Fixperts CPD

STEM Learning and Fixperts: bringing inclusive design to life

We have partnered with UK award-winning learning programme, Fixperts, to deliver face-to-face training for design and technology teachers across England.

Airgineers STEM challenge

Design your own drone with Airgineers and STEM Learning

STEM Learning and Airgineers are working together to bring drones into the design and technology classroom.

Ultimate STEM Challenge

How to introduce STEM competitions into design and technology

STEM competitions are fun, help students to cement new friendships and develop their ability to problem solve real-life challenges.

CPD at STEM Learning

Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSE

Develop your knowledge and practical skills to confidently teach design and technology GCSE.

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.

Engineer at work

UK-wide assembly set to showcase engineers on a mission

The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly is a live video stream, featuring a panel of inspiring engineers.

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

Design & Technology in Engineering Lesson Slides

Example of a lesson that can be used to show D&T Resistant Materials students how their school work can be related to working in the engineering industry, and to encourage them to follow a STEM career path using the skills that they have developed in the classroom.
Publication date:
21 September 2018

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Which material and why

This is one of a set of resources produced in conjunction with the engineering company Arconic. The resources are designed to support teaching of key engineering concepts at both key stage 3 and key stage 4, including the new GCSE in Engineering. This resource focusses on selecting appropriate materials for an...
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2010 to date

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How do they make movies 11-14

Have you ever wondered how to create movie magic, such as hideous monsters or incredible costumes? The secret to creating an amazing movie is just a few STEM Club lessons away. This programme investigates how you can use design and technology to master movie tricks, from creating your own prosthetic mask to...
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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.


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 (...

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...

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...

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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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