Our comprehensive range of Design and Technology and Engineering qualifications has been developed in consultation with teachers to ensure that the content and assessment are suitable for students of all abilities. We offer a variety of progression routes and continuing support to help teachers plan their courses. Qualifications are available in Entry Level Certificate (ELC), Full and Short Course GCSE, Level 1/2 certificates and A-level in the following subject areas:
- Electronic Products - Electronic Products encourages students to use a wide range of electronic components with appropriate materials to package an electronic circuit.
- Engineering - Engineering allows students to gain experience of engineering in a variety of contexts, enabling students to progress to more advanced study of engineering. We offer a choice of single and double award GCSE and Level 1/2 certificates (iGCSE)
- Food Technology - Food Technology allows students to demonstrate their creativity when making food products as well as to gain an understanding of food science and nutrition.
- Graphic Products - Graphic Products enables students to develop products using a range of graphic and modelling materials and new technologies.
- Product Design - Product Design encourages students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials such as paper and card, plastics, textiles, ceramics, food, electronics, timber based materials, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Candidates will also develop a variety of techniques for working with these materials.
- Resistant Materials Technology - Resistant Materials Technology is the design and making of products using a range of materials such as wood, metals and plastics and will be encouraged to incorporate new technologies in the production of their products.
- Systems and Control Technology - Systems and Control Technology enables students to design and make systems using a range of electronic, mechanical and pneumatic components.
- Textiles Technology - Textiles Technology enables students to develop a working knowledge of a wide range of textiles materials and components appropriate to modelling, prototyping and manufacturing. Students will learn about design and market influences, processes and manufacture, environmental issues and the use of ICT in relation to the manufacturing of material products.
Looking for the Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, or Engineering? The Diploma will close permanently after 31 August 2014, with some final submissions due in 2013. Find out more: The Diploma.