ambassador

STEM Ambassadors: working together to engage, inspire and impact

Take a look at our new videos to see all the benefits of working with STEM Ambassadors.

Young people studying engineering

National Engineering Competition now open for entries

The National Engineering Competition aims to show young people how engineering can make a real difference to people and the planet.

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

Flight Test

This activity requires students to design and construct a payload fairing and vibration rig to test a protection system for a satellite (an egg).  Students are given limited materials (this can be differentiated accordingly) to produce their model, the success of the model is initially measured by the egg...
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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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James Webb Space Telescope - Secondary Resources

This collection of resources has been written for design technology teachers to use primarily as part of the curriculum in lower secondary schools.  The resources also include a guide to the James Webb Space Telescope , written for teachers and STEM Ambassadors.All activities include elements of design that are...
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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.

The science of learning

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


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


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...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology GCSETY225

Designed to support teachers from all material areas, this CPD will develop your subject knowledge in mathematics for the design and technology GCSE. Supported by our mathematics specialists, investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve mathematics problems that form part of the assessed material in the new...

GCSE food preparation and nutrition: teaching food scienceTY205

Find practical examples to support your delivery of the science content of the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE. Through a combination of practical experiments and classroom learning, learn how your own school food curriculum can be adapted to include science experimentation and theory, preparing pupils for the...

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