Primary Design and Technology online course package NE900 / B23

6 Hours
Learning Method
Online Delivered CPD

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The courses in this package will introduce you to the skills, knowledge and understanding of the different elements of primary design and technology, and support you in developing your expertise across the primary design and technology curriculum. You can take the six courses in this package in any order, and work at your own pace. You will receive access to all six courses for 12 months by booking through this page:

  • Unpacking the curriculum
  • Mechanisms
  • Structures
  • Electrical systems
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles

This package is 6 courses for the price of 5.

Alternatively, you can access each course separately:

Who is it for?

Leaders of Primary D&T; Primary Teachers.

What topics are covered?

These courses cover:

  • How to create an authentic design and technology experiences for children in your scheme of learning
  • D&T from EYFS through to Year 6
  • Developing a progression framework for primary D&T
  • Understanding different elements of the national curriculum: mechanisms, structures, electrical systems, food and textiles
  • Cross curricular opportunities and teaching activities to try in the classroom

How will you learn?

Each of the six courses in this package take around 1 hour to complete. You do not need to be online at any specific time, and you can take the course at your own pace.

How long is this course?

These online, self-paced courses can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date.

These courses are not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.

Who is the course leader?

  • Sarah Dagnell

    I am a Professional Development Leader for Primary STEM at The National STEM Learning Centre, York. Previously, I was a primary school teacher...


The aim of this package is to:

  • illustrate key pedagogical approaches to teaching primary D&T,
  • provide support to develop an effective and progressive D&T curriculum,
  • provide examples of class-based activities to help with D&T planning.


Unpacking the curriculum08 January 202402:00-02:00
Mechanisms08 January 202402:00-02:00
Structures08 January 202402:00-02:00
Electrical systems08 January 202402:00-02:00
Food08 January 202402:00-02:00
Textiles08 January 202402:00-02:00

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£150.00 +VATSubsidy available*£0.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£200.00 +VAT

* Your school or college will receive the subsidy on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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