Developing an engineering curriculum in key stage 3 design and technology TY244

Gain ideas on how to implement an engineering curriculum in your key stage 3 design and technology lessons.


Are you looking to make engineering part of your key stage 3 curriculum? Would you like engineering employers to play a bigger part in your design and technology lessons?

This two-day hands-on course is perfect for any design and technology teacher who is looking to incorporate the exciting work of engineering into their key stage 3 curriculum.

“The number of graduates and apprentices entering the engineering industry needs to double if we are to meet the needs of the UK economy.” Engineering UK, 2016

Working with engineering specialists and engineers, we will explore how engineering can be used as a context for all material areas in design and technology, including food, textiles, products design and electronics. Sessions will focus on different engineering sectors, demonstrating how engineering institutions and employers can help bring real-life engineering into the classroom. For example:

  • mechanical engineering
  • automotive engineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • humanitarian engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • structural and civil engineering
  • manufacturing engineering
  • aerospace and aeronautical engineering
  • space engineering

We will explore practical activities, competitions and lesson resources focused on engineering and have a specific focus on how you can encourage more girls to consider a career in engineering.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • increase your awareness of different types of engineering
  • develop strategies for implementing an engineering curriculum across the whole of key stage 3
  • find out how engineering employers can support engineering in your school for both staff and students
  • gain ideas for increasing the number of girls interested in engineering careers

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